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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Willowbrook, IL

We Can Answer All of Your Dental Questions!

Do you have questions about your at-home oral hygiene routine? Are you curious about any treatments that we offer? No matter what your questions are, as long as they’re dental-related, our team can help by providing you with the information you need to make the best decisions for your smile.

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

It’s recommended that you replace your toothbrush once every three months, as soon as you notice that the bristles are becoming frayed, or after you get sick. This will help keep your toothbrush bacteria-free and safe to use.

Is a water flosser better than regular dental floss?

While water flossers have been shown to be more effective at removing plaque and tartar from the mouth, if you’re proficient at using regular dental floss, that works great as well! We do recommend that patients who have difficulty maneuvering dental floss around their mouth or who may have mobility issues take advantage of water flossers because they’re so easy to use.

Are dental implants the best tooth replacement treatment?

Dental implants in Willowbrook aren’t necessary the best tooth replacement solution for everyone; however, they are a top-tier treatment that helps countless patients regain the natural look and feel of their mouths. The best way to learn whether dental implants are right for you is to visit our dental office for a consultation. We’ll conduct an examination of your mouth and lay out the details of each of your treatment options. Dr. Song wants you to feel empowered to own your oral health decisions, which is why he takes the time to walk you through each of his suggestions.

Do you offer children’s dentistry?

Yes! At Song Dental, we’re happy to see families in Willowbrook, including children! Our team loves being able to help build a positive relationship between your child and their oral health, which is why we do everything within our power to help them feel comfortable and at-ease when they visit our dental office. We also offer a wide range of kid-friendly dental treatments to keep their developing smiles happy and healthy.

How often do I need to see the dentist?

The American Dental Association as well as the dentists everywhere recommend going in for a checkup and cleaning every six months. Most dental insurance companies cover the cost of these two yearly visits at 100 percent, too, so if you’re covered, you have nothing to lose!

What should I do if I can’t afford dental implants?

If you can’t afford the complete, up-front cost of dental implant treatment on your budget, we offer additional financing through CareCredit that allows you to make flexible, low monthly payments.

Should I even bother treating my gum disease?

100 percent, yes! Even if you have severe gum disease that can’t be completely cured, you should still receive regular treatment to prevent permanent damage to your oral health. Dr. Song offers several customized periodontal therapies to help minimize and reverse gum disease symptoms so you don’t have to spend more money on serious treatments down the road, like a tooth extraction.