Arbor Dental Care Blog
October 13, 2020
It’s common knowledge that eating too much sugary candy can lead to a mouth full of cavities. However, not all candy is equally damaging! With Halloween just around the corner, it’s more important than ever to know how to practically protect your oral health while indulging in the festivities. Some popular treats are gentler on your smile, while others should be enjoyed sparingly to protect your teeth and gums. Read on as your Lisle dentist reveals the best and worst Halloween candy for your pearly whites.(more…)
September 23, 2020
If you split a tooth in half, you would see three layers within it. The hard-outer layer you see in the mirror is your enamel. It is the strongest tissue in the body, even harder than bone. This allows it to provide a shield of protection for the softer dentin that lies below it. The dentin contains tiny tubes that connect to the nerve center of the tooth, called the pulp. Unfortunately, your enamel will suffer daily wear and tear. While it may not seem concerning at first, enamel erosion can put your smile at risk of several oral health issues, like a broken tooth. Thankfully, your dentist in Lisle can help preserve your smile. Here’s how they can turn back the hands of time to ensure your teeth stay strong.
August 18, 2020
Are you looking to straighten up your smile so you can be confident and proud to show it off? Traditional metal braces have proven again and again to be successful in transforming smiles, but you have to walk around with metal in your mouth and avoid some of your favorite treats throughout the entire treatment. Fortunately, there’s another option: Invisalign Clear Aligners. Your dentist in Lisle shares some signs that you may be an ideal candidate for the treatment.(more…)
July 13, 2020
You know your oral hygiene habits at home, a balanced diet, and routine care from your dentist in Lisle are essential for a healthy smile, but did you know the sun is equally important? Sunlight is a vital source of vitamin D, which is necessary to ensure your body functions properly; however, it also influences your smile. Although the sun is an abundant source of the vitamin, 41% of Americans are deficient. Here’s why you might want to spend more time soaking up the sun this summer to keep your mouth and body healthy.
June 7, 2020
Whether your summer is booked up with all sorts of fun activities, or you’re taking the time to relax with your family, there’s one thing you shouldn’t forget about: your dental check-ups. Even though you are able to see the dentist year-round, there are a variety of reasons that summer may be the best time, especially for families with younger children. Your family dentist in Lisle shares a few of them.
May 9, 2020
Even though your dentist in Lisle offers wonderful emergency care right when you need it, it’s best to avoid that situation in the first place. Not only do these appointments disrupt your life and take time out of your busy day, but they can jeopardize your oral health. For example, knocking out a tooth can put you at risk for further tooth loss and a whole host of other oral health problems. To help you prevent needing to see an emergency dentist, here are some bad oral habits to stay away from.
May 7, 2020
During shelter-in-place, the health of your teeth can decline without you noticing. The additional time spent at home means it’s easier to grab a quick snack during the day. Combined with the fact that most dental offices are no longer open for preventive visits, it’s the perfect situation for problems to develop in your mouth. In addition to keeping a regular dental hygiene routine, paying attention to the foods you consume can make a big impact on your oral health. In this article, you’ll find out what foods to eat to avoid dental emergencies.
April 20, 2020
When COVID-19 began to spread, businesses had to think about how they could operate while still keeping people safe. Guidelines provided by the CDC and state dental associations convinced many dentists to limit their operations to emergency treatment to prevent the spread of the virus. As a result, you may currently be unable to visit your dentist for your regular cleaning appointments. But don’t worry! There are still many things you can do at home to maintain your oral health. Read on to find out some simple tips that you can add to your daily oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth healthy.
March 22, 2020
Your oral hygiene habits at home are incredibly important. They keep your smile healthy and also prevent painful toothaches and other problems. And that means less chance of seeing a dentist for unexpected dental work, which is especially important during COVID-19! Your oral hygiene routine can also lower your chance of getting COVID-19, which makes sense when you realize that the mouth is one of the main entry points for the virus. In this blog, you’ll read about 5 ways to lower your risk with better at-home dental habits. Learn more below!
February 29, 2020
In the busyness of everyday life, it may be tempting to skip your biannual dental checkups. Many people think that since they’re teeth look and feel fine, they don’t need to visit their dentist. However, dental checkups are about so much more than keeping your pearly whites clean! While that’s certainly an added bonus, seeing your dentist regularly will also detect oral health issues as early as possible, prevent permanent damage to your smile, and even protect your overall health. Here are five important reasons to see your Lisle dentist every six months.