Arbor Dental Care Blog
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.
February 7, 2020
Did you know that an unhealthy mouth can lead to serious health concerns like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, memory loss, and heart disease? That’s one of the biggest reasons why it’s so important to protect your oral health with a revitalizing dental cleaning and thorough checkup every six months. However, it’s up to you to keep your smile healthy and sparkling until your next appointment. Here are five great ways to practice great oral hygiene at home until the next time you see your Lisle dentist.
January 27, 2020
You’re having the best first date of your life so far. The movie was entertaining, dinner was delicious, and the conversation was interesting. You’re dropping your date off at their place and, to top off a wonderful evening, you lean in for a kiss. Your date catches one whiff of your breath and flinches, then runs inside. You remember hearing something about flossing stopping bad breath, but should you bother? Read this post to find out.
January 2, 2020
It’s a brand-new year, which means it’s time to think about what your resolution will be and how you plan to better yourself. Maybe you want to hit the gym a few times a week. Perhaps you want to read a book a month. What about your oral health goals for the new year? Your dentist has some ideas for a few healthy dental habits to implement in 2020.
December 21, 2019
New Year’s is a time of fresh starts; if you’ve long been unhappy with your smile, why not take this opportunity to make a change? Whether there’s a chip that stands out or a stain that leaves you embarrassed, there are plenty of reasons why you might be dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth – and fortunately, there are just as many ways for a cosmetic dentist to help you! If you’ve resolved to refresh your grin for New Year’s, here are 4 cosmetic treatments you might want to consider.
December 8, 2019
With all the scheduling, shopping, and traveling that needs to be done during the holidays, the last thing you want is to drop everything to deal with an emergency. Unfortunately, toothaches, broken teeth, and other types of dental damage rarely pick a convenient time to strike. Below are 7 common holiday dental emergencies – and more importantly, what you can do to make sure they’re taken care of as quickly as possible!
November 10, 2019
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the months of October through February are considered to be flu season. For people who are able to avoid the flu, there is also the threat of developing the cold virus and all the symptoms that come along with it. Thankfully, either ailment can usually be effectively treated. While the remedies can eventually restore one’s health to normal, they can have an adverse effect on the teeth. As you read on, your family dentist in Lisle explains what these potential challenges are and how you can protect yourself.