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By Dr. James M. Maragos, DDS, PC
September 04, 2018
Category: Oral Health

Family DentistThe Benefits of Having a Family Dentist

Searching for a dentist for your whole family? A family dentist can meet all of your family's needs at one location. Family dentists provide treat patients of all ages. Dr. James Maragos in LaGrange, IL offers a full range of top-quality dental services. Here are the benefits of having a family dentist.

1. Dental Care Services- Family dentists have received the proper education and training needed to treat patients of all ages. Family dentists provide oral care to their patients and offer a large menu of services under one roof. Family dentists diagnose and treat dental issues. They clean teeth, repair broken teeth, fill cavities, and other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy. They also offer cosmetic dentistry procedures to transform your smile. 

2. One-Stop-Shopping- One-stop-shop dental practices have become very popular in the United States. With the hectic pace of our busy lifestyles, we all search for ways to make our lives simpler and save time. A trip to a local family dentist can mean fewer office visits. You will save precious time by having your entire family's oral healthcare care needs met in one place. 

3- Atmosphere- Family dentists design their offices with the needs of you and your children in mind. It's important that you and your family feel comfortable when visiting a dental office. If you have children, look for a dental office that has a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere with a staff that is caring and works well with children.

4. A Lifetime of Dental Care- Pediatric dentists specialize in the dental health of children, from infants and toddlers to teenagers. After that time, your children will need to search for another dentist. A family dentist can treat your children throughout their lives as they get older. 

Going to the dentist is important at any age. Poor oral hygiene can lead to cavities and dental diseases. Call our dental office at 708-352-7358 today to schedule a dental appointment in LaGrange, IL. Regular dental visits will put you and your family on the road to good oral health.

By Dr. James M. Maragos, DDS, PC
October 21, 2013
Category: Oral Health
50CentTweetsHisDentalExam

Not long ago, musician, businessman, and actor 50 Cent (AKA Curtis James Jackson III) joined the growing ranks of celebrities (like Demi Moore and LeAnn Rimes) who have sent out tweets from the dental chair. The rapper, who has had extensive cosmetic work done on his teeth, even live-tweeted an action shot of his dentist giving him an oral exam!

Some might consider this too much information — but we're happy whenever people are reminded of the importance of regular dental checkups. In fact, the “routine” dental exam is truly one of the most useful procedures (and one of the best values) in dental care. Let's “examine” some reasons why that's so.

For one thing, coming in to our office when you don't have a specific problem gives us the chance to talk to you about any concerns you may have in regard to your mouth — or your health in general. In fact, many of the questions we ask and the exam procedures we perform give us an opportunity to detect potentially deadly diseases. For example, simply monitoring your blood pressure may identify a risk for heart disease; or an examination of the oral tissues may reveal the first signs of oral cancer. Both conditions are treatable if caught early on.

Of course, at a dental exam we always look closely at your teeth for signs of cavities. We also check your gums for inflammation or bleeding, which could indicate gum disease. X-rays or other diagnostic tests are performed when necessary. Generally, the sooner we can diagnose and treat any problems we may find, the better (and less costly) the outcome tends to be.

A typical checkup also includes a thorough, professional teeth cleaning with specialized tools, performed by our skilled dental hygienists. This not only makes your mouth look and feel sparkly clean — it also removes the built-up hard deposits (called tartar or calculus) that can lead to bad breath or gum disease.

Once the exam and cleaning are done, we have a good idea of the general state of your dental health. We can then give feedback on your oral hygiene techniques, assess your risk for disease, and make recommendations tailored to your individual needs. And we can do all this in about half an hour.

So talk about it, tweet about it — but don't neglect it! Along with regular brushing and flossing, routine dental checkups are the best way for you to maintain good oral hygiene — and prevent future dental problems.

If you would like more information about the benefits of regular dental exams, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “The Dental Hygiene Visit.”



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