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​5 Best Fall Festivals in the Chicagoland Area

fall festivals chicagoland 2018As the warm summer days give way to crisp autumn nights, there’s no better time to round up the family or loved ones and head off to one of several famous Chicago fall festivals. Whether you’re with your family, significant other, or just flying solo, there are many great autumn festivals to choose from.

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​What are Gum Measurements and What Do the Numbers Mean?

gum measurementsCan you remember your last dental checkup?

If so, think back to when the dentist was poking your gums with a small metal instrument while calling out seemingly random numbers to his dental assistant.

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Do I Really Need to Floss My Teeth Every Day?​

dental flossDo you floss on a daily basis? If your answer is an emphatic “no,” you’re not alone.

It’s been estimated that around 36% of Americans would rather clean their toilet than floss their teeth. What’s the reason for people’s resistance to moving a waxed piece of string between their teeth to remove stuck food particles?

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​6 Fun Summer Chicago Adventures

chicago summer adventuresEven though it’s the middle of August, summer isn’t quite over just yet. There are a lot of Chicago festivals and outdoor activities that are scheduled to take place before the end of the warm summer months.

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​What Do Dental X-Rays Tell the Dentist?

dental x-raysDental X-Rays can tell a dentist a lot about your teeth and any underlying conditions that you might be suffering from. It gives them a clear picture of what’s going on inside your mouth without the need for a surgical incision.

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​Can Dental Cosmetic Surgery Fix Overcrowded Teeth?

overcrowded teethIf you think that your teeth have become more crooked over the years, you’re probably not imagining things. Many people with crooked teeth have had their condition progress as they have grown older.

11 years of age is the average cut off time to fix crooked teeth. If not taken care of by the end of childhood, the condition will continue to worsen as time goes by.

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​Are Heart Disease and Oral Health Related?

heart disease dental healthIn 2012 the American Heart Association (AHA) published a study that provided substantial evidence that oral health and heart health are closely related. Researchers found that people who suffer from gum disease (aka “periodontal disease”) are almost twice as likely to have heart disease.

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​What is Tooth Contouring and Reshaping?

tooth contouringDo you avoid smiling because you have an uneven or chipped front tooth? Are your canine teeth too sharp-looking, or are your front two teeth too long?

If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people have minor imperfections in their front teeth which makes them self-conscious and too embarrassed to smile.

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​7 Best Summer Foods for Healthy Teeth

healthy foods for summerThe hot summer months are officially here and that means BBQ’s, vacations, and family get-togethers. The only downside to all this fun in the sun is that people tend to neglect their dental health and go lax on their New Year’s resolutions to eat a healthy diet.

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​Great Chicago Summer Festivals for Families [2018]

chicago summer festivals 2018Summertime officially beings on June 21st and that means three months of festivals and outdoor activities that are jam-packed with family-friendly entertainment options for kids from age 1 to 100.

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