Family Dentistry in Plainfield IL
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 and X-Rays
Typically performed after dental cleanings, dental exams allow Dr. Ahoyt to assess your oral health. Dr. Ahoyt uses 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 dental office in Plainfield uses digital X-rays for fast, low radiation, and accurate X-ray scans.
Ahoyt Family Dental 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.
For patients who suffer from chronic headaches or jaw pain, Dr. Ahoyt provides headache treatments in Plainfield. Frequent migraines and headaches may be signs of a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. The TMJ connects the lower jaw to the skull. When there is misalignment of the jaw or teeth, this may cause overextension of the TMJ, leading to chronic joint inflammation and headaches. Possible headache treatments include mouth guards (for nighttime teeth grinding) and malocclusion treatments (for misaligned teeth).
While orthodontic treatment is typically associated with teenagers, Dr. Ahoyt wants his patients to know that it is never too late to straighten crooked teeth! Ahoyt Family Dental provides pediatric and adult orthodontic treatment in Plainfield for those who want to correct their smiles. For patients who desire quick results, Rapid Braces are a short term orthodontic solution that offers results in as little as 6 months. We also offer Invisalign®, which is a clear, removable teeth straightening system that also delivers fast results.
Kid Friendly Dentistry
At Ahoyt Family Dental, 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!