July 10th, 2018
Your regularly scheduled dental checkups with Drs. Angela Paros, Amer Atassi, Eric Young, Alexander Katsnelson are not just meant to make your smile prettier and healthier. Your mouth’s health has an important impact on your overall physical health as well!
While you may brush your teeth twice a day and even floss, we would like to remind you that dental checkups with Drs. Angela Paros, Amer Atassi, Eric Young, Alexander Katsnelson every six months aren’t just about addressing problems and reacting, they are about cavity and gum disease prevention.
In addition to a twice yearly thorough teeth cleaning and polishing at High Point Dental Group, these regular visits help us detect and prevent the onset of tooth decay and gum disease. During your visit, we’ll check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. We’ll also check old fillings and restorations, as these can wear away over time from constant chewing, grinding, or clenching.
It’s important to know that the majority of dental problems do not become visible or painful until they are highly advanced. And, unfortunately, serious oral issues are painful and expensive to treat.
While Drs. Angela Paros, Amer Atassi, Eric Young, Alexander Katsnelson and our team always strive to provide unmatched dental care for you and your family, we are also committed to your overall wellness as well! A deep cleaning twice a year is the best way to prevent any problems that may have gone unseen. If you are overdue for your next cleaning, please give us a call to schedule an appointment at our Romeoville, IL office!
July 3rd, 2018
The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for Drs. Angela Paros, Amer Atassi, Eric Young, Alexander Katsnelson and our team to ask our patients about their summer!
Whether you visited our nation’s capital, went on a camping trip, or just stayed in Romeoville, IL and relaxed, we want to know how you’re all spending your summer! Please feel free to share your summer plans and experiences with us below or on our Facebook page as summer rolls on!
June 26th, 2018
There are a few dental treatments that Drs. Angela Paros, Amer Atassi, Eric Young, Alexander Katsnelson and our team recommend for all patients to get if they wish to protect their oral health. Sometimes it’s hard for patients to decide which treatment plan would be best for their teeth. Learn about these three must-have treatments and how they can help protect your teeth in various ways.
First, get a professional dental cleaning every six months. Regular cleanings can protect you from potential gum disease because they enable us to catch it early.
Cleanings also will get rid of plaque and tartar that have collected on your teeth over time. Oral health has been linked to your body’s overall health. We recommend scheduling your appointments in advance: Feel free to contact our practice’s Romeoville, IL location if you forget when you scheduled your next visit. Our staff will be happy to assist you.
We also recommend that all our patients at High Point Dental Group receive a complete periodontal exam each year. You can ask about this during your regular, scheduled cleanings.
It’s a quick and painless procedure in which our hygienist probes each tooth to make sure the bone and soft tissue are healthy. If there’s a sign of infection, we will be able to treat it effectively before painful symptoms kick in.
Many adult patients are unaware that they have periodontal disease, and they may suffer the loss of a tooth if it goes untreated. Make sure you schedule a periodontal exam each year and save yourself a lot of time and pain.
We also recommend dental sealants, particularly to protect your molars. Many people assume this treatment is just for kids to prevent cavities, but it can be used for adults too!
Sealants provide a protective barrier on your teeth that can help block against the buildup of plaque in those hard-to-reach areas in the back of your mouth. If you received sealants as a child, chances are they’ve worn off over time.
So if you want to save dental costs over the long haul, we recommend getting sealants again for cavity protection.
Drs. Angela Paros, Amer Atassi, Eric Young, Alexander Katsnelson and our team hope you take our advice when it comes to your oral hygiene and schedule regular appointments for your dental cleanings. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!
June 19th, 2018
We all know how discouraging can be it to hear you have a dental cavity. Knowing how cavities form can help you prevent them from popping up in your mouth. If you want to avoid a trip to see Drs. Angela Paros, Amer Atassi, Eric Young, Alexander Katsnelson, pay attention to the measures you can take to prevent bothersome cavities.
Did you know that cavities are properly a symptom of a disease called caries? When you have caries, the number of bad bacteria in your mouth increases, which causes an acceleration in tooth decay. Caries are caused by a pH imbalance in your mouth that creates problems with the biofilm on the teeth.
When there are long periods of low pH balance in the mouth, this creates a breeding ground for bacteria. When you get caries, this type of bacteria thrives in an acidic environment.
Depending on which foods and beverages you consume, the biofilm pH in your mouth will vary. The lower the pH number, the higher the acidity. When your intake contains mostly acidic foods that sit on your teeth, cavities begin to form. Water has a neutral pH, which makes it a good tool to promote a healthy pH balance in your mouth.
A healthy pH balance in your mouth will prevent cavities from forming over time. Mouth breathing and specific medications may also be factors that contribute to the development of caries when saliva flow decreases. Without saliva flow to act as a buffer against acid, bacteria has a higher chance of growing.
Don’t forget: Getting cavities isn’t only about eating too many sweets. It’s also about managing the pH levels in your mouth and preventing bad bacteria from growing on your teeth.
If you think you might have a cavity forming in your mouth, schedule an appointment at our Romeoville, IL office. It’s worthwhile to treat cavities early and avoid extensive procedures such as root canals from becoming necessary.
Keep up with brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash so you can prevent cavities over time.