Bloomington area patients are encouraged by the caring team at Eastland Dental Center to maintain preventative care. When patients are proactive about oral health and wellness, they enjoy the benefits of healthier smiles, longer. Proactive care includes scheduling a teeth cleaning at least twice a year.
The primary issues that can develop when patients do not care properly for their mouths are periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay (the formation of cavities). These conditions can ruin or damage the health of the smile in ways that can last many years. Cavities eat away at the structure of teeth, sometimes causing acute pain. Periodontal disease causes infection that can carry throughout the entire body, while causing irreversible damage to the bone and connective tissues that hold teeth in place. Drs. Mike Milligan and Marisa Milligan of Eastland Dental Center urge patients to avoid the development of these issues.
While patients are advised to brush after every meal and floss nightly, even the most diligent individuals may miss spots. This is why patients are urged to visit their dentist for regular cleanings and examination. The hygiene team uses specialized instruments and methods to remove food particles, plaque, and tarter that you cannot see or reach with home care. A final polish leaves teeth smooth and gleaming.
If you live in the area of Bloomington, Illinois and have considered learning more about preventative dental care, now is a great time to connect with Drs. Mike Milligan and Marisa Milligan to educate yourself. Contact their practice by calling (309) 663-4711 or making a personal visit to 1404 Eastland Drive, Suite 101. The friendly staff will schedule your consultation visit to discuss cleanings and other preventative care solutions available at this state-of-the-art practice.
Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.