The first and foremost priority of a general dentist is prevention. If a dentist can prevent you from having dental problems, then obviously you’ll be way ahead of the game. Dr. Paul Caputo is the Naperville, IL, general dentist who has been helping patients win the game of oral health for many years. The doctor and his team would be delighted to add you and your family to the roster of patients he helps have winning smiles!
The General Dentist for You and Yours
Actually, your dental health begins with your personal oral hygiene routine at home. Of course, Dr. Caputo and our hygienists can offer tips for the best at home care, and the best tip is brush and floss at least twice every day. The next tip is be sure to schedule checkups for everyone in your family—from the youngest to the eldest—twice each year. With this regularity, we can spot developments in your oral health and treat appropriately before those developments become painful or expensive.
In addition to cleaning your teeth and removing plaque, we’ll also check for signs of tooth decay, conduct an oral cancer screening, examine your gums for periodontal disease, and check for signs of bruxism (teeth grinding) or temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ.
Fluoride Treatments and Dental Sealants
For an additional ounce of prevention, Dr. Caputo may recommend a fluoride treatment or dental sealants, which can be particularly important for young children. Although fluoride is almost routinely added to municipal tap water, it is not in bottled water. And with the popularity and convenience of bottled water, many people are not getting enough fluoride, a mineral that has been proven to strengthen tooth enamel. Fluoride mouth rinse in many flavors is available at our Naperville dental office.
Dental sealants start as a liquid that is applied to your deeply grooved molars where decay-causing bacteria is most likely to hide. Once dried with a curing light, sealants become a protective barrier between your teeth and bacteria.
Call Our Office Today
To schedule an appointment with the general dentist Naperville, IL, trusts, call the office of Dr. Paul Caputo today. We also serve patients in Bolingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield, Romeoville, and all of northwestern Illinois.