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Dental Exams – Family Dentist Near Burbank & Oak Lawn

What is the Goal of Preventive Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is all about preventing dental problems before they start with thorough, mindful dental care. This includes things like teeth cleanings, dental sealants, at-home care, and more.

While all types of dental care help you maintain your oral health, in-office visits are a huge part of taking care of your teeth. All patients should see their dentist for regular check-ups. We call these comprehensive dental exams. During your visit, your teeth, gums, jaw, and mouth will be carefully examined.

Visiting your dentist frequently will help you achieve lifelong oral health. When you need a dentist you can depend on to provide comprehensive, preventative care, Oak Lawn Smiles is here for you.

​What to Expect at Your Dental Exam

Most people are fairly aware of what to expect at a dental exam. The point of these exams is to look over your teeth and gums carefully in order to detect any irregularities. This allows your dentist to treat minor issues before they become serious problems. Additionally, your dentist can offer hygiene instruction and recommendations for at-home care.

Depending on your dental needs, your dentist may also conduct X-rays to get a better view of your mouth, teeth, and bone structure. Your dentist will also look for any signs of oral cancer.

When you visit us at Oak Lawn Smiles, you will also receive a thorough dental cleaning where plaque and tartar between your teeth and near your gum line will be removed. Your teeth will also be polished and flossed.

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By building a relationship with each patient at these visits, we get to know their smiles, and understand their individual needs. We can better design treatment plans for patients we see regularly and whose teeth we have extensive clinical information on. We will also be able to answer any health-related questions a patient may have during dental appointments.

​How Often Should You Visit Your Dentist

Generally, you should see your dentist twice a year, or every six months, for dental exams. If you are in the middle of a treatment plan or have recurring dental issues, or are cavity prone, your dentist may recommend you visit more often.

​A Family Dentist in Burbank & Oak Lawn – Dental Checkups

If you are looking for a reliable, experienced dentist in Oak Lawn, IL that offers comprehensive exams, please reach out to Oak Lawn Smiles today. We provide our patients with complete dental care, including thorough exams, dental X-rays, and dental cleanings in Oak Lawn and the surrounding areas.

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What Our Patients Say

I love coming to this clinic because they always greet you when you come in and make you feel welcome. They are always running on time, which is great because I have to get to work as soon as possible. My daughter likes coming here too and she used to be afraid of going to the dentist.
Susan W.

Susan W.

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Our family has enjoyed visiting Oak Lawn Smiles since we moved to the area. We all agree it is great having a perfectionist for a dentist. Thanks for all your care!
Chuck K.

Chuck K.

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I would have to say that I highly recommend the friendly staff at the office Oak Lawn Smiles. The staff is Awesome!
Laurie

Laurie

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I've always hated the dentist, but this place is awesome! First off, the staff is so great and welcoming. They made me feel 100% comfortable even though I was in a lot of pain and was honestly really nervous since it's been a while that I've seen the dentist. Dr. Theresa is by far the most personable and non judgmental dentist I've ever seen. She kept me informed the entire time during the visit and kept me calm. Love this place, maybe going to the dentist from now on won't be so stressful after all.
Nicki F

Nicki F

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I had my best experience I've ever had at a dentist here at Oak Lawn Smiles. The whole office is modern and the staff is very friendly! My dentist was very conservative with her approach on what to do with my situation. 10/10 would recommend to other people to check this place out.
Andrew J

Andrew J

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The team at Oak Lawn Smiles is the best! Amazing experience and great dentistry. Root canals are painless here! Place is exactly what you want when searching for healthcare.
Terri L

Terri L

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I love coming to this clinic because they always greet you when you come in and make you feel welcome. They are always running on time, which is great because I have to get to work as soon as possible. My daughter likes coming here too and she used to be afraid of going to the dentist.

Susan W.

Our family has enjoyed visiting Oak Lawn Smiles since we moved to the area. We all agree it is great having a perfectionist for a dentist. Thanks for all your care!

Chuck K.

I would have to say that I highly recommend the friendly staff at the office Oak Lawn Smiles. The staff is Awesome!

Laurie

I've always hated the dentist, but this place is awesome! First off, the staff is so great and welcoming. They made me feel 100% comfortable even though I was in a lot of pain and was honestly really nervous since it's been a while that I've seen the dentist. Dr. Theresa is by far the most personable and non judgmental dentist I've ever seen. She kept me informed the entire time during the visit and kept me calm. Love this place, maybe going to the dentist from now on won't be so stressful after all.

Nicki F

I had my best experience I've ever had at a dentist here at Oak Lawn Smiles. The whole office is modern and the staff is very friendly! My dentist was very conservative with her approach on what to do with my situation. 10/10 would recommend to other people to check this place out.

Andrew J

The team at Oak Lawn Smiles is the best! Amazing experience and great dentistry. Root canals are painless here! Place is exactly what you want when searching for healthcare.

Terri L