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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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Keep Your Breath Fresh with These Four Great Tips

January 28, 2020

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Toothbrush, mouthwash, and mint leaves

Have you ever found yourself shying away from social gatherings or covering your mouth during a conversation because of how your breath smells? If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that roughly one out of four people have bad breath at any given moment. When oral bacteria accumulate on your teeth and tongue, they can release a sulfur compound that laces your breath with a foul odor. Thankfully, you can treat bad breath and protect yourself from this unpleasant condition with these four easytips from your dentist.

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Surprising Factors That Can Boost Your Risk of Cavities

January 14, 2020

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Woman concerned about getting cavities

No two mouths are the same, yet almost all of them have one thing in common: tooth decay. According to Delta Dental, an overwhelming 97% of the population will get at least one cavity in their lifetime. However, this common condition is not spread out evenly. Does it seem like no matter how often you brush and floss, you still end up with more cavities than those with worse oral hygiene? If so, there may be a factor in your everyday life that is increasing your risk of cavities. Read on as your dentist explains some surprising issues that could be making you prone to tooth decay.

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12 Days of Holiday Dental Tips

December 11, 2019

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holiday treats

The holidays are here, which means plenty of quality family time, seeing old friends, and indulging in sugary treats. One of those things, however, is seriously detrimental to your oral health. If you want to learn how to avoid getting cavities or gum disease this holiday season, read this post where we’ve outlined twelve days of holiday dental tips.  

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5 Reasons Why You Might Be More Prone to Cavities

December 5, 2019

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decayed tooth with first aid kit

You use fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth twice a day. You floss daily to make sure no food particles remain between your teeth. To top it all off, you even rinse with mouthwash every morning. But somehow, you still get more cavities than your friend who barely even flosses. Why is that? A dentist is here to explain five reasons why you might be more likely to get cavities.

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Stay Healthy This Year With 5 Flu Season Health Tips From a Dentist

November 11, 2019

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A couple who has the flu

Getting a flu shot each year is almost always a good idea, but it’s not a guarantee that you won’t get sick. And while your oral health is probably the last thing on your mind when you have the flu, you might be surprised at how poor oral health or hygiene can affect how you feel. Not to mentiont that bacteria and the flu virus can actually spread to your teeth and gums. And even though cold and flu remedies can relieve your symptoms, they often have unanticipated consequences for your dental health. Below, you’ll find 5 flu season health tips you can use to feel better fast and maintain a healthy smile at the same time. 

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Want To Reduce the Cost of Dentistry? Start With Regular Checkups!

November 10, 2019

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Up-close smile and dental mirror

Is dentistry expensive? You may be surprised to hear it, but not getting dentistry costs a lot more. In fact, over 2 million dental emergencies are treated in the hospital each year. These visits are very expensive and are often made by people who don’t get regular preventive care. Clearly, while there’s a common misconception that skipping checkups saves money, nothing could be further from the truth! Keep reading below to learn about lowering the cost of dentistry and keeping your smile a lot healthier and happier. 

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Local Dentist Shares 5 “Tricks” for a Healthy Halloween

October 22, 2019

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Spilled Halloween candy bucket

Witches and warlocks, ghouls and goblins – Halloween is upon us once again! The spooky season can often be a treacherous time for teeth, as more sugary treats are consumed than normal. However, it is possible to navigate this time of year without dramatically increasing your risk of tooth decay. To enjoy Halloween while keeping your smile cavity-free, follow these 5 tricks – er, tips – from a local dentist.

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Are Hot Drinks Bad for Your Teeth? A Dentist Investigates

October 10, 2019

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Pumpkin spice hot drink

The leaves are turning colors, so you know what that means: it’s pumpkin spice latte season! This trendy drink is back on the menu at both national chain coffee shops and even some local mom and pop cafes. Like most coffee beverages, the fall season’s hottest drink is, quite literally, hot! While hot drinks are great for keeping you warm during the brisk autumn months, they can affect your teeth differently than water or other cool beverages. In today’s blog, your dentist examines how hot drinks affect teeth and what steps you can take this fall to maintain a healthy smile in between dental checkups.

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