Drs. Mitchell and Kelsey Maczko recommend regular cleanings and checkups in order to maintain ideal oral health.
To help you and your family prevent cavities and gum disease, we provide professional teeth cleaning, fluoride varnish, fluoridated toothpaste, and yearly radiographs, all from the convenience of our Arlington Heights dental office. After your dental cleaning, we’ll send you home with a new toothbrush, tube of toothpaste, and floss so you can keep your dental health in great shape in between visits.
When you come in every six months for cleanings and once a year for new radiographs, we are able to set a baseline of health and monitor it over time. Our goal is to prevent small cavities from becoming large cavities and try to keep the restorative aspect of dentistry as conservative as possible.
Healthy Diet—Healthy Mouth
What you eat matters! A healthy diet consisting of a good balance of fruit, vegetables, and proteins is essential to good oral health.
To avoid cavities and maintain good oral health, avoid drinks high in sugar such as soda, juice, and sports drinks, as well as foods high in sugar such as candy. The bacteria in our mouth break down the sugars from our diet and release acids that can weaken and damage the enamel of our teeth. A high sugar content in our diet provides bacteria with opportunity to thrive in the oral cavity.
Oral Health at Home
At Maczko and Associates, we take the time to explain and demonstrate the proper way to brush, floss, and take care of your teeth at home. These oral hygiene instructions are offered at every dental cleaning appointment and reinforced regularly to ensure good habits. We’re here to motivate you and be your partner in a lifetime of healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.
Learn more about proper brushing and flossing techniques below!