The Lincoln Park dental office of Dr. Frank Shaw places a great deal of emphasis on preventive dental care for all of his patients. For 40 years, he has been educating his patients about the importance of proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off cavities and gum disease. Tooth decay and gum disease are the most common dental conditions that are entirely preventable with a consistent oral hygiene routine at home plus biannual checkup visits and professional dental cleanings.
By brushing your teeth twice a day as directed and flossing in between the teeth and gums, you can prevent the accumulation of dental plaque. As the chief culprit responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, dental plaque harbors that are harmful to your dental health. By keeping plaque buildup at bay, your smile can remain healthy. Your diet also has an important influence on your dental health and to protect your teeth and gums, it is a good idea to avoid sticky, sugary foods. As part of every checkup visit at our Lincoln Park dental office, Dr. Shaw will perform a comprehensive exam to detect any conditions, which may affect your oral health. This includes a screening for oral cancer. Patients of all ages receive a thorough professional cleaning to remove any plaque and they may have missed while brushing and flossing. Our hygienists will also review proper methods of oral hygiene so that patients can do their part at home to maintain clean and healthy smiles. For his pediatric patients, Dr. Shaw often recommends that dental sealants be placed on the newly erupted, permanent back teeth along with periodic fluoride treatments to prevent tooth decay.
In addition to a program of preventive care, Dr. Shaw offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic, restorative and prosthetic services to his patients. For more information on our Lincoln Park dental office and our highly experienced dentist, give us a call today.
2551 North Clark Street Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60614