Oral cancer. It may be one type of cancer that we don’t hear much about, but did you know that it’s responsible for one death every hour in America? Worse yet, these numbers have not improved over the years since oral cancer is typically not detected until its more advanced stages. This is why consistent visits to your dentist are so important because they can detect oral cancer in its earliest stages, which makes for a better prognosis. Here’s what your dentist in Buffalo Grove would like you to know about oral cancer.
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April 22, 2019
March 11, 2019
A fractured or cracked tooth may not seem like a big deal – at first. If it’s not causing you discomfort, you may not even realize that your tooth is cracked. However, without treatment, that crack or fracture will get bigger. It also may allow bacteria to reach the nerve of your tooth, which will result in pain that will get your attention because now your tooth is infected! Dental crowns in Buffalo Grove may be one way to save your tooth, and they might’ve been able to help you avoid infection. Here’s what you should know.
February 17, 2019
February is a special month. Not only is it the time when we celebrate love but it is also when we can spread awareness of risks to children’s health. It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month! Now is the perfect time to evaluate how well we are teaching our children to maintain their adorable smiles. Does your child brush and floss every day? Do you take them to your pediatric dentist in Buffalo Grove every six months for checkups and cleanings? Maybe you need to improve a couple of things. February is the perfect time to start! (more…)
January 13, 2019
Did you know that smiling more could actually reduce your stress level? Studies have shown that smiling releases the chemical dopamine into the brain, which is responsible for producing feelings of happiness. Even a forced smile may help you get through stressful situations and adding laughter to the mix has proven to be even more powerful. Being able to laugh with others has been shown to help people withstand pain. But what if you don’t feel confident about your smile? Your Dentist in Buffalo Grove can help!
December 10, 2018
Your smile is an important tool you use to communicate with the world. If you don’t feel confident about the appearance of your teeth, it may cause you to hide your smile from others, even when you don’t realize you’re hiding it. When you do feel good about your smile, it gives you the confidence to achieve great things! Are you ready to achieve your goals in 2019? Your cosmetic dentist in Buffalo Grove has options to help you reach your goals for your smile.
November 29, 2018
It starts off innocently enough. You may notice that your gums look red, or that they bleed when you floss your teeth; however, your teeth and mouth don’t hurt. So is this cause for alarm? The answer is yes! This is an excellent time to contact your dentist for an examination since these are the early signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Here are the facts about gum disease:
August 15, 2018
You want your child to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles, which is why it is so important for you to make sure they visit their children’s dentist in Buffalo Grove at least twice a year. These routine checkups and cleanings are the cornerstone of preventive dentistry; they will help your little one to establish good habits and adopt a positive view of dentistry. But stopping dental problems before they start may require more than routine exams and sound oral hygiene. Your child may need a fluoride treatment or dental sealants. Let’s talk about what these procedures are and how they can protect your little one’s pearly whites.
March 26, 2018
Have you tried every available store bought teeth whitening strip, gel, paste, and mouthwash without seeing the results you’re after? How about all those dubious DIY teeth whitening solutions like brushing with charcoal or applying mashed strawberries to your teeth? You’re not alone. Most patients who visit a cosmetic dentist for professional teeth whitening have already tried at least one over the counter whitening method without success, and the majority have tried more than one. If you’re getting frustrated with the lack of results from store bought teeth whitening products, consider discussing professional teeth whitening options with your dentist. Because a dentist will begin by discovering and addressing the underlying causes of your dental discoloration, you’ll receive a plan that is specifically geared toward addressing the reason for your tooth staining in order to deliver predictably brighter results. In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of in-office and at-home teeth whitening, so you’ll have a better idea which is the right option for you.
February 6, 2018
Your child’s oral health is important and the ADA (American Dental Association) sets aside February to honor it with Children’s Dental Health Month. You can make learning about oral health fun for your children to promote excellent oral hygiene. Your family dentist in Buffalo Grove explains how.
January 5, 2018
Brushing your teeth at least twice per day, and flossing at least once are critical aspects of a successful dental home care routine. If this is all you’re doing, however, you may be missing another important step: brushing your tongue. Your dentist in Buffalo Grove explains why this is important.