Frequently Asked Questions

How often should you have your teeth professionally cleaned? What can you do to better protect your teeth at home? Do you have questions about oral health or cosmetic dentistry?

The office of Landmark Dental Group is happy to answer your questions!

If you’re located in Normal, IL, and are looking to consult with a dentist, we’re here to help! Contact or call today at 309-454-7344.


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Q: What are dental implants?

A: It is a small titanium fixture the dentist inserts into your jawbone, on top of which the dentist can attach a fixed bridge, single crown, full denture or a partial denture. Used to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

Q: Are dental implants common?

A: Tooth loss is a prevalent issue. Implants are common to fill those voids because: they replace missing teeth, replace multiple teeth, they are reliable and have a great appearance.

Q: How often should dental x rays be taken?

A: If you have good dental health, you should have diagnostic dental x rays every 6 months as a child, and at least once a year as an adult. If you are prone to decay or weak tooth enamel it is recommended to have x rays 2 times a year whether a child or adult.

Q: What is periodontitis or gum disease?

A: It is common but avoidable. It is a serious gum infection that will cause damage to the soft tissue of the gums. It can cause teeth to loosen or eventually tooth loss.

Q: What causes gum disease?

A: It is most caused by poor oral hygiene care. Brush at least 2 times a day, floss daily and get regular dental checkups.

Q: What a few of the top recommended toothpastes?

A: Colgate Total, Crest Pro-Health, Sensodyne ProNamel, and Crest Tarter Control are a few of the top-rated toothpastes.

Q: Is an electric toothbrush better than manual?

A: Studies show that electric toothbrushes do a better job of cleaning. They clean your teeth without the excess pressure that some people place on their gums. They have also been shown to reduce receding gums..

Q: What are the good electric toothbrushes?

A: Phillips Sonicare Diamond clean smart electric toothbrush, Oral B Pro 5000 rechargeable or the Oral B Pro 500.

Q: Why is it important to floss?

A: Tooth decay and gum disease can develop when plaque is allowed to build up on teeth and along gum lines. Flossing removes plaque that may lead to cavities between the teeth or that may cause gum disease.

Q: At what age should a child start regular dental checkups?

A: The American Association of Pediatric Dentists recommends that kids go in for their first oral health checkup when their baby teeth first begin to emerge or by the time their first birthday comes around. According to the American Dental Association, children should see a dentist within six months of getting their first tooth. young children can get to know the staff and familiarize themselves with the office. Make those early dentist appointments fun so that your little one gets excited for them. Early dental appointments can also provide education for the parents. The dentist can show you how to properly clean your infant’s teeth and gums. They’ll give you information on developing feeding habits that prevent tooth decay.

For more information about our services, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 309-454-7344. We look forward to working with you!