A Crash-Course on Cavities

It has affected over 90% of adults in America, and it is the most common chronic disease among school-aged children, yet many people do not even consider it a disease. Nevertheless, once tooth decay causes cavities to form in one or more of your teeth, seeking relief from the discomfort can become top priority fairly… Read more »

When’s the Best Time to Schedule a Dental Checkup?

Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day is fairly easy, and it’s important to the continued good health of your teeth and gums. However, the simple act at home is not enough to maintain your healthy smile in the long-run. All patients, regardless of age, should attend regular checkup and cleaning appointments, usually… Read more »

Ways to Enjoy an Even Healthier Smile: Part One

Healthy Smile Tips from Your Preventive Dentist

Do you want to avoid the dental problems you experienced last year? Are you interested in maintaining a beautiful smile, now that you have finally had your braces removed, or competed professional teeth whitening? Whatever your most pressing reason for striving to take care of your smile, this year, the answer is the same: preventive dental… Read more »

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help? Part Two

Could Cosmetic Dentistry Enhance Your Smile?

If you are tired of trying, in vain, to hide your less-than-pearly whites, you may have already considered cosmetic dental treatment. But do you know what can be done to improve those imperfections, or to provide you with a more beautiful, yet still natural-looking smile? Many patients have questions and even concerns about seeking cosmetic… Read more »

Cavity Causing You to Frown? Ask for a Tooth-colored Filling: Part One

Crown Causing a Frown? Learn About Dental Fillings

Cavities are one of the most common dental problems on the planet. In fact, almost 90 percent of people will experience at least one cavity during their lives, and many will suffer from cavities much more frequently. Sadly, for years, sufferers of cavities were subjected to restorative treatment that helped restore their oral health, but… Read more »

Keep Your Teeth Looking Great Through Preventive Care

Oral Health and Your Overall Wellbeing

Want to maintain a beautiful smile this year? Every great-looking smile starts with good oral health. And fortunately, developing a healthy smile does not involve a complicated process. It just requires maintaining a great dental hygiene routine, combined with regular checkups and cleanings at a general or preventive dentist. If you’re already brushing and flossing… Read more »

Smile Need a Dental Crown? Here’s Why Porcelain Is Prized!

Porcelain Crowns Can Restore Your Smile

Dental crowns can be incredibly useful forms of smile restoration. That is why they are often suggested as a means of addressing many dental issues, from chips to cavities. But as a patient, one of the most exciting aspects of receiving a dental crown, may just be the esthetic benefits! Porcelain crowns allow a dentist… Read more »

Cosmetic Bonding or Veneers, Which Is Right for Me?

Veneers or Cosmetic Bonding? Which Is for You

If you have done any research at all, you likely already know that there are a number of cosmetic dental treatments which can help hide imperfections and highlight the natural beauty of your smile. Still, it can be difficult determining which treatment is right for you, particularly if you have never spoken to a cosmetic… Read more »

Enjoy Meals Again with a Dental Bridge

Enjoy Meals Again with a Dental Bridge

Did you recently have a tooth extracted? Maybe you lost one, either due to gum disease or trauma to your mouth. You might think that a partial denture is the obvious choice for restoration, but some patients find unsupported dentures to be uncomfortable. Others feel self-conscious, because dentures can shift about during chewing. Fortunately, dental… Read more »

Feel Your Best by Fighting That Canker Sore

Ouch! Most Canker Sores Can Be Treated at Home

You have worked hard to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile, through regular dental care and even professional teeth whitening! Unfortunately you don’t feel like showing it off much, when you have a canker sore. Many children and adults alike, struggle with canker sores. But knowing they are common won’t make you feel any better…. Read more »

Feel Like Your Young Self Again with Cosmetic Dental Care: Part One

Look Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry

No one wants to look his age, especially as the years roll on. Stains, discoloration and yellowing are some of the most common side effects of aging, but they’re hardly the only issue that can cause your smile to lose vibrancy. Jagged edges from years of wear or even subconscious teeth grinding, and excessive gum… Read more »

Preventing Plaque Is Key to Keeping Your Smile Shining

Preventing Plaque for Pearly White Teeth

From preventing unsightly yellow marks from appearing on the teeth, to avoiding dental problems like cavities and gum disease, there are almost countless reasons to try to avoid plaque buildup. But many people don’t realize some of the simplest preventive steps they can take to keeping their teeth and gums healthy and plaque-free. If you… Read more »

Got Questions? Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist

Got Questions? Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you have questions about cosmetic dentistry? You already know you want a brighter and more beautiful smile. You’re just not sure how to go about achieving dazzling results. Sure, cosmetic dentistry could help. But what treatment is right for you? Talking with your cosmetic dentist before planning a course of treatment is generally the… Read more »

Maintain a Beautiful Smile Through Preventive Care

Healthy Smiles Through Preventive Care

When was the last time you visited the dentist? If it has been years, is it because of busyness, financial constraints, or due to dental anxiety? Regardless of the reason, there are many compelling advantages to seeking regular dental care. That’s because preventive care, like regular dental checkups, is one of the simplest and best… Read more »

Welcome Your Baby, Right by Caring for His or Her Precious Smile

Baby New Year Smile Care

Will you be welcoming a New Year’s baby, or are you expecting one later in the year? If so, you might be surprised and even troubled to learn, that even baby can develop tooth decay. It is often dubbed baby bottle tooth decay, and it’s caused when babies’ teeth suffer from prolonged exposed to sugar,… Read more »

Answering Your Questions About Professional Whitening

Questions about Professional Whitening

Most people realize that they could improve their smiles through professional whitening, but some may be hesitant because they have unanswered questions about what it will entail. Others might not think there is anything special or different about professional whitening compared to over-the-counter products. If you have been waiting to find out more about whitening,… Read more »

Enjoy The Season While Caring for Your Smile: Part One

Seasonal Preventive Care Tips

Many people worry about packing on a few pounds over the holiday season. Spending so much time celebrating with family and friends, often around a kitchen table, can cause waistbands to expand during the cold winter months. But your belt may not be the only casualty of consistent overeating. Eating too many sugary treats or… Read more »

Complete Your Smile with a Dental Prosthetic

Complete Smile with Dental Prosthetics

Do you want to get back to life as you knew it before you lost a tooth? Most adults feel frustrated and embarrassed when a tooth falls out or has to be extracted. But there’s no reason to feel insecure because of your smile. Prosthetic dentistry makes it possible to complete your smile, so you… Read more »

Get Back to Glowing Teeth with Cosmetic Treatment

Mom Daughter Professional Whitening

Over the last decade you’ve changed hairstyles, vehicles, and even your last name. In fact, over the last 10 years almost everything in life has changed, except for one important trait: your smile. Since the braces came off in your teen years, it’s been a constant source of pride. Only now you’ve noticed it looking… Read more »

Brighten Up with Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening for a Brilliant Smile

Tired of looking in the mirror and feeling older than your age? Few things can mar your smile like bad staining or drastic discoloration. Sadly, many of adults’ favorite foods and beverages contribute to staining. Red wine, coffee, and soda are all notorious for leaving discoloration on teeth. Fortunately, professional whitening offers a quick and… Read more »

Build Smile confidence with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers for a Great Smile

As you enter the holiday season, are you feeling a bit insecure about showing off your smile? Holiday parties and family get-togethers are great for catching up with one’s friends and family. Unfortunately, this quality time together can also heighten insecurities about one’s teeth. Fortunately, noticeable imperfections, such as deep staining, discoloration, or disproportionate teeth,… Read more »

A Beautiful Smile Begins with Preventive Care

Preventive Care for a Beautiful Smile

Like most people, are you concerned with the appearance of your smile? Few things can make you feel more confident than beautiful, pearly white teeth. But if you’re not also concerned with taking great care of your teeth and gums, the beauty of your smile will be short-lived. Preventive care, like dental checkups and cleanings,… Read more »

Need to Deal With a Lost Tooth? A Dental Bridge Can Help

Dental Bridge for Tooth Loss

Whether it’s your keys in the morning or a $20 bill you thought you left in your pocket, losing anything can create unwanted anxiety, stress, and often frustration. But many temporary annoyances pale in comparison to the angst that is often caused by adult tooth loss. It can be incredibly difficult coping with an incomplete… Read more »

Artistic Dentistry Could Make Your Smile Even Prettier

Artistic Dentistry Smile Painter

When was the last time you loved the smile staring back at you in the mirror? If it has been years, if ever, then it’s time to discover how a cosmetic dentist could help. Artistic dentistry involves creating a customized series of cosmetic treatment to help drastically improve the appearance of a smile that has… Read more »

Prepping for Candy Overload, Coping with Cavities: Part One

Halloween Teeth Cavities

With Halloween right around the corner, your kids are probably already anxious with anticipation for all the candy they’ll score and soon be sinking their teeth into. You may even be excited about sneaking a few pieces for yourself. But if you don’t want to spend November taking turns in the dentist’s chair having cavities… Read more »

Enjoy Life with a Beautiful Smile from Cosmetic Bonding

Best Mom Healthy Smiles

Is there anything better than a good giggle fest? As a mom, few things probably delight you more than spending quality time laughing with your little one. But, when it comes to showing that same authentic smile to the adults in your life, do you feel insecure? Imperfections about your teeth can make it difficult… Read more »

A Younger Looking Smile through Professional Whitening: Part Two

Young Smile Professional Teeth Whitening

After your teeth have reached your ideal shade of brightness through professional teeth whitening, it becomes important to maintain those results as long as possible. Over bleaching can be bad for the enamel of your teeth. Plus, who wants to achieve a brilliant white smile, only to see staining shortly after? By making smart decisions… Read more »

A Younger Looking Smile: Professional Whitening Part One

Younger Smile Professional Whitening

Many people think that teeth stains are an unavoidable part of growing older, like developing wrinkles or greying of the hair. While you may not be bale to prevent all stains from forming over time, it hardly means you have to settle for a dingy-looking smile. Professional teeth whitening can help turn back the clock,… Read more »

Fall Ride to Help Families In Need

Fall Ride in Lake Forest

If you’re looking for a great excuse to take your bike out on the open road, this fall will provide a chance to combine your passion for motorcycling with philanthropy. Unforgotten Riders will be having a Fall Ride on September 13, 2015, through Lake and McHenry counties. Participants will start at Anthony Buick GMC in… Read more »

Understanding How Dental Implants Securely Restore Smiles

Senior Suffering Tooth Loss Dental Implant

Tooth loss as an adult may feel embarrassing and isolating, but you are hardly alone. In fact, recent studies estimate that there are over 175 million American adults that are missing at least one tooth. And approximately 35 million of those are missing all their teeth.* But unlike in years past, adults affected by tooth… Read more »

Completing Your Smile with Restorative Treatment

Completing Smile with Restorative Dentistry

Unfortunately adult tooth loss affects many Americans, and it can cause problems for not only a person’s confidence, but also for his or her ability to speak and chew comfortably. Luckily, there are a number of ways a dentist can help complete a smile after tooth loss, each with benefits and some drawbacks. Understanding each… Read more »

Achieving a Selfie-Ready Smile Through Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic Bonding Smile Selfie

Did you finally master the angle needed to take the perfect selfie, only to realize that imperfections in your smile have you shying away from your close-up? There’s no need to hide your smile, when cosmetic bonding can quickly erase any imperfections in your smile. This minimally invasive, in-office procedure helps correct a number of… Read more »

Answering Your Questions about Cosmetic Dentistry

The saying goes that admitting you have a problem is half the battle. But when it comes to improving your smile, knowing you have a problem is of little consequence, if you’re still struggling to determine the best course of cosmetic treatment. Understanding what options are available to you, and how each can address different… Read more »

Relief for Your Jaw Pain

Have you been waking up with headaches, and feeling unrested? Maybe you have noticed a popping sound when you open your mouth wide, or a ringing in your ears. Are your teeth suddenly extra sensitive to cold foods and beverages? These may seem like unrelated annoyances, but they are actually common symptoms of temporal mandibular… Read more »

Brighten Your Smile and Spirits with Professional Whitening

Few things are quite as embarrassing as getting ready for a big day at the office or a special date, only to notice dark discolorations or staining on otherwise great teeth. Most people equate shiny smiles with beauty, and having pearly whites that are less than bright can cause even an otherwise confident person to… Read more »

Cosmetic Bonding Could Solve Smile Woes

Are you unhappy with your smile, but you’ve put off seeing your dentist because you think improving your teeth is either unaffordable, or will take too long to see results? Did you know that cosmetic bonding can be a quick way to resolve many issues, such as chipped, stained or disproportionally small teeth? Through the… Read more »

What Happens if I Don’t Floss?

For many people flossing is at the very bottom of their priority list. It can seem cumbersome, and many see it as unnecessary. “If I’m brushing my teeth, what’s the big deal about flossing?” Unfortunately, while brushing is a good start, it can still leave behind plaque and bacteria. Dentists don’t just recommend, but strongly… Read more »

What is the Best Way to Whiten Teeth?

With everything from natural home remedies to over-the-counter products being touted as the latest breakthrough in teeth whitening technology, it can be hard to know which is the best solution for whitening teeth. In fact, many whitening treatments can be effective. But the best way to brighten your teeth is by choosing the option that… Read more »

Planning and Placing Your Implants

The decision to place dental implants in your smile to restore missing teeth is an excellent choice and also one that requires a complex treatment plan. Unlike other prosthetics, implants requires advanced case planning. This is because implants are the only prosthetic to replace missing teeth that require surgical placement. Because everyone’s smile, jaw, and… Read more »

TMJ Disorder Cause: A Quiz

Dealing with the symptoms and frustrating side effects of a disorder is truly a challenge. When it comes to TMJ disorder, for instance, most patients find that the jaw popping, occasionally jaw locking, and the different types of associated discomfort present a serious daily struggle. However, what is not so cut and dry in most… Read more »