Westmont, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
6418 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 963-8680
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Hickory Hills, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
9525 S. 79th Avenue
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
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By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
February 21, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Has it been more than six months since your last dental exam? Regular visits help you keep your smile healthy. Dr. Frederic Mrugala, dental cleaningsyour Hickory Hills and Westmont, IL, dentist, explains how you benefit from your checkups.

Prompt detection of dental and general health issues

During your regular dental visit, you'll receive a thorough exam and X-rays, if necessary. If your dentist detects any cavities or other problems, such as a deteriorating bridge or a cracked tooth, he'll recommend the appropriate treatment. Treating a cavity in its earliest stage prevents tooth decay from damaging your entire tooth or spreading to other teeth.

During the examination, your Hickory Hills and Westmont dentist will also look for conditions that can affect your oral health, such as tumors, cysts or gum disease, or signs of general health problems.

No more plaque and tartar

Dental cleanings, part of every checkup, help reduce plaque and tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance that coats your teeth. The clear bacterial film is particularly noticeable when you wake up in the morning and may make your teeth feel rough. Plaque combines with sugars in food to form a strong acid that attacks teeth and causes cavities. Brushing and flossing are excellent ways to remove plaque, but it's not always easy to reach every nook and cranny of your mouth. Plaque removal is an important part of the cleaning process.

When plaque remains on your teeth long enough, it turns into tartar, a hard deposit that can cause gum disease. Tartar buildup pushes your gums away from your teeth, which causes pockets to form around the teeth. When bacteria grows in the pockets, a painful infection that can cause bone and tooth loss can occur. Regular visits get rid of tartar before it can cause gum disease.

Protect your oral health with regular dental visits. Call Dr. Mrugala, your Hickory Hills and Westmont, IL, dentist, to schedule your visit.