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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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6 Tips to Get Through the Night With a Toothache

August 22, 2023

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Woman wearing white shirt and sleep mask sitting in bed holding her hand over her jaw

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night because of a toothache, you know just how frustrating it can be to have to cope with the pain. You know you need to make a dental appointment for any kind of emergency, but the office is closed until tomorrow morning. What can you do in the meantime? Keep reading to learn about ways you can ease the throbbing enough to get some rest, until you can be seen by your dentist.

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How Your Diet Will Change with Veneers

June 21, 2023

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person with porcelain veneers smiling

Veneers, which are custom-made thin shells bonded to the front of teeth, work wonders in enhancing the appearance of your teeth. They effectively transform the shape, size, color, and alignment of your pearly whites, resulting in a beautiful, natural-looking smile. If you’ve recently received veneers, you might wonder how specific foods can influence their longevity and appearance. To ensure the lasting brilliance of your new smile, keep reading as we delve into the foods you should avoid and those that can help preserve your stunning grin.

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When Should Tooth Sensitivity Trigger a Visit to a Dentist?

May 28, 2023

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A man with tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can sound like a pretty low priority at first. In fact, for most people, sensitivity in any part of the body is common. While you may think the same could be true for teeth, it could mean that you’re experiencing a dental emergency. By ignoring it, you could be raising your risk for additional oral problems later. To learn when you should call an emergency dentist for help, keep reading!

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