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Costello Dental Blog

Why You Should Replace Missing Back Teeth

December 17, 2020

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person with missing back teeth in arlington heights

If you were to lose a front tooth, it’s likely a given that you would want to replace it as soon as possible in order to get your smile looking good again. Losing a back tooth is often not taken as seriously by people simply because it’s not something that is noticeable to others. If no one knows it’s missing, how necessary is it to replace it? It might be surprising to hear, but living with missing teeth, even in the back, can pose serious risks to your oral health. Keep reading to learn what your Arlington Heights dentist has to say about the issues that can arise from missing back teeth.

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Give the Lasting Gift of Oral Health This Holiday Season

November 19, 2020

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White gift box with gold ribbon being held by two hands with gold confetti sprinkled around them against a pink background

Gift-giving is one of the most fun aspects of the holidays, and it’s never too early to start. Seeing someone’s eyes light up with excitement brings the satisfaction and pride in knowing you gave the perfect gift. Holiday shopping can be stressful, but your dentist in Arlington Heights is happy to help. With a few days left before the holiday shopping season starts, why not make things easier on yourself and consider giving the gift of a beautiful, healthy smile? Here are 4 gift ideas that can help your friends and family have beautiful teeth all year long.

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Do You Hate Your Dentures?

October 28, 2020

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Image of dental implants supporting a denture.The latest innovations in dentistry allow your dentist to preserve teeth for longer than ever; however, tooth loss is still a common problem. In fact, at least 35 million Americans have lost all their teeth in one or both arches. 90% of the edentulous population wear dentures. Although they are effective, they have several disadvantages, too. If you hate wearing them, you aren’t out of options. You can enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your natural smile using dental implants.

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Improve Your Career with Cosmetic Dentistry

September 24, 2020

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Man with attractive smile after cosmetic dental treatments.You’ve heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” which applies to more than just your reading material. It also relates to forming opinions about people based on their appearance. Unfortunately, if you have unattractive teeth, you’ve likely felt judged by how they look. In some cases, you might feel like your smile is holding you back in your career. Believe it or not, research shows a picture-perfect smile can boost your career prospects. Here’s how you can invest in a successful future using cosmetic dental treatments.

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8 Reasons Why Invisalign Is an Excellent Choice for Adults

August 10, 2020

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Smiling woman holds out set of Invisalign in Arlington Heights

Invisalign in Arlington Heights is the most comfortable and convenient way to straighten teeth—and it’s not just for teenagers! Millions of adults have chosen this state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment to achieve a beautiful set of aligned pearly whites. Unlike bulky traditional metal braces, these clear aligners blend into the background of busy professional lifestyles seamlessly. Read on to discover eight reasons why Invisalign is an excellent choice for adults who want a straighter, healthier, and more confident smile.

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Can Dental Implants Be Used For the Front Teeth? You Bet!

July 14, 2020

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Image of a dental implant replacing a bottom front tooth

Dental implants are widely considered the gold standard in tooth replacement because they can last a lifetime and look and feel incredibly natural. In fact, they’re so popular that an estimated 5 million new implants are placed each year. But what if you’re missing a front tooth – can dental implants still work for you? You’ll be glad to know that the answer is yes! In this blog, you’ll find out why they’re such a great option for both front and back teeth, and how a dentist can make sure you’re a good candidate for the procedure beforehand.  

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Does Teeth Whitening Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

June 9, 2020

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Woman undergoing teeth whitening treatmentWhen the summer sun is beating down on you, few things are more relaxing than chilling by the pool with a glass of ice-cold soda. The deliciously sweet taste mixed with the refreshing carbonation is a combination made in heaven. Until a few weeks later, when you notice your once pearly white teeth are now looking yellow and frail.

Fortunately, a quick trip to the dentist can restore your bright smile in as little as one visit! In fact, that is one of the reasons it is the most requested cosmetic dentistry procedure. If you are considering teeth whitening, but are wondering about potential tooth sensitivity, then read on.

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How Can Handwashing & Sanitizing Help Beat COVID-19?

May 22, 2020

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Woman washing hands with soapThere is no getting around it – handwashing and sanitizing is key to flattening the curve and protecting yourself against Covid-19. While that sounds simple enough, there are two crucial factors in ensuring that it is done effectively: technique and frequency. If you aren’t familiar with the best way to wash your hands and how it impacts your risk of contracting Covid-19, your dentist is here to answer frequently asked questions.

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Social Distancing in Dentistry: How It’s Possible

May 1, 2020

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Social distancing signAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social distancing plays a pivotal role in stopping the spread of the novel COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, researchers believe that social distancing practices have reduced contact between people by 40% and have prevented as many as 185,000 deaths in the U.S. But how do you practice social distancing in situations where you have to breach the 6-foot gap, like at your upcoming dentist visit? Here is everything you need to know about how dentists are making social distancing possible.

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Dispelling 10 Common Myths for Root Canal Awareness Week!

April 16, 2020

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Smiling woman getting a root canal from her Arlington Heights dentistThe words “root canal” send many people’s teeth chattering with fear. Even when it’s recommended by a trusted dentist, many patients avoid getting a root canal because of the false rumors they’ve heard about them. However, this important treatment is now faster, more effective, and more comfortable than ever! To celebrate root canal awareness week, your Arlington dentist busts 10 common myths about this smile-saving procedure.

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