Dr Steven Kacel
Steven N. Kacel, DDS | General Dentistry Northbrook Illinois
Steven N. Kacel, DDS | Cosmetic Dentistry Northbrook Illinois
Steven N. Kacel, DDS | Urgent Care Dentistry Northbrook Illinois

General Dentistry

Steven N. Kacel, D.D.S., P.C. Would Love to be Your Dentist


We hope you’ll choose to put your dental care in the skillful and accomplished hands of a caring dentist like Dr. Steven Kacel.  As an understanding and highly experienced cosmetic dentist, he will listen to you personally—so he can help you address concerns that may have prevented you—up til’ now—from considering aesthetic or restorative dentistry that can help so much and change your life.

If you have missing, damaged, stained or broken teeth, you won’t have to cover them up with your hands anymore or be afraid to smile and reveal your dental imperfections.  Let us help you with a range of affordable, smile-and-life- changing, high-quality cosmetic solutions, including teeth whitening, porcelain dental veneers, tooth-colored composite fillings, natural-looking porcelain dental crowns, bridges and tooth bonding. Ask us about veneers, dental implants and how to happily brace yourself for invisible Invisalign® braces. Our office is focused on saving you money and maximizing the benefits you receive from your dental insurance.

Teeth Cleaning (and Avoiding Plaque Build-up)
Plaque is no friend to your teeth and gums. It’s identified as a creamy, sticky layer that appears on the dental surface that can harden to form tartar, which often requires professional removal. When plaque accumulates along the gum line, your gums may become swollen and prone to bleeding and sensitivity (“we all scream for ice cream,” may not be farfetched). Beyond that, there’s the potential for periodontal disease, gingivitis and other serious complications. Ignoring these warning signals will make the condition worse and can cause tooth loss, infected gums and in some cases bone loss.

What Causes Plaque?
Plaque can increase as a result of the foods we consume, including carbohydrates, sugar and starch found in (good tasting), but not so great-for-you-foods like candies, cakes and pastries and starches we consume in everyday life. Sugar produces acid that triggers tooth decay. Plaque builds up and damages the shine and the color of the teeth and mars their appearance. This corrosion eventually leads to tooth decay and causes cavities in the teeth while infecting the gums.( Not to mention what it does to your appearance). The great news is you can do something about it.

Preventing plaque accumulation.
Keeping teeth and gums should be a pleasurable daily job that helps you avoid dental problems short-term and long. Here are few rules to keep those teeth and gums healthy:

  • Schedule regular dental appointments.
  • Watch your intake of sugar which can contribute to plaque build-up.
  • Eating good food is on the menu since food intake stimulates saliva which helps in neutralizing plaque acids and reducing tooth decay.
  • Brush teeth twice a day with a round-tip, soft-bristle brush, and use fluoride toothpaste to prevent tooth decay (and keep your breath fresh).
  • Floss frequently to remove the dirt, grime and food particles your toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Drink water to keep gums and teeth hydrated—and prevent plaque from adhering.

Approach life with a brighter, bigger, broader light-up-the-room smiler. Contact us at 847.498.4415. We’ll schedule an exam and show you how scheduled dentistry can change your life for the better.

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