Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. So, it should come as no surprise that there is close link between your oral health and the health of the rest of your body. Research shows that infection-causing bacteria in your mouth can migrate to other parts of the body and possibly cause ailments such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Thus, regular visits with your dentist are not only a matter of dental health, but overall health, too. Dr. Paul Caputo practices family dentistry in Naperville, IL, so you and each member of you family can enjoy good oral health and hopefully good general health, too.
The Dental Checkup: Key to Family Dentistry
At the foundation of family dentistry is the dental checkup. In keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, Dr. Caputo and his staff would like to see you and your family members every six months for checkups. At these regular intervals, we’ll be able to closely monitor your oral health and notice any developments before they become problems that cause uncomfortable symptoms.
Your checkup will include:
- Teeth cleaning and plaque removal
- An assessment of the health of your gums
- An examination of your teeth for any signs of decay
- Digital X-rays when necessary
Of course, if we find anything of concern—tooth decay or signs of gum disease—then we will recommend a course of treatment to remedy the issue quickly and effectively.
In addition to the above services, Dr. Caputo and his team will also check for signs of teeth grinding (bruxism) and TMJ disorder. Both of these conditions are treatable with a nightguard that you’ll wear while you sleep. Likewise for the athlete in your family, we can prescribe a ready-made, mouth-formed or custom-made mouthguard to protect their smiles while they compete.
Call Our Office Today
To schedule an appointment with the family dentist Naperville, IL, trusts, call the office of Dr. Caputo today. We also conveniently serve patients from Bolingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield, Romeoville, and all of northwestern Illinois.