Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits. The following are helpful recommendations:
Brush your teeth twice a day in a circular motion with a soft bristled toothbrush aimed at the gum.
Floss every night in an up-and-down motion while keeping the floss in a U-shape and against the tooth surface.
Avoid sticky sugary foods.
Eat a balanced diet.
Use antiseptic and fluoride rinses as directed.
Have sealants placed on young permanent teeth.
The main goal of preventative dentistry is to protect oral health against issues that may arise over time. There are a variety of steps that can be taken to reduce the risks of needing restorative care.
Along with at-home treatments, it is important to visit a dentist regularly. Even with the utmost care and attention paid on the part of the patient, there is no substitute for the knowledge and experience of dental professionals. After years in the dental industry, Dr. Zelikow has developed a keen sense for recognizing symptoms and warning signs that may turn into issues later on. It is not uncommon for our team of highly skilled professionals to notice an issue that the patient was not aware of.
Dr. Zelikow takes pride in providing his patients with all the facts on hand. He believes that the best way to prevent issues down the line is through education. With all of your options in front of you, you can then decide what you would like to do to achieve your desired results. Though the choice is yours to make, you are not alone! Dr. Zelikow will answer any questions you may have and educate you on the potential pros and cons of the options.
Let Dr. Zelikow help you take the right steps to protect your oral health by giving him a call at (773) 348-3309 today!
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Dr. Zelikow provides emergency phone consultation services after working hours and on weekends. Call (773) 348-3309