How preventative dentistry can protect your smile from various oral health concerns

Your smile can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene, but this does require you to proactively maintain healthy teeth and gums with the assistance of a dental professional. At Shandley Kane Dental, Drs. Steven Shandley, Elizabeth Kane, and Colleen Shandley take time to educate you on how to maintain a healthy smile every day–while working with a dedicated dental team that can help you achieve your goals! Our Hoffman Estates, Illinois practice starts with advising patients on preventative dentistry solutions to proactively maintain a smile free from periodontal disease and tooth decay! It all begins with regular visits to your dentist!

Why are cleanings and examinations important?

The American Dental Association, or ADA, recommends that patients of all ages see their dentist at least every six months or twice a year for cleanings and evaluations. These routine and preventative dental care visits can help monitor one’s oral health and wellness. Dentists and hygienists are skilled and experienced in spotting signs of tooth decay and periodontal disease and educating patients on their treatment options. Early detection is crucial to allow for treatment that is more conservative and predictable. When you visit our dental office for cleanings and examinations, our team can intervene sooner rather than later and prevent more issues from occurring, including disease and dental cavity prevention.

What can I do at home?

In addition to visiting the dental team at Shandley Kane Dental regularly, we educate patients on caring for their smiles daily. This includes learning how to properly brush and floss after meals to remove food particles and reduce plaque and bacteria. Home care is just as critical as routine evaluations and cleanings and providing daily attention to the smile.

How do I find out more about preventative dentistry solutions?

A healthy smile starts with you! Call Shandley Kane Dental of Hoffman Estates, IL, at (847) 428-4646 to request a visit with our dentists at 4885 Hoffman Boulevard, Suite #300. Our team is here and ready to assist you in achieving and maintaining oral health and wellness to maintain a beautiful smile for life! We assist you in understanding the treatments that are designed to help you improve your smile, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We serve patients in and around our community and are open to both new patients and families seeking comprehensive dental care in the surrounding cities of Elgin, Dundee, Chicago, Barrington, Schaumburg, Palatine, and Arlington Heights, IL.