General Dentistry in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
At Oak Brook Smiles, We Treat You Like Family
Earning Trust – One Patient at a Time
Our first goal, from the moment you walk in the door, is to earn a feeling of trust. We believe the absolute best general dentistry we can provide will only take place when there is a strong bond of trust with our patients, and we’re all working together toward the common goals of healthy teeth and gums and a beautiful smile.
Routine Dental Care
Whether your dental needs are a complete exam, cleaning, or anything in between, our staff will provide you with exceptional care. Your six-month visits keep your teeth clean and healthy and help prevent problems down the road by letting us spot them early. We can address your unique concerns and develop a relationship that ensures continuity of care. We look forward to meeting you!
Crooked teeth, worn teeth, fillings, gaps, chips, cracks, and discolorations – you name it, we can fix it! It’s no secret that our smiles have a huge effect on how others see us and how we feel about ourselves. Many patients tell us that they would love to fix their teeth, but they assume it will take something extreme to make it possible. They are thrilled to find out there are many conservative options for improvement. Ask us about dental veneers, bonding, dental crowns, and more cosmetic dentistry options in Oakbrook Terrace.
Restoring a Healthy Smile
Damaged teeth not only affect the appearance of your smile, but your functionality in everyday life, too. It’s important to address chips, cracks, or other damage to prevent them from causing further problems later on. Dr. Haque is skilled at providing beautiful, strong restorations for a return to a healthy, natural-looking smile.
KöR™ Whitening & More
Even the best professional whitening options sometimes don’t work on severely stained teeth. An example of this is the staining you may have if you took the antibiotic tetracycline. But with KöR Whitening, even these severely stained teeth can go brilliantly white. It’s also gentle enough to prevent sensitivity. If you’ve ever been disappointed in the results from other methods, you will be amazed at this technique. We also offer custom whitening trays, made in our own lab. You will receive supplies and instructions to undergo the teeth whitening procedure at home, with results occurring within 1 – 14 days.
Straight Teeth with Clear Aligners
With ClearCorrect™ it is possible to have straight teeth in as little as 9 – 15 months! No braces, wires, or headgear! And the best part is that no one will know you’re straightening your teeth – because it’s invisible clear aligners! The ClearCorrect system is easily removable and allows you to eat and drink what you want while in treatment, and brushing and flossing are no problem!
Do You Find Yourself Falling Asleep on the Job?
If you or a loved one find yourself falling asleep during the day, or snoring loudly or having interrupted breathing during sleep, it may be sleep apnea. For those who have been diagnosed with this condition, modern dentistry has new treatment options such as oral appliances. These have been successful for over 90% of the patients who use them and are an alternative to CPAP machines. Ask us about this treatment and start getting the rest you deserve.
A Healthy Smile, A Healthy Body
Did you know that the cause of most tooth loss is not decay? It’s gum disease. And recent studies have established a link between gum disease and your overall health. The good news is that gum disease can be treated successfully, often without surgery. Our commitment to you includes paying meticulous attention to all of your needs for healthy teeth and gums so you not only look your best but also have optimum overall health.
Preview Your New Smile
Cosmetic imaging allows us to show you what can be done with your teeth and smile before you even start treatment. Computer images of your teeth and gums can be shaped, replaced, added or lightened, resulting in your new smile. It is exciting to actually see your treatment goal.
Introducing Laser Dental Procedures
Dental lasers are FDA-approved and provide an exciting new way to ease discomfort during dental procedures. Treatments that were previously performed with scalpels or incisions can now be completed with a laser. Less-invasive treatment means improved results and faster healing. We are able to cosmetically treat uneven gummy smile lines, clean and re-contour inflamed tissue around crowns, arrest gum disease, and heal painful canker sores and mouth ulcers with instant relief! The results are absolutely outstanding!
The Risks and Realities of Oral Cancer
One American dies every hour from oral cancer, and the mortality rate has remained virtually unchanged for 40 years. Early detection is so important, because it means a 90% cure rate. To help us ensure your complete oral health, we are pleased to provide highly effective oral cancer screenings using the FDA-approved oral cancer screening system, VELscope™. This tool uses a specially designed light that makes any suspicious tissue immediately and easily visible during your exam. This screening could literally save your life!
Pain in Temples or Jaw Joints? Sore or Sensitive Teeth?
Has your dentist ever asked you to bite down on what looks like a piece of carbon paper? They were checking your “occlusion” or how your teeth mesh together. Improper meshing can lead to pain in the teeth, muscles, and jaw joints. It can also cause fractures in teeth and crowns and can even lead to nighttime teeth grinding. Aligning the teeth properly can be incredibly complex, since interference the thickness of a human hair can cause problems. That’s why Dr. Haque is proud to use a state-of-the-art instrument called the Tekscan™. This computerized bite analysis ensures your teeth are properly aligned so you won’t have the problems that come with a “bad bite.”
Dental occlusion (i.e. your bite) is sometimes the cause of frequent headaches, aching or popping jaws, shoulder pain, and neck pain. If your teeth have been ground down over the years or lost due to accident or dental disease, your jaw is not able to settle into a naturally relaxed position. This causes tension in the muscles in the jaw, and can lead to a variety of pain that you may have already grown accustomed to living with. The dentist can restore your dental occlusion so the jaw can be returned to the position that nature intended.
Protecting Teeth During Sports
Did you know that 5 million teeth are knocked out each year in the United States alone? Many sports can be dangerous without the proper protection. The one-size-fits-all mouthguards found in stores just don’t fit very well. Custom-made sports mouthguards fit well, protect well, and can be worn for any sport.
Beautiful Dentures for Confident Smiles
If traditional dentures are the best option for you, we can design and fit beautiful-looking dentures that are comfortable and secure. If you are looking for dentures in Oakbrook Terrace IL that won’t slip, we invite you to ask us about this option. It will make your life so much easier.
Sterilization is taken very seriously in our office. In addition to cleaning and sterilizing all instruments after every use, single-use tools are used where needed. Instruments are sterilized after each use with a special unit called an autoclave, which is regularly monitored by an independent lab to ensure the highest level of safety and cleanliness. Your health is too important to us to take even the slightest risk.
The Importance of Infection Control in a Dental Office
We take the safety of all our patients very seriously. Without proper sterilization of water lines it’s possible to spread contaminants, which can be dangerous. Here at Oak Brook Smiles, we use a system called DentaPure™. It’s the same purification system developed for use on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. This advanced system keeps our water lines free from possible contaminants.
The dentist works hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. The amazing intra-oral camera is a miniature video camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!
Traditional dental X-rays have been “good enough,” but digital X-rays provide clearer and much more accurate pictures of what’s going on inside a patient’s mouth. This makes it easier for the doctor to diagnose issues. Leaks or breaks in fillings that used to go unnoticed, often leading to root canals, can now be found and treated before major damage is done. We can also view your entire mouth in one shot, including the upper and lower jaws, with panoramic digital images.
A Holistic Approach to Dental Care
At Oak Brook Smiles, we believe that keeping our patients healthy is about more than just dental hygiene. Therefore, we take a holistic approach based on the fact that the condition of your teeth and gums contributes significantly to the general health of your whole body. Therefore, our goal is always to treat the cause of a problem, not just the symptoms. This may encompass nutrition, toxins, structural imbalance in the mouth, and the prevention and treatment of gum disease.
Mercury-Free and Mercury-Safe with the SMART Protocol
Not only do we only use fillings made with bonded resin material that is free of mercury and metals, we employ Smart Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique when it is necessary to remove old fillings. This protocol enables us to limit exposure to mercury vapor for our patients and staff. Call our office or ask for more details at your next visit!
Ozone Treatment Kills Bacteria & Reduces Sensitivity
You will be excited to learn about the revolutionary technology for treating dental decay without drilling or actually doing anything to the tooth! Ozone (O3) is a gas that kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi within 40 seconds. It has been used for many years as a common water and air purifier. After we detect the presence of decay within the tooth or on the surface, we apply a special suction cup handpiece to focus ozone onto the decayed area. This eliminates all the bacteria. Then the tooth is bathed in a re-mineralization fluid. This allows the tooth to heal without any shots or drilling.
Xylitol Can Help Reduce Cavities
Xylitol is a natural substance found in fruits, berries, mushrooms, and other vegetables. Our own bodies produce from 5 to 10 grams every day. It is particularly effective in combating tooth decay caused by eating foods high in sugars and starches. Over 25 years of clinical testing confirms that xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. It can be taken in the form of chewing gum, tablets, toothpaste, mouthwash, or even candy. It’s also very helpful for those suffering allergies and also comes in a nasal spray. In our practice we offer and encourage our patients to use xylitol products. The results have been amazing.