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Dental Implants: Pros and Cons

Introduction Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement, but are they worth the investment? In this blog post, we’ll weigh the pros and…

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Dental Pain Management

Dealing with dental pain can be a distressing experience, affecting your oral health and overall well-being. It can arise from various causes, such as tooth…

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Why are Dental X-rays Important?

Internal images of your teeth and jaws can be seen on dental X-rays (radiographs). Dentists utilize X-rays to check structures like the jawbone, nerves, sinuses,…

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How to Get Healthy Gums

It is important to maintain healthy gums to keep your mouth healthy. The most common cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease. The…

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Pros and Cons of Braces

It’s a hard decision. You want to straighten your teeth, but you’re trying to decide between braces and Invisalign based on their pros and cons.…

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Pros and Cons of Invisalign

It’s a challenging choice. You want to straighten your teeth, but you’re comparing the advantages and disadvantages of braces vs. Invisalign and need to decide…

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Top 5 New Technologies in Dentistry

Dental procedures are changing positively due to technological advances in medical techniques. Dentists strive to provide patients with the highest quality treatment options with the…

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Regenerative Therapies in Dentistry

Rapid scientific advances continue to contribute to novel therapies and technologies, many of which have the potential to transform dentistry. Regenerative Therapies are a multidisciplinary…

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Robotics Surgery In Dentistry

Advancements in technology and computer science have led to a rise in robotic surgery for multiple medical specialties. Starting with the development of the da…

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3D PRINTING IN DENTISTRY

3D PRINTING IN DENTISTRY

When 3D printing solutions were first introduced to the dental industry, the high cost and large size prevented the accessibility of 3D printing machines for…

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What is CRISPR In Dentistry?

I’m sure we can all agree that the 21st century has already yielded extraordinary technological advances. What if I told you that there is something…

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Traumatic Dental Injuries

Most traumatic dental injuries occur in children, but people of all ages can be affected. Whether the injury is a result of an automobile accident,…

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Causes Of Toothache

A toothache is a pain in or around a tooth that may be caused by: Tooth decay Abscessed tooth Tooth fracture A damaged filling Repetitive motions, such as chewing gum or grinding teeth Infected…

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Four Quick Smile Makeover Tips

If you’ll be meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time this holiday season, you may be worried about making a great first impression.…

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Common Problems with Braces

Today, orthodontic services are available to both adults and children, seeking to improve their dental health. There are a variety of techniques that can help patients…

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pain With Dental Filling

Tooth sensitivity following placement of a filling is fairly common. A tooth may be sensitive to pressure, air, sweet foods, or temperature. Usually, the sensitivity resolves on its…

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Teeth grinding (bruxism)

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching (also called bruxism) is often related to stress or anxiety. It does not always cause symptoms, but some people get facial pain and headaches,…

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Dental Cavity

What Is a Cavity?

A cavity is a little opening in your tooth that happens when the hard external layer of the tooth, called enamel, is damaged. Even though…

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Relieve Pain After Braces

Relieve Pain After braces

People think that braces are very painful, but there’s not much pain or discomfort after you get used to wearing them. You may feel some…

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Teething in Babies

Teething is a painful process for parents and their babies. find out how to spot when your baby is teething and what order your baby’s…

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Tooth root decay

Tooth root decay

Tooth roots decay may also be called root cavities, root decay, or root caries. It is a potentially detrimental oral health problem that needs immediate…

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What Are Dental Crowns?

A crown is basically a cap for a damaged tooth. It can be made from a variety of materials, including metal or porcelain. You might have a…

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Pulpitis

What is Pulpitis?

Inside the innermost part of each tooth is an area called the pulp. The pulp contains the blood, supply, and nerves for the tooth. Pulpitis…

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What are mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcers are painful areas in the mouth and gums. They are also known as canker sores. While mostly harmless, mouth ulcers can be extremely…

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Smoking and Oral Health

Everybody knows that smoking wreaks havoc on your health. While your teeth may not be the first thing you think of when considering the dangers…

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Oral Health and Malnutrition

Oral Health and Malnutrition

Any health issue that affects your entire body, such as diabetes or HIV, also affects your oral health. While not as commonly discussed as diabetes…

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Dental crowns

A crown is a cap or covering for a tooth. It is used when your tooth is discolored, cracked or broken, heavily filled, or if…

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What Is Dental Plaque?

Dental plaque is a sticky, colorless, or pale yellow film that is constantly forming on your teeth. When saliva, food, and fluids combine, plaque –…

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Wintertime Dental Health Tips

This the season for wicked wintertime weather in the  Chicago area, including snow and bitterly cold temperatures!  Here are some tips from our doctors and staff to…

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ARE BRACES JUST FOR LOOKS?

Are Braces Just for Looks? Many parents seek braces based on how their child’s teeth look.  Adult patients are seeking braces for themselves for the…

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Can Gum Disease Be Reversed?

Nearly all of us have gum disease – that was the headline of a piece published by Birmingham University’s School of Dentistry in 2015. They…

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Facts & Tips: Dentures

Dentures are used to replace lost or missing teeth.  Quite often you find that people who have lost all their teeth also lose a lot…

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Transform Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

What Is A Porcelain Veneer? Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance, and look natural. These…

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Why Health Insurance Is Important

Life is unpredictable. A mounting body of research indicates that relative to those with health insurance, uninsured Americans have higher mortality rates and are more…

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What is a Root Canal?

What happens during root canal treatment? Learn more about this quick, comfortable procedure that can relieve your pain and save your natural tooth. There’s no…

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First Day in Braces

“Do braces hurt?” That is one of the first and most common questions patients often ask us. Rest assured that generally, braces do not hurt;…

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Healthy teeth for children

Healthy teeth are an important part of your child’s overall health. Helping your child develop good oral health begins at birth. When will my baby’s…

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Do Braces Hurt?

Thinking about getting braces? You’re probably wondering how much they’re going to hurt. Braces can cause discomfort, but it’s usually not too bad. When you…

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What is Pediatrics?

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of…

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Teeth whitening

More and more people are paying for brighter, whiter teeth. But does teeth whitening work, and is it safe? Here are the answers to common questions about the treatment.…

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Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the center of a tooth (the root canal system). The infection is caused…

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Tooth Extraction

What Is It? Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. What It’s Used For If a tooth has…

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Dental Crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when…

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Types of Dental Crowns

Types of Dental Crowns

Types of Dental Crowns and Their Advantages Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic devices cemented directly onto existing teeth or implants. Crowns can also be used…

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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for…

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Oral Health Problems in Children

There are a number of problems that affect the oral health of children, including tooth decay, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking, and early tooth loss. Even though baby teeth are eventually replaced…

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