Get Your Mouth Healthy in 2014

If dieting is on your New Year’s resolution because of too much holiday cheer, it shouldn’t be the only thing that you plan to resolve about your lifestyle in 2014. In the coming year schedule a checkup with your Dentist in Chicago, have a cleaning and ask Kramer Kuhn Dental about that gap in your front tooth that has been bothering you for years.

These days Cosmetic Dentistry is much more affordable than it used to be. Veneers, crowns, bridges, braces,

  and even implants cost hundreds of dollars less than they did a decade ago.

In order to qualify for Cosmetic Dentistry your teeth and gums must be healthy. During your check up, Dr. Jeffrey Kramer or Dr. Janet Kuhn will fully examine your mouth looking for any issues such as tooth decay or gum disease. After taking x-rays, your Dentist in Chicago will discuss your dental health plan so that you can become completely involved in your dental care.

If gum disease or tooth decay is present, your Chicago Dentist will start the healing process immediately.

For gum disease, this could begin with a deep cleaning, otherwise known as scaling and planing. Scaling and planing is a procedure in which your Chicago Dentist takes a scaler and scales the surface of each tooth underneath the gum line. Once the scaling has been completed, the planing begins. Planing seals the gum to the tooth preventing future bacterial attacks, which could lead to gingivitis or periodontal disease.

If you have a cavity, your Dentist in Chicago will usually fill it during the same appointment unless it is a more serious issue. Your Chicago Dentist will also check underneath your old fillings looking for decay. Most people are unaware that old silver fillings can develop cracks and allow plaque to seep underneath causing more decay to the tooth.

Once your Chicago Dentist has dealt with all of your dental issues, you can begin Cosmetic Dentistry. Have your teeth whitened or ask Dr. Kramer or Dr. Kuhn about porcelain veneers. The possibilities are endless when you have healthy teeth and gums.

Don’t put it off. Take care of your dental health issues or inquire about Cosmetic Dentistry. You’ll be amazed at how great you will look and how healthy you will feel. Schedule an appointment with your Chicago Dentist today.