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Do I Need to Schedule an Oral Cancer Screening?

We don’t always think about the mouth when we talk about cancer risks – but oral cancer is much more common than you might think. In fact, it accounts for roughly three percent of all cancers that are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. That amounts to about 35,000 new cases each year. Oral cancer […]

Your Oral Health Impacts More than You Think

We all know the basics of having good oral health: make sure that your teeth and gums are free from plaque and bacteria by brushing and flossing. Having healthy teeth and gums helps stave away enamel erosion, tooth loss, tooth decay, and gum disease—but did you know that your oral health is actually connected to […]

Three Key Factors to Look for When Choosing a Dentist

Whether you are relocating to a new area, are searching for a specialty service, or are simply in the market to switch dental care providers, finding a new dentist isn’t easy. There are tons of dental practices to choose from, all with varying services, specialities, and insurance networks. And the importance of finding the right […]

What’s the Best Kind of Toothpaste for Me?

If you’re brushing two (or even three) times a day, you’ll find yourself going through toothpaste fairly quickly. That’s a good problem to have—but are you really thinking about what you’re putting in your cart when it’s time to restock? There are countless kinds of toothpaste on the shelves and online, ranging from all-natural, sensitivity […]

At-Home Dental Care: Keep Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy in Quarantine

Right now, people all over the world are feeling particularly anxious. We’re living through a health crisis unlike anything the world has ever seen. COVID-19 has infected nearly 2 million people worldwide – including more than 23,000 people right here in Illinois. This virus has upended our lives, cancelled our plans, and changed many of […]

Does My Child Need a Mouthguard?

If your child plays football, hockey, or any other contact sport, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with mouthguards. They are those hard, plastic pieces athletes wear to protect their teeth during a game (or to chew in between plays). Most sports organizations don’t require athletes to wear mouthguards. Therefore, it’s easy for a parent […]

Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

Each and every one of your 32 teeth is unique. Enamel does not grow and can be damaged. Plaque can cause decay. If your teeth are yellow, they might be decaying. Saliva is more important than you may think. It washes away all the bad bacteria in your mouth. Did you know any of these? […]

Despite Brushing Twice a Day, Top Athletes Suffer from Bad Oral Health

The World Health Organization writes that oral health is a key indicator of well-being, general health, and quality of life. It includes a range of illnesses that include dental caries, tooth loss, periodontal disease, oral cancer, birth defects, and oral manifestations of HIV. According to a 2017 study called “Global Burden of Disease,” 3.5 billion […]

What is Cosmetic Dentistry, and Why Do People Need it?

People whose teeth are worn, stained, chipped, discolored, broken, misaligned, or have gaps between them might benefit from a cosmetic dentistry procedure. It’s important to have confidence in your smile, and a “smile makeover” might just change your life! We explain the types of cosmetic procedures and common reasons why people need these services. Types […]

Bruxism: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Old habits die hard, and that can be even more true when it comes to things we do almost subconsciously. Some people are already gnawing down nail number three before they even realize they’ve started biting at their fingers again, and others light up a cigarette when getting in the car as though it were […]