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General Dentistry

Prevention is the Best Medicine

At Neighborhood Smiles General Dentistry in Belleville, we are firm believers that prevention is the best medicine. That’s why we do our best to educate each and every patient that comes to us about the importance of oral health, how your oral health is connected to your overall health, and how to best keep your mouth clean and healthy for life.

Patient Education

Patient education is an important component of successful dentistry and oral health. When we only see you twice yearly, the other 363 days of the year are up to you. We strive to give our patients the tools and knowledge they need to keep their mouths clean and healthy at home. Talk to us at your next appointment, or visit our blog page for a ton of helpful information on how to achieve and maintain your best smile and your best self.

The Oral-Systemic Link

The oral-systemic link – or the mouth-body connection – is becoming increasingly stronger and more evident as research and technology advances. Simply put – the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. Diseases and decay inside the mouth can be an indicator of disease elsewhere in the body and can contribute to serious systemic health problems.

Did you know that plaque build-up on the teeth can be an indicator of plaque build-up in the arteries? Did you know that gum disease left untreated can increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke? Keeping your mouth healthy is one of your best lines of defense in keeping your body healthy.


Some of our general dentistry services include:

Take control of your oral health today! If you have any questions about any of our general dentistry services, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Belleville dentist, Dr. Yakowicz at Neighborhood Smiles, give us a call today at (608) 424-3222.