August 31, 2023
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.(more…)
July 13, 2023
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.(more…)
June 13, 2023
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!(more…)
June 12, 2023
Summer 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.
May 11, 2023
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.(more…)
May 6, 2023
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.(more…)
March 6, 2023
One of the reasons patients are drawn to Invisalign aligners is how remarkably subtle they are. These clear trays fit snugly over your teeth, so much so that most people won’t have any idea you’re wearing them unless you mention it.
However, it’s possible to see your aligner start to yellow over time if you aren’t careful. If you’ve noticed that happening, here are a few reasons why that could be the case, and what you can do about them.(more…)
February 28, 2023
If you have plans for Valentine’s Day this year, you are likely starting to map out the evening. Maybe a candlelit dinner? Or maybe sipping champagne on the beach at sunset? Or you can keep it casual with an outing to your favorite ice cream parlor. Regardless of how you chose to spend the holiday of love, it’s important to continue keeping your smile in mind, especially if you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment. There are several ways that undergoing Invisalign treatment can affect you during Valentine’s Day, so read on to learn what they are!(more…)
February 9, 2023
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means you’re putting thought into the perfect gifts to show your love and appreciation. While you could choose the traditional route with candy and flowers, why not give your sweetheart a gift that keeps on giving with a healthy smile? Here are 4 dentist-approved Valentine’s gifts for the special someone in your life.
January 23, 2023
Having bad breath is never any fun. It can cause your confidence to take a hit and may make you feel self-conscious in social settings, on dates, and during work meetings. Though practicing good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent bad breath, sometimes you want a quick freshen-up while out and about. In this case, you might turn to breath mints or chewing gum. But which one is better for your beam? Keep reading to find out which option is better at promoting a healthy smile.(more…)