preventive care

Elcano Dental in Kenosha, WI Photo of Preventative Dental CareOur goal is to provide you with the tools to maximize and maintain your overall oral health, emphasizing patient education and instruction. Our office strives to have all patients visit for only routine cleaning and exams, because the patients are taking the proper preventive procedures at home. There is no substitute for a proper home care regiment and a full understanding of why home care is so important.

Proper oral home care can improve overall systemic health, lower dental and medical costs, and lead to less time in the dental chair. In addition to our emphasis on patient education, we perform exams every 6 months. Frequent examinations are critical to identifying potential problems early.

at each exam we:

  • Thoroughly review and demonstrate proper oral hygiene techniques
  • Customize a homecare plan based on your current condition
  • Supplement with fluoride if needed
  • Discuss how your diet can lower your risk for cavities
  • Take X-rays regularly to identify problems early
  • Evaluate your teeth for decay and other potential problems, such as fractures, which are often asymptomatic

Photo of Dr. Nikol Kurziak with a patient at Elcano Dental in Kenosha, WI

at each exam we also screen for:

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Oral cancer
  • TMJ dysfunction

Our emphasis is on patient interaction and education. We believe the most valuable thing we can give you is the knowledge necessary to improve and maintain your oral health and be your own preventive dentist.

helpful tips for you at home:

  • Floss daily to remove food and plaque that brushing cannot reach
  • Brush at least twice day
  • Refrain from soda consumption