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General Dental Care in Buffalo Grove, IL

Dental care starts with preventive dentistry. In turn, the cornerstone of preventive dental care is the thorough examination and cleaning of the smile once every six months. Drs. Papworth, Vargas, and Associates provide cleanings and exams in Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, and Arlington Heights. Schedule your appointment today for your six-month checkup.


When you come in for your checkup every six months, we start with a thorough examination of your smile. This exam helps us find oral health diseases before they impact your smile, such as tooth decay and gum disease. When examining the smile, we also look for the signs and symptoms of oral cancer; this disease has a high survival rate if caught early. If any of these health concerns are found, we begin treating that health concern right away.

When conducting an exam at our dental practice in Buffalo Grove, our dentists keep your relaxation a high priority. Every patient is different, and each person we see has a different degree of security with undergoing a dental exam. As dentists with experience in treating patients who have dental phobias, Doctors Papworth and Vargas conduct examinations to meet your level of comfort.


Dental cleanings are a key part of maintaining optimal oral health. This procedure, implemented after an exam, removes plaque and tartar from the teeth, thereby removing the main source of tooth decay and gum disease from the smile.

Fluoride and sealants are included with the cleanings Doctors Papworth and Vargas perform. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and is applied by our dentists to make your smile more resistant to decay. Sealants are plastic coatings for molars. The bacteria that causes tooth decay feeds off of food particles, so sealants prevent the bacteria from building up on a tooth by preventing food from sticking to teeth.

Doctors Papworth and Vargas also conduct periodontal deep cleanings if they notice the signs of gum disease during your dental exam. This procedure, also known as scaling and root planing, removes the plaque and tartar from below the gum line as well as above it, whereas a traditional cleaning removes this buildup from above the gums only.

Contact Us Today

Drs. Papworth, Vargas, and Associates are dentists in Buffalo Grove who provide cleanings and exams to the families of all nearby areas. This preventive dental care is most effective when provided every six months; be sure to see our dentists if you have not seen an oral health professional recently. For more information or to schedule your next dental appointment, call our practice today. 


We combine experience with the latest in dental technology to deliver the best patient experience possible.



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