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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|

What is a Dental Sealant?

At Smiles of Naperville, we recommend dental sealants to prevent your child from becoming part of the 70 percent of Americans with diagnosed tooth decay by age 19. The treatment is sometimes appropriate for adults as well. If you’re a new parent or we have told you that you need this treatment, you may be wondering, “What is a dental sealant?”   Applying a dental sealant is pain-free, fast, and simple. For our pediatric patients, we explain what a sealant is and how it helps to keep their teeth healthy and free of cavities. Your child’s dentist places sealants on [...]

2016-01-21T20:06:56+00:00January 21st, 2016|Blog|

What is a Composite Filling?

In decades past, the only choice people had when they needed a cavity filled was for the dentist to use silver amalgam filling material. As a dental patient today, you are fortunate to have the option to receive a composite filling instead. That is because many people expressed concerns about the potential dangers of having metal fillings present for the rest of their life. Others felt that traditional metal fillings were unattractive and wanted a better option. If you are just hearing about this dental treatment, you may be asking yourself, “What is a composite filling?” A composite filling, also [...]

2016-01-07T20:04:48+00:00January 7th, 2016|Blog|

What is Fluoride Treatment?

Despite the fact that fluoride is naturally present in water and many foods, most American children still don’t receive enough of it. Unfortunately, this can have devastating consequences on their developing teeth. Without enough fluoride, your kids are at a greater risk of developing tooth decay at an early age. At Smiles of Naperville, our dentists recommend fluoride treatments twice annually at your child’s routine cleaning and check-up. This can start as early as six month before any teeth have erupted. Ideally, all children should receive regular fluoride treatments until they are 16 years old. Understanding the Process If you [...]

2015-12-22T20:02:36+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Blog|
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