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

October 31, 2023

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!


How to Stick with Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss Daily

December 8, 2022

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a woman flossing her teeth

It’s that time again – the start of a new year with its accompanying resolutions! Many people make a goal to floss more often but truly accomplishing it can prove to be challenging. But thoroughly cleaning between your teeth is essential to your oral health, so it’s a resolution worth following through. Here are some helpful tips to help you turn flossing into a habit and keep up your good intentions!


How to Deal with Winter Mouth Issues

November 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 11:50 pm
Woman smiling in the snow

There’s a lot to appreciate about winter. You might want to enjoy the season to the fullest, but have found that oral health problems are holding you back. Whether it’s sensitive teeth, cracked lips, or a tongue that feels like a winter tundra, you shouldn’t let anything stop you from enjoying the season to its fullest. Here’s a guide to a few common winter mouth issues, and how to deal with them.


Why Would You Need to Get a Root Canal Re-Done?

October 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnagornaya @ 2:05 pm
A patient receiving a root canal retreatment

Given its serious nature, you likely want to avoid needing a root canal. At the very least, there’s a good chance you don’t want to experience one more than once. Even so, did you know that dentists sometimes redo root canals? Indeed, many patients need these so-called “retreatments” in the years following the first treatment. As for why that’s the case, your Buffalo Grove dentist is here to tell you more. Read on to learn why you’d need a root canal retreatment and what to expect from it.

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