When you look at your reflection or a picture of yourself, are you happy with the way your smile looks? If you’re like most people, there’s probably at least one thing you wish you could change about your teeth. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, attaining a gorgeous grin is easier than ever before. No matter how severe your cosmetic dental flaws are, your dentist can develop a plan to correct them. Here are four of the most common treatments your dentist can use to fix your smile.(more…)
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March 8, 2021
February 8, 2021
This past year has been difficult, as we’ve all had to make several changes to combat the spread of COVID. While spending more time at home, you might have missed your routine cleaning and checkup because dental offices have been closed. Unfortunately, skipping semi-annual appointments and the stress of coronavirus has resulted in many avoidable oral health issues. Here’s the connection between dental emergencies and COVID.
January 4, 2021
There is something about a set of bright, white teeth. They send a message to the world that you’re vibrant and full of energy. And then there’s the confidence boost that comes along with having a nice smile. To achieve this, many people turn to over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening products. What can happen when these products are overused? Read on to find out and learn about the differences in quality between store bought and professional whitening agents.(more…)
December 17, 2020
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.(more…)
November 19, 2020
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.(more…)
October 28, 2020
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.
September 24, 2020
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.
August 10, 2020
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.(more…)
July 14, 2020
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.(more…)
June 9, 2020
When 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.