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Three Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontics are treatments that are performed on younger patients, often before their permanent teeth come in. These treatments, also known as Phase 1 Orthodontics, are extremely beneficial for many reasons. Often, we think of orthodontics as being for teenagers and sometimes, for adults. Phase II Orthodontics are definitely more common. However, we are huge …

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60462 Dentist | Only Floss The Teeth You Want To Keep

Every time you stop in to visit your dentist, you are asked, “Do you floss regularly?” This is because flossing is instrumental in maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. It helps to remove the plaque that brushing alone can’t reach. While we all know brushing is critical to your oral health, it is important to understand …

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Does Tooth Sensitivity Always Equal Cavities?

We’ve all been there. We bite down on something and that shooting nerve pain stops us in our tracks. Maybe you’ve been feeling it lately when you brush your teeth. If you have tooth sensitivity, you’re probably dreading that trip to the dentist because you know you have cavities, and if you can feel them, …

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Orland Park Dentist – Which is Better: Traditional Floss or Water Flossers?

Flossing. It’s something many of my patients dread and therefore don’t do often enough. Some of them might think I don’t notice… but I do. Flossing is so important but honestly, I get why most people think it’s a pain. It takes a lot of time, it can sometimes feel uncomfortable, and it’s just one …

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Dentist in Orland Park – How Soon Should I Get My Cracked Tooth Fixed?

It’s not uncommon to have a tooth crack — sometimes out of nowhere — especially as we age. The severity of a cracked tooth can range from a dental emergency (the tooth has cracked in half) to very minor (what we refer to as “craze lines” or teeny tiny cracks in the enamel of the …

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Dentist Orland Park – Why Kids Need a “Dental Home” By Their First Birthday

Parents are sometimes not sure when is the best time to bring their kids to the dentist and when to establish a dental home. If we’re being honest, a lot of times this confusion leads them to wait way too long to schedule that initial appointment. Generally, kids should see the dentist for the first …

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60462 Dentist – DIY Clear Aligners Are a Bad Idea… And Here’s Why

We all seem to be on a mission to save money when and where we can. We’re creating budgets, meal-prepping, and cutting cable in an effort to lower our monthly expenses. The fact is, 80.9% of baby boomers, 79.9% of Gen Xers, and 81.5% of millennials carry some kind of debt. Chances are, you’re one …

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Orland Park Dentist – The Truth About Radiation and Dental X-Rays

Have you ever wondered whether dental x-rays are safe? There is a lot of outdated and inaccurate information on the internet about the safety of dental x-rays, which causes some patients to have anxiety about the risk involved. This is especially the case for pregnant women, children, and cancer patients who are concerned about the …

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Dentist in Orland Park – Why We Take Your Blood Pressure at the Dental Office

One of the most common questions I get asked by patients is, “Why are you taking my blood pressure?” People are confused because most have never had their blood pressure taken at a dental office before and they think it’s strange. I totally understand! Blood pressure checks before a dental appointment are now recommended, so …

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Mens Health Blog Post

Dentist 60462 – Five Reasons Men Have More Oral Health Issues

If we asked people on the street whether they think men or women have more oral health issues, the responses would probably be fairly split. After all, what does our gender have to do with our teeth? Apparently, at least a little bit. While there’s nothing intrinsically different about our teeth or the way we …

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