When many people think of healthcare, they think of going to a family doctor for a checkup. But not many people realize the importance of good dental care to a person’s overall health.
Dr. William E. DeWitt DDS, FAGD of DeWitt Dentistry has always had a yearning to help people, which is why he decided to pursue a degree in biology when he first attended college, a Masters in Special Education and ultimately a career as a dentist. He received his degree from the Loyola University School of Dentistry with honors.
The Elmhurst, IL dentist now has a thriving general dentistry on 118 East Vallette Street in a quaint little building that resembles a family home. His patients feel right at home when they come in for help with their dental issues. He covers preventative and corrective dentistry, as well as modern cosmetic services like dental implants, crowns and veneers.
The Importance of Dental Health
A recent report from the American Heart Association found that getting professional dental care on a regular basis can reduce a patient’s chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Inflammation-causing bacteria can grow between the teeth and gums and if it isn’t removed it can travel to other parts of the body. Gum disease or periodontitis is the official name for inflamed gums. Poor dental health can also make it difficult for a patient to properly chew and digest food.
Dr. DeWitt recommends regular cleanings (twice a year) for good dental health, scaling and root planing to remove bacteria and plaque from the gum line and fillings for cavities to prevent infections that would necessitate root canal therapy.
Modern Dental Technologies and Services
Elmhurst IL family dentist Dr. DeWitt offers modern dental services that are designed for the comfort and convenience of his patients. One of his most popular offerings is dental implants, which are metal or ceramic appliances that are rooted beneath the gums to mimic the look, feel and function of a naturally rooted tooth. He also gets a lot of patients who want Invisalign (sometimes called clear braces). The technology of today makes it easy to get dental problems corrected.
It’s important to take your dental health very seriously. With a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere at DeWitt Dentistry, Dr. DeWitt and his team are committed to delivering quality care to each patient. Patients looking for a qualified Elmhurst, IL family dentistry are encouraged to call his receptionist at (630) 279-2121.