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…)
Compassionate Dental Care Blog
December 29, 2018
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.
October 5, 2018
With the end of the year and the holidays fast approaching, it’s likely that the last thing on your mind is your dentist. However, this is actually the perfect time of year to contact your dental provider and make sure that you’ve scheduled all of your preventive appointments for the year and schedule any outstanding treatment you may have. Why? So you can make the most of your dental benefit dollars before they’re gone. Here’s what you should know about dental insurance.
September 7, 2018
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.
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.