Replies to Oak Brook Dentistry Questions
Q. What is a comprehensive dental examination?
A. I conduct a thorough 15-point head, neck, and oral exam. Frequently, the first signs of a medical condition appear in your mouth. I recommend a visit to a physician if I see signs of a possible medical condition.
Q. Does my oral health affect my overall health?
A. Numerous clinical studies support the fact that gum disease has been associated with the leading causes of death, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and Alzheimer’s, among others.
Q. Are there any supplements I can take for better oral health?
A. I strongly recommend Pharmaden Nutraceuticals for my patients who don’t eat right. They contain pharmaceutical grade botanical and nutritional compounds, and have been clinically proven promote optimal oral health.
Q. What can I do to protect myself from gum disease?
A. Good oral hygiene, regular dental care, and a healthy lifestyle are your best weapons against periodontal disease.
Q. What is the best way to whiten my teeth?
A. There is not a one size fits all answer to this question. It depends on the cause of the staining, your oral health, and your goals, among other factors. We offer several methods to meet the needs of our patients. In-office whitening is great for those who are short on time. At-home whitening can conveniently be done at home. Our deep whitening system helps those with very dark stains. A combination of treatments may be used, depending on the patient’s needs.
Q. What is the best material for a dental crown?
A. Lava Zirconia has the glassy translucence and light refraction of natural tooth enamel. This material can be used to create stunning restorations with the strength and durability of metal. We use only the finest materials and top laboratories in the United States for the creation of our restorations.
Q. Can cosmetic dentistry procedures harm my oral health?
A. It is crucial to your oral health and smile satisfaction to choose the right doctor. I am an oral doctor and a cosmetic dentist. Every procedure I perform is designed for optimal aesthetics AND oral health. The two cannot be separated; I am passionate about the health of my patients and the appearance of my work. A healthy mouth is the foundation for a beautiful smile.
If you want to enjoy the dental care that you need with the attention, compassion, and respect you deserve, call 630.971.0682 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ronald Schefdore