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How to Protect Your Veneers (and Prevent Cavities)

August 7, 2021

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Whether you’ve had stains on your teeth for years or you recently chipped a tooth visible in your smile, a single or set of veneers can be a fantastic solution that not only keeps your smile looking beautiful, but protected from further damage. However, much like dental crowns or other dental restorations, at-home oral hygiene is incredibly important to keeping the veneer and the tooth underneath healthy. Learn the best tips on maintaining your veneers in Skokie with help from a dentist today!

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You Asked, We Answered: Why Is Summer the Best Time to Get Dental Implants?

July 31, 2021

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If you are struggling with tooth loss, then you know all too well that even one missing tooth can take a serious toll on your smile, bite, and speech. The good news is that there is a lifelike, durable, long-lasting solution: dental implants. This versatile tooth-replacement option can replace one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth, and there is no time like the present to schedule your initial consultation. Keep reading to learn why summer is the best time to get dental implants!

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Celebrate National Dentist’s Day the Right Way!

March 6, 2021

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Today is March 6th, which mean’s it’s National Dentist’s Day! You may have never heard of this holiday; in fact, you could even be one of the millions of people who fear a trip to the dentist’s office. However, this important day brings some awareness and recognition to all your dentist does to keep your family healthy and smiling. Read on to learn more about dentists and why we should celebrate them!

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3 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution of Flossing More Often

January 4, 2021

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woman flossing as part of her New Year’s resolution

It may have felt like 2020 was never going to end, but 2021 is finally here! If you’re like most people, your New Year’s resolution may involve something like losing weight or saving money. However, if you really want to get healthy and prevent large dental bills down the road, your dentist recommends that you resolve to start flossing every day. While it may be hard to incorporate flossing into your daily routine at first, it will definitely pay off in the long run. Here are three tips to help you remember to floss.

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Have Dentures? Your Routine Checkups Are Still Important!

December 29, 2020

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Man smiling after a dental checkup with dentures

If you have dentures, you may be thinking, “No teeth, no more dental checkups.” However, prosthetic smiles are just as important to care for as your natural one once was, which is why it’s vital to maintain routine dental visits. These dental checkups with dentures will ensure that you have a nicely fitting and functioning set of teeth, but they will also keep you healthy. Read on to learn more about the significance of your regular dental appointments!

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4 Common Problems Cosmetic Bonding Can Fix

September 23, 2020

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Man undergoing cosmetic dental treatments.If you have a less than perfect smile, you might be a candidate for cosmetic dental treatments. Nowadays, you have more options than ever to improve the aesthetics of your tooth; however, one treatment stands out from all others. Cosmetic dental bonding is a noninvasive procedure used to enhance the overall color, size, shape, and appearance of a tooth. A composite resin is customized to match the color of your enamel to provide natural-looking results. Not sure if it’s the right treatment for you? Here are 4 common problems cosmetic bonding can fix.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Bonding and Veneers

August 16, 2020

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Man smiling with perfect teeth

Both direct bonding and porcelain veneers are options when you are looking to enhance your smile. Whether you have discoloration, small gaps, chips, or cracks in your teeth, both are effective at making corrections. However, before you make your decision, you should fully understand the difference between veneers and bonding. Even though they take a similar approach when it comes to correcting cosmetic issues, there are several different factors you should be considering. Read on to learn exactly what those are.

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Summer Is the Best Time to Discover Your Dream Smile

June 17, 2020

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woman in sunhat smiles beautifully after visiting Skokie cosmetic dentist

Just like how every smile is unique, everyone’s definition of a perfect set of pearly whites is different. Now that the fun-filled and relaxing summer months are ahead of us, it’s the perfect time to discover what your idea of a flawless smile is! A quick trip to your dentist’s office this time of year can give you dazzling results that you’ll be enjoying for years to come. Here are a few treatments from your Skokie cosmetic dentist that can help you achieve your dream smile!

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Your Dentist Is Open Again – Here’s How They’re Keeping Their Patients Safe

May 9, 2020

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic turned all of our lives upside down, your dentist’s office was actually one of the cleanest places you could be, thanks to the safety protocols set in place by the CDC and the American Dental Association. Due to COVID-19, dental offices all over the country are implementing even more safety precautions in their practice to make sure their workers and patients remain free from infection. Here are some of the safety measures your dentist is taking in order to keep you safe.

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Dealing with Sensitivity: How to Know When It’s Time to Book an Emergency Dental Appointment

April 20, 2020

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Person with toothache in need of help from emergency dentist

You’re sipping a cold glass of your favorite beverage and suddenly experience a sharp pain in your mouth. Tooth sensitivity happens for a number of reasons. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, it may be a stressful thing to have to schedule an emergency dental appointment. By understanding the most common causes of tooth sensitivity, you’ll be better able to know what you can manage by yourself and what will require a visit to your emergency dentist.

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