Flossing Products That Will Change Your Life

While dental health is a very important aspect of overall well-being, there are many people that tend to neglect it. A lot of people spend a fortune on products such as vitamins, supplements, and skin products in order to look and feel good. However, when it comes to their oral health they make do with a quick brush twice a day and perhaps some mouthwash if they are really dedicated.

It is important to remember that problems with your teeth can lead to all sorts of issues. The areas between your teeth, known as the interproximal or interdental area, can harbor a lot of germs and bacteria, and simple brushing and gargling won’t do much to help. You need to be able to get to the areas between each of your teeth so that you can remove any debris such as food particles. Unless you do this, the debris will be left there to fester and this could eventually lead to infections, gum problems, and even tooth loss. In addition, it can lead to very bad breath, which can cause embarrassment and stress for individuals. read more

Whitening with Activated Charcoal – Does It Live Up to the Hype?

Your smile is one of your greatest assets. It is often the first thing that people notice about you. Not only does the condition of your teeth say a lot about your health but it also indicative of your investment in yourself.

Have you ever tried to smile and hide your teeth because you are self-conscious of your yellow or stained teeth? You may try to smile shyly or use a half-smile to completely cover your teeth. Activated charcoal can be equally as effective as specialized toothpaste or dental treatments in maintaining your bright smile and boosting your confidence. read more

Dental Care You Should Be Doing on a Daily Basis

So here’s the interesting thing about the current dental program of most adults: typically, our dental habits were developed at an early age, and we maintain those habits throughout our adult lives. But, what if what we learned as a child wasn’t quite right? Or, what if we slacked off during our teenage years and poor dental habits became ingrained in our current daily behaviors? This is why it’s a great idea to refresh your notions of daily dental care and ensure that no tools or good habits are absent. Because when they are, we create the potential for serious issues in the future. Without further delay, here are several tips for daily dental care you should be doing. read more

What is Dentophobia?

We know that going to the dentist is rarely something people get excited about. But for some people, it’s much more than a lack of enthusiasm that keeps them from going to the dentist. Anxiety and even phobias prevent some people from scheduling and keeping an appointment for even just a routine cleaning. We want to address this issue in order to help any of our patients (or potential patients) who are experiencing anxiety or fear about seeing a dentist.

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The Difference Between Anxiety and a Phobia read more

Dos and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening

We’ve seen more and more smiling faces around town the past few weeks as the temperature has been slowly easing us out of Chicagoland’s winter hibernation.

And of course, we love smiling faces! But as people are getting out and about more as summer approaches, we’ve noticed that a lot of our patients are asking about teeth whitening. So, we thought we’d give you some info on one of the most popular smile-improvement techniques: making those pearly whites even whiter.

Everyday Teeth Whitening Rules

There are three key rules for keeping your teeth white for everyone and they are pretty simple. If you’re happy with your tooth color, follow these three steps to keep your smile gleaming as long as possible: read more

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