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Preventive Dentistry – Wheaton, IL

A Little Care Goes a Long Way

Any mechanic will tell you that regularly maintaining your car is better than simply waiting for it to break down on the side of the road, and that philosophy works great for your dental care as well! Dr. Lam takes a proactive approach to stopping cavities, gum disease, and many other oral health problems that can cause major headaches if not caught early. Each service detailed below is quick, easy, and will save you from needing more expensive treatments over time. If you’re ready to safeguard your smile, give us a call today!

Why Choose Dr. Kathy Lam for Preventive Dentistry?

Dental Checkups & TeethCleanings

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Dental checkups and cleanings are two of the most important and effective services we provide every day, and you only need two of them each year to have a problem-free smile! Our team will examine the hard and soft tissues of your mouth, keeping an eye out for any minor issues that need to be taken care of right away. We’ll also be able to clean those areas of your mouth that your brush and floss can’t reach at home, stopping potential cavities before they even develop.

Oral Cancer Screening

Patient receiving oral cancer screening

Our team is able to spot the signs of oral cancer much sooner than the average person, so to ensure that our patients are never caught off guard by this disease, we perform an oral cancer screening at every single appointment. We’ll be on the lookout for persistent sores and suspicious growths in and around your mouth, and if we find anything, we’ll quickly organize a biopsy so we can figure out what it is right away.

Fluoride Treatments

Child receiving fluoride treatment

The teeth need all the protection they can get from cavities, and fluoride is nature’s natural cavity-fighter. When this mineral is exposed to the teeth, it literally strengthens the enamel and replaces any of it that has been damaged by plaque and bacteria. We can give your smile a boost at your routine checkups with a topical fluoride treatment, ensuring your teeth stay happy and whole between appointments.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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While life can be a grind at times, for some people, daily stress literally causes them to unconsciously grind their teeth while they sleep, which dentists refer to as bruxism. This can strain the jaw, wear down the teeth, and even cause them to crack and fracture, but we can prevent all of this with a small oral appliance called a nightguard. Custom-made for a comfortable fit, it will place a thin barrier between the rows of teeth to stop them from coming together during the night.

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