Year-End Smile Upgrades: Dental Erosion Prevention

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 »

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 »

Do You Have Untreated Tooth Decay in Your Smile?

Don't let tooth decay go untreated in your smile. When tooth decay sets in, it attacks your pearly whites and invites the formation of cavities. Cavities arise when oral bacteria feed on sugary foods (and drinks) to create acids. This acidic residue combines with bacteria, food particles, and saliva, in the mouth to form a sticky film known as plaque. As... read more »

Oral Health Essentials: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

If you are unaware of what baby bottle tooth decay is, it is an oral health condition in children caused by the breakdown of their teeth, often caused by sugary sweets found in baby bottles. Fortunately, with effective oral health care, you can protect your child’s smile from the risk of baby bottle tooth decay. Always make sure to never... read more »

What Should You Do If You Think You May Have Bruxism?

If you suffer from bruxism, how would you know? Bruxism is a sleeping disorder that often goes unnoticed, given the difficulty in spotting symptoms. What should you do if you think you may have bruxism? To help answer that question, ask yourself the following: - Look for indentations and irregular markings on your tongue. - Look for damage on your... read more »

Root Canal Therapy: What You Should Know

Is there a particular dental treatment you’re interested in avoiding? If so, what is it? If you thought of root canal therapy, you’re not alone--but did you know that there are several misconceptions about this treatment? For instance, have you been told that root canal therapy is a painful treatment? If so, we have good news: most patients who have... read more »

Side Effects of Age on Your Teeth

As you get older, there are a few things you should do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. You see, several factors can actually influence your oral health, and as you get older, you’ll be more likely to deal with these problems. Fortunately, there are several symptoms you can watch for and a few steps you might need to... read more »

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