May 1, 2015
You brush your teeth twice a day, as well as floss. You avoid sugary snacks and soft drinks. You even brush your tongue!
Why go to the dentist? My teeth are clean. I don’t have a toothache. I don’t need braces. I’ll just stay home and save my money.
With that attitude, it won’t be long until you will have a toothache, and the procedure to fix a problem like that will cost more than a little preventative care will.
At Thomas J. Feder DDS, PC, in Belleville, we have the expertise and equipment to provide the quality dental care you need to keep your smile healthy and bright.
When you visit our office in Belleville, IL for your routine check-up, the first thing we will do is perform a thorough examination. We will use modern dental technology, like digital x-rays, to give you quality dental care. Digital x-rays produce quick results that are more detailed and accurate than traditional x-rays. They are also safer because they will expose you to less radiation. And if the results need to be shared with another doctor, it can be done via a simple email, so no need to worry about lost film.
Protect your teeth.
When we examine your teeth, we will look for even the smallest signs of decay. Tooth decay, if caught and treated early, can be a relatively simple to treat. But if you don’t come in for an examination, tooth decay can become a serious health risk. If tooth decay is not treated it can severely damage your tooth, it could it cause you to lose that tooth. Even worse, the decay can spread, putting all your teeth and gums at risk.
Protect your gums.
Your gums are a very important component of oral health, too. So your examination will include close attention to your gums. Redness and inflammation are a common gum ailment, and it can be treated fairly easily. But if we find swelling and pockets of infection, that’s an indication that you may be suffering from gum disease. Gum disease causes your gums to recede and expose your teeth’s vulnerable roots, which makes them much more likely to decay. This can also loosen your teeth and make them fall out.
The health of your teeth and gums relate to more than just your dental health. If you are experiencing discomfort due to tooth decay or gum inflammation, you are less likely to eat properly, which has a great effect on your general health. And if your teeth and gums are infected, that infection can spread throughout your body. Oral health has even been linked to heart disease, so don’t put off regular visits to our office in Belleville. If you do, you could be putting more than your smile at risk.
Even if your oral hygiene habits at home are beyond reproach, you still need to come in for a professional teeth cleaning. At Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC we have the equipment to clean your teeth deeper than your toothbrush can. We will remove plaque and tartar that form between your teeth. This will not only keep your teeth looking great, it can also prevent decay and gum inflammation.
Regular teeth cleanings will not only save your smile by preventing cavities and severe decay, it will also save your money. The less problems you have with your teeth, the less money you will have to spend to fix those problems. A little preventative care will go a long way when it comes to saving time and money at the dentist.
A regular dental examination is often the first checkpoint in stopping oral cancer. The early signs of certains mouth cancers may not be recognizable to the untrained eye. But at the office of Thomas J. Feder, we having the training and experience to detect the early signals of oral cancer and other general health problems.
Come See Us
Regular dental examinations, along with good home habits, are the most important thing for keeping your natural smile strong and bright. So protect your smile and your budget by scheduling check-ups and cleanings with Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC in Belleville twice a year.
Call today today to schedule an appointment.