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General Questions


What’s included in a routine dental visit?

We recommend that you schedule a dental cleaning every 6 months. These routine visits include:

  • High-tech 3D x-rays, as needed
  • Gentle teeth cleaning with your hygienist
  • Thorough exam with one of our dentists
  • Discussion of necessary treatments and future care

How do I schedule a dental appointment?

We make it easy. You can schedule your visit anytime through our online booking system. Click here to find a time that works for you. You can also call us at (309) 320-8750 or send us a message online

How can I pay less for dental work?

The most important thing you can do to make dental care more affordable is to stay on top of your preventive care. Putting off basic dental care like cleanings, exams, and fillings, will cost you even more in the long run.

Our team is committed to helping you afford the care you need. If you don’t have dental insurance, we offer significant savings through our in-house membership plan. We can also help you understand estimated treatment costs and make a payment plan that best fits your needs.

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At Home Care


How can I improve my dental hygiene fast?

The easiest way to start seeing noticeable improvements in your dental hygiene is to brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes and floss at least once a day. We also recommend visiting us as soon as possible for a professional dental cleaning. 


    Is mouthwash good to use?

    Mouthwash can help reduce the bacteria in your mouth, which reduces the amount of dental plaque that forms. However, everyday use is not the right choice for everyone. Additionally, mouthwash should never replace brushing and flossing. Talk to us about whether or not using mouthwash is in your best interest. If so, we can recommend the right mouthwash to fit your specific needs and keep your mouth healthy.


    What are tips for proper brushing of your teeth?

    • Brush for 2 minutes per session
    • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
    • Replace your toothbrush every 3 months
    • Keep your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle relative to your teeth 
    • Brush in a circular motion (not back and forth)
    • And don’t forget to floss, too!

    What foods stain your teeth most?

    • Tea and coffee
    • Red wine
    • Dark pop 
    • Fruit juice
    • Tomato-based sauces
    • Curry

    Our Services


    What can a dentist help with?

    As dentists, we can help prevent, fix, and maintain your dental health. Whatever question or concern you’re having, let us know. We commonly help patients with problems like:

    • Cavities
    • Cracked/broken teeth
    • Missing teeth
    • Toothaches
    • Bad breath
    • Bleeding gums
    • Crooked teeth
    • Tooth sensitivity 
    • Teeth grinding
    • Snoring
    • And more

    Can you help me in a dental emergency?

    Yes. If you’re in pain or have a pressing concern, let us know. We offer timely emergency appointments to help when you need us most. Just call our office and tell us your situation and we’ll get you in as fast as we can.


    Do you offer sedation?

    Yes. We offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation here in our office. If you suffer from dental anxiety, let us know. We’re happy to help you relax with a sedation option that fits your needs and treatment.

    Hear from our patients

    Brimfield Family Dentistry is phenomenal!! Everyone in the office is friendly, caring, and very professional. They are very flexible when scheduling appointments, even getting me in earlier when requested.

    – Luann E.


    Monday: 7am–3pm
    Tuesday: 7am–3pm
    Wednesday: 8:30am–3pm
    Thursday: 7am–3pm
    Friday: 7am–3pm


    232 E. Knoxville St.
    Brimfield, IL 61517

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