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
(708) 598-8363>
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By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
March 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Why experience an oral health problem if you can prevent it? At Dr. Frederic Mrugala's dental practice in Hickory Hills and Westmont, IL, your dentist creates a program of preventive care which supports healthy teeth and gums for life. Your smile can thrive!

Preventive dentistry is important

Your oral health impacts every area of your life--how you look and feel, your self-confidence, how clearly you speak, and even your overall well-being. In other words, your smile is very valuable. Your Hickory Hills and Westmont, IL, dentist and his team offer a variety of services which avoids dental decay and gum disease and strengthens tooth enamel from childhood through the senior years.

The American Dental Association (ADA) advises twice yearly check-ups and hygienic cleanings with your family dentist. Combined with diligent oral hygiene practices (brushing and flossing), a tooth-friendly diet and staying hydrated, these in-office services bolster long-lasting smiles.

Offered preventive services

Dr. Mrugala delivers these important treatments:

  • Professional cleanings to remove sticky plaque and hard tartar
  • Complete oral examinations to check for cavities, gum disease, dental bite, and more
  • Digital X-ray imaging to assess bone and root structure and reveal hidden decay
  • Oral cancer screening, quick comfortable exams which look for the early stages of this deadly disease
  • Check of dental bite and jaw joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD)
  • Assessment of existing dental crowns and fillings
  • Bite guards for bruxism (repeated teeth clenching and grinding)
  • Mouth guards for athletics
  • Plastic sealants, painted on coatings which protect the chewing surfaces of grooved molars from decay for up to 10 years
  • Fluoride treatments, easily applied varnishes which strengthen tooth enamel and protect against dental sensitivity

What happens in your mouth

It impacts the rest of your body. In particular, gum disease is inflammatory in nature. This inflammation and its associated bacteria are linked to cardiovascular disease, arthritis, dementia, stroke, diabetes, and more. In other words, if your mouth is healthy, the rest of you should follow suit.

Let us help

Your dentist, Dr. Frederic Mrugala, and his hard-working staff enjoy seeing their patients have the healthiest smile possible. If it's time for your six-month visit, contact their Westmont or Hickory Hills, IL, offices for an appointment. We look forward to seeing you! Phone (630) 963-8680 for the Westmont location, or for Hickory Hills, call (708) 598-8363.