Preventative Services Dr. Jonathan Yahav
Prevention is power, and quite often – the health of the mouth begins with preventative work. Preventative measures include teeth cleaning, scaling and periodontal maintenance, fissure sealants, fluoride treatments, root canals smoking cessation programs (in partnership with the patients’ family physician), halitosis (bad breath) assessment and treatment, oral cancer screening and prevention, herpetic lesions (cold sores), aphotic ulcers (canker sores) as well as decay prevention. Dr. Yahav also provides a cutting-edge ozone treatment called Healozone for patients that are suffering with hypersensitive teeth.
At the Chicago Smile Center, we place strong emphasis on educating patients to understand and appreciate the best preventative oral care. It’s simple, daily proper oral hygiene and healthy nutrition are fundamental in maintaining oral health. Regular visits to the dental office for cleaning and examinations give the dentist an opportunity to detect serious conditions or diseases in their early stages, some of which you might not notice until they worsen. So it’s imperative that you visit the dentist for a better chance to restore your oral health.
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, x-rays, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. You should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. A periodontal treatment includes an Adult Prophy (basic cleaning).
Custom mouth guards can also be made at our offices. Whether you are an athlete or a participant of casual sports, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ.