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Plainfield Dental Care’s Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Teeth

Plainfield Dental Care’s Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Teeth

A new year means a fresh start and with 2016 just around the corner you may have started planning out your goals for the next year. At Plainfield Dental Care, we want 2016 to be the best year for you and your oral health. Here are five new year’s resolutions to consider this year.

Brush and Floss DailyPlainfield Dental Care's Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Teeth

Brushing and flossing daily is vital for oral health. During the day, plaque from bacteria builds up on the teeth. The plaque from bacteria secrete acids that over time weaken the teeth and promote tooth decay. We recommend that you brush for two minutes twice a day and floss once a day. This will help keep harmful bacteria and plaque at bay, freshen breath, and whiten your smile.

Make Water Your Beverage of Choice

The benefits that proper hydration has for your body are just as true for your teeth. A healthy mouth should be non-acidic, or neutral with a pH of 7.0 or above. Acidity weakens the teeth, and minimizing the amount of contact your teeth have with acidity will promote a healthier mouth. Drink water with meals to rinse harmful foods from the surface of your teeth and rebalance the pH of your mouth. Sipping on water instead of juice or coffee between meals will hydrate the mouth tissue and keep acidity at a normal level.

Avoid Processed Foods

The food you fuel your body with reflects directly on your oral health. Processed foods are high in sugar and starch, which turn into harmful sugar more quickly than whole foods. Sugar makes the mouth more acidic, accelerating decay. Try replacing processed foods with whole foods such as fruits, veggies, and grains. These foods have more fiber and crunch, naturally cleansing your teeth as you eat.

Quit Using Tobacco Products

Tobacco can cause cavities, tooth discoloration, gum recession, gum disease, and throat, lung and oral cancer. Smokers are twice as likely to lose their teeth than non-smokers. Giving up tobacco products will substantially improve your health and reduce the chance of tooth loss.

See Your Dentist Every Six Months

Six months seems like a short time, but a lot can change with your teeth in that time. Getting your teeth professionally cleaned will remove tartar buildup that cannot be removed at home. In addition, going in for regular check-ups will ensure your dentist will catch any dental problems you may have early on. Seeing your dentist at least twice a year will make certain you and your mouth are happy and healthy.

This year make your oral health a priority. Improve your diet, keep yourself hydrated, give up tobacco, and keep your teeth clean. If you are ready for a biannual check-up, give Plainfield Dental Care a call and make an appointment. We would love to help get you on the right track for 2016!

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Plainfield Dental Care proudly provides quality dental care to the community of Plainfield, IL 60585 and surrounding areas. Their featured services are General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Gum Treatment, Dental Implants, and many more. All families are welcome at their dental office, and they accept most insurance plans.

13621 S Route 59
 Unit 103

Plainfield, IL 60544


(815)676-0906

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Top Dental Tips for Halloween from Dr. Ferdkoff at Plainfield Dental Care

Top Dental Tips for Halloween from Dr. Ferdkoff at Plainfield Dental Care

It’s that time of year when the whole family comes together for trick-or-treating on Halloween! While this Holiday brings fun Fall activities and family bonding, it also brings with it the dental nightmare, called candy. Children will collect all types of candies throughout the evening, and at least 80% of parents will enjoy some candy with their kids. For all the young and old candy lovers out there this October 31st, Plainfield Dental Care and Dr. Ferdkoff have outlined our top dental tips for a healthier Halloween this year.

Be SelectiveTop Dental Tips for Halloween from Dr. Ferdkoff at Plainfield Dental Care

Not all Halloween treats are scary! Our tip is to encourage parents and children to eat the candy that melts quickly. It’s best to avoid chewy candies, like caramels and gummies, as well as hard candies, like lollipops, because these tend to linger on the teeth and in the mouth.

Hide the Excess Candy

It’s harder to avoid candy if it’s prominently placed around your home! Hide it away in a cupboard or pantry. Allow kids to have a treat or two as a dessert or during a snack time, but not at multiple times throughout the day.

Avoid Grazing

This tip will be easy if the excess candy is hidden! The more that sugar is present in the mouth, the greater the chances of tooth decay. Have your candy as an after meal treat. Remember to brush your teeth after eating candy, or at least rinse your mouth with water.

Eat a Healthy Meal First

Fill up on a healthy, nutritious meal before having some candy. This will give both children (and parents!) less temptation to eat too much candy. Overdoing your candy consumption can not only harm your teeth, but it may also make you feel sick!

This Halloween does not have to be a time being scared of potential dental problems. Everyone deserves sweet treats here and there! These tips are meant to give both parents and children our best dental hygiene tricks to maintain great dental health throughout Halloween and the rest of the year and to avoid dental fillings.

Plainfield Dental Care proudly provides quality dental care to the community of Plainfield, IL 60585 and surrounding areas. Their featured services are General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Gum Treatment, Dental Implants, and many more. All families are welcome at their dental office, and they accept most insurance plans.

13621 S Route 59
 Unit 103

Plainfield, IL 60544


(815)676-0906

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Dry Mouth Solutions

Dry Mouth Solutions

In order to cleanse our mouths, digest food, and control bacteria, we need saliva. Unfortunately, there are many people who don’t produce enough saliva, which leads to dry mouth, also known as xerostomia.Plainfield Dental Care: Dry Mouth Solutions

Dry mouth is usually a common side effect of many prescription and non-prescription drugs, medical treatments, certain diseases and infections, and dehydration. At Plainfield Dental Care, we wouldn’t advocate discontinuing pharmaceutical medicines and medical treatments that have been prescribed by a physician, however, we will provide you with some tips that will help increase saliva production.

  • Find an oral rinse approved by the American Dental Association which will help restore mouth moisture.
  • Drink plenty of water, and carry around a bottle of water with you so that you can stay hydrated.
  • Chew sugar-free gum or suck on sugar-free candy.
  • Breathe through your nose, rather than your mouth, as much as possible.
  • Turn on a humidifier in your bedroom while you sleep.
  • Limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages, caffeine and carbonated beverages.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to remove plaque and maintain good oral health.

Most importantly, visit us at Plainfield Dental Care! We can provide you with a treatment protocol that is perfectly suited for your lifestyle.

Plainfield Dental Care proudly provides quality dental care to the community of Plainfield, IL 60585 and surrounding areas. Their featured services are General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Gum Treatment, Dental Implants, and many more. All families are welcome at their dental office, and they accept most insurance plans.

13621 S Route 59
 Unit 103

Plainfield, IL 60544

(815)676-0906

 

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Taking Care of Your Toddler’s Oral Health

Taking Care of Your Toddler’s Oral Health

At Plainfield Dental Care, we are often asked by new parents when it’s appropriate to bring in their babies to see a dentist, when they should begin brushing, and other questions regarding the wellness of their child’s teeth. Here we’ve outlined 3 important oral health tips for your toddlers!

  1. Start oral health early. Not only does this decrease the chances of your child having oral health issues, but it also decreases the costs associated with oral health. In a recent study, it was determined that parents who had their children see a dentist by age 5 saved over 40% in dental care costs within a 5-year period. We recommend you have your child visit us by their first birthday!Plainfield Dental Care: Taking Care of Your Toddler's Oral Health
  2. Teach good dental habits early. Brushing is a habit that children have to develop at an early age, otherwise is does not become a regular pattern in their lives. Even before your baby has teeth, you can brush their gums or clean the gums with a soft toothbrush. When they develop teeth, make sure to brush them twice per day, and you can begin flossing once two teeth touch each other. Give us a call for techniques and schedules!
  3. Control the use of baby bottles and sippy cups. If you have to put your child to bed with a bottle, make sure that it contains only water. Sugary substances from milk and juice in a bottle can cling to your toddler’s teeth, which will just foster bacteria growth. Sippy cups act similarly. If your child is using a sippy cup too often, and it’s filled with a substance other than water, this can cause decay as well.

Plainfield Dental Care proudly provides quality dental care to the community of Plainfield, IL 60585 and surrounding areas. Their featured services are General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Gum Treatment, Dental Implants, and many more. All families are welcome at their dental office, and they accept most insurance plans.

13621 S Route 59
 Unit 103

Plainfield, IL 60544

(815)676-0906

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Plainfield Dental Care Offers Latest in CT Scanning Technology

Plainfield Dental Care Offers Latest in CT Scanning Technology

Plainfield DentalCare offers the latest in CT Scanning technology: http://plainfielddentalcare.com/service/ct-scan/. Their CT Scan is a tool they use to get a clear picture of what is going on right beneath the gums and the overall state of the patient’s mouth. The CT Scan is a quick and painless procedure. The scanner essentially takes a three dimensional scan of the head, with sharpness focusing on teeth. The whole procedure takes approximately two minutes and the scanning is less than 20 seconds.

Plainfield Dental Care: Plainfield Dental Care Offers Latest in CT Scanning Technology

The scan gives the dentist an x-ray of what issues the patient may be suffering from and also helps the dentist to predict possible movement or trends in the patient’s mouth.  As a result of this state-of-the-art technology, they can scan virtually every area of the human body. Our wide range of services includes but is not limited to:

  • Common imaging – Including brain, chest, abdomen, spine, sinuses and extremity imaging
  • CT Angiography – The study of certain arteries in the body
  • 3D Imaging – To provide better detail of bones and other organs
  • Cardiac Scoring – The screening of coronary arteries to detect calcified plaque
  • Interventional Radiology – includes biopsies, abscess drainages, percutaneous drainages.

CT (Computerized Tomography) uses X-rays to create cross-sectional anatomy images of a patient, creating detailed image of the inside of the human body. When early CT scanners were introduced, the procedure was commonly referred to as a CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) scan. This was because at the time, scanners could only create cross-sectional Axial images. Technology has improved to the point where the axial images are taken and reconstructed into different anatomical planes. By doing this, CAT is not limited to just Axial imaging, therefore, deleting Axial from the name.

Plainfield Dental Care: Plainfield Dental Care Offers Latest in CT Scanning Technology

Dr. Ferdkoff, DDS, introduced the CT Scan to his practice, as his emphasis is on patient comfort. He is proud to provide his patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and comfort. Dr. Ferdkoff graduated from Northwestern University School of Dentistry in 1998 and continues his formal training to this day. His approach to patient care begins with listening to the patient. Dr. Ferdkoff will do a through examination and discuss the diagnosis and treatment options with the patient. He will take time to address all concerns. Dr. Ferdkoff has a wide range of experience in areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments, root canal treatment and Sedation Dentistry.

To learn more about the CT Scan, call Plainfield Dental Care or visit the website at http://www.plainfielddentalcare.com. They will be happy to answer any questions and discuss the CT scan with you.

About Plainfield Dental Care

Plainfield Dental Care proudly provides quality dental care to the community of Plainfield, IL 60585 and surrounding areas. Their featured services are General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Gum Treatment, Dental Implants, and many more. All families are welcome at their dental office, and they accept most insurance plans.

13621 S Route 59
 Unit 103
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815)676-0906

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