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Is It Too Late to Get Dentures?

December 7, 2023

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Older man at dentist for denturesIf you’ve been living with untreated tooth loss for many years, it’s never too late to invest in a new set of chompers. However, your treatment may be more complex because missing teeth cause your jawbone to shrink. Don’t worry, your dentist has the solutions you need to enjoy a complete, beautiful smile again with dentures.

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Protect Your Pearly Whites on Thanksgiving by Avoiding These Staining Foods

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 2:32 pm
A family enjoying Thanksgiving food after teeth whitening treatment

As Thanksgiving approaches, the anticipation of indulging in a festive feast with family grows in your heart and your tummy. While savoring the flavors of the season, it’s important to be mindful of foods that can leave your pearly whites stained and yellow. To reverse the effects, you could get teeth whitening treatments, but if you stay mindful on your turkey day, you could avoid discoloration altogether.

If you want to learn about the most egregious Thanksgiving stain offenders, continue reading.

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The Dark Side of Oral Health: 5 Scary Dental Stats

October 20, 2023

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A man spooked after learning about scary oral health statistics

If you’re looking for a fright, you’ve come to the right place. Here, in the month of goblins, ghosts, and ghouls, you’ll find the dark side of dentistry. These are the truly haunting numbers that can keep you up at night. Prepare to brush your teeth for comfort as you read these frightening oral health statistics.

Continue reading…if you dare.

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5 Surprising Facts About Gum Disease

September 20, 2023

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Close up of mouth with gum diseaseDid you know that cavities aren’t the only issue that can potentially your dental health? Gum disease is another common threat that’s often overlooked. The infection is caused by bacteria in plaque and tartar buildup from poor oral hygiene habits. Here are 5 facts you should know about gum disease to keep your smile healthy.

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4 Crucial Habits for Dental Hygiene Month

August 31, 2023

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A logo for Dental Hygiene Month

With August nearly over, summer is coming to a close. It won’t be long before fall and its various holidays show up. In fact, maybe you’re already excited for this year’s Halloween. Before you think of sweet treats, though, note that October is also Dental Hygiene Month. Those thirty-one days are as much about oral health as they’re about spooky spirits. Luckily, your Lisle dentist can help you honor the occasion. To that end, learn these vital oral habits to prepare for Oral Hygiene Month.

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Give It a Rest: How Long Can You Wear Dentures in One Day?

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 5:48 pm
Woman holds chin with questioning expression.

George Washington would be envious of today’s dental patients. Dentures have come a long way since the days of ivory and animal teeth. Modern versions are made with superior materials and processes, resulting in a product that is almost deceptively comfortable. While you might be tempted to just leave your dentures in for days on end, this can lead to serious health consequences. Read on to learn more about the risks of constant denture wear.

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Did You Know? Swimming Can Harm Your Teeth

June 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 6:43 pm
birds eye view of a young boy in a yellow shirt in a swimming pool looking up and smiling with eyes closed

This summer has seen some of the hottest days ever tracked in our known history, and what better way to beat record-breaking heat than to go for a swim? Though swimming is a popular and healthy summer activity, many are unaware that there are hidden risks involved in swimming that can potentially damage your teeth and result in a need for emergency dental care. Read on to find out how and what you can do!

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7 Sneaky Signs of Dehydration

June 12, 2023

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Woman sipping a glass of waterSummer is here! You’re probably spending more time outdoors to enjoy the warmer temperatures and sunshine, but are you remembering to drink plenty of water? Dehydration can occur very quickly, especially when temperatures are high. Researchers suggest that losing just 1%-2% of your body’s water can affect your daily functioning, while severe dehydration can have life-threatening complications. Here are 7 subtle signs that you need to drink more H2O for a healthy mouth and body.

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How Does Salt Affect Oral Health?

May 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 9:03 pm
salt lying on a table

As you’re probably aware, sugar can absolutely wreak havoc on your oral health. Sugars feed the bacteria in the mouth, which can contribute to both tooth decay and gum disease.

However, if you’ve been to the doctor recently, you may have had a discussion about salt intake. This could contribute to all kinds of cardiovascular conditions, but how does it affect your oral health? Here’s what you should know.

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Can I Travel After Receiving Dental Implants?

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarchese @ 3:23 am
a person walking inside an airport

Are you someone who finds themselves traveling all the time? Whether it’s for business or pleasure, if traveling is a big part of your life, you might wonder how it impacts certain things—like receiving dental implants! Given the importance of replacing missing teeth, it’s in your best interest to have lost pearly whites restored as soon as possible—but if you go the dental implant route, will this take you out of commission for a while? Not necessarily! Here’s what your dentist wants you to know.

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