Posts for tag: Cavities

By Advance Family Dental Care
November 30, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Cavities   cavity   Dental Sealants  

Prevention has become an essential part of healthcare. This is especially true for the teeth. Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, Illinois is committed to helping their patients maintain good dental health, and an application of sealants is an easy, painless, and affordable way to prevent cavities. Learn more about dental sealants and their benefits from our dentist, Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi, in this informative post.

What is a dental sealant?

Sealants are made from a plastic material that starts out as a thin, clear liquid. Your Naperville family dentist will apply this liquid with a brush, effectively painting the molars, the large, flat teeth that are more prone to cavities. An application of light or air will harden the sealant into place.

Who is a candidate for sealants?

Sealants can add a layer of protection on the surfaces of the teeth of patients who are prone to cavities. This is especially important if you have well water or city water without fluoride additive in your home. Typically, we apply sealants to patients between the ages of 6 and 14. However, some adult patients at Advance Family Dental Care may also benefit from sealants; if you've never had a cavity, an application of sealant can help you maintain your good dental health.

How long do sealants last?

Sealants are a long-lasting cavity prevention tool - they can protect the teeth for nearly a decade, which is plenty of time for children to hone their brushing and flossing skills. However, sealants are not a substitute for good dental hygiene or regular checkups with your Naperville family dentist. The acids in plaque and tartar can break down the structure of the sealant material over time and reduce its effectiveness.

To make an appointment for sealants from Dr. Zomorrodi at Advance Family Dental Care, contact our office in Naperville, Illinois at (630) 358-9899 today!

By Advance Family Dental Care
April 21, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: DIAGNOdent   Cavities  

DIAGNOdentWhile most cavities form in the surface of the tooth, they don't always. Thanks to the effects of fluoride, which hardens the tooth's enamel, cavities can actually begin to form underneath the tooth's surface, where they are more difficult to detect, and thus, less likely to receive treatment by a Naperville dentist at Advance Family Dental Care.

Many Naperville dentists struggle when trying to determine whether a suspicious spot in a tooth's surface could be a sign that a cavity is forming underneath. Dentists don't want to ignore hidden decay, allowing it time to spread, but they also don't want to open up a tooth unnecessarily. Thankfully, there is an exciting new technology that makes the process of finding hidden cavities much easier: DIAGNOdent.

What is DIAGNOdent?

DIAGNOdent is a pen-like device that your dentist at Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville can use to more accurately detect if you have hidden cavities. DIAGNOdent is convenient, easy to use and very accurate, making it an excellent tool for dentists.

How Does DIAGNOdent Work?

DIAGNOdent scans the tooth's surface with a laser beam in order to detect the amount of laser fluorescence within the tooth. If the tooth does not have hidden decay, no light will be reflected back to the instrument. If the tooth does have decay, more light is reflected. Dentists can tell if a tooth has internal decay or not simply by reading the numbers that the DIAGNOdent offers.

What are the Benefits of DIAGNOdent?

DIAGNOdent provides accurate, reliable results so dentists can diagnose and treat with confidence. It is safe, noninvasive, quick, easy and painless. It is even small and portable for the dentist's convenience. Both dentists and patients love DIAGNOdent.

Whether you visit your Naperville dentist for a routine check-up or for a more advanced procedure, you want to know that the results the dentist tells you are going to be accurate. Go to the dentist you can count on to give you the best care possible: your Naperville dentist at Advance Family Dental Care.

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Advance Family Dental Care
1567 N Aurora Road, Ste 143
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 358-9899
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