Will Veneers Ruin My Existing Teeth?

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Want to know a secret? Those perfect smiles shown off by celebrities on the red carpet during award season are not always natural. Many have undergone various cosmetic and restorative treatments to fix imperfections, from bite issues and misshapen teeth to discoloration and gaps between teeth. Here is another secret…celebrities are not the only ones… Read more »

Improve Your Posture to Relieve Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

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If your mother drove you crazy with constant demands to “sit up straight”…you should thank her. Whether Mom knew the full effect of posture or not, the truth is, bad posture can be bad for your physical and mental health. Turns out, having a straight spine and correct alignment body can even help relieve symptoms… Read more »

Benefits and Disadvantages of Dental Plaque

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Most dental patients only talk about the topic of dental plaque with their dentists. What they might not realize is that dental plaque has positive qualities, as well as downsides. If you have never considered the role that dental plaque plays in keeping teeth healthy, read on to discover some interesting facts that most individuals… Read more »

What Is A PFM Crown?

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Did something happen to your tooth that is far too severe for a dental filling? Perhaps you broke your tooth or are suffering from the effects of severe tooth decay. No matter the problem, a dental crown is a wonderful solution to protect your remaining tooth, so you can avoid an extraction. In many cases,… Read more »

Your Chicago Dentist Discusses Whoopi Goldberg’s Struggle with Gum Disease

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Learning to brush your teeth is a right of passage for all children. We’re told about the importance of brushing your teeth twice a day and going to the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. However, you may not have understood the importance of good oral hygiene, and not just because of your teeth. Maybe… Read more »

Migraines, Jaw Pain, and the Mysteries of TMJ Disorder

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If you suffer frequent headaches, you are not alone. The World Health Organization estimates that about 50% of adults (18-65) worldwide suffer from headache disorders. Of those who reported having headaches, about 30% had migraines.1 If you frequently experience the debilitating pain and nausea associated with migraines, statistics probably do not matter. You only want… Read more »

Cracked Tooth Syndrome FAQs

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Symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome are sometimes difficult to distinguish from symptoms of other dental health issues. For instance, like bruxism or TMJ disorder, cracked tooth syndrome causes sensitivity to extreme temperatures. For example, eating ice cream, or drinking hot coffee may produce an aching sensation in your teeth. In severe cases, breathing hot or… Read more »

Can You Cure Your Own Toothache?

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A toothache usually develops when it is least expected, and when it strikes, it strikes! It’s true sometimes a toothache may present as a dull throb. It may even go away for a period of time before it strikes again. But what happens when it’s a full-blown excruciating pain? Is there some way to relieve… Read more »