Carol Jahn

Bio

Specialties:

  • Dentist

Affiliation:

  • Water Pik, Inc

Location:

  • Warrenville, IL

Activity

  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    What are the complications of plaque and tartar?

    Plaque is filled with bacteria. When plaque is not thoroughly removed from under the gumline and between the teeth on a daily basis, the number of bacteria within the plaque increases. These bacteria cause gingivitis and gum disease. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.

    Brushing your...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    Should I brush my child’s baby teeth?

    Yes, you should begin brushing your child's teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts.  In infants and young children, you should refrain from using toothpaste until they can adequately spit and rinse.  For an infant, wiping the tooth with a washcloth can also be effective.   Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    How can I decrease plaque on my teeth?

    The best way to decrease plaque on your teeth is to brush twice daily and clean between your teeth once a day. While floss is often the most recommended product for interdental cleaning, it can be challenging for many people. There are other products that work as well and may be easier to use. These...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    What are the complications of plaque and tartar?

    Plaque is filled with bacteria. When plaque is not thoroughly removed from under the gumline and between the teeth on a daily basis, the number of bacteria within the plaque increases. These bacteria cause gingivitis and gum disease. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.

    Brushing your...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    Should I brush my child’s baby teeth?

    Yes, you should begin brushing your child's teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts.  In infants and young children, you should refrain from using toothpaste until they can adequately spit and rinse.  For an infant, wiping the tooth with a washcloth can also be effective.   Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    How can I decrease plaque on my teeth?

    The best way to decrease plaque on your teeth is to brush twice daily and clean between your teeth once a day. While floss is often the most recommended product for interdental cleaning, it can be challenging for many people. There are other products that work as well and may be easier to use. These...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    What are the stages of gum disease?

    Gum disease is an infection caused by the bacteria in the plaque. In the first stage, gingivitis, only the soft tissue is affected, generally causing red, swollen, and bleeding tissue. This stage can be reversed often with a thorough dental cleaning and good daily home care that includes brushing...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    How can I prevent gum disease?

    The way to prevent gum disease is two-fold. First, you want to have a good relationship with a dentist and dental hygienist and see them on a schedule that they recommend for exams and cleanings. Second, you need to practice good home care. This involves brushing twice daily and cleaning in between...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

    The frequency for having your teeth cleaned varies upon your gum health. People with healthy gums need cleanings one to two times a year depending upon the accumulation of stain and tartar.  People who have been treated for periodontal disease generally need more frequent visits, such as 3-4 times per year...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    What are the complications of plaque and tartar?

    Plaque is filled with bacteria. When plaque is not thoroughly removed from under the gumline and between the teeth on a daily basis, the number of bacteria within the plaque increases. These bacteria cause gingivitis and gum disease. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.

    Brushing your...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    What causes plaque and tartar?

    Plaque occurs naturally in your mouth. There are hundreds of bacteria living there - some good some bad and they coalesce into what is called a bacterial biofilm, commonly called plaque.  Some people make more than others.  When the plaque hardens or calcifies, it is called calculus.  Like plaque, some people...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    Does everyone need dentures eventually?

    No! Statistics indicate that 75% of people keep all or some of their teeth. How can you keep your teeth for a lifetime? Develop a relationship with a dentist and hygienist; see them regularly for exams and cleanings. Any problem you do develop will be caught early and be easily treated. Brush twice daily with...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    How do I remove plaque from my teeth?

    Meticulous brushing and cleaning in between your teeth are the best ways to remove plaque on a daily basis. Toothbrushing can be accomplished with either a manual or power brush.  If you have ever been told you need to 'brush better', a power brush may be for you. All you have to do is make sure you keep...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    How should I brush my teeth?

    Good toothbrushing relies on technique and time. It is important to make sure that the bristles are placed along the gumline to remove the plaque that is trapped there. A short back and forth motion or small circles is generally effective.

    Second, conventional wisdom indicates that brushing for...Read More
  • Carol Jahn - Warrenville, IL - Dentist
    Carol Jahn answered:

    What causes plaque and tartar?

    Plaque occurs naturally in your mouth. There are hundreds of bacteria living there - some good some bad and they coalesce into what is called a bacterial biofilm, commonly called plaque.  Some people make more than others.  When the plaque hardens or calcifies, it is called calculus.  Like plaque, some people...Read More