Support Your Gums By Maintaining Effective Toothbrush Habits

We encourage you to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to maintain excellent oral hygiene. A good toothbrush and proper tooth brushing technique are an important step in promoting healthy gums. Poor oral health habits allow plaque and food particles to become tartar, which can lead to gum problems. Enhance your toothbrush routine with a soft-bristled toothbrush... read more »

Fairy Magic Makes Hygiene Easier

Losing a child’s first baby tooth can be one of the most magical times of childhood. For many, it means a visit from the Tooth Fairy is near. This mythical fairy is believed to have begun in the United States in the early 1900s and has been a beloved tradition ever since. Barring the unexpected, children typically begin to lose... read more »

Dental Sealants for Extra Protection of the Teeth

Have you considered sealants for your child? Dental sealants are a thin, protective coating (made of plastic) that cover your teeth, defending them against cavities.   While there is no substitute for brushing and flossing, and they are the first and best tools in your arsenal against decay, sealants can help keep cavities from forming by blocking the pits and... read more »

Dental Veneers Can Help Address Problems with Chronic Dental Stains

If you frequently enjoy dark beverages or use tobacco chances are good that you have noticed some degree of dental stains developing on your teeth. As these dark particles saturate deeper into your tooth enamel you will likely be frustrated by the ineffectiveness of retail tooth whitening products.   A professionally administered dental bleaching treatment can safely eliminate dental stains.... read more »

Dental Sealants

You have most likely been told about the benefits that come from using dental sealants, but do you understand what exactly oral sealants are and what they’re created from? To help you wrap your head around oral sealants, we’ve amassed this blog post. If you still have any queries after reading it, please feel free to contact us. Oral sealants... read more »

Year-End Smile Upgrades: Dental Erosion Prevention

Did you know there are numerous causes of dental erosion that can easily wear down your tooth enamel to the point a cavity will arise? In order to protect your precious tooth enamel from any damage that can occur, it is important to exercise caution against numerous causes, including dry mouth, excessive sugar consumption, acid reflux disease, genetic predispositions, medications,... read more »

Dental Crowns 101

A dental crown is a natural-looking restoration that can help you repair a damaged tooth. It replaces the tooth enamel and restores the tooth’s health and function. It can also benefit you and your smile in other ways. To tell you more about this restoration, our dentist, Dr. Nidal Obeid, is happy to share some facts about dental crowns. -A... read more »

Holding Up the Holing Up of the Hole in Your Tooth

Many of our patients have wondered why dental crowns can take two weeks to install. To aid your knowledge about dental crowns and why fitting them can take a while, we’ve put together this blog post of information for you. Dental crowns are used as a supplement to your existing teeth. They cover, defend and harden your existing chompers from... read more »

Holiday Hints for Taking Care of Your Teeth

The holidays are busy times, and they are coming up fast! Follow these principles to ensure a tooth-healthy holiday season. Brush: Brush your teeth twice daily, for two minutes each time, using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Replace it every 3-4 months. If your family hasn’t replaced toothbrushes in a while, buy toothbrushes in holiday colors and use them as small gifts!... read more »

What Do You Do If Your Wisdom Tooth Is Impacted?

Our dentists are pleased to provide wisdom teeth removal for our patients in Chicago, Illinois. As your last four teeth to come through (out of 32 permanent teeth) they sometimes have difficulty erupting just because there isn't sufficient room to let them come through. Should this occur, you are experiencing an impaction. Sometimes these impacted wisdom teeth display signs of... read more »

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