Preventive Dentistry – Evanston, IL

Warding Off Common Oral Problems

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Patients often wonder why it’s vital to visit their dentist in Evanston every six months if they brush and floss their teeth every day like they’re supposed to. Even if you have good at-home oral hygiene, problems can still develop without exhibiting obvious symptoms. At Winning Smile Dental Group, our goal is to provide thorough preventive dentistry for Evanston, IL dental patients to ward off any lingering threat of cavities and gum disease before they ever have a chance to cause permanent damage to your smile.

Why Choose Winning Smile Dental Group for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Kid-Friendly Cavity Prevention
  • Clear & Fast Digital X-Rays
  • Dentists with 60+ Years of Combined Experience

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning to keep your teeth and gums healthy. During these visits, Dr. Reese will thoroughly examine your mouth for any signs of oral health problems, and one of our dental hygienists will remove all plaque and tartar accumulation along your gumline. If we spot any developing issues, we’ll quickly make a treatment plan to get your oral health back on track.

Oral Cancer Screening

Man receiving oral cancer screening

An oral cancer screening will be a part of your regular six-month exams. We inspect the soft tissues of your mouth as well as check your face and neck for signs of swelling. This examination is only a part of the diagnostic process. This allows us to catch the disease early so a patient can begin treatment (if needed) right away, maximizing the chances of a fast and full recovery.

Fluoride Treatment

Patient receiving fluoride treatment

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in a variety of items, including foods, oral hygiene products, and even local water sources. If you don’t receive enough of it, it can impact your oral health by making your teeth vulnerable to decay. In these cases, we may suggest a quick and effective fluoride treatment. By placing a topical fluoride gel on your teeth, we can help strengthen your protective enamel and fight off cavities.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can have a severe impact on your oral health when left unchecked. Nightly gnashing and grinding of your teeth can wear down your protective enamel and result in permanent dental damage. With a custom-crafted nightguard made from durable, protective materials, you can sleep easy knowing that you won’t wake up with a dental emergency on your hands.

Athletic Mouthguards/Sportsguards

A young girl wearing boxing gloves and a customized sportsguard in Evanston

Do you or your child enjoy playing sports? Do you want to make sure a dental emergency doesn’t occur while on the field, track, or court? If so, a customized mouthguard can better protect teeth and soft oral tissues from serious injury. Our team will work with you to create an oral device that is easy to use and comfortable to wear. Not only will your smile be safeguarded from potential injury, but you’ll have greater peace of mind the next time you’re ready to play!

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