In one form or another, toothpaste has been around for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans used abrasive materials, like pumice and burnt eggshells, to scrub away things that got stuck on their teeth. The ancient Chinese used things like herbal mint, ginseng, and salt. Obviously, toothpaste has come a long way since then, but you might still wonder why it is so important, how you can choose a paste that is right for you, and how you can get the most benefit from your toothpaste. Your family dentist in Lisle is here to explain.
Arbor Dental Care Blog
October 25, 2017
October 15, 2017
Halloween is often a favorite holiday among people of ages. Who does not love the exciting costumes, thrilling decorations, and yummy goodies? However, as the day involves many sugary candies and sweets, you know that your family dentist in Lisle probably does not have the same opinion as you due to the risk for tooth decay. As a result, you probably expect your dentist to skip the holiday, but this is not always the case. They likely enjoy the day just as much as your family, but prefer to make a simple change to the candies they pass out. Instead of hard and chewy types, your dentist probably prefers to hand out chocolate.
September 10, 2017
One study by the Centers for Disease Control found that dental caries — otherwise known as cavities — are the most common childhood disease. Children aren’t the only ones who suffer from tooth decay, though. Another source claims that 91 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have cavities. Clearly, our nation’s pearly whites are in jeopardy. Good eating habits and a great oral hygiene routine can help to prevent tooth decay, but dental sealants are another safeguard, one that many people do not take advantage of. Your family dentist in Lisle is here to explain what dental sealants are and how they can protect your smile.
September 6, 2017
A healthy jaw contributes to your overall quality of life. You use it when you’re chatting with your friends about your latest adventures around the greater Chicago area and when you’re munching on your favorite deep-dish pizza. But what if your jaw starts to cause you pain? If you’re having discomfort there, you might have TMJ disorder. Your family dentist in Lisle is here to explain what this condition is and how you can cope with it.
August 10, 2017
When you visit your family dentist in Lisle for a cleaning and checkup, you will probably have x-rays taken during the appointment. Although a visual examination is important when monitoring your dental health, it only provides half of the picture your dentist needs. X-rays offer a full insight into your oral health to detect potential problems that are brewing below the surface of the teeth and gums. These detailed images allow your dentist to monitor and diagnosis issues while creating accurate and precise treatments to keep your smile healthy.
August 6, 2017
Periodontal (gum) disease is a common oral health condition that affects millions of US adults. In fact, some studies indicate as much as 80% of the population over the age of 65 struggles with some form of gum disease. The mildest type is often referred to as gingivitis, and the warning signs of this common disease are very mild. Unfortunately, gingivitis can be easily overlooked by the untrained eye. That’s why visiting a dentist regularly for a maintenance appointment is so important. You can also educate yourself on the warning signs and risk factors associated with gum disease by reading this blog post. If we begin treatment in the early stages of gum disease, periodontal therapies effectively renew oral health.
July 31, 2017
Do you need a dental crown? No need to worry — it’s a common restorative procedure. As your family dentist in Lisle, Dr. Frank Marchese or Dr. Jeanelle Marchese may recommend a crown for a weak, worn, decayed, or otherwise damaged tooth. Many people have at least one dental crown. But if you’ve just been told you need a “cap” (what we also call crowns), you probably have some questions. Keep reading to learn more about this common procedure from the team at Arbor Dental Care!
Whether it’s a toothache that wakes you up in the middle of the night or a broken tooth at 2 pm on Sunday, dental emergencies are stressful. You never realize how valuable your smile is until something goes wrong with it! In the middle of an urgent situation, seeking treatment right away is of the utmost importance. Make sure you receive prompt care by calling your emergency dentist in Lisle!
June 20, 2017
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may feel overwhelmed thinking about your options in replacement. The one thing to know for sure, though, is that those gaps in your smile need to be filled. Tooth loss causes issues chewing, speaking, and can take a toll on your self-confidence. When it comes to your options in tooth replacement, nothing does the job better than dental implants in Lisle.
June 19, 2017
As your family dentist in Lisle, Dr. Frank Marchese and Dr. Jeanelle Marchese want to help you enjoy the ultimate in oral health and wellness. The key to both is maintaining good hygiene at home and visiting our office regularly for checkups and cleanings. When we see your smile every six months, we are better able to catch issues like decay, fractures, gum disease, and even oral cancer almost as soon as they develop. Whatever the problem, early detection helps us provide the most conservative treatment possible.