Preventive Dentistry – Schaumburg, IL
Stopping Dental Problems Before They Can Start
At The Smile Standard, we strive to ensure all of our patients can maintain good oral health and complete smiles. By offering a spectrum of preventive dentistry services, from routine checkups and cleanings to customized athletic mouthguards, we can help protect you from unexpected problems, like tooth infections. If it has been longer than six months since you last visited a dentist in Schaumburg, give us a call to schedule an appointment today!
Why Choose The Smile Standard for Preventive Dentistry?
- We See Dental Patients of All Ages
- In-House Dental Plan Available
- Specials for Uninsured New Patients
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Professional dental checkups and teeth cleanings are recommended by the American Dental Association every six months to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. During these visits, Dr. Dabah and his team will conduct thorough examinations of your teeth and gums in search of any signs of common oral health problems like cavities. Based on our findings, we’ll recommend any necessary treatments before finishing your visit off with a thorough cleaning of all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, leaving your smile feeling refreshed and healthy.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you wake up with a sore or tense jaw? Have you noticed that your back molars appear ground down and sensitive? These are some of the most common signs that you have bruxism, or grind and clench your teeth as you sleep. Dr. Dabah can create a customized nightguard for you to wear to cushion your teeth from each other and protect your jaw joints from additional strain. This added defense can reduce your chances of breaking or cracking a tooth as well as developing TMJ disorder as a result of your bruxism.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Every six months, at each of your routine dental checkups, our team will conduct a thorough screening for oral cancer. This involves a physical and visual examination of the tongue, lips, throat, head, and neck, and while it only takes a minute or two, it can be a life-saving preventive measure for some patients. Our goal is to keep you and your family safe by spotting any signs of this disease before it has a chance to progress.
To be able to truly enjoy getting out on the field or court, it’s important to minimize any anxiety or stress you may feel related to getting injured. One great way to do this is by sporting the right protective gear, including a customized athletic mouthguard. This will provide a protective barrier between your teeth and jaw and incoming trauma from a ball or body, minimizing your chances of needing to visit your emergency dentist in Schaumburg.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that’s produced by rocks and found in the air, soil, and fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s also added to local water sources and dental hygiene products due to its enamel-strengthening properties, helping people fight off cavities. If you aren’t receiving enough fluoride in your daily diet, we can supplement it with a fluoridated gel that we’ll apply directly to your teeth at the end of your dental cleaning.
Typically recommended for children because they’re still learning how to properly brush their pearly whites, dental sealants are a great way to prevent cavities. They’re a clear, thin layer that we brush over the surface of molars and harden to prevent food debris and plaque from accumulating in their pits and grooves. With proper maintenance, dental sealants can continue protecting you or your child’s teeth for years to come.
It is not always easy to find a dentist who can care for the oral health needs of everyone in your family, from your elderly grandparents to your energetic toddlers. Here at The Smile Standard, we are proud to be able to fill that role. Our inviting office and large range of available services make this a place where people of virtually all ages can enjoy gentle and effective dentistry.
Dr. Dabah and his team love being able to help children maintain healthy and happy smiles alongside their parents. We offer a variety of kid-friendly dental treatments and take our time to create positive and memorable experiences so they can’t wait to come back to see us! We understand that all children are different, and some may come in excited, while others may feel hesitant or fearful—in any case, we’re happy to do whatever we can to help them feel comfortable while they’re in our treatment chair.
Digital Dental X-Rays
We use the latest diagnostic technology to ensure that each of your checkups is streamlined and precise, like our digital dental X-ray system. This operates similar to a digital camera, allowing our team to capture a high-quality, immediately viewable image of the area of your mouth that lies below the gumline. Using these X-rays, we’re able to better spot developing oral health problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye, like cavities between the teeth, infections, and impacted teeth.