Believe it or not, a major source of infection throughout people’s bodies is unhealthy teeth and gums. It is extremely important to maintain healthy teeth and gums through regular dental hygiene appointments to avoid spreading infection from your mouth to the rest of your body.
During hygiene cleanings, we will examine your mouth for conditions such as gum disease, cavities, bite concerns, oral cancer, and other problems. We will clean plaque and tartar from your teeth, preventing and treating a number of unwelcome problems such as gum disease and bad breath.
We work with you to determine the best interval to come in to the dental office for teeth cleanings. The typical recalls are between three and six months. We review your at-home oral hygiene routine – you know you should brush at least twice each day and floss at least once each day, eat sensibly, don’t smoke, exercise, and get proper sleep.
We have different options and products to support your dental hygiene cleanings and home care so that you can keep up with what we’ve done in our office. We may discuss certain at home products with you including a water flosser or a power brush. We may also discuss a product called Carifree to our patients that are more prone to cavities. This is a sequence of rinses and paste to use at home to change the type of bacteria in your mouth.
Dr. Mike, Dr. Marisa, and the dental hygienists at Eastland Dental Center are very up-to-date in their dental techniques, and constantly participate in the latest dental training in order to learn about new advances in the dental industry. If you have not been in for a teeth cleaning recently, call Eastland Dental Center today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Lon Jones - Xylitol
Dr. Kim Kutsch - CariFree
Eastland Dental Center
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.