Preventive Dentistry – Hyde Park • Chicago, IL
Protecting Your Health
We put preventive dentistry at the forefront here at University Dental Professionals, because rather than just fixing dental problems as they occur, we work proactively to help our patients avoid them in the first place. With thorough exams, gentle cleanings, and more, we can help you and your loved ones enjoy healthy, cavity-free smiles for years to come. To schedule your next checkup and cleaning, contact us today.
Why Choose University Dental Professionals for Preventive Dentistry?
Team of In-House
White Glove Service
at Every Appointment
Your Health & Comfort
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Routine checkups and cleanings give our team the chance to not just remove cavity-causing plaque and tartar from your mouth, but your dentist can also spot potential issues during their earliest stages. By coming to see us twice a year, you enable our team to find and treat decay and damage well before it leads to pain and infection. We can also help you adjust your oral hygiene routine at home so you’re able to take excellent care of your smile between appointments.
Oral Cancer Screening
As part of every checkup, we always perform an oral cancer screening. The most effective way to handle the disease is to find it early and treat it quickly, which is why this is an essential part of your care with us. Finding initial symptoms like sores, growths, or discolored tissue can lead to a fast diagnosis and treatment starting right away if needed, ensuring a patient recovers as soon as possible.
You’re probably exposed to fluoride every single day, and that’s good news! This mineral is proven to strengthen the enamel and dramatically lower the risk of cavities. However, some patients can benefit from getting more than what is found in their toothpaste or tap water. That’s why, as part of our cleanings, we can cover the teeth with a highly-concentrated fluoride paste. The treatment takes only a minute, is entirely painless, and adds another layer of smile protection that will last all the way until someone’s next routine visit.
Nightguards for Grinding
Millions of Americans unconsciously clench their jaw and grind their teeth, and for many, this only happens while they are sleeping. Over time, this can wear down the teeth, damage dental restorations, and even create sore jaw muscles. But, with a custom-made nightguard, we can prevent all of this from happening. It places a soft but sturdy cushion between the rows of teeth so a patient can sleep peacefully and know their smile will stay safe.