Dental Exam and Checkup
815 Dental Studio
To strengthen your daily oral hygiene habits, you should complement your efforts by having your teeth cleaned, which is always included with your dental exam performed by Dr. Anthony at 815 Dental Studio. It is crucial to schedule a dental exam and checkup every six months to support your oral health.
A dental exam is not just limited to when you are having tooth pain or you have damaged a tooth. Regular dental exams and checkups are a very proactive way to prevent avoidable emergencies. While some emergencies cannot be avoided, such as an accident, issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer can be detected early and treated in a timely manner to prevent future problems.
Dr. Anthony and the whole hand-picked team at 815 Dental Studio focus on bringing healthy and beautiful smiles to every family we get the opportunity to work with. We offer quality general family dental and cosmetic procedures services. We can manage your entire family’s dental needs. We are experts in all general dental procedures, from preventative cleanings and examinations to extractions, periodontal treatments, and restorations such as crowns and fillings. We are also trained and skilled in numerous cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, inlays, onlays, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and other methods to restore and maintain your healthy smile.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a dental exam and check up for yourself or your family, our phone number is 815-229-1110, and you can find us at 1574 South Bell Road, Cherry Valley, IL, 61016. 815 Dental Studio has developed an amazing team offering superb dental services in a relaxing environment.
Are You a Candidate for a Dental Exam and Checkup?
Everyone is a candidate for a dental exam and checkup. Every family member, from a small child with baby teeth to a grandparent with dentures, should visit us at 815 Dental Studio every six months. Your child is more susceptible to cavities, and their baby teeth need consistent supervision to make sure they are erupting correctly. Even though your child will eventually lose those baby teeth, the baby teeth play a vital role for their permanent teeth.
As for any adults in your family, consistent preventative dental exams and checkups are healthy habits to establish and maintain. As we all age from a youngster through adulthood to retirement, the risk for oral infection will increase. As the teeth age, the enamel naturally weakens, making it easier to get a cavity. Brushing and flossing twice a day will help keep your mouth healthy, and we compliment your efforts by performing a thorough cleaning and an evaluation for more serious oral issues at each exam.
Deep Teeth Cleaning Information
Sometimes, even when you deliberately brush and floss daily, maintain a healthy diet, and consistently visit 815 Dental Studio twice a year, you might still encounter problems with gum disease. When we detect gum disease at an examination, we will strongly recommend a more thorough teeth cleaning, which adds cleaning below the gum line. This is called a scaling and root planing procedure, or a deep cleaning, and it will remove the plaque and tartar buildup from below your gums which is the source of the inflammation.
The Expectations at a Dental Exam and Checkup
During your checkup with your 815 Dental Studio team, we will examine your mouth by using an assortment of small handheld dental instruments and specific tools. These will help us conduct a thorough checkup of your teeth and gums and to perform any additional examinations.
- Tooth decay- We will deliberately check each tooth for plaque buildup, weakening enamel, cracks, or signs of potential decay and cavities.
- Gum disease – We will examine your gums thoroughly for indications of periodontal disease.
- Oral cancer screening- Our conscientious team will gently probe your gums, tongue, cheeks, lips, and throat for signs of cancer or abnormal growths that would need to be investigated further.
- X-rays- These images provide us with valuable documentation on what is going on below the surface of your gums. X-rays show how dense a tooth is, the condition of the roots, and if there are growths, tumors, cysts, or evidence of decay. Once we have established a history of x-rays to compare from visit to visit, we will have more data to monitor and track the progression of your dental health.
- Existing restorations- We will evaluate any fillings, crowns, or other restorations for signs of wear and tear that could result in future issues.
- Education- Our detail-conscious team will review with you new and innovative ways for you to keep your mouth healthy at home, including reviewing brushing and flossing techniques and which areas need more attention. We will add suggestions regarding your diet that might include avoiding sugar, adequate water intake, and certain foods to add to get the nutrients you need to maintain your healthy smile.
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We are passionate about our patient's comfort, and we are always striving to give you the best experience while you are in our office.
MEET OUR DENTIST
ALISSA ANTHONY, DMD
With unique energy and a positive spirit, Dr. Anthony provides our patients with quality dentistry while making her patients feel comfortable in the dental chair. Her entire team at 815 Dental Studio reflects her smiling, patient-focused and passionate approach to oral health.
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Experts in general dentistry, from cleanings and checkups to extractions, periodontal treatments, and fillings, we are also highly trained in cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, inlays onlays, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, clear aligners, and other ways to give you straight white teeth.
We Can Help Keep Your Dental Visits to A Minimum
Avoiding the dentist altogether is unacceptable, but you certainly can keep your visits to a minimum. Brushing at home twice a day, with proper technique, with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft brush, is a good start. Flossing as a part of your daily routine will remove stubborn food particles trapped between your teeth and even loosen any recent plaque. You can add rinsing with a mouthwash or antibacterial rinse to promote gum health. A healthy diet, drinking water, and avoiding high sugar and acidic foods will keep your visits to just your regular exams.
815 Dental Studio is All About Patient Satisfaction
Your satisfaction begins with our skills and services, and we achieve quality results with advanced, innovative technology and clinical care. Your comfort and trust in our team and our efforts is essential.
Therefore, we put an emphasis on a staff of energetic, highly capable, and genuinely nice people. A happy team means happy patients.
In addition to serving as the leading cosmetic dental practice in Northern Illinois, improving smiles with implants, Invisalign, veneers, and whitening, we offer general oral healthcare services daily to local families and patients.
We are a spirited and dynamic team, constantly expanding on our knowledge, our skills, and our dental technology to better serve you. Call us today about scheduling a dental exam and checkup for you or your family. Our phone number is 815-229-1110, and you can find us at 1574 South Bell Road, Cherry Valley, IL, 61016. 815 Dental Studio is a team that you will look forward to visiting for your 6-month checkups. Every member of our team is proud to be thoughtful, kind, and caring.