Dental Exam and Cleaning Rockford IL

During your dental exam, we will professionally clean your teeth and check for any cavities and gum disease. The exam includes evaluating your risk of developing other oral problems and checking your face, neck, and mouth for abnormalities.

Dental Exam and Cleaning at Padron Dental in Rockford

During your dental exam, we will professionally clean your teeth and check for any cavities and gum disease. The exam includes evaluating your risk of developing other oral problems and checking your face, neck, and mouth for abnormalities.

An appointment at Padron Dental is not reserved for when you are experiencing tooth pain, or you accidentally chip a tooth. Instead, regular dental exams and cleaning are the best way to prevent emergencies from cavities, gum pain or infections. While some emergencies cannot be prevented, like an accident, issues like tooth decay, oral cancer and root canals can all be detected early and treated halting any future problems.

The entire team at Padron Dental enjoy helping people in a field where they can apply knowledge, art, science, and beauty. Padron Dental specializes in prosthodontics, which is the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structure. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. We offer you comprehensive dental care in the convenience of one location utilizing the latest techniques in cosmetic, preventative, restorative, and implant dentistry. Call us today at 815-397-3820 to schedule your appointment for your evaluation for a dental exam and cleaning. We are conveniently located at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107.

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Multi-Specialty Dentist

Searching for dental offices in Rockford Illinois that provide comprehensive care under one roof? Our dental team specializes in multiple aspects of dentistry, including dental implants & dental bridges.


State-of-the-Art Office

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Bilingual Practice

Searching for a family dentist in Rockford, IL that speaks both English and Spanish? Our dental team of family dentist and staff in Rockford speaks both English and Spanish for your convenience. They are dedicated to providing best care to you. Visit our family dental care center today!

Why Should You Have Regular Exams?

Everyone in your family, from the children with their baby teeth to grandparents with their full sets of dentures, should regularly see Padron Dental at a very minimum of every six months in addition to their twice daily at home dental cleaning routine. Not only are your children susceptible to cavities, but their baby teeth need supervision to make sure they are growing in correctly and without disease or decay. While children eventually lose their baby teeth, that first set is just as important as their later, more permanent teeth.

As for the adult members of your family, routine cleanings and exams are important habits to start and maintain throughout your life and theirs. As you grow from young adult to adult to senior citizen, your risk for oral infection increases. Additionally, as your teeth age, the enamel ages as well and weakens, making it easier for cavities to develop. Again, at home brushing and flossing twice daily will help keep your mouth healthy, Padron Dental can perform a more thorough cleaning and then screen for more serious oral issues.

Deep Teeth Cleaning Information

Occasionally, adults who brush and floss twice a day, visit us twice a year, and maintain healthy diets still run into problems with gum disease. When Padron Dental detects gum disease in one or more areas of the mouth, we may recommend a more thorough cleaning involving cleaning below the gum line with special tools. This is referred to as a scaling and root planing or a deep cleaning and it removes tartar buildup, debris, and bacteria from below the gums which is causing the inflammation of the gum. If the gum inflammation and infection, or gingivitis, is not addressed it can lead to more serious stages of gum disease which will include tooth and bone loss.

Before we perform the deep cleaning, we will use a local anesthetic to help you stay comfortable during the procedure. After we are finished, you may have to use a course of antibiotics or an antibiotic mouth wash to help your mouth heal and strengthen.

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Drs. Cassaro & Nguyen

Dr. Cassaro’s education began at Marquette University, where he earned his BS degree in Biomedical Sciences, with honors. He continued at Marquette University, attending their Dental School where he received his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Ashley Nguyen is originally from upstate New York. Her first interest in dentistry came from her desire to help others attain a beautiful and healthy smile. This eventually led her to the University at Buffalo where she obtained a BS degree in Biomedical Sciences, with honors. From there she attended dental school at Midwestern University located near Chicago, IL.

Your Regular Dental Exam Expectations

During your visit with Padron Dental, our team will examine your mouth with various pieces of equipment and specialized tools. These will help us perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth and mouth and execute various examinations of different aspects of your mouth for disease.

  • Tooth decay- We will check each tooth for weakening enamel, cracks or areas of serious plaque buildup which are signs of decay and eventual cavities or infection.
  • Oral cancer screening- We can closely scrutinize your teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks, lips, and throat for signs of cancer or abnormal growths to biopsy or further investigate.
  • Gum disease – Our team will look closely at your gums and the teeth near the gum line to check for periodontal disease.
  • Existing restorations- Padron Dental will check any fillings, crowns, or other tooth restorations for signs of serious wear and tear allowing for infection or future issues.
  • X-rays- these images allow us to see what is going on below the surface of your teeth. X-rays will show us how dense a tooth is, how the root looks below the gum line, tumors, growths, cysts, or places of decay. Once we have more than one set of x-rays to compare from past visits to current visits, we can have a more complete set of data to monitor your dental health.
  • Education- We can review with you the best ways to keep your mouth healthy at home from how to brush and floss to which areas of your mouth may need more attention. The team at Padron Dental can even review with you tips to keep your mouth healthy that include avoiding sugar, adequate water intake and foods to eat for the nutrients you need to keep a strong, healthy smile.

Keeping Your Dental Visits to A Minimum

No one can avoid the dentist all together, but you can absolutely keep your visits to a minimum. Brushing at home twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft brush is a great start. Flossing as a part of your twice daily routine helps break up any food particles left between the teeth and loosens any plaque building up on the teeth. Some people choose to rinse with a mouth wash or antibacterial rinse to help the gums stay healthy and disease free. Eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water and avoiding high sugar and high acid foods will help keep out of the dentist’s chair.

Padron Dental Provides a Dental Experience that is Comfortable and Efficient

The team at Padron Dental will make your visit easy and comfortable.  It is important to us at Padron Dental to provide each patient with the best dental experience possible. Therefore, we keep up to date on the latest dental technologies and techniques, to ensure that your dental exam and cleaning is not only effective, but comfortable as well. Whether you need a dental cleaning and exam or an advanced dental implant procedure, we provide you with compassion and expertise. We have brightened the lives and smiles of many patients. Let us brighten yours! You can find us at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Or simply give us a call at 815-397-3820 to get your appointment scheduled.