Preventive Dentistry Services Chicago

Serving Chicago, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and surrounding areas in Illinois

Our Chicago Dentist offers the following Preventive Dentistry Services to Chicago, Lakeview, Lincoln Park patients, and patients in surrounding communities.

 

  • Regular professional cleanings– using our Cavitron®, an ultrasonic cleaner, allows Dr. Alfe to gently and effortlessly melt the tartar off your teeth. This greatly reduces the amount of uncomfortable scraping usually associated with dental cleanings. In addition, we use a laser to sterilize your gums before treatment, and finish up with tooth polishing with either a soft rubber polishing cup and paste, or our Prophy Jet® for super cleaning
  • Deep cleanings (scaling/root planing)– for patients with bad gum/periodontal disease. Dr. Alfe uses the same technology that she does for a prophy. In addition, she uses anesthesia to numb the areas that are infected, along with the laser to help treat those areas without surgery or stitches
  • Laser gum treatments– for either periodontal gum treatments or in conjunction with having your smile makeover. No stitches necessary and recovery time is usually within 24 hours! Read our laser gum treatments page for more information
  • OralID– shows Dr. Alfe changes in tissue fluorescence which can differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue.  In fact, OralID is the only non-invasive adjunctive device clinically proven to help discover occult oral disease.  It only takes a minute or two for her to perform the exam with no discomfort to you.  This is done in conjunction with an annual full head and neck screening. Visit our OralID page for more information
  • PerioProtect®– a revolutionary system using custom-fitted mouthguards and special medications to painlessly help melt tartar off the teeth, destroy bacterial biofilm, freshen your breath and whiten your teeth. This is accomplished in as little as 10 minutes a day in the privacy of your home. Visit www.PerioProtect.com, or visit our own PerioProtect page for more information
  • OralDNA® testing– Dr. Alfe offers two unique, easy tests. One assesses your risk of periodontal disease, and the other assesses your exposure to Oral HPV, the Human Papilloma Virus, which has been proven to be one of the major contributing factors in oral cancer development. Visit our OralDNA Testing page for more information for patients interested in learning about their risk factors
  • Bad breath treatment with CloSYS II® system– it uses a unique and patented chlorine dioxide formula. This oxidant destroys major bacteria and its byproducts that cause plaque, gum disease and bad breath. It doesn’t just cover up bad breath, it actually eliminates it, without any harsh burning! Visit our bad breath treatment page for more information
  • Dry mouth treatment– Dr. Alfe prescribes GC Dry Mouth gel to her patients suffering from dry mouth. Medications, radiation treatment, mouth breathing, smoking, dehydration and some systemic diseases can damage the salivary glands and decrease saliva flow. Saliva is necessary to keep the oral tissues and teeth lubricated and cleansed. Decreased saliva flow can put you at greater risk for cavities, gum disease and mouth sores.
  • MI paste– the only dental paste that not only retards cavity formation, it will REVERSE and HEAL cavity growth in certain areas! This means that many teeth that would have definitely needed fillings may not need to be filled if MI paste is prescribed early enough once a cavity is diagnosed.
  • Fluoridex– prescription strength, at home fluoride treatment that strengthens teeth, helps reduce tooth sensitivity to cold and sweets, and retards tartar (calculus) buildup, meaning that your teeth and gums stay healthier and more comfortable in between your professional cleanings!