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By Granville Dental, LLC
February 01, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Wondering how your dentist can help you get a winning smile?

Most people who are looking to get a whiter smile may turn to at-home kits or DIY remedies; however, if you want to get amazing results quickly, then you’ll want to turn to professional teeth whitening. Under the supervision of our Granville and Spring Valley, IL, family dentists Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe, professional teeth whitening offers an effective and safe way to get teeth several shades whiter without having to do any of the work. This is why so many people are turning to their dentists to get teeth whitening.

You’ll get visible results in a single day with in-office whitening

If you’re looking to get a visibly whiter smile in a short span of time, then the chairside teeth whitening that we offer to our Granville, Peru and Spring Valley, IL, patients will give you results in as little as 45 minutes to one hour. We can often get teeth anywhere from 3-8 shades whiter in just one or a couple of 30 or 60-minute whitening sessions.

You can help teeth whitening results last longer

While teeth whitening isn’t permanent, you can certainly play a role in how long your results last. In fact, with the proper hygiene and care, many people can maintain their whiter smile for a year or more. How can you help maintain your results?

  • Use a whitening toothpaste
  • Make sure you are brushing twice a day and flossing daily
  • Avoid or, at the very least, limit dark food and beverages
  • Use a straw when drinking dark beverages to limit exposure to teeth
  • Consider using at-home whitening kits or professional at-home whitening to prevent new stains from forming

We can reduce whitening-related tooth sensitivity

If you’ve been on the fence about teeth whitening because you’re worried about increased tooth sensitivity, then getting professional teeth whitening is going to be a better option for you. We can customize and adjust your whitening treatment to help you get the results you want while also minimizing tooth sensitivity. We can do this by limiting how long we leave whitening gel on teeth, as well as by choosing a less highly concentrated bleaching gel.

With an office in Granville, IL, our dentists provide teeth whitening and other cosmetic services to patients living in and around Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby and La Salle, IL. If you are interested in talking with the team at Granville Dental about professional teeth whitening, call us at (815) 339-6888 to schedule a consultation.

By Granville Dental, LLC
December 23, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants   Implants  

As we age, it becomes harder to hold on to our natural teeth. If one doesn't establish good oral hygiene habits early on, the risk of periodontal disease increases, and so does the development of cavities.

If these dental problems are left untreated, teeth can fall out one-by-one over time. At Granville Dental, LLC, Dr. Evan Fiedler, and Dr. Robert Dawe preserve natural teeth to the best of their ability. However, if gaps are significantly noticeable, restorative dental implants may be an option to replace the entire tooth from root to crown.

This procedure can take up to a few months to complete and requires commitment. If you're interested in learning more, visit our Granville, IL, office. We also serve the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas.

We Restore Dental Implants

A single dental implant acts as a replacement tooth root and can replace one or multiple teeth. Restorative dental implants are a permanent solution to improve the condition of your bite so you can enjoy your favorite foods once again. They also revive the facial muscles and can make you appear younger, which will have you smiling and laughing without being self-conscious.

At Granville Dental, LLC, Dr. Evan Fiedler, or Dr. Robert Dawe will discuss the steps in detail when you visit our Granville, IL, office. These will consist of inserting the implant and allowing time to pass for it to fuse to the jawbone. Once this process is finished, you'll receive a permanent crown that resembles a natural tooth.

To transform your smile for the better, schedule a consultation with Dr. Evan Fiedler or Dr. Robert Dawe to get started. Once our dentist has determined that you're a candidate for restorative dental implants, you'll be on your way to superior oral health, improved confidence, and upgraded self-esteem after the first visit. For more information about other services provided by Granville Dental, LLC, visit our website.

We serve Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas and encourage patients to call (815) 339-6888 for appointment scheduling in our Granville, IL, office.

By Granville Dental, LLC
November 20, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Toothache  

Dealing with a problem tooth? Here’s what might be going on.

There is little else as annoying and uncomfortable as a toothache. The problem is that if the toothache isn’t properly treated, whatever is causing you pain will often get worse. This is why all toothaches require treatment. Don’t worry; our Granville, IL, family dentists Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe can help you get the care you need to handle and treat your aching, throbbing tooth.

If you’re dealing with a toothache it’s going to be difficult to figure out what’s causing it without turning to our family dentist here at our Granville, IL, for an oral exam. During your exam will be able to determine if your toothache is caused by,

  • An infection
  • Decay
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Gum disease
  • Bite problems or a malocclusion (“bad bite”)
  • Trauma or injury to the tooth
  • Something lodged between your teeth
  • A broken or fallen out filling or crown

If you notice dental pain of any kind it’s important that you see your dentist right away. Even minor pain shouldn’t be brushed off. Since infections, cavities and gum disease (the common causes of a toothache) require urgent care, the sooner you seek medical attention from your dentist the better. Other signs that may accompany your toothache include,

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Swollen gums around the tooth
  • Bad breath
  • An abscess (an infected bump that appears on the gums)
  • Pain that’s made worse by chewing or biting

Make a note of these other symptoms and let your dentist know the symptoms you are experiencing, which can provide helpful insight into what might be going on.

Are you looking for a family dentist in Granville, IL, who can provide you with immediate dental care? The team at Granville Dental is proud to provide comprehensive dental care including emergency care to those living in Oglesby, LaSalle and Peru, IL. Dealing with a toothache? Call us at (815) 339-6888.

By Granville Dental, LLC
September 21, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a result of a build-up of harmful bacteria found in plaque residue. As the bacteria grow, the gums become inflamed and begin to recede from the teeth. If periodontal disease is not treated in its early stages, it can result in tooth loss. If you live in Granville, you can prevent periodontal disease by visiting dentists Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe at Granville Dental. As well as Granville, they serve the surrounding Oglesby, LaSalle and Peru areas.

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

Fortunately, gum disease can be prevented. Following these daily habits will help.

  • Brushing your teeth: Brushing your teeth at least three times each day after meals removed trapped particles of food from your teeth and gums. Brushing your tongue and gums also reduces bacteria.
  • Flossing: You should floss at least once each day to remove plaque and food particles that your brush can’t reach.
  • Rinse with mouthwash: Using a dentist-recommended mouthwash will reduce plaque and bacteria further and will keep your breath fresh.
  • See a dentist: Regular dental check-ups can ensure that you have no early signs of tooth decay or gum disease. If your Granville dentist spots signs, he can treat them before they develop into a serious oral health issue. During your dental check-up, you can also be screened for signs of oral cancer.

You should contact Granville Dental straight away if you notice any signs of gum disease such as:

  • Inflamed or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Discolored gums

If you would like to find more about preventing periodontal disease you can reach Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe of Granville Dental at (815) 339-6888. They proudly serve residents of Oglesby, LaSalle and Peru, Illinois.

By Granville Dental, LLC
May 22, 2020
Category: Family Dentistry
Tags: Dental Care  

Your family dentists at Granville Dental in Granville, IL and serving the serving Oglesby, LaSalle and Peru areas, are passionate about preventive care, and they need your help. As a parent, you play a key role in teaching your children proper dental care. At your family dental visit, Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe will outline ways you can make oral health care fun for your kids.

Avoiding tooth decay

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 20 percent of elementary school children have one or more untreated dental cavities. Accordingly, oral health care must start after when the first baby tooth arrives. Yes, toxic plaque and the bacteria it contains targets that new little tooth.

So, parents, brush (using small circular strokes) young teeth with a soft, baby-sized brush and a smear of non-fluoride toothpaste. Start using fluoride toothpaste when your child is three to four years old.

As your child matures, supervise and model those important brushing and flossing habits. Floss too, to keep ahead of plaque and tartar.

Additionally, model and promote healthy eating:

  • Offer fruits and vegetables and high grain cereals and breads.
  • Push water, as good hydration increases saliva and washes tooth surfaces clean (most municipal water supplies contain fluoride to optimize anti-cavity protection).
  • Reduce all sugars and carbohydrates.
  • Make sure your child gets dairy products daily. They provide important calcium and protein and also buffer the acids which other foods contain.

Other things you should teach

1. Young athletes must wear their mouth guards consistently when playing sports.

2. Good habits bring tangible rewards. In other words, set up a sticker chart or other reward system for consistent brushing and flossing.

3. Use a timer on your phone to ensure your child is brushing for a full two minutes. Or, play a short, happy song while he or she brushes.

About dental visits

Every member of your family should visit Granville Dental in Granville semi-annually. Your hygienist will perform a thorough and refreshing cleaning and take X-rays. Your family dentist will do a complete oral exam, looking for decay and gum disease, proper dental bite and jaw development, and more.

At Granville Dental, Dr. Fiedler and Dr. Dawe, and their team are experts in helping kids enjoy their office visits. Our treatment rooms are comfortable, bright, and kid-friendly. And your dentist offers easy preventive treatments, such as fluoride varnishes and plastic sealants, to protect young teeth even more.

Parents, encourage your kids to think that trips to the dental office can be fun. At Granville Dental, your dedicated team makes sure that they are.

It starts at home

Parents are their children's first and best teachers. At Granville Dental in Granville, IL, and serving Oglesby, LaSalle and Peru, IL, Dr. Fiedler and Dr. Dawe are here to help you and your family have great-looking, long-lasting smiles. Call us today for your next dental visit or if you have any concern whatsoever about your child's oral health. Phone (815) 339-6888.

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