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Should I Think About Getting Veneers?

March 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 7:12 pm
Lady shows off pretty smile

If you’ve ever wondered why a certain movie star has a seemingly flawless smile, the reason is likely to be veneers. In fact, these cosmetic dental appliances were first invented to alter an actor’s smile as part of a costume on a Hollywood set. If you’re not quite happy with the appearance of your teeth, veneers may be a great way to permanently cover cosmetic flaws to create a beautiful new smile. Here’s a brief overview of how veneers work and why they might be worth considering.


Tips for Taking Care of Your Teeth While Traveling for the Holidays

December 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 2:08 am

Smiling man holding luggage The holidays are a busy time of the year, especially if you’ll be traveling. As you hit the road to spend the season with friends and loved ones, don’t let the festivities damage your pearly whites. A few extra inches around your waistline isn’t the only thing you need to worry about. It can be a bad time for your dental health. Here are 5 tips to keep your mouth healthy while you’re traveling for the holidays.


Is a Salty Smile Good for Your Teeth?

November 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 6:27 pm
Two wooden toothbrushes on a gray table next to a small dish of Himalayan salt

You probably already know that limiting your consumption of sugar can lower your chances of developing tooth decay or gum disease. Did you know, though, that salt also can impact your teeth? It’s important to understand the effects of what you’re eating so that you don’t accidentally damage your smile. If your teeth are decayed because of damage from harmful ingredients, you could end up with a dental emergency like a broken or chipped tooth, a root canal, or worse. To avoid dental problems, keep reading to learn more about how salt impacts your pearly whites.


National Dental Hygiene Month: 3 Ways to Improve the Care You Give Your Smile

October 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 1:06 pm
Woman smiling and brushing her teeth in bathroom mirror

October is most well-known for Halloween, but it also happens to be National Dental Hygiene Month. As such, now is a good time to take a second look at your dental hygiene routine. Are you doing everything you can to give your smile the care it deserves? Or is there room for improvement?  Your dentist is here to suggest 3 ways that you may want to consider updating your dental hygiene habits.


Why to Get Fillings by Year’s End

September 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 9:08 am
A 3D illustration of dental fillings

If your dentist suggested fillings at your last checkup, you may be tempted to put off care. Another treatment can sound needless if you aren’t in pain or don’t see the point. Truthfully, though, delaying the procedure isn’t a good idea. In fact, you should get fillings by the end of the year. Doing so is good for your health and saves you money. To learn more, here’s a summary of the matter from your local Buffalo Grove dentist.


How Dentists Prepare Your Teeth for Dental Crown Restoration

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 4:26 pm

Dentistry has continued to advance year after year, encompassing more aspects of oral care and overall health. As dental technology advances so must the dentists who use it, increasing their education and skills to match the demand for more natural-looking treatments like dental crowns.

With all the training and work dentists must do each day, they often don’t have time to sit down with patients and discuss how they do what they do. This can cause a disconnect between a dentist and their patient, often manifesting as distrust or anxiety.

This blog aims to start taking down those barriers and building more trust by offering a detailed look behind the curtain. Keep reading to learn about the processes and techniques that create the perfect dental crown.


See Your Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation Begins

June 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 2:55 pm
Female patient visiting dentist and checking smile in mirror

By the time summer rolls around, many families just want to focus on having fun and preparing for any big trips that they might be planning. But while you’re getting ready for your summer activities, many oral health professionals recommend that you also make time for a quick trip to the dentist’s office. It may seem like a chore, but in the long run, your smile may thank you for it. Here’s why early summer dental appointments can be important.


Signs That Your Dental Crown Needs to be Replaced

March 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 12:52 am

Dental crown on mold of mouthDental crowns are one of the most popular restorative procedures because they provide a long-lasting solution to improve the health, function, and appearance of a tooth. Unfortunately, crowns don’t last forever. Many factors affect the lifespan of a crown, but there are some obvious signs that your restoration is failing. Here’s how you can tell when it’s time to get a replacement.


4 Questions for Your Cosmetic Dentist at Your Consultation

February 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 2:18 am
a woman smiling while speaking with her cosmetic dentist

With the advancements in dental technology, getting the smile of your dreams is more possible now than ever! There are so many cosmetic dentistry options, from veneers to professional teeth whitening. You have finally taken the first step toward those picture-perfect pearly whites by scheduling a consultation. To make the most out of your visit, here are four questions to ask your dentist to help you on your exciting journey toward a radiant smile.


Time to Bust 4 Common Myths about Gum Disease

January 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 7:55 am
a woman showing her inflamed gums

Oral health is oftentimes just thought of as taking care of your teeth. But there’s more to it than that! Your gums cover the bones of your mouth and pearly whites, as well as provide a protective barrier against bacteria. When you maintain a consistent dental routine (like brushing and flossing), you can protect both your teeth and gums. It’s important to not neglect any signs of gum (periodontal) disease by believing it isn’t that big of a deal. Your dentist is here to bust four myths about gum disease so that misconceptions about it never will keep you from the healthiest smile possible!

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