For many people, wisdom tooth removal is the first surgery they ever undergo. Some people even consider the procedure to be a rite of passage into adulthood. But is it even really necessary to get your wisdom teeth removed? If it is necessary, what can you expect during and after your treatment? Let’s talk about these important questions.
Compassionate Dental Care Blog
September 7, 2018
September 1, 2018
Did you know that a single mouth can be home to over 6 billion different bacteria? Even after thorough brushing and flossing there is still bacteria in your mouth. Good thing we have the strongest part of our body, enamel, to protect our teeth from these harmful germs. Your enamel is more important than you think, and so is properly caring for it. Read on to hear what a trusted dentist has to say about your tooth’s enamel and how to protect it.
August 4, 2018
Gum health is just as important to your smile as healthy teeth. In fact, gums are the foundation of good oral health! Aside from the obvious ways to improve your gums (brushing, flossing and routine checkups with a dentist), there’s one more thing you can do that might surprise you: add certain foods to your diet. In this blog, you’ll learn about 6 of the best foods you can eat to reduce the inflammation in your gums. You’ll also be glad to know that they’ll contribute to your overall health as well. Talk about a win-win situation!
July 16, 2018
Labor Day is right around the corner, which means school will soon be back in session. When you are putting together your back-to-school list this year, scheduling a dental appointment for your child may not automatically come to mind. However, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children ages 6 to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, in addition to buying new pencils, folders and crayons, be sure to have your son or daughter’s teeth examined by a dentist this summer. As this blog post will explain, a healthy mouth not only leads to happy smiles but can contribute to good grades as well.
June 25, 2018
The summer months are a wonderful time to get outdoors and be active. Whether you are just tossing the football around or playing in an organized league, it’s tempting to refresh and rehydrate with an energy or sports drink after working up a sweat. As helpful as these may be for electrolyte levels, the excess sugar is likely throwing the pH level of your saliva out of whack. That can have serious implications for your oral health — more than you might think.
June 5, 2018
Your dentist knows you’re already incredibly busy juggling family duties on top of your work schedule. However, did you know that by visiting a family dentist, you can get multiple family members’ routine visits done at the same time, as well as numerous other treatments, without needing to visit another practice? With summer still in full swing, there’s no better time than now to get it done.
The next time you, your spouse, and your child needs an exam and cleaning, consider how a family dentist can simplify the process!
May 1, 2018
Most dentists are good people who want to make their patients feel comfortable and valued, but let’s face it — they’re not always willing to go the extra mile to make that happen. Here at Compassionate Dental Care, we like to think that the name of our practice tells you exactly what to expect when you come into our office. You are our top priority, and we’ll always do everything we can to convince you that we are the best dentist in Lake in the Hills. If you’ve never visited us before, here is a brief preview of what you can expect at your first appointment.
April 5, 2018
It’s a beautiful spring day, and you have plans to drive down Lakeshore Boulevard to do some shopping and grab a bite to eat. As you’re preparing to leave your house, you’re suddenly struck with a strong pain that shoots up one side of your face. You’ve got a full-fledged dental emergency – a toothache, but what should you do? Your local dentist is weighing in to answer that question and identify what to do for other traumatic situations.
March 23, 2018
If you don’t have dental insurance, you might avoid getting your teeth cleaned and examined because you hesitate to spend the money. Especially if your teeth feel fine, you might even convince yourself that going to the dentist is entirely unnecessarily. On the other hand, maybe you do have dental insurance but don’t want to pay your deductible because, well, a dollar saved is a dollar earned. But let’s stop and think for a moment. Are you really saving money by not going to the dentist?
November 18, 2017
You may have fond memories of eating hot dogs and chips at Wrigley Field while watching the Cubs dominate the diamond, but since your tooth loss you’ve come to accept moments like these as faded memories of the past, because you can’t fully enjoy your favorite foods with a tooth missing. You’re wondering, “Can I ever enjoy a baseball game like I used to?” You know about the possibility of dental implants as an answer to your woes, but you’re hesitant due to all the negative things you’ve read about it. Thankfully, there are answers to help dispel the myths.