Non-Cosmetic Dental Issues with Cosmetic Slants

Covering MouthCertain ailments in our bodies will heal on their own if we are patient. Unfortunately, most issues of dental health will only get worse if there is no treatment. Palatine cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg has been at the helm of a great many cosmetic dental procedures, but he also deals with preventive and restorative dentistry. Sometimes the many elements of dentistry overlap in one patient and end up with a cosmetic slant because of the way they change your appearance, or even the way others perceive you.

Decaying Beauty

Tooth decay is the second most prevalent disease in America, after the common cold. So if you are sporting a filling or two in your mouth, you are one of many. Only 1% of the population is impervious to the germs which cause cavities. When bacteria produce acids and form plaque, your protective tooth enamel doesn’t stand a chance unless you brush frequently and go for a dental checkup and cleaning every six months. Initially, cavities can only be felt or seen on x-rays. However, tooth decay left to fester actually leaves a physical mark on your teeth. For cosmetic purposes, we usually treat cavities with composite-resin which is color-matched to surrounding teeth.

A Bad Impression

Speaking of untreated cavities, a bacterial infection in your mouth (cavities or gum disease) is among the many causes of bad breath. No, you can’t see bad breath, but of course, you can smell it, and so can everyone else. This makes bad breath a sort of undercover cosmetic issue. Approximately 85% of halitosis cases have a dental cause. Once this issue has taken hold, brushing, flossing, mouthwash, gum, and mints might not even make a dent. Dr. Engelberg can help by halting the cause of your bad breath with treatment and providing you with professional breath control.

Visit your Palatine Cosmetic Dentist

If you are in need of any cosmetic dental work, schedule an appointment with your Palatine cosmetic dentist, call our 60074 dentist office at 847-259-8030. We are happy to serve patients in Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, and Northern Chicago Suburbs.