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Are Dental Checkups Important?

January 19, 2021

Dental checkups are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Your oral health is as important as your physical health. You should plan to schedule your dental visits twice a year or as recommended by your dentist. Regular dental visits will also help prevent problems from developing. What happens at a dental …

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COVID-19: What to Expect at the Dentist

December 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things in our lives from traveling, shopping, and dining to medical, and dental appointments. A report published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (ADA) stated that 99 percent of dentists were using enhanced infection control procedures such as screening and enhanced disinfection practices when treating …

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Professional Teeth Cleaning in Downers Grove

December 9, 2020

Professional teeth cleaning will remove the surface build-up of plaque and tartar, as well as some stains that are not yet deep into your teeth. Webster Dental recommends that most patients should get professional teeth cleaning every six months. Even if you brush and floss daily, you should get regular cleanings and check-ups. Getting your …

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What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

November 20, 2020

A dental emergency can happen to anyone at any time. It can be anything from a car accident or sports injury to a fall or a fight. Knowing what to do when a dental emergency occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. A chipped tooth, loose crown, or a composite bonding …

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October 20, 2020

Everyone loves clean teeth and a clean mouth. October is dedicated to promoting healthy mouths for National Dental Hygiene Month. We celebrate the work of dental hygienists to keep your pearly whites clean. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is encouraging dental hygienists across the country to get involved in National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) …

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Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

September 17, 2020

Have you ever had ice cream or hot coffee and experienced pain in your teeth and/or mouth? If so, you are not alone. While the pain could be a sign of a cavity, it’s also common in people who have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is also known as dentin hypersensitivity. It is pain or discomfort …

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What is Bruxism or Teeth Grinding?

August 28, 2020

Do you, or a family member grind your teeth? It’s not unusual to clench or grind your teeth from time to time. Teeth grinding, or bruxism often occurs while you are sleeping (nocturnal bruxism) and is most likely caused by an abnormal bite, missing, or crooked teeth. It can also be caused by sleep apnea, …

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Custom Mouthguards Reduce Injuries for Contact Sports

July 22, 2020

Mouthguards are also known as dental guards or nightguards. They are used for a variety of reasons. Athletic mouthguards are used for sports as protective gear to reduce injuries, while nightguards help with teeth grinding, snoring, and sleep apnea. Custom Mouthguards for High-Impact Sports If your child is playing a contact sport such as basketball, …

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Can Acidic Beverages Harm your Teeth?

May 19, 2020

You may not think of your favorite beverage as being acidic. But the flavor or tartness of a beverage doesn’t determine its level of acidity, so it’s important to understand which of your favorite drinks can be harming your teeth. Highly acidic beverages include alcohol, coffee and black tea, sweetened fruit juice, sports drinks, and …

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Tips for Reducing Tooth Sensitivity

May 18, 2020

What is tooth sensitivity? Do you have sharp, sudden pain in one or more of your teeth when you consume something hot, cold, sweet, or sour? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity occurs when the dentin (the surface beneath your gums) is exposed to hot or cold and reaches the nerves in …

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