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How a Family Dentist Could Improve Your Experience

June 3, 2024

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Small family talking to their dentist and smiling

It’s time to get the whole family in for their dental checkups, but there’s a reason you’ve been putting off this scheduling nightmare. Your household is a mixed bag of dental needs. Your child, young adult, and grandparents all need to see a different dentist at a different office. At the end of the day, you just don’t have enough colored markers to keep track of it all.

What you need is an office that can offer comprehensive dental care. Have no fear – family dentists are here to help! Here are just a few ways they can benefit you and your loved ones.


What Should I Do After I Knock Out a Tooth?

March 21, 2024

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Man has oral pain

Everybody wants a knockout smile, but nobody wants to knock out a tooth. There are more than five million teeth lost every year in America, but there are steps you can take to save a dislodged tooth so it can be reimplanted in your gum. Here’s a brief guide to what to do when if your tooth is ejected from your mouth so that you can get it to the emergency dentist’s office as quickly as possible.


What Should I Ask My Dentist at My Next Checkup?

March 13, 2024

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Dentist smiles

Asking questions is a great way to learn, but many people don’t appreciate what a great educational opportunity their dental appointments are. While your dentist will probably ask many questions about your oral hygiene during your next visit, it’s a fantastic idea to have a few of your own prepared. Here are a few questions to ask your dentist the next time you’re having your teeth examined and cleaned.


A-List Smiles: Famous Faces with Dental Implants

February 29, 2024

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Celebrities with dental implants

For A-List celebrities who depend on their looks to further their careers, they’ll only want the best. In dentistry, dental implants offer the strongest support, the best aesthetics, and the ability to keep a face looking youthful. That’s a win-win-win in the age of media-driven content. So, what are the biggest names to sport dental implants? Continue reading to find out!


5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before a Smile Makeover

February 6, 2024

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Patient talking to their dentist

A beautiful smile can boost confidence and leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re considering a minor enhancement or a complete smile makeover, consulting with a dentist is crucial. Before diving into any cosmetic dental procedure, it’s essential to ask the right questions to ensure you’re making informed decisions about your oral health and overall appearance.


Long Overdue: Tips for Returning to the Dentist’s Office

January 12, 2024

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Woman getting her dental checkups after a long break

It’s not uncommon to let months or even years slip by without visiting the dentist. Whether it’s due to cost concerns, time constraints, or dental anxiety, many patients find themselves avoiding regular dental checkups. However, when you finally decide to schedule that long-overdue appointment, you might be wondering what to expect.

Continue reading for some tips that could help you effortlessly return to your dentist.


Dental Fictions: 4 Common Myths About Dentures

December 14, 2023

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A dentist holding dentures for a patient

While tooth loss is a harsh issue, many hesitate to get dentures for their smiles. The prosthetics often get linked to nasty rumors and stereotypes. In truth, though, the gossip around them is usually false. You can trust dentures – they work quite well as tooth replacements! To prove this claim, your Arlington Heights dentist is here with evidence. So, read on to learn four common myths about dentures and why they’re just wrong.


Sipping Smartly: A Guide to Minimizing Coffee’s Stain on Your Pearly Whites

November 17, 2023

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A cup of coffee ready to be sipped before teeth whitening

For many, the day doesn’t truly start until the comforting aroma of fresh coffee fills the air—or their stomachs. While coffee provides a welcome kick-start to the morning, it can be problematic for teeth, especially due to its staining potential. After a couple of years, you may need teeth whitening treatments to make up for the discoloration.

Don’t worry, there are ways to mitigate these effects and keep your pearly whites nice and bright. Continue reading to learn how!


Protect Your Smile This Holiday Season with These Must-Know Tips

October 24, 2023

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a group of people smiling and celebrating the holidays

The holiday season is right around the corner, and it’s hard not to be excited, especially if you’re a fan of eating delicious food and spending time with those you care about. But amidst all of the seasonal festivities including luncheons, dinners, cocktail parties, tree-lighting celebrations, and more, it’s quite easy to let some things slip through the cracks—such as caring for your pearly whites! Here are some tips from your trusted dentist about how to keep your oral health in optimal shape going into the holidays this year.


Teeth Whitening: Fact vs. Fiction

September 8, 2023

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A dentist performing a teeth whitening treatment

When it comes to teeth whitening, there’s no shortage of products on the market claiming to give you a brighter, whiter smile. Social media and its influencers have a direct impact on the sudden boom in cosmetic concerns afflicting every corner of the web.

But can these products do what they advertise? If you’re curious whether or not these products live up to the hype, continue reading. There are plenty of claims out there that need to be confirmed or debunked.

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