April 8, 2016
Hello and welcome to the Thomas J. Feder dentistry blog! We are so glad that you found our online home and we can’t wait to see you in-person sometime soon.
Our Illinois-based practice has served the good folks of Belleville, St. Louis, Swansea, Shiloh, and various other local communities for over four decades. Much about dentistry has changed in that time, but our commitment to quality patient care has remained unchanged.
Here’s what makes us different: everybody in our office shares the philosophy that patients should be treated like family. Obviously, you’re not going to try to make an extra buck off of your family. If your mom, or your sister or your brother or your uncle is in for a checkup, you always do what is best for them. Well, our patients can expect the same treatment.
In our family-friendly practice we treat everyone from senior citizens to toddlers as young as 2 years old. And, we can tell you that the younger you start in on good oral health habits, the happier your life will be! That’s because, with any luck, you’ll be able to sidestep major health issues and costly treatments.
Let’s review a few of the basics. When you are finished reading, be sure to schedule your next preventive appointment!
Brushing Is A Basic Defense
The ADA suggests that you try brushing your teeth for 2 minutes or more, and that you ought to be doing that twice each day. It only makes sense, since this is your frontline defense against cavities and gum disease. And regular brushing will leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean. Grab the brush!
Find The Floss
In order to go after the plaque and tartar (not to mention food particles) that hang out between teeth and in other hard to reach regions, dental floss is always your best bet. It becomes second nature if you just start doing it in conjunction with brushing.
Make Fluoride Your Friend
Fluoride is a natural element that promotes tooth retention and keeps decay at bay. There are good fluoride mouthwashes available that can bring added oral health benefits. It is easy, quick, and painless to make it part of your routine.
Put Thomas J. Feder On Your Calendar
No matter how diligent you are, you can only do so much on your own at home. You’ll need to draw upon specialized knowledge and modern dental tools to really optimize your health. That’s why visiting your dentist every 3-6 months is the key to keeping things on track.
At Thomas J. Feder, our professional teeth cleanings can eradicate any lingering bacteria, tartar, or plaque. And our thorough dental exams can give you an accurate picture of what is going on in your mouth. Catching things early is always less painful and less costly. It can mean the difference between a filling and a root canal! It can mean your very life when it comes to oral cancer!
If you’d like an added layer of protection, we also provide dental sealants on children’s permanent teeth. The thought is that, with sealants, your child may be able to avoid the need for dental fillings or crowns down the road.
Make Thomas J. Feder Your Partner For Oral Health!
You can bet that brushing, flossing, rinsing, and visiting your Belleville,IL dentist are the sort of great habits that will keep your family smiling all through life!
Contact the dental office of Thomas J. Feder today to schedule your next appointment!