Hickory Hills Dental Care
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Your Pathway To A Bright New Smile!
At Hickory Hills Dental, we are constantly discussing higher levels of dental care and implementing new ways of bringing these advancements home to you. Our purpose is to help you set goals to improve your health, appearance, and self-esteem.
Our Dental Services
Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach. Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed. Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily. Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.
Remember that it will take time to adjust to the feel of your new bite. When the bite is altered or the position of the teeth are changed, it takes several days for the brain to recognize the new position of your teeth or their thickness as normal. If you continue to detect any high spots or problems with your bite, call our office at (256) 766-8800 so we can schedule an adjustment appointment. It is normal to experience some hot and cold sensitivity.