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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.


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.


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. <


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. <


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.


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.


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!


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.


Keep Your Breath Fresh with These Four Great Tips

January 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentaldynamics @ 10:29 pm
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.


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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