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4 Reasons to Schedule a Routine Dental Appointment Today

August 19, 2020

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Female patient at routine visit with dentist

Did you know that nearly 50% of adults don’t visit the dentist annually? Whether it is the current pandemic, a dental phobia, or a jam-packed schedule, patients across the U.S. are finding ways to justify putting off their routine visits. If you have found yourself considering postponing as well, it is important to know that your bi-yearly trip to the dentist does more than just check for tooth decay. Read on for four reasons why you should schedule your regular appointment today!

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Wondering If Dental Implants Are Right for You? Read This!

August 5, 2020

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Patient holding model of dental implants

Whether you were born without a tooth or have lost teeth from infection, decay, or an accident, dental implants can be a life-changing restorative procedure. In addition to being incredibly durable, 100% customizable, and the only solution that preserves your jawbone, dental implants also have a whopping 95% success rate. So, it isn’t hard to see why over 500,000 are placed each year! If you are looking to fix your smile and restore your bite force but are wondering whether you are a good candidate for dental implants, then keep reading.

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What Are the Two Types of Dental Implants?

July 22, 2020

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Dental implant illustration

Are you missing teeth? You aren’t alone. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and it’s estimated that about 40 million are missing all of their teeth. However, this doesn’t mean your smile is hopeless. There are many different options when it comes to tooth replacement, and dental implants are among the most common. Continue reading to learn more from your implant dentist about how they work and the different types that are available to replace missing teeth.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Trends of 2020

July 12, 2020

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Professional teeth whitening from cosmetic dentist

Everybody wants a beautiful smile. Thanks to modern dental technology and your skilled cosmetic dentist, it is entirely possible to enhance your smile through different treatments. Whether you’re looking to straighten your teeth or brighten them up, there is something out there for you. Read on to learn more about the most popular dental trends of 2020 so far.

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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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