You know that regular teeth cleaning is an important part of protecting your gums and teeth. But did you also know how important it is to your general health? If you’re looking for teeth cleaning in Elmwood IL, turn to Associates In Dentistry.
Although keeping your teeth clean is often thought of as a way to keep your smile looking good, it does much more. Teeth cleaning is an important part of maintaining optimum health.
Catching dental problems early is very important. During a professional cleaning, we take note of any dental or gum problems that we need to address. The cleaning process removes bacteria, plaque and tartar that can otherwise damage your teeth and gums.
In its early stages, we call irritated and swollen gums gingivitis. It can also cause bleeding gums. Gingivitis can progress to what we call gum disease, or periodontitis. Diseased gums don’t only damage your teeth and gums. Periodontitis can harm your overall health. Some of the steps you can take to prevent it include:
Gum disease can cause a number of serious problems to your dental and general health, including:
Gum disease/periodontitis is much more than an oral health issue. It can affect your immune system and is associated with serious diseases like diabetes and kidney failure. Teeth cleaning is truly an important part of protecting your health.
Besides professional dental cleanings, Associates in Dentistry offers a full array of dental services including:
We accept patients with or without dental insurance. We take more than 150 different insurance plans, so if you do have insurance, we likely accept it. Ultimately, you will be responsible for all fees, regardless of whether you have dental insurance. We charge an 18 percent per year service charge on any balance remaining after 30 days. We do not accept the Illinois Public Aid card or Medicaid.
To make paying your bill as convenient as possible, we now offer an online payment option.
Good dental health is so important. If you’re ready to begin regular teeth cleaning in Elmwood IL and other dental care, give Associates In Dentistry a call today at 309-690-4500.