Dekamore Dental Accepts Dental Emergency Patients

Dental emergency treatments offered in DeKalb IL at Dekamore Dental

Dental Emergency Patients Treated at Dekamore Dental in DeKalb ILLooking for some relief for your dental emergency? Call (815) 748-2666. The staff at DeKamore Dental are taking appointments now!

No need to suffer with dental pain, Dekamore Dental provides prompt emergency dental care for patients in the Dekalb area.

Here are a few concerns that require prompt dental emergency care:

  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Broken tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Broken or lost filling or crown
  • Tooth repair or decay
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Pain when eating or drinking
  • Broken or loose fitting dentures
  • After any accident with trauma to the lips, mouth or jaw.

If these conditions are left untreated, they can progress and cause serious dental and physical health issues.

If you need dental emergency care, call (815) 748-2666.  Our skilled dentists are here to help!  Our office is open 6 days a week and we have many payment options including cash, credit cards, PPO dental insurance, Medicaid and CareCredit to make your emergency care affordable.

Live A Healthier Lifestyle in 2018

Dekamore Dental | DeKalb ILKeep your New Years Resolution to live a healthier lifestyle in 2018. Call Dekamore Dental at (815) 748-2666 and make your dental appointment. You can also send us an email and we will call you back!  We are open 6 days a week and have appointment times to fit every schedule.  

Why do adults need fluoride treatments?

Dekamore Dental | DeKalb ILA fluoride treatment can make a positive change in your dental health at any age.

Fluoride has the ability to physically bond to your tooth structure making your tooth stronger and more resistant to decay (cavities).

As you age, your gums may recede exposing the cementum which covers the root surfaces of your teeth.  This part of your tooth can be sensitive to hot and cold and is softer than enamel making it more susceptible to decay.  The fluoride treatment can decrease tooth sensitivity and will fortify the tooth to make it more resistant to root decay.

If you are prone to cavities, the DeKalb dentists at Dekamore Dental recommend getting a fluoride treatment that will help prevent more decay.  If you are caries free, the fluoride treatment will help keep your teeth that way.

Unfortunately, a fluoride treatment is not a substitute for brushing and flossing at home!  So, keep up the good work!

Veterans Day – Honoring The Brave

Dekamore Dental blog - DeKalb ILOn Veterans Day we remember & honor all those who served or are currently serving in the United Sates armed services.  We thank them for their determination and service. 

From the Staff and Doctors at Dekamore Dental

Only 2 Months Before Your Dental Insurance Benefits Expire

In Network With PPOs | Dekamore DentalNovember 1st is here….. You only have 2 months before your dental insurance benefits expire for this year.  Don’t wait!  Contact our office at (815) 748-2666 and make your appointment.  The Dekamore Dental staff will help you maximize your dental insurance benefits today!

Remember, we are “In Network” with most dental PPO insurance plans and we accept AllKids and the medical card.

Halloween Guide To Good Dental Health

bigstock-Portrait-Of-Happy-Mother-With--102526979-compressedThe dentists and staff at Dekamore Dental want you to have a safe and healthy Halloween.  Our DeKalb dentists recommend the following:

  1. Sort out the halloween candy with your child.  Remove opened candy and food that is home made.
  2. Eat sweets with or shortly after mealtime.
  3. Limit the number of pieces of candy your child eats.
  4. Avoid candy that stays in your month for a long period of time unless it is sugarless.
  5. Avoid gooey candy that will stick in the grooves of the teeth and between teeth.
  6. Drink water while eating candy and drink after eating candy.
  7. Brush after eating candy.
  8. Floss.  If your child cannot floss their teeth, please floss their teeth for them.

 Enjoy your Halloween holiday!

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

brushing with bracesOctober is National Orthodontic Health Month.  If you or your child has braces, here are some helpful hints for this Halloween season:
1.  Stay away from sticky candy like caramels and licorice, jaw breakers, chewing gum and popcorn.
2. Brush and floss after every meal and snack.
3. Use a fluoride rinse and fluoride toothpaste.
4. Have your teeth cleaned 2 – 4 times a year to help prevent gum disease and cavities from forming.
If you have any questions about your dental health while you have braces, please ask the dentists at Dekamore Dental or contact your orthodontist.

Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

October Is National Diabetes Awareness Month

link between diabetes and gum diseaseDid you know that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease?

People with diabetes are more at risk for mouth infections, specifically (gum) disease which can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications. “In fact, periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes” according to the American Academy of Periodontology. People with diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to have gum infections and are at greater risk of losing teeth.

Can gum disease treatment help control diabetes?
“Yes, the good news is that in people with type 2 diabetes, treatment of severe disease (for instance, deep cleaning) can lead to a drop in blood sugar levels. The benefit is about the same as you might find if you added another drug to your usual diabetes medicine” according to the American Dental Association. Read the entire article….

What do your Dekalb dentists at Dekamore Dental recommend?
• Make sure your dentist knows you have diabetes.
• Keep your blood glucose as close to normal as possible.
• Use dental floss at least once a day.
• Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste after each meal and snack.
• Visit your dentist and get a cleaning every 3 or 4 months.
• If you smoke, talk to your dentist or doctor about quitting.
• Sip water throughout the day if your mouth gets dry.
• If you do not have teeth or wear a denture or partial, report to your dentist or physician any changes in your gum tissue.

Call Dekamore Dental at (815) 748-2666 for your dental cleaning and stay ahead of gum disease!

October is Dental Hygiene Month

Dekamore Dental | DeKalb and Sycamore CommunitiesCelebrate Dental Hygiene Month by giving everyone in your family a new toothbrush!

Are you wondering when you should change your toothbrush?

Here are some indicators that it is time for a new toothbrush.
1. The Dekamore Dental staff and the American Dental Association suggest that you change your toothbrush or your electric toothbrush head every 3 – 4 months.
2. Change your toothbrush after you have had a bad cold or the flu.
3. Change your toothbrush if your toothbrush bristles become frayed and/or worn. When bristles become frayed and worn they decrease their effectiveness.

Oral Cancer Screening Just Got Easier at Dekamore Dental

OralID-DekamoreDental-webChecking for oral cancer just got easier at Dekamore Dental, your Sycamore dental office.

With OralID, doctors can see cancerous lesions in their earliest stages when survival rates are the highest.

How does OralID oral cancer screening work?

OralID is an oral cancer screening device that looks like a flashlight.   It emits a fluorescent light.  The Dekamore Dental dentists will shine this light onto the dental tissues in the patient’s mouth.  The dentist will wear the special eyeglasses that allow the clinician to see green areas that are normal and dark blue areas when the tissue is abnormal.

There are no dyes or swabs or tinctures used!

Contact Dekamore Dental at  (815) 748-2666 for an appointment to get your oral cancer screening appointment, or email us to request an appointment.