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How do you keep your teeth and gums healthy?

When it comes to your oral health, it’s not just about how straight your teeth are or how dazzling your smile is. You must not forget about your gums! Even if you’re cavity-free and have the brightest smile in town, that doesn’t mean you’re immune to harmful gum disease. Since gum disease is usually painless, most people are not aware if anything is wrong with their gums. Going to regular check-ups with your dentist is still the best way to keeping teeth and gums healthy. Here's how you can keep your teeth and gums healthy:

2016-11-17T10:00:42+00:00November 17th, 2016|Blog|

Who Needs Dental Sealants?

The dental anatomy of the molars presents deep grooves and fissures that are very distinct and unique to every tooth. The grooves and fissures are characteristic of every posterior teeth, premolar or molar, some deeper than others, while some rather shallow and presenting insignificant depths. These spaces unfortunately trap in food particles that allow bacteria to thrive in the mouth and when disease-causing bacteria is abundant in the oral cavity, the teeth becomes prone to attack, leading to dental caries. The deep grooves and fissure create a perfect dwelling place for bacteria to grow and multiply. They settle in these [...]

2016-10-28T10:00:56+00:00October 28th, 2016|Blog, dental tips, Dental Treatments|

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Tooth Fillings

For a simple tooth decay or a tooth fracture, there is no need to go so complicated because this can easily be resolved by composite fillings. Naperville patients who come into the dental office with dental caries receive a tooth filling from the best cosmetic dentist. Naperville dentists will begin with a tooth preparation, which involves the drilling of the tooth to remove the diseased tissue, so that an appropriate tooth filling material may be placed into the cavity. Traditionally, tooth cavities are filled with metal fillings. However, due to the many discovered disadvantages related to its use, dentists now [...]

2016-09-28T10:00:26+00:00September 28th, 2016|Blog, dental tips|

How to effectively prevent gum disease

Gum disease is a leading problem in dentistry. Many people lose their teeth to gum disease because they fail to realize how important it is to keep gums healthy before it is too late. Most people are only concerned about the health of their teeth and they focus all their attention on it, not knowing that the life of their teeth very much depends on the health of their gums. The gums and all the other structures of the periodontium are important. You maintain the health of the gums, the periodontal fibers and the alveolar bone because they keep the [...]

2016-08-29T10:00:54+00:00August 29th, 2016|Blog, dental tips, Dental Treatments|

Are Dentures or Dental Implants the Right Restoration for You?

When you’re missing some or all of your natural teeth, replacing them as soon as possible is essential. Failing to get teeth replacements is not only unsightly, it can cause facial sagging, improper alignment, unintelligible speech, and difficulty chewing. Fortunately, you have multiple options to replace teeth as a Smiles of Naperville Patient. Removable Dentures Dentures are false teeth attached to a plate or retainer that cover up the teeth you are missing. We recommend complete dentures to patients who are missing all of the teeth on their upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. Partial dentures can replace a single [...]

2016-07-13T22:36:36+00:00July 13th, 2016|Blog|

Accessing 24-Hour Dental Care

When you chip or crack a tooth, are experiencing a toothache, or have an infection, the only thing you care about is getting fast treatment for tooth pain. As with most types of emergencies, severe dental pain or sudden trauma to the mouth rarely happens at a convenient time. It may wake you up at night or happen when all dental offices in the area have closed for the night or the weekend. You may either tough it out or feel like you have no choice but to go to the emergency room. However, visiting an emergency dentist is the [...]

2016-06-13T19:15:31+00:00June 13th, 2016|Blog|

Fluoride Treatments Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Although water, many foods, and some oral healthcare products contain fluoride, it often isn’t enough to help your teeth be as healthy as possible. Some people have heard misinformation and ask our dentists “Is fluoride bad for you?” It definitely is not. The reason this rumor persists is that fluoride can cause health problems if ingested in extremely high doses. However, an averaged size adult would need to drink at least 5,000 glasses of water with added fluoride to feel this effect. Fluoride can also cause temporary discoloration of baby teeth when too much is applied, but the staff at [...]

2016-05-23T20:03:48+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Blog|

How a root canal treatment helps you keep all your teeth

Our teeth help us to chew food that needs to be broken down before it enters our digestive system so that our body can absorb the nutrients from them.  It also helps us pronounce much more clearly and accurately. Our teeth also help us look better by preventing our facial muscles to sag. If teeth are not treated properly, they will likely to develop cavities, tooth decay, serious oral problems and can even cause tooth loss. If a tooth can no longer be fixed with traditional fillings and you do not want to get your tooth extracted, you can undergo [...]

2016-04-14T02:38:48+00:00April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

What is a Composite Filling

If one or more of your teeth has significant decay, your Smiles of Naperville dentist will advise you to have a cavity filled to preserve it. In the past, silver amalgam was the only option for filling material. However, most dental patients today prefer composite fillings instead. This is partly cosmetic since composite fillings are made of clear materials that match the color of the natural teeth. Concerns over the small possibility of mercury poisoning from silver amalgam fillings is another reason they have fallen out of favor. Receive Your New Composite Filling in a Single Appointment Before you receive [...]

2016-03-21T10:42:37+00:00March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost?

You may need to have a tooth extracted for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common ones include: A tooth was partially knocked out in an accident and the Smiles of Naperville dentists need to remove the remainder to make room for a dental restoration. The tooth serves no useful purpose, as in the case of wisdom teeth. You’re about to start orthodontic treatment and need to make room for other teeth to shift. You have extra teeth that are blocking other teeth from erupting normally. You have significant tooth decay or nerve damage that has left the [...]

2016-03-07T10:29:50+00:00March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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