500 Ashland Ave, Suite #2, Chicago Heights, IL 60411  |  (708) 755-1333

Call Us (708) 755-1333

Call Us (708) 755-1333

Protecting Your Complete Health

Disease prevention starts in your mouth.

Can a healthy mouth give you a healthier body?

You betcha!

Scientists and researchers have found a clear link between oral health and whole-body health. Gum disease and inflammation can lead directly to chronic illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, dementia, and more. That’s why at Ashland Dental and Wellness Center we focus on your complete health…to keep you smiling because your whole body is healthier!

Extensive Screenings

Don’t be surprised if we ask you about more than how often you floss (even though that’s important, too!). We’ll discuss and screen for cancer, airway, artery health, and more.

Interdisciplinary Teamwork

If something comes up during your screenings that’s outside of our expertise, we’ll refer you to our network of trusted providers and work together to help you make a plan.

Preventative Care

Come in twice a year for a thorough exam and cleaning so we can maintain your healthy mouth and catch any potential issues before they become serious.

“You get a thorough examination, evaluation, and advice on how to maintain a healthy mouth. This dental clinic is really concerned about your overall health—not just your mouth. If anything is noticed, Dr. Ilenne is not hesitant to advise you to do a Dr. follow up. Excellent care!”

Elaine W.

Gum Disease: The Silent Threat

Why should you care about gum disease?

You probably have it.

80% of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease. Untreated, the bacteria from your mouth can have effects all over your body.

Brain

Oral bacteria has links to developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Heart

If you have gum disease, you’re 2x as likely to have a heart attack.

Joints

Gum disease can lead to Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Reproductive

When oral bacteria enters the bloodstream, it can cause stillborn and low birthweight babies.

Kidney/Pancreas

Gum disease increases the risk for pancreatic and kidney cancer by 63%.

Blood

93% of people with gum disease are at risk for diabetes.

“The dental office is very clean and welcoming. The staff are professional and friendly. The office wait time was good and cleaning my teeth was essential to excellent health. Thank you!”

Christine M.

Many diseases are preventable!

Ashland Dental and Wellness Center will show you how.