Unfortunately, dental emergencies can happen out of nowhere. Whether it’s an accident during your son or daughter’s sporting event or biting down on a hard object, dental emergencies can be extremely painful. While they can never be planned for, knowing what to do in the event of an emergency will help ease pain and save your smile. Keep reading to learn the best ways to handle some of the most common dental emergencies from your dentist.(more…)
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March 15, 2019
February 22, 2019
You brush your teeth every day. Maybe you even floss every day too. You don’t need to visit the dentist every six months, right? Your teeth are clean enough, aren’t they? Besides, going to the dentist costs too much just to get your teeth cleaned. You might think that you have a lot of good reasons for not seeing the dentist twice a year, but the reality is that you take a terrible risk when you don’t. Whatever you think you’re saving by avoiding the dentist, it isn’t worth the ultimate cost of having to repair damage from oral problems. Check out these three reasons to make and keep your routine cleaning and checkup dental appointments.(more…)
February 11, 2019
You may know that certain foods are healthier than others, but did you know there are specific things that you can eat to protect your gums? During National Gum Disease Awareness Month, learn about some of the best foods to prevent this infection and inflammation of your gums from an expert dentist. With this disease affecting around 50% of the US population, it’s important to do everything that you can to keep your gums healthy.(more…)
January 20, 2019
During this time of resolutions, have you made any to improve your health? With an increasing number of studies piling up that show a relationship between your oral and overall health, taking care of your teeth and gums is more important than ever. Thankfully, there’s an easy resolution you can make to keep your smile looking and feeling great in 2019. Keep reading to learn why you should make it a goal to visit your dentist on a regular basis in the new year.(more…)
January 10, 2019
Do you have dental insurance? Did you know that most insurance plans reset at the end of the year? Millions of Americans reach the end of the year without using all of their benefits, wasting hard-earned dental dollars. Without any of these benefits rolling over, you have a fresh set of benefits on January 1st. Thankfully, your dentist has some easy tips on ways you can utilize your benefits to their fullest potential. Keep reading to learn how to get the most out of your dental insurance in 2019.(more…)
December 29, 2018
No one awakens in the morning with the thought, “Hmm, let’s see how I can stain or chip my teeth today.” Still, your dentist warns that you may have some habits that may seem harmless yet are detrimental to the wellness of your teeth. As you read on, you’ll learn about them so you can make the correct adjustments and prevent any mishaps.(more…)
December 14, 2018
What do you do to feel better when you come down with a cold or flu? Most of us have a favorite over the counter medicine or a comforting drink we like to sip on when we’re feeling under the weather. Unfortunately, some of the remedies you may be using to ease your symptoms can have a negative effect on your teeth. Here are a few flu season tips from a Lake in the Hills dentist to help you protect your smile when you’re coping with your winter bug.(more…)
November 8, 2018
You wash your hands regularly, keep your home clean, and are careful about how much contact you have with people who are sniffling and sneezing. Despite your best efforts, however, you may find yourself lounging on the sofa with a box of tissues at your side and some cold and flu medicine in your system. If you fall victim to a seasonal illness this year, it is important that take steps to ensure that your downtime doesn’t damage your smile. Here are a few friendly preventive oral care tips from your dentist.
November 1, 2018
With the months getting colder and colder, have you been indulging in some nice hot chocolate or coffee? These treats are great during the winter, but not if you take a sip and your teeth start hurting. 1 in 8 people deal with some type of tooth sensitivity, and it can turn enjoying your favorite hot or cold beverage into a painful experience. Why do you have sensitive teeth? Is it an emergency? Learn the answers from your local dentist.
October 16, 2018
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time for your dentist to share some helpful tips on handling the load of candy that will be coming into your home. While you don’t have to completely eliminate the candy from your child’s diet, there are some steps you can take to help minimize the damage that sugar can cause. Here’s what you should know about managing your child’s Halloween haul.