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Dentistry General

The Parts Of A Dental Check-Up

Ideally, a trip to your dentist should happen every six months or so, but for some people, it has been a great deal longer than that. If it’s been years since you’ve seen a dentist, or maybe you’ve never seen one at all, you may wonder exactly what happens during your dental visit. Check-ups are…

All About Dental X-rays

Dental x-rays play an important part in your treatment. In fact, they’re so important, most dental insurances cover one set of x-rays per year. These help the dentist establish a baseline and track any problems that might develop beneath the surface. There are two types of dental x-rays: Intraoral: These are x-rays that are taken…

Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be scary mostly because they’re not talked about. Everyone knows where to go if you’re having a heart attack or break a leg, but what do you do if you’ve encountered a dental emergency and how do you handle it until you get to where you need to go? In order to…

Invisalign Dentistry

Invisalign offers a flexible and inconspicuous orthodontic option for individuals who desire straighter, more even teeth. Through the use of removal plastic aligners, Invisalign gently and effectively positions the teeth so that they are properly aligned and spaced. Because the aligners are clear, they are hardly noticeable when worn and they can be removed during…

Dental Health and Your Diet

Your Body can be described as, a “complex machine”. Whatever you decide to eat and how often you eat them they will affect your overall health as well as the health of your gums and teeth. If you take too much sugar-filled drinks, sweetened fruit drinks or snacks that are non-nutritious, you could be courting…

Bad Breath

Bad breath is an issue that is so common and can be caused due to a variety of reasons. There is a group of people who find that they have bad breath all the time and there can be an underlying medical condition that may be responsible for this. One may be suffering from diabetes,…

How to Brush Your Teeth

Are you wondering how to brush your teeth correctly? You will be astonished to find out that you have just been doing it wrong the whole time. The entire process of brushing your teeth may look simple but without the right techniques, it becomes a hard task. You just put a toothpaste on your brush…

Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite fillings, also known as white, plastic, or tooth-colored fillings, use a tooth-colored resin made up of powdered glass and plastic resin to fill in cavities, which gives the filling a natural appearance and enables it to blend with the surrounding tooth structure. Composite fillings are commonly used in the front teeth, which are immediately…

Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Taking care of your teeth entails so much more than just seeing your dentist twice in a year for the normal examination as well as the extensive cleaning. If you never knew, the majority of your oral care takes place at home and with effective care and treatment couple with personal dedicated hygiene, you would…

Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride is the naturally occurring element that has been proven in assisting with the teeth’s strength. It goes a long way in preventing tooth decay in people of all ages. Topical fluoride, specifically, is really useful for the promotion of the overall oral health. The American Dental Association clearly endorses the use of fluoride in…

Dentistry Post-Op Questions

When you go through a dental procedure, the Dentist in Aurora will provide you with a set of post-op instructions. These instructions are extremely important because they assist you to heal and recover effectively. It is really important to follow these instructions so that you can prevent instructions and reduce the risk of complications. In…

Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns are caps that fit over teeth, while dental bridges are composed of multiple dental crowns with a fake tooth, or pontic, in between that fits in the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. Dental bridges are anchored into place by abutment teeth, or the teeth on either side of the gap.…

Removable Dentures

Dentures are removable tooth prosthetics designed to look and function like natural teeth. For thousands of years, some form of denture has been used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, although today’s dentures are much more advanced and easier to care for. Most dentures are composed of replacement teeth attached to plastic…

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the strongest and most effective restoration methods available to restore both the function and the visual elements of your smile. They utilize titanium screws implanted into the jaw bone to act as artificial tooth roots that can support a dental prosthetic. Did You Know? Dental implants can be used to replace a…

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are more extensive than dental fillings but less so than caps and crowns. They are typically formed in a dental lab and are made of gold, porcelain or resin depending on the patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. An inlay refers to a restoration that is formed to fit…

Root Canals

Root canals are the treatment of choice when the roots of your teeth become badly infected. Within the roots lies the pulp, which contains nerve endings and live tissue. Infected pulp causes pain, swelling, and can even result in the loss of the tooth. To preserve the tooth, the infection and any damaged parts of…

TMJ Treatment

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which is the bone structure, muscles and connective tissues that surround the jaw and control chewing. When patients experience disorders of this joint, they are said to have a temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Symptoms of TMD include pain and tenderness near the jaw, as well as popping or clicking…

Veneers and Laminates

Dental veneers and laminates are thin shells that are adhered to the front surface of teeth that are visible when smiling or talking. They are usually made from porcelain, but can also be made from dental composite. They are customized in a dental laboratory, meaning that they can enhance your smile while also giving it…

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening procedures are used to brighten the appearance of a patient’s smile – sometimes by as many as 5 to 10 shades in a single session. According to the American Dental Association, teeth whitening procedures have become some of the most popular esthetic dental treatments among patients throughout the country, including. Professional teeth whitening…

Cosmetic Dentistry

Fox Valley Dental tries its best to make your smile more aesthetic as possible. With our Aurora Dentist, you are in the right hands. When your teeth look so bright and are in the right pattern, you will easily find out that your general appearance as a whole benefits you greatly. However, contrary to popular…

Dental Cleaning & Consultation

A mouth that is clean and healthy is a very important part of our general wellness and being. Moreover, keeping your teeth white while maintaining that elegant smile requires one to keep a religious routine both at home and also through a professional dental care service provider. When you visit Fox Valley Dental for cleaning…

Sports Mouth Guard

A sports mouth guard (also known as mouth protector or mouth guard) is a device that is usually worn over someone’s teeth in order to protect one from the impact that may be caused by knockbacks to the head or face. They are a very essential part of athletic gear for anyone who is taking…

Tooth Extractions

Fox Valley Dental makes every effort to preserve your natural teeth, however in some instances teeth must be removed, or extracted, in order to maintain your dental health. One of the most common reasons for tooth extractions is to extract partially or fully impacted wisdom teeth. Although tooth extractions are performed in our office, they…

Dental X-Rays

At Fox Valley Dental, we provide our clients with the best Dental radiographs (X-ray) services. X-rays are very vital for prevention as well as diagnosis element because they provide us with extremely important information that cannot be easily seen during a normal dental exam. The Dentist in Aurora uses this information to accurately and safely…

Provisional Restorations

Most of the times when patients undergo complicated restorative procedures, they will be supplied with temporary or provisional restorations while they patiently wait for their permanent prosthetics to get ready. These temporary restorations serve the following purpose; They allow the patients to try their smile so as to know how the new restorations will feel…

PFM Restorations

Porcelain Fused to Metal or commonly known as PFM restorations have been helpful in the dental field for more than 30 years. During all that period, dentists all over the globe have adopted the PFM crowns as well as the bridges due to their versatility for use together with their ability to be matched easily…

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