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Summer Is Here, Should I Drink Energy/Sports Drinks?

June 24, 2020

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Man drinking a sports drink while exercising

Whether you are just starting your active lifestyle or are a seasoned professional, staying hydrated is crucial to both your progress and performance. So, when you see your favorite athlete or fitness influencer sipping on energy/sports drinks throughout their day, you may think you should do the same. After all, if it’s good for them, then it must be good for you, right? The answer may surprise you. Read on for why your dentist recommends reaching for water to protect your teeth.

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4 Good Oral Habits to Start Today

June 9, 2020

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Did you know 91% of 20-year-olds in the U.S. have had at least one cavity at some point in their lives? While tooth decay has been on the rise since the 1990s, the current statistics in children and adults alike are staggering. In America alone, 31% don’t brush their teeth twice a day, 20% don’t floss at all, and 48% don’t visit the dentist at least once a year! It’s safe to say that our dental care routine needs a tune-up, starting with prevention. If you are looking to prioritize your dental hygiene routine this year, here are four dentist-recommended good oral habits to start today.

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What is the Difference Between Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry?

May 24, 2020

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Woman after visiting her cosmetic dentist

You often hear about restorative and cosmetic dentistry, but what’s the difference? When improving the functionality and appearance of your smile, there are many procedures that come to mind, but it’s important to know what category they fall into so you know exactly what you’re getting. Read on as your dentist shares the difference between cosmetic and restorative dentistry and the different procedures that fall into each one.

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Is There A Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Health?

May 10, 2020

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Woman with gum disease

You’ve always been told that you need to have good oral hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy. In addition to preventing gum disease, having good brushing and flossing habits could have a relationship with the health of your heart. Read on to learn about how gum health could indicate the likelihood of experiencing cardiovascular problems in the future.

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Getting Your Smile Straight: Three Tips to Properly Care for Invisalign Aligners

April 20, 2020

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Doctor holding Invisalign

You’ve just received your first set of Invisalign aligners and are excited for your new, straight smile. Going through the process of straightening your teeth is an investment in yourself. You want to make sure that you’re taking proper care of your aligners to get the best results possible. The aligners are made of plastic and need to be kept clean and intact. Your Skokie dentist has three tips to make sure you’re taking great care of them. <

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More Than Just Teeth: Why Oral Cancer Screenings from Your Dentist Matter

April 10, 2020

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Oral cancer screening at dentist

Dental visits are about more than simply your teeth. Your oral health has a huge impact on the rest of your body. Poor oral health is linked to other systemic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, not to mention that oral cancer can have a huge impact on your life if it’s not caught. As April is Oral Health Month, your Skokie dentist will be breaking down why oral cancer screenings are an important part of each dental visit. <

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Dental Implants: Regain Your Beautiful and Functional Smile

March 22, 2020

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Woman holding an apple gives a thumbs up after visiting implant dentist

Missing just a single little tooth can be a big problem in your day-to-day life. You may find it difficult to laugh freely, speak confidently, or even fully enjoy your favorite foods because of that gap in your smile. Thankfully, you can replace your teeth with the next best thing: dental implants! Find out how your implant dentist can help you get back to living your best life with a beautiful, functional, and complete set of pearly whites.

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When Was the Last Time You Replaced Your Toothbrush?

March 11, 2020

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New, clean toothbrush next to old toothbrush with frayed bristles.

Have you taken a close look at your toothbrush lately? Even though we use it twice a day, it can be difficult to tell when your toothbrush has become worn down. However, keeping it past its prime could end up doing your pearly whites more harm than good. Your Skokie dentist explains a few key indicators it’s time for a new toothbrush, and what can happen if you keep using your old one.

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What to Snack on for Healthier Gums

February 29, 2020

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Table spread with dentist-approved snacks for better gum health

When you think about food and your oral health, you probably think about how sugary treats cause cavities. However, your pearly whites aren’t the only part of your smile that your diet influences! What you choose to eat also has a big impact on the health of your gums. If you eat too many unhealthy foods, your gums could become infected and develop gum disease, which could lead to tooth loss and larger health issues. Thankfully, keeping your gums healthy could be as simple as adding a few healthy choices into your diet. Here’s what your Skokie dentist recommends eating for improved gum health!

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5 Ways Dental Implants Can Rebuild Your Smile & Confidence

February 7, 2020

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Smiling woman with regained confidence from dental implants

When you were little, you might have been excited to show everyone when you lost a baby tooth. However, now that you’re an adult, you’re probably not as excited about those gaps in your smile. You may start to find yourself talking less, reluctant to smile, or simply having a difficult time enjoying daily life because of those missing teeth. Thankfully, dental implants can rebuild your smile and your self-esteem! Here are five ways dental implants can restore your confidence.

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