We schedule each of our patients for dental exams and cleanings based on their specific dental health needs. Our experienced dental hygienists remove tartar and plaque and polish your teeth. The diagnostic X-rays are essential for detecting decay, tumors, cysts and bone loss as early as possible; they also determine tooth and root positions.
Dr. Rocio Martinez, family dentist in Joliet IL, strives to make exams and cleanings comfortable and pain free for her patients. Our hygienists take extra care for those feeling uneasy or with existing sensitivity issues.
Fluoride is the most effective agent available for preventing tooth decay. We offer two types of fluoride treatments: topical and systematic. Topical treatments sit on the surface of your teeth and sink into the enamel making them more resistant to decay. This type of treatment is in many dental products, such as toothpaste, mouth rinses and gels. You can several topical fluoride products in drugstores.
Systematic fluoride strengthens both erupted surfaces as well as those eruptions developing under the surface. It’s common in most foods and water. If you’re looking for a more aggressive systematic fluoride treatment, it’s also available in drop and gel form prescribed by a dentist or physician.
Sealants are thin, plastic coatings applied to chewing surfaces by us to help protect at-risk teeth from decay. After the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and surrounded with cotton, a special solution is applied to the enamel surface. After the sealant is painted onto the deep grooves, you are less likely to experience decay or small cavities. Both children and adults benefit from this simple procedure.