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Preventive Dentistry in Bolingbrook
At Innova Family Dental in Bolingbrook, we focus on prevention and education because we believe this is the best way to help our patients enjoy optimal dental health. Dr. Kandimalla is an experienced family dentist, and she tailors each preventive appointment to your unique needs. We offer fluoride treatments, sealants, and periodontal care to help you and your loved ones avoid common dental health issues. Don’t brush off preventive care, call us today to schedule an appointment!
Reverse Decay & Strengthen Teeth
This fast, painless treatment is one of the best ways to keep your teeth healthy and to prevent the formation of cavities. It is especially useful for children, since they are at higher risk of developing cavities due to diets high in sugar and improper brushing technique.
When tooth enamel is weakened by acid and bacteria, it forms a soft spot. If left untreated, soft spots become full-blown cavities. Fluoride has the unique ability to remineralize teeth because it attracts calcium, phosphate and other minerals that make enamel stronger.
When applied in a timely manner, fluoride treatments can reverse soft spots and help patients avoid cavities altogether. The treatment takes only a few minutes and is completely non-invasive. Dr. Kandimalla will simply apply a fluoride-rich paste or gel directly to your teeth, then rinse it away after a few minutes.
Prevent Cavities From Forming
For those who are particularly-cavity prone, dental sealants are a great way to prevent tooth decay. Sealants are usually applied to the rear teeth, since their larger surface area and the deeper grooves can attract food debris and bacteria.
Sealants consist of a clear liquid dental resin that is applied directly to the teeth. This resin is hardened with a UV light, turning it into a strong barrier. This barrier prevents food particles, bacteria and acid from contacting your enamel, which prevents cavities from forming. When properly applied, dental sealants can last up to 10 years, ensuring long-lasting protection from cavities.
Halt & Reverse Gum Disease
Gum disease affects nearly half of American adults, and many are unaware that they even suffer from this condition. The initial stage of gum disease, known as “gingivitis” has only minor symptoms. However, it can easily progress into a more advanced stage of gum disease if left untreated and will cause permanent, irreversible damage to your mouth without proper care.
At Innova Family Dental, we offer judgment-free treatment for gum disease, including scaling & root planing (deep cleaning). During deep cleanings, Dr. Kandimalla will use special dental tools to remove bacteria, plaque and tartar from between your teeth and gums. Paired with an antibiotic treatment, a deep cleaning is often enough to resolve gingivitis and halt the progression of more serious cases of gum disease.