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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.


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.


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.


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.


Is Your Tooth Sensitivity a Dental Emergency?

March 29, 2020

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woman with sensitive teeth eating ice cream

Have you ever taken a bite of delicious ice cream only for a wave of pain to emanate through your teeth? If eating or drinking anything hot or cold does this to you, then you might have sensitive teeth. How exactly is this situation treated? Normally, you could visit your dentist, but because of COVID-19, most dentists are only treating emergency patients. Keep reading to learn more about tooth sensitivity and whether you should see an emergency dentist for treatment.


What Your Toothache Means, According to an Emergency Dentist

March 23, 2020

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man with toothache who needs emergency dentist

Here’s a not-so-fun fact: there are several different types of toothaches. Sometimes it may hurt to chew, other times it may hurt when you drink something cold. With all the different varieties of tooth pain that are possible, it’s hard to know which kinds of toothaches warrant calling an emergency dentist. Read this guide to find out what your tooth pain might mean.


National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 28, 2020

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girl in dental chair at children’s dentist in Arlington HeightsFebruary is a special month, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. It’s also National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of early dental care. Besides their oral hygiene habits at home, your child’s smile also relies on the services they receive from their children’s dentist in Arlington Heights. You can help give your child the foundation they need for a lifelong healthy smile with early dental care.

Why Dental Implants Occasionally Fail and How to Deal with It

December 18, 2019

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Dental Implant ModelIf you’ve decided to get dental implants, it’s very unlikely that you’ll need to worry about complications after the surgery. After all, the success rate for dental implants is as high as 95%! Of course, that unfortunately means there’s still a 5% chance of failure – an extremely low chance, to be sure, but a chance nonetheless. If you want your new teeth to last, it’s important to know how to deal with a failed dental implant in Arlington Heights; read on to learn what could cause an implant to fail and how you can try and save it.


4 Tips To Keep Your Mouth Healthy For National Gum Care Month

September 30, 2019

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smiley face drawn out in toothpasteAre you confident that you’re doing everything you can to protect your gums? September is Nation Gum Care Month, the perfect time to reevaluate your oral hygiene routine and protect your mouth from one of the most common oral health problems, gum disease. Knowing what early symptoms to look for and how to properly care for your mouth could help you avoid needing gum disease treatment in Arlington Heights. Read on for four tips to optimize your oral health in celebration of National Gum Care Month. (more…)

The 3 Stages of Invisalign in Arlington Heights

July 9, 2019

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woman holding aligner

Your teeth have always been a little crooked, but you feel like you missed the boat on the right time to straighten them. After all, you’re not a teenager anymore, so you would look really awkward with braces. Fortunately, there’s another option to even out your grin – Invisalign in Arlington Heights. With this set of clear plastic aligners, your can straighten your smile without anyone even noticing. Let’s talk about what you can expect during the 3 stages of the Invisalign treatment.


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