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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dentist Chicago IL, Cosmetic Dentistry, (773) 828-9992
... We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist in Chicago...

Dental Services
... Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner...

Welcome
...Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice...

Dental Staff
...Improving oral health improves one’s quality of life, and I take pride in being a central part of that process every day...

Are You Maintaining Good Oral Health?
...Yes, most people understand the importance of brushing and flossing but don’t realize that technique matters or that other factors play into their oral health...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
...Only a trained health care provider with the right dental tools can! And when you come in for a routine office visit, you'll also get a thorough checkup that can detect tooth decay, gum disease, and other threats to your oral health...

FAQ: Dental Care During Pregnancy
...Wondering what’s the right way to take care of your oral health when you’re expecting...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
... “I never had braces,” she recently told Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health magazine...

Screw or Cement: Which is Best for Attaching Your Implant Crown?
... As we plan for your implant, we’ll discuss which type of attachment will work best for you, depending on the tooth to be replaced and other conditions with your oral health...

The Importance of Preventative Dentistry
...If regular checkups aren't on your calendar, you may be putting your oral health at risk...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Age One Dental Visit” and “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

A 4-Step Process for Achieving Your Highest Oral Health Possible
...Throughout this step, our goal is to bring your oral health to the highest level possible for you...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Keeping the Lid on Acid to Protect Your Tooth Enamel
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children” and “GERD — Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease...

How Often Should I Visit My Dentist?
...Mark Gamalinda offers a range of dental services and treatments designed to maximize his patients' oral health...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
... Using a therapeutic mouthrinse, however, can actually enhance your oral health...

Don't Ignore Sudden Tooth Pain - Your Teeth may be Telling you Something
...But there is a reason for your sudden agony and the sooner you find it out, the better the outcome for your oral health...

Stop Smoking to Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease
...If you would like more information on how smoking can affect your oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

4 Ways to Check on Your Brushing and Flossing Effectiveness
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health...

Did You Know? February Is National Children's Dental Health Month!
...That’s right — even though your child won’t have many teeth by age 1, there’s a lot we can do at that first visit to ensure good oral health now and well into the future...

A Dental Exam Could Uncover an Eating Disorder
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Bulimia, Anorexia & Oral Health...

Regular Cleanings Benefit Both Your Dental Health and Your Smile
...For patients in good oral health, the basic cleaning approach is known as prophylaxis, a term derived from the Greek for guarding or preventing beforehand...

X-Ray Radiation Exposure is Much Less than Daily Environmental Radiation
...Our primary goal is to improve your oral health without undue risk to your health in general...

Saliva Performs Many Functions for Both Oral and General Health
While oral hygiene, a nutritious diet and regular dental visits are all crucial to long-term oral health, these efforts complement what your body already does to keep your mouth healthy...

Do This for Your Dental Health Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
...During treatment, try to continue regular dental visits to monitor your oral health and receive any needed preventive or therapeutic treatments...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
... Controlling periodontal disease and maintaining good oral health helps to reduce bad breath...

Bulimia Nervosa
People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well...

Wisdom Teeth
...Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Periodontal Exams
Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... A good way to help your oral health between brushing is chewing sugarless gum; this stimulates your body's production of saliva, a powerful chemical that actually neutralizes plaque formation and rinses decay-causing food particles and debris from your mouth...

Women and Tooth Care
Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health...

Extractions
...  Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health...

Introduction
...What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health...

General Dentistry
The first line of defense against oral health problems In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body...

Age and Oral Health
...Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older...

Tobacco
... Frequently asked questions: tobacco products What effects can smoking have on my oral health...

Your First Dental Visit
... Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment...

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient
... You have the responsibilityto adhere to regular home oral health care recommendations...

Links
American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Public Health Dentistry Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry Centers for Disease Control/Oral Health Resources Healthfinder...