Your health is our top priority. That’s why, at Oak Park Dental Group, we provide a wide array of general dentistry services that go well beyond improving your oral health, but also prevent disease and support your overall health as well.
The Importance of General Dentistry
Many patients do not realize the greater impact that your oral health has on the rest of your body—an unhealthy mouth can actually cause much larger health issues. For example, gum disease can lead to heart disease, respiratory issues, stroke, premature birth, and even complications with diabetes (and gum disease isn’t incredibly rare; in fact, 75% of American adults have some form of gum disease and many don’t even realize it!) Halitosis, or bad breath, can be a symptom of serious stomach issues. Poor oral hygiene can lead to complications during pregnancy. All in all, the health of your mouth and that of the rest of your body is very much interconnected, and it is important to maintain both!
To keep in good health, we recommend that you visit your dentist at least twice a year. Though, should any complications arise outside of your biannually scheduled appointments—such as a toothache, bleeding gums, bad breath, etc.—please be certain to visit your dentist promptly. Your general dentist will help you by providing thorough preventative care. They will screen for signs of disease and infection, eliminating problems before they even begin. They will also treat any issues that might arise—such as decay, infection, or missing teeth—by restoring your teeth, gums, and jaw back to good health. Oak Park Dental Group provides a wide range of preventative and restorative services to keep your smile like new!
Oak Park Dental Group is dedicated to providing the best possible care to improve your oral health. For this reason, our offices offer any of the following services:
- Prevention: During your biannual appointment, your dentist will look over your teeth, gums, and jaw to check for signs of disease or infection. This is why visiting your dentist at least twice a year is so important! Your dentist will provide a number of preventative services such as teeth cleanings and x-rays, and even educate you on proper home care routines.
- Restoration: It is possible that your dentist will uncover issues that require more substantive treatment, such as tooth decay, discoloration, extensive wear, chronic pain, and more. Your general dentist provides a range of restorative services, including fillings, root canals, dental implants, and crowns that will help you remedy these issues.
- Cosmetic Services: Your general dentist can even go beyond simply improving your health – they can give you a sparkling smile, too! You might consider speaking with your dentist about any possible cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, and more. Oak Park Dental Group will work to give you a smile you can be proud of!
Want to improve your oral health? Our general dentistry services will get your mouth in perfect condition! Call the Oak Park Dental Group office to schedule your appointment today!