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Dental Hygiene

This part of our website will help  to  familiarize yourself with our diverse and complex health care services our Hygienists provide.
You may learn about our comprehensive dental health assessments, about gathering or generating diagnostic information, and providing necessary preventive and therapeutic procedures. We are proud that we possess the ability to change the lives of our patients for the better, and  also have an extraordinary impact on their oral and overall health.

Radiographs

Radiograps (x-rays) – significant tool to diagnose our patients’ dental and periodontal health. Radiographs are able to identify many conditions that may otherwise go undetected. We use radiographs to examine: […]

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Oral Cancer Screening

A thorough extraoral and intraoral examination is a routine part of each hygiene appointment. We check for any variances from normal, or any changes from the previous appointment. This Cancer […]

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Periodontal Assessment

Periodontal assessment is an essential part of each hygiene appointment. We determine periodontal status of our patients by assessing loss of attachment (probing depths, recession, MGI), bleeding, furcation involvement, teeth […]

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Cleanings

We make sure that procedures included in a routine teeth cleaning appointment are selected to meet the needs of the individual patient.Our Arlington Heights office helps each patient establish a […]

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Periodontal Therapy

What is periodontal therapy? Periodontal disease known as Periodontitis or Gum disease, is the #1 cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. On average, 50% of American adults […]

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Diode laser

We are constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office. As such, we have recently added new procedures to help fight periodontal disease. Periodontal […]

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Stain Management

Motor Driven Polish and Air Polish at Dr. Kakos office After all hard deposits and biofilm are removed the natural and restored surfaces of the teeth are polished to remove […]

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Self Care

Self – care education is an ongoing process that occurs during each hygiene appointment at our office. We understand that home oral hygiene is an essential component of care and […]

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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride helps prevent dental decay in three ways: Reduces the acid solubility of enamel Attracts minerals including calcium and phosphate for remineralization Decreases the rate of transport of minerals out […]

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Arestin

Gum disease can be treated with an antibiotic. Unlike antibiotics that are swallowed, ARESTIN is a powder that we place directly into infected areas or pockets in your gums when […]

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Diagnodent Laser

The Laser Cavity Detection To provide the best service at Dr. Kakos’ office we incorporated in oral examinations DIAGNODENT- the Laser Cavity Detection System. We find that Diagnodent is a […]

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Air Abraision

Air abrasion is a drill-less technique that is being used to remove tooth decay. Dental air abrasion is a good alternative for all patients, especially young children and nervous/elderly patients […]

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Velscope

Dr. Kakos and Team continually look for advances to ensure that we are providing the optimum level of oral health care to you, our patient. It’s now easier than ever […]

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Dentition Assessment

Part of each dental hygiene appointment is detection of dental caries (tooth decay/cavity) Dental decay is a localized destruction of teeth by microorganisms. To detect dental caries, both a careful […]

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Intra-Oral Camera

An amazing diagnostic tool! Helping patients understand their current oral health needs is vital at Dr Kakos’ Office. Integral part of dental care became Intraoral Camera. Intraoral camera can aid […]

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MI Remineralization Therapy

White spots reduction. White spots on the teeth are early signs of demineralization (mineral loss), which may or may not lead to the development of dental cavity. The tooth surface […]

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