Kimberly Chan, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Moskin Dental Associates

Kimberly Chan, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL

Dental Checkup

Identifying decay and gum disease as soon as possible is the key to maintaining good dental health. At her Chicago practice, Dr. Chan offers dental checkups to ensure that patients in and around the Chicago area can maintain healthy teeth and smiles.

Dental Checkup Q & A

by Kimberly Chan, DDS

What Happens During a Dental Checkup?

Checkups will begin with a collection of medical and dental history. This can help the doctor identify any type of issue which might increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. For example, a person with diabetes is at a higher risk for gum disease and tooth decay. Patients will also have the chance to discuss any issues they are currently experiencing or any concern they may have. The physical exam will begin with a thorough assessment of the patient’s teeth and gums and will usually include a cleaning. X-rays may also be taken, especially if this is the first time the person is visiting the office. Each tooth will also be examined for any signs of decay or damage. An oral cancer screening is also available. Lastly, patients will be educated about any change in hygiene which is needed and what types of treatment they need, if any.

How Often Should I Go to the Dentist for a Checkup?

The American Dental Association recommends that people visit the dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months.

What Can I Do to Keep my Teeth Healthy Between Checkups?

Between checkups it is very important that you brush and floss your teeth regularly. Use the techniques and products recommended to you by the dentist. Limiting sugary foods and beverages can also help especially since bacteria thrive off of sugars. To avoid staining it is also helpful to rinse after drinking or eating certain foods such as coffee and soda. When playing sports, wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. Also wear a night guard if you are guilty of grinding your teeth while you sleep. Don’t use your teeth to pry off lids and avoid chewing on hard candy and ice.


Insurance Providers

Moskin Dental accepts a wide variety of insurance plans.

AARP
Aetna
Ameritas
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Assurant Employee Benefits
Assurant Health
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • ZocDoc

    Every single person I came into contact with was extremely thorough. Every one of my questions was answered with confidence.

    Anonymous
  • ZocDoc

    Great doctor - very friendly, great service, thorough and helps patients understand what's being done and what needs to be done. Never had a better dentist!

    Anonymous
  • ZocDoc

    Dr. Chan and her staff are very kind and reassuring. I got my teeth cleaned and also had a cavity filled. The process was very fast with minimal pain.

    Anonymous
  • Yelp

    All the hygienists are very nice and helpful, always chatting with you to make the experience more comfortable and enjoyable. They know you by name.

    Alex R.
  • Yelp

    I am a long time patient of this dental office and all I have to say is wonderful things about them.

    Danielle S.
Location
Moskin Dental Associates
5131 N Lincoln Avenue
Lincoln Square

Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773-432-4605
Fax: 773-271-7842
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773-432-4605

Kimberly Chan, DDS
5131 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625