Round Lake Beach 847-546-5550 2 E Rollins Rd, Suite 202, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

an appointmentclick here

an appointmentclick here

Improving Dental Care During National Smile Month

No one should be afraid to show off their beautiful smile! During National Smile Month, our practice has made it a goal to let you know the best ways to improve the look and health of your teeth.

Dental Care

Where We Often Fall Behind In Dental Care

Life happens, and unfortunately, that can lead to neglect of our physical and mental health. Here’s where most people fall behind when it comes to taking care of their smile:

  1. Inconsistent oral hygiene routine: This includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. Inconsistency in brushing and flossing can lead to the buildup of plaque, tartar, and bacteria, increasing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
  2. Neglecting regular dental check-ups: Skipping dental visits can allow problems to worsen over time and lead to more extensive and expensive treatments in the future.
  3. Poor dietary choices: Unhealthy eating habits, particularly excessive consumption of sugary food and drinks, can significantly impact dental health. These substances contribute to tooth decay and erosion, leading to cavities and sensitivity. Additionally, poor nutrition weakens the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight off gum disease and other oral infections.
  4. Ignoring warning signs: Many people tend to ignore early warning signs of dental problems, such as toothaches, bleeding gums, or sensitivity. They may assume these issues will resolve on their own or simply choose to tolerate the discomfort. However, this delay in seeking treatment can allow the problem to progress and potentially cause further damage.
  5. Neglecting oral health during life transitions: Life transitions such as starting college, moving to a new city, or having a busy work schedule can disrupt regular dental care. People may overlook finding a new dentist, lose their insurance plan, or forget to maintain their oral hygiene routine during these times, leading to gaps in their dental care.

What You Can Do To Improve Your Smile

When it comes to achieving a captivating smile, there are three key areas that patients can focus on: routine dental care, aesthetic/cosmetic treatments, and professional restoration services. Each of these aspects plays a crucial role in enhancing both the health and appearance of your teeth.

By addressing these areas comprehensively, you can take proactive steps toward attaining the smile you’ve always desired. Our dentist has listed just a few services in each area of improvement you can pursue to enhance your dental health.

Routine Dental Care

  • Check-Ups
  • X-Rays
  • Brushing Your Teeth & Flossing Daily

Cosmetic Improvements

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth Coloring
  • Veneers

Professional Tooth Restoration

  • Orthodontics
  • Root Canals
  • Dental Implants

If you’re ready to schedule any of the above services, please contact our practice, Reilly & Siegel Family Dental. Regardless of the service you pursue, you can trust our team of professionals to provide excellent care that promotes good oral health education for your smile. Contact us to schedule now.

Back to News


Parking Spaces

Parking Spaces

Convenient Parking

Bus Routes

Bus Routes

Bus stops near by

Accessibility Parking


Accessibility parking

Questions? Contact Us Today