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Help Us Stop Cancer Before it Starts!

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Dentist in SchaumburgDid you know that regular screening can allow Dr. Walther to identify and treat oral cancers even before you develop any symptoms? In an oral cancer screening, Dr. Walther  will use his expert training and technology to check your mouth for any abnormal or potentially pre-cancerous cells, as well as any actual cancerous growths. Once identified, Dr. Walther may recommend a biopsy to be certain whether cancer is present. 

Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, can occur in any part of the mouth, such as in the lips or gums, the surface of the tongue, or the roof and floor of the mouth. A person suffering from oral cancer may experience mouth ulcers, swelling, lumping or thickening of the skin in any part of the mouth, or patches on the lining of the mouth or tongue. Pain in swallowing, jaw pain or stiffness, sore throat and loosening of teeth are also symptoms of oral cancer.

Oral cancer is typically caused by unhealthy habits such as smoking, chewing, or sniffing tobacco, consuming alcohol, unhealthy diet, or excessive exposure to sun and certain chemicals. People with GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) digestive condition and those who have undergone radiation treatments of the head or neck areas are also at a high risk for developing oral cancer.

Oral cancer can be diagnosed by various examinations such as biopsy, endoscopy, or imaging tests. If found, receiving proper treatment is imperative. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 9,570 people will die of oral cancers this year alone. That’s about one person every hour!Let us help you prevent oral cancer by scheduling an oral cancer screening.

As with any form of cancer, early detection and treatment plays an essential role in ensuring that oral cancer can be stopped before it fully takes hold. For more information or to schedule an oral cancer screening, please call Corey J. Walther, DDS today.

 

The Benefits of Adult Dental Sealants

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Dentist in Schaumburg, ILAlthough dental sealants are often associated with pediatric dentistry, they can be a beneficial option for adults as well. A dental sealant is a protective, plastic film that helps prevent tooth decay.

Even with at home oral health care, there are areas of the mouth that can be difficult to reach, making it tough to properly clean. Our dentist can determine whether dental sealants are a viable option in helping give you extra protection from tooth decay.

Our goal is to make every one of your dental visits as comfortable as possible. Applying dental sealants is a quick procedure, which offers substantial benefits. According to the American Dental Association, adult sealants are an effective solution to cavity prevention and in preventing the progression of an early non-cavitated tooth lesion.

With proper at home care and regular professional cleanings, dental sealants can last up to 10 years while effectively preventing tooth decay.

Contact our office for more information about dental sealants and to schedule a cleaning with our dentist.

Why Smiles are Important

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A smile comprises 60% of the weight of the face, creating an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet.

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February is Heart Health Month

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Did you know taking care of your teeth can impact heart health by reducing your chances of having a heart attack or a stroke by 50%? Contact our office for more information.

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Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with Us!

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Schaumburg DentistFebruary is National Children’s Dental Health Month!  Developing good oral hygiene habits and regular dental check-ups can be the start of a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums for children.

According to the National Institutes of Health, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease.  It is 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.  Each year, dental-related illnesses result in children missing more than 51 million hours of school.  When dental diseases in children are left untreated, the pain and suffering can result in problems with eating, speaking and distract attention away from learning.

The key to good oral health in children begins at home.  The American Dental Association recommends the following:

  • Brush for 2 minutes twice each day
  • Floss daily to clean the spaces between teeth
  • Eat healthy meals and snacks
  • Visit the dentist regularly

We have the experience and qualifications to care for your child’s teeth, gums and mouth throughout various stages of childhood.  With regular check-ups and cleanings, we can ensure healthy and happy smiles. It is recommended for all patients to schedule a routine six-month check-up exam.

Our dentist will screen your child’s mouth for tooth decay and gum disease.  During your child’s dental cleaning, we will gently remove any buildup of plaque or tartar.  To help your child maintain his or her healthy mouth, we may also recommend sealants and fluoride treatments.

Please contact our office to schedule your child’s next dental appointment.

Why Regular Dental Care Now Can Save You Big Later

Proper at-home dental care and regular preventive dental visits can help you save money! See below for interesting information comparing the costs of dental care and see how the average person’s at-home care differs from the American Dental Association recommendations. Please contact us to schedule your next dental visit.

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Start the New Year With a Smile!

Happy New Year From Our Team

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For many reasons, January is a great time to start the year with a beautiful and healthy smile. If you have been putting off treatment or cosmetic dentistry, there’s no better time to move forward in accomplishing your oral health goals.

Now that the holidays are behind us, there is more time to schedule your visit to our office. If you are utilizing oral health benefits, many plans renew at the start of the year, making it a great time for cosmetic and restorative care.

If considering cosmetic dentistry, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation. Start the New Year with a smile!

Why We Take X-Rays

Did you know that x-rays can help us detect bone loss and infections? Read below for more important information about x-rays. Please contact us to schedule your next dental visit.

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Thank You for Placing Your Trust In Us

Thank you for being a patient at Corey J. Walther, DDS. We hope with each visit you have a positive experience.

One of the highest compliments our practice can receive is a testimonial from you on Google+. Your review is greatly appreciated. It will help us to connect with other patients looking for quality dental care.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with the very best in high quality dentistry. We are confident that you are receiving the most attentive, gentle and modern dental care possible.

Thank you for being part of our dental family. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit!

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