Posts for tag: Batavia
By John C. Koechley, DDS
April 18, 2014
Category: Oral Health
The winter weather has been keeping many people bundled up and snowed in on a regular basis. When snow is piled high and the wind is frigid, it’s much easier to stay inside. The only reason your family may venture out is to build a snowman, ride the sleighs and build forts.
No one really wants to venture outside to go to the dentist office. We understand that traveling during winter can be dangerous, and the traffic might not be the best.
Although when the weather gets warmer, we always see more patients coming in and out of our Batavia family dentist office. Here is our question—is your family due for their annual dental exams?
Batavia Family Dentistry: Preventative Care
Cavities are common, but it’s not uncommon for patients to skip their annual dental exams. Without proper diagnose and treatment, teeth and gums are more susceptible to cavities, tooth infections and gum disease. That’s why we provide general and family dentistry. It helps keep your family’s teeth and gums clean and smiles happy.
What can an exam do for you?
Ultimately, our main priority during a checkup is to catch any dental abnormalities before they get too big, causing more issues for your oral health. Here is what we typically look for during a basic exam:
- Gum irritation
- Gum disease
An X-ray may also be recommended to determine whether your teeth have shifted or other underlying issues could arise.
Why do we need to professionally clean your teeth?
A professional polishing and flossing is the best way to remove plaque bacteria and surface stains. It’s also easier for your dentist to examine clean teeth and gums.
It’s especially important to get your teeth cleaned if you are at a higher risk for periodontal disease. You need more dental attention if you have the following health conditions: diabetes or HIV.
If you or a loved one smokes or chews tobacco, make sure to see the dentist for a cleaning and exam. Smoking and chewing can cause gum irritation and staining; plus, they increase your risk of oral cancer.
Are you ready for a checkup? Call our office at (630) 406-9441.
By John C. Koechley, DDS
January 03, 2014
Category: Family Dentistry
We are sure your family is already on a tight schedule, and you probably don’t want to juggle more than one dentist. Our office in Batavia provides dental services for the entire family. From youngsters to senior citizens, your family dentist in Batavia, Dr. John C. Koechley, can help your family maintain good oral health. There are two major responsibilities that a family dentist must focus on. Read more about it below!
A family dentist provides dental resources and advice, especially for parents teaching their young kids oral hygiene practices. Dr. Koechley provides oral health instructions and cleaning products during office visits for families to take home. Dr. Koechley supplies the knowledge and tools needed for better oral health, and it’s your job to apply those resources to your family’s daily dental routine.
General and family dentists act the as the first defense against tooth decay and gingivitis. It’s Dr. Koechley’s job to provide general services for teeth and gums. A professional cleaning and oral examination are the two main preventative dental services you will find at Dr. Koechley’s dental office. After an initial checkup, your dentist in Batavia, Dr. Koechley, can offer the best dental recommendations. One other preventative dental treatment that is popular for kids is dental sealant—a thin coating on the molars and premolars to protect against plaque bacteria and food particles.
For more information about dental services for the entire family, call (630) 406-9441 today! Dr. Koechley and his dental team are happy to serve the Batavia community.