Professional General & Family Dentistry Services in Lincoln Illinois
When it comes to keeping your mouth and gums in good health, our family dentistry staff at Smiles on the Square is here to provide expert care at an affordable price. For over 20 years we have taken a patient-first approach in everything we do, from teeth cleanings to restorative care your health comes before everything. If you’re looking for quality dental care including x-rays, dentures, night guards, and just an annual checkup we’ve got you covered! Browse through our services below and call our office today to schedule an appointment.
A simple teeth cleaning can go a long way! That’s why our dental specialists recommend getting your teeth cleaning once every 6 months to avoid future health issues. Your teeth cleaning visit will consist of checking every area of your mouth to make sure there are no cavities or concerning issues with your gums. After the examination, we carefully clean around each tooth to give you a fresh and bright smile! Of course, it doesn’t stop here. Remember to have a consistent cleaning routine at home to keep your mouth in good health!
Dental sealants are very thin plastic films that are applied to your teeth to fill in any areas where decay can or has occurred due to a cavity. According to the ADA, American Dental Association, dental sealants are the most effective treatment to prevent cavities and are most recommended for molars and premolars. Applying dental sealants is a quick, easy, and painless process that can take anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes. If you or your child need your molars sealed, call our family dentistry office today!
During your routine checkups, our dental hygienists always make sure to go over how to have a proper oral hygiene routine at home! During your annual cleaning and exam, our staff will educate you on areas of your mouth that are in great condition and others that may need more attention. Knowing potential areas where cavities are more likely to occur gives you enough time to treat the area before any further issues arise. If there are growing concerns, we may even prescribe you a toothpaste to help protect and strengthen your teeth and gums.
Our dental office provides top of the line x-ray technology designed to spot any areas of concern through digital images. If you are a new patient or it has been a while since you have visited our office, we will take a quick x-ray of your teeth and jaw to ensure there are no underlying issues or diseases. These x-ray images help our doctors identify the cause of pain or numbness that may be occurring in the bones of your teeth or tissues within your jaw.
Partials, otherwise known as RPD (Removable Partial Dentures) are a recommended solution for individuals that are missing one or a few teeth. When many patients think of dentures, they immediately visualize a complete set of fake teeth – that’s not always the case. In fact, a majority of our patients use partial dentures rather than permanent ones! Partials are made from a replica of your mouth and are created to match the shade of your current teeth and gums. If you’re looking for an affordable and easy way to repair your smile, call our office today!
Dentures, like partials, are custom made to fit the unique impressions of your mouth, however, many complete dentures are made from flesh-colored plastic that replace your entire row of teeth. If you are missing all or several of your top and bottom teeth, dentures are the perfect solution to restore your oral health! If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of dentures, give us a call at (217) 651-8663.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is more common than many people think. It starts as inflammation and irritation of your gum tissue and can eventually lead to severe symptoms and loss of teeth if not treated properly. Thankfully, early signs of gum disease are easy to treat! If you notice that your gums are more sensitive than normal or you haven’t been to the dentist in a few years, we always recommend making an appointment with Dr. R. Todd Krueger as soon as possible to ensure the health of your gum.
Do you grind your teeth while you’re sleeping? If you wake up to a sore jaw it may be a good idea to invest in a night guard. Night guards are a thin device that you place over your teeth before sleeping to keep them from involuntarily touching in the middle of the night. All of our night guards are custom molded to fit your teeth and help prevent any issues with your oral health that grinding can cause over time.