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Get Your Family’s Smiles Ready for School

  • July 16, 2018

Get Your Family’s Smiles Ready for School

Summer is a great time to catch up on some things you’ve put off this year. Landscaping, cleaning out the closets or garage, and starting a wellness regimen are just a few things we’ve heard from our patients. Why not get your family’s smiles ready for the upcoming school year while you have a little extra time?

Our Belleville, IL dentists can care for all your family’s needs, including:

  • Back-to-school cleanings and exams
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Tooth fillings

By getting these appointments out of the way now, you won’t have to pull the kids out of school. Depending on what they need, they’ll have time to recover at home too.

Call Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC at 618-219-1412 to schedule appointments for your whole crew. Oftentimes, Dr. Feder and Dr. Smith can see your family the same day.

Dental Cleanings & Exams Get Teeth Sparkling Clean

We recommend scheduling checkups every six months. So if it’s been awhile since your last checkup or your kid’s last checkup, don’t feel guilty! Just call us, and we’ll get you in as soon as possible. We also love seeing kids for their first dental visit.

During our thorough cleanings and exams, we leave no stone unturned. We’ll get rid of all the plaque and tartar buildup, which removes surface stains. We’ll polish your teeth for that nice shine. We’ll also examine your teeth, gums, tongue, and oral tissues for:

  • Signs of cavities
  • Gum disease symptoms
  • Signs of oral cancer
  • Tooth development for our young patients
  • Problems with restorations such as fillings and crowns, if you have them

Digital X-rays help us see any of these problems in detail. The good thing is, if we detect anything that needs to be taken care of, we can get you or your loved one back in soon, maybe before school starts again.

We also provide great tips on nutritional habits, including foods that are both bad and good for your teeth.

When the kids head back to class, they’ll have smiles that look clean and healthy!

Tooth Fillings Provide Painless Cavity Solutions

Keeping regular checkups gives us a chance to catch tooth decay early. If you or your child has cavities, we can provide composite fillings that look natural. In some cases, especially for baby teeth or back teeth, we may recommend metal fillings. These do a great job withstanding the biting forces in your mouth. Of course, the choice is up to you.

Kids and adults alike appreciate our Vibraject system. This allows us to painlessly numb your mouth before we place fillings.

Tooth fillings can prevent further dental work, like crowns and even root canals. Prevent these by coming in for your regular checkups so we can examine your teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Can Be Gentle & Carefree

Whether you or your teen needs wisdom teeth removed, you probably know that it can require a one- or two-day recovery. That means summer is a great time to get this procedure done.

By looking at digital X-rays, our Belleville family dentists can determine whether wisdom teeth removal is needed. For your children, we can determine the best time to get them removed, too. Most wisdom teeth emerge around ages 17 to 21, so be sure your child is seeing us regularly during this time frame.

Dr. Feder or Dr. Smith will use our Vibraject system to gently administer anesthesia before starting. Teens and adults also enjoy:

  • Laughing gas for a painless procedure
  • Pillows and blankets to keep comfortable
  • TVs to stay distracted
  • Headphones to tune out the procedure

When the extraction is done, we’ll give you the instructions you need to heal as quickly and comfortably as possible. We even accept CareCredit financing if you qualify to make no-interest payments for treatment.

Families Smile Proudly at Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC

Get back-to-school cleanings and more from a trusted Belleville, IL dentist. Call 618-219-1412 now to schedule appointments with Dr. Feder or Dr. Smith. You can also request appointments online. We even offer parents professional custom whitening trays if you’d like to boost your smile before getting back into the carpool line! Just ask about it at your next exam.