Family Dentistry in 60004
Biannual dental cleanings are imperative to maintaining a healthy smile. During a professional cleaning, your dental hygienist will use dental picks or electric scalers to remove hardened plaque and tartar from the teeth. Dental polishers are then used to smoothen tooth surfaces and remove hard-to-reach plaque. Cleanings usually take between 30 minutes to an hour.
Dental Exams & X-Rays
Typically performed after dental cleanings, dental exams allow Dr. Lallas and Dr. Zulawinski to assess your oral health. Dr. Lallas and Dr. Zulawinski use dental mirrors, picks, and special lights to look for cavities and signs of gum disease. During your dental exam, you will have an X-ray taken of your mouth to check for any underlying dental complications. Our office uses digital X-rays for fast, low radiation, and accurate X-ray scans.
Arlington Dental Associates provides preventive dental treatments for children and adults, including sealants, fluoride treatments, and custom athletic mouth guards and night guards to help keep teeth healthy and strong. Preventive dental treatments can help patients avoid the necessity for complicated, expensive dental procedures down the line.
Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
Composite fillings are used to repair cavities or fractured teeth. One advantage of composite fillings over metal fillings is that composite fillings can be matched to the color of your natural teeth and are virtually indistinguishable. This makes them good filling options for highly visible teeth. Additionally, composite fillings require less tooth structure removal than alternative fillings.
Kid Friendly Dentistry
At Arlington Dental Associate, we are committed to providing a pleasant dental experience for your kids. Our team works together with parents to provide comfortable, fun, and educational dental care. We use special, kid-friendly language when we explain procedures to young patients. Additionally, kids love playing video games and watching TV in our high-tech waiting room!