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What Do You Know About Oral Cancer?

May 15, 2023

Did you know that over 50,000 new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed last year in the United States? Oral cancer most often occurs in people over the age of 40 and affects more than twice as many men as women. What Is Oral Cancer? Oral cancer develops on the tongue, on the gums, under …

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Benefits of Teeth Whitening

April 27, 2023

When you meet someone, your smile is one of the first things that people notice. Cosmetic dentistry has seen so many advancements over the years. Teeth whitening is safer and much more affordable these days. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 74% of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances …

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How to Improve Your Dental Hygiene

March 28, 2023

We have all heard that our dental hygiene routine should include brushing twice a day and flossing. While this is a good baseline, simply brushing and flossing may not be enough to keep your oral health in the best shape possible.   Electric Toothbrush vs. Traditional Toothbrush An electric toothbrush is often considered more effective …

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How to Care for Dental Implants

February 24, 2023

Dental implants have come a long way, and our patients are thrilled with the results. They can replace a problematic tooth or several teeth. They also do not require any special maintenance and can be cleaned just like your natural teeth. Dental implants are a better option for replacing missing teeth. Instead of setting on …

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How Do You Get Cavities?

January 30, 2023

Our mouths are full of bacteria, and your diet is the main reason for bacteria to build up in the mouth. Some bacteria are helpful, while other bacteria are harmful and can cause cavities. Cavities are the result of certain types of bacteria. Although they can form anywhere, a cavity usually forms in places where …

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Happy Holidays: Cheers to Healthy Teeth

December 20, 2022

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly Happy Holidays from the staff at Webster Dental in Downers Grove! The holidays are always a magical time of year. A time to spend time with family and friends—and enjoy the seasonal food and drinks. Eating healthy during the holidays can be challenging, but mindful and strategic eating can …

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Children and Thumb Sucking

November 21, 2022

Thumb sucking is natural for children. Sucking on pacifiers, thumbs, fingers, or other objects can make babies feel more secure and happy. Young children may also suck their thumb to help them fall asleep.   Can Thumb Sucking Affect a Child’s Teeth? After a child’s permanent teeth come in, thumb sucking may cause problems with …

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Good Nutrition Can Improve Your Oral Health

October 25, 2022

Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is essential to a healthy smile, but did you know what you eat can affect your oral health? Your food and drink choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Eating nutrient-rich foods promotes healthy teeth and gums. A balanced diet that includes protein, fruits, …

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Is Invisalign Better than Traditional Braces

September 18, 2022

Invisalign aligners are a popular alternative for adults who have mild to moderate crooked, crowded, or spacing between the teeth. They are smooth, custom-made plastic trays worn over your teeth. Many patients prefer them to traditional metal braces for a variety of reasons. Invisalign is the most advanced clear aligner system, backed by more than …

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding vs. Veneers

August 29, 2022

Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are both common cosmetic dental treatments. They can treat the gaps between your teeth, shortened teeth, discoloration, and damage to a tooth. Porcelain Veneers and Dental Bonding in Downers Grove, IL Patients with damaged and/or stained teeth can benefit from both porcelain veneers and dental bonding. But which option is …

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