A waterpick, or irrigation device, should not be used as a substitute for brushing and flossing because it does not remove plaque. However, waterpicks can be used to remove food from the areas around braces where a toothbrush can’t reach. Dentists also may recommend that patients with gum disease use a waterpick with an antibacterial agent in the reservoir.
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and seeing a different dentist every time?
TIRED OF GOING TO THE DENTIST…
and being just another open mouth but not listened to? When you call your dentist do they know who you are and listen to what you have to say?
At Schubert Dental Care you will receive personal and surprisingly comfortable care by Dr. David Schubert and his staff. We will learn your name before your credit card number and treat you as you deserve to be treated. We respect your time and will attend to your appointment in the most effiecient manner.
At Schubert Dental Care we have a combined 203 years of dental experience among the 6 professionals working here. Our staff has an average of 31 years dental experience. Dr. Schubert has been providing comprehensive high quality dental care for over 39 years. This includes an office in Berwyn for over 30 years and serving the Plainfield community for the past 8 years. Just as with the experience and quality of our staff, we prescribe to the same excellence in all the materials and labs we use.
Instead of just being TIRED of more of the same, visit Schubert Dental Care for a Ritz-Carlton experience!
In The August 5, 2013 ADA News (American Dental Association) there is an article addressing the corporate pressure or requirements (in large dental corporations) that dentist employees perform unnecessary procedures in order to maximize profits. This activity ..”would represent a clear violation of the ethical codes of the profession as set forth in the ADA Code of Professional Conduct”.
The Code states that “‘contract obligations do not excuse dentists from their ethical duty to put the patient’s welfare first”‘.
Some…”of these clinics tend to focus on low-income children eligible for Medicaid. …However, these clinics have been cited for conducting unecessary treatment and in some cases causing serious trauma to young patients; profits being placed ahead of patient care”.
“In one case, the corporate structure of a dental management company appears to have negatively influenced treatment decisions by over-emphasizing bottom-line financial considerations at the expense of providing high-quality, low-cost care”.
“Such conduct is inexusable and should be prosocuted vigorously,” said the ADA statement.
With the school year about to begin it is the time to have a custom sports mouthguard made.
“Boil and Bite” over the counter mouthguards are certainly better than no mouthguard but often fall out, can cause irritation to the soft tissue in the mouth, are often too thin to provide adequate protection, and can be uncomfortable.
A custom-made mouthguard is high a density material that has a great fit and will provide maximum protection to teeth and helps reduce jaw fractures with the opposing teeth in contact with the rubber-like material. The athlete can talk and comfortably breathe with a custom sports guard.
Give our office a call @ 815 577 0700 and we will make your athlete a custom mouthguard.
Gum disease is an infection by germs in the gums around the teeth. It is one of the most common infections in the world. In it’s more serious form – known as “periodontitis” the infection is long lasting. This can lead to loss of teeth. One-half of the U.S. population over 30 years and older has periodontitis.
Scientists are finding that gum disease may raise blood sugar levels in people with and without diabetes.
They found that:
People with severe gum disease have higher long-term blood sugar levels
Might be at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes
May be at higher risk of developing pregnancy diabetes
Have a harder time controlling their type 2 diabetes
Are at higher risk of experiencing harm to eyes and kidneys, as well as heart attack and stroke if they have diabetes
The good news is that gum disease treatment can help control your diabetes and lead to a drop in blood sugar level.
this information obtained from July 2013 edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association
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We had two fundraisers this past weekend for our Haiti Mission. Our hygienist’s high school son, Kevin, organized, promoted and ran a wonderful golf outing at Woodbine Golf Club in Homer Glenn. We also had a doubles tennis tournament benefit at Waubaunsee High School in Aurora that was organized by Steve Hess founder of Gladiator Tennis league.
The end result was enough money raised to pay tuition for over one hundred students in Baudin, Haiti who could not pay tuition and would have to drop out of school!!!
GREAT JOB to all involved.
Among children 5 – 10 years of age, the researchers found that those who consumed three or more sweetened drinks per day had an average of 47% more decayed, missing and filled teeth than did children who did not consume any sweetened beverages. Older children aged (11 – 16 ) had 26% more decayed, missing and filled teeth.
Community water fluoridation is safe and effective in preventing cavities but opposition to municipal water fluoridation continues in some parts of the United States.
This information should help encourage reducing the consumption of sweetened beverages and by supporting water fluoridation in their community.
For a dentist to be recommending these things is totally contrary to what “smart” business people would say. Kind of like Ben and Jerrys saying eating too much ice cream could make a person obese and shorten their life.
Dentistry, as a profession, had always promoted prevention because most of us really care about the health of our patients.
data from Journal of the American Dental Association, May 2013
An analysis of data from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey revealed that adults with diabetes are at higher risk of experiencing tooth loss and total loss of all teeth than are adults without diabetes.
One of every 5 cases of complete loss of all teeth in the United States is linked to diabetes. 18% of the cases of complete tooth loss in the U.S. are attributable to diabetes.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) estimates that as many as 7 million Americans have diabetes but are undiagnosed.
We at Schubert Dental Care wish everyone a happy Easter, the beginning of Spring and new life.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve your dental needs and for your friendship and loyalty.
Dr. David Schubert