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​Getting Married: How To Prep Your Teeth For The Big Day

wedding teeth whiteningSummer has arrived, and that means it’s time for wedding season! It’s such a magical time of year when couples, young and old, seal their love with a tradition that is as old as time itself. But to get to that moment of starting forever together, the bride and groom have a lot of work to do. There are many details that go in to planning a wedding, and it can be overwhelming when you realize all of the things you need to do in order to prepare for your big day. There’s the venue, the guest list, the food, the photographer, and of course, the cake, but have you given your teeth any thought? You should – your smile is going to be preserved in pictures for the rest of your life. It’s an important detail that often goes overlooked, but here is how you can prep your teeth for your big day so that your smile shines as bright as the sun!

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​5 Tips On How To Keep Your Teeth Healthy In The Chicago Summer

chicago summerSummer is just around the corner! Are you ready to take in all that summer in Chicago has to offer? With all the hustle and bustle of the city, it can be pretty easy to lose your routines, like your oral health. By being conscious about your oral health, you will be more inclined to continue your good habits even though the weather, and the city, are beckoning as the whether begins to warm up. Here are five tips to help you keep your teeth healthy this summer in Chicago!

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​Teeth Whitening Home Remedies: What Works and What Doesn’t

teeth whitening home remediesYour smile is one of the first things people notice about you when you meet them for the first time. If you are self-conscious of your smile, this can limit the quality of your engagements. Some people have learned to cope with stained teeth by simply smiling without showing their teeth, but wouldn’t it better to go through life without worrying about the stains and discoloration on your teeth? Wouldn’t it be better to show your smile to the world and feel good about yourself while doing it?

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​7 Bad Teeth Habits You Need To Break ASAP

bad teeth habitsWhen we think of our health and wellness, we often think about our diets, how much we exercise, what kinds of diseases we have or could get. We don’t give as much thought to our oral health, however, and the state of our oral health (our mouth and teeth) can have a big impact on our overall health. Often times, the reason for poor oral health is because we neglect our teeth. Not the kind of neglect that means skipping brushing and dentist visits, but the kind of neglect that we put our teeth through every day without even realizing it. Here are seven bad teeth habits you need to break right now. Your oral health depends on it!

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Oral Inflammation and What You Can Do About It

gum inflammationYour dentist may be the first person to see early signs of cardiovascular disease. That’s right, the health of your gums and teeth is closely related to the health of your heart. Early signs of concern include bleeding gums, gingivitis, and tooth decay, all of which indicate excess inflammation.

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​Anatomy of a Tooth

anatomy of a toothTeeth are an important part of the human body. We need them to chew our food, which enables us to survive, and if we take care of them, they can also give us a beautiful smile. But did you know that our teeth also affect how we talk? And if we don’t take care of them our overall health suffers? Teeth play a major role in our lives outside of just eating, which is why it is important that we take care of them, and taking care of them starts with being educated on what makes up the teeth in our mouths.

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​Oral Cancer and Throat Cancer Symptoms and Screening

What is Throat Cancer?

oral throat cancer symptomsWhile throat cancer is a relatively uncommon cancer, its effects can be just as devastating as other more common types of cancer. When we think of throat cancer, we are really identifying a generic term for two different types of cancer: pharyngeal cancer (which develops in the pharynx, or the back of your throat and mouth); and laryngeal cancer (which is further down your throat near the larynx, or voice box). When medical and dental professionals talk about throat cancer, they are referring to either squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma. Both of which can be present in either pharyngeal cancer or laryngeal cancer.

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​How To Treat TMJ

how to treat tmjIf you have been diagnosed with TMJ, you probably are well aware of the symptoms: jaw pain, clicking and locking of the jaw joint as well as difficulty of chewing. It’s something that usually can be self-diagnosed, but it’s preferred to go in for a consultation with a qualified dentist.

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​Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants?

dental implants chicagoOne of the most popular solutions to missing teeth is dental implants, which have come a long way in terms of reliability since they were first introduced. We are pleased to welcome our newest dentist Dr. Karateew, who is an expert in this particular field of dentistry. At Water Tower Dental Care, we can now perform a dental implant on our qualifying patients in house, so you never have to leave the office.

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​Where To Get Teeth-Friendly Cocktails in Chicago

teeth healthy drinks chicagoDid you know that the top drinking adults consume up to 73.85 drinks every week on average? To put this into perspective, that is equivalent to four and a half 750 ml bottles of Jack Daniels weekly, or 10 drinks every day.

While that fact alone is pretty shocking, what is even more surprising is the adverse effects that some of these drinks can have on your oral health.

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