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4 Reasons Why Dental Implants are So Successful

November 25, 2021

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One of the biggest reasons that dentists love to recommend dental implants for any patient with missing teeth is that the procedure is extremely predictable. The success rate is around 95%, and in general you can expect implant posts to last for decades or even a lifetime. Of course, part of the reason the success rate is so high is that the dentists and specialists who place them take a number of steps to minimize the risk of complications before the surgery takes place. Below are 4 important factors that contribute to dental implant success.

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3 Types of Tooth Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore

November 10, 2021

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3 Types of Tooth Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore

You woke up this morning with intense pain in one of your teeth. Though this is unlike anything you’ve experienced before, you have a busy week ahead and are hoping the pain will go away on its own. Though not all tooth pain warrants a dental emergency, ignoring it and waiting for the discomfort to subside may lead to more harm than good. Read on to learn about three types of tooth pain that you shouldn’t ignore and should seek immediate treatment for.

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Six Simple Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

October 24, 2021

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person looking at mouth in bathroom mirror

Teeth are definitely the top dog when most people are thinking about oral health, but the state of your gums is also very important. It may shock you to know that gum disease, aka periodontal disease, affects more than half of American adults aged 30 or older.

That statistic indicates there needs to be more awareness about proper gum care, and fortunately, there are steps you can take daily to make sure you don’t contribute to that troubling figure. Keep reading to get some easy-to-implement tips for healthy gums from your dentist in Arlington Heights.

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Oral Health Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

October 4, 2021

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Christmas toothbrush illustration

As a parent, you know that you’ve succeeded on Christmas morning when your child gets that look of excitement after tearing the wrapping paper off a present or examining the goodies within their stocking. When you select a gift they enjoy that helps keep them healthy, you both win!

Read on to discover some ideas for stocking stuffers that encourage kids to take good care of their teeth, plus some suggestions for their oral hygiene routine.

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How Long Will I Wear My Retainer After Invisalign Treatment?

August 27, 2021

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Closeup of smiling woman putting on Invisalign retainer

Whether you’ve been working through your Invisalign treatment over the last couple of months or more than a year, you’ve likely dreamed of the day when it comes time to take them off for good. However, your perfectly straight teeth won’t stay in their new and improved position without some help. That’s why you’ll be given a retainer following your treatment! Here’s how long you’ll have to wear your retainer after Invisalign.

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Is Getting Dental Work Safe When You’re Pregnant?

July 29, 2021

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Pregnant woman at dental office

For many women, pregnancy means all sorts of uncertainties and worries. As much as you want to get dental work done to keep your smile in good shape, you want to make sure that it is okay for both you and your baby. Your concerns are common and completely understandable. Continue reading to learn how you can safely receive dental work while you are pregnant as well as which procedures you should postpone until after your baby is born.

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Why Do I Need a Root Canal Retreatment?

July 4, 2021

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Patient at dental office

Root canal therapy is designed to save teeth that have become severely damaged or infection. When maintained properly, a tooth that has been repaired by a root canal can last the rest of your life. While this treatment is highly successful, there is a possibility that you will need to have it redone in the future. Continue reading to learn why this may be the case and what you can expect during this treatment process.

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Can You Still Play Sports If You Have Braces?

June 24, 2021

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Closeup of athlete in football gear

Whether you enjoy playing a casual game of ultimate frisbee with your friends during the summer or are part of a professional team year-round, sports are a great way to stay in shape and build a community. Fortunately, undergoing orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to get in the way! If you are interested in straightening your teeth but would like to do a bit more research before scheduling your appointment, keep reading for the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about sports and braces.

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Dental X-Rays – Are They Safe for Kids?

June 15, 2021

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dentist showing child their dental x-ray

As a parent, all you want to do is protect your children from the dangers of the world. Dental x-rays can seem foreign and even a little scary, so it makes sense why you might be apprehensive about them. After all, isn’t all that radiation harmful to your child? While that’s a valid concern, advances in technology have made this a worry of the past. If you’re still not convinced, continue reading to find out how dental x-rays are not only safe but offer great benefits for your child’s oral health.

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4 Facts That Parents Should Know About Children’s Oral Health

April 29, 2021

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Child at the dentist

You try to do your best to keep up with your child’s dental health. By reminding and helping them to brush and floss, taking them to the dentist for regular checkups, and watching their sugar intake, you are helping to set their smiles up for success. However, there is still so much about children’s dentistry that you probably aren’t aware of. Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about your kid’s smiles that you didn’t already know!

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