General Dentistry

Chicago General Dentistry

Your Best Smile Now

General dentistry, otherwise known as preventative dentistry, is one of the most crucial aspects of maintaining the overall health of your teeth and gums. When you turn to The Dental Standard for general dentistry in Chicago, we can help you keep your teeth clean, locate issues before they become serious, and even detect oral cancer.

To schedule a complimentary consultation for Chicago general dentistry with Dr. Vlad Crutcher, call (312) 757-8060 today.

Routine Visits to the Dentist

Generally, you should have a general dentistry appointment every six months. Each visit will include teeth cleaning and an examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth. The appointment may also involve the use of x-rays to ensure there are no problems structurally or beneath the surface.

If tooth decay is detected during your exam, you may require dental fillings or crowns. Should any other issues be discovered, Dr. Vlad Crutcher will help you understand your options for treating the problems as effectively as possible.

Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

Although regular trips to the dentists are an essential component of good oral health, maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile is absolutely dependent on what you do at home in between those visits. Establishing good oral hygiene habits is crucial to keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth in great condition.

Fundamentally, good oral hygiene involves:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
  • Using a toothpaste with fluoride
  • Using proper brushing techniques
  • Flossing at least once per day
  • Using antimicrobial mouthwash
  • Eating a balanced diet with minimal snacking
  • Limiting the consumption of sugars and starches

By following the above advice, you can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and a range of other problems. Also, your dental visits will likely be routine and simple.

What Happens if You Avoid the Dentist?

There are many people who think they do not need regular dentist appointments, so long as they follow the steps of good oral hygiene. However, based on the experience of serving a variety of patients who thought the same thing, this is not the case. Scheduling routine dental appointments for a professional teeth cleaning and exam is necessary for optimal oral health.

Avoiding the dentist can result in several consequences, including:

  • Tooth decay – While brushing and flossing help to control plaque buildup, bacteria can still accumulate and adhere to your teeth. Over an extended period of time, this plaque will attack your teeth and gums, eventually leading to decay that could require extensive restorations. We can remove such plaque buildup to prevent these problems.
  • Gum disease – Your gums are intended to provide a tight cover around the base of your teeth. Without regular professional cleanings, bacteria can damage your gums and lead to periodontal disease.
  • Stains – Although there is nothing in tea or coffee that will damage your teeth (unless of course it's loaded with sugar), these substances can stain your teeth. While regular brushing is not enough to prevent these types of stains, professional teeth cleaning can help remove them. If you have dark discolorations, you will likely require cosmetic dentistry procedures.
  • Health issues – During your dental visit, we can detect signs of severe medical issues. Catching and addressing these problems early can help you avoid even more serious issues and costly medical bills. Oral cancers, kidney failure, hypertension, and heart disease are examples of health conditions that are often detected by a dentist.

For dependable general dentistry services in Chicago, call The Dental Standard at (312) 757-8060 now. We provide a one-of-a-kind experience.

Patient Experiences

Straight From the Source
  • Gorgeous Modern Space

    “At our first visit, Dr.Vlad took us on a tour of the facility and showed us around. It's a gorgeous modern space very open and inviting. We sat and he got to know us and our dental history first. He takes his time and advises you on your dental health...”

    - Matt
  • Quality Work & Care

    “This office is AMAZING! Dr. Vlad and his team make you feel like family as soon as you walk in. The decor is timeless and I love that everything is brand new. This office has a lot of technology and it makes me feel great knowing Dr. Vlad does his best.”

    - Shivam
  • Amazing To Me

    “Dr. Vlad and his team prioritized my fears and focused on creating a relationship build in trust and learning first. The cleaning alone was a solid experience. He was extremely thorough and the difference in my mouth is still amazing to me.”

    - Josh
  • Healthy Teeth & Forever Grateful

    “Wow, The Dental Standard is such an amazing experience. The place itself is beautiful and not to mention they were after to do same-day crowns for me. This saved me so much time. I now have healthy teeth and am forever grateful. Thank you team!”

    - Ricky
  • Amazing & Detail-Oriented Dentist

    “Vlad is an amazing, detail-oriented dentist, with an approachable bedside manner. No question The Dental Standard matches his pursuit of excellence.”

    - Michael

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