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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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​My Adult Tooth Fell Out, Now What?

losing adult toothThere are very few things in life more unsettling than losing an adult tooth. One minute you’re biting down on dinner, the next you feel a “cruuuunch” inside your mouth along with the accompanying sensation that you just bit down on something very hard.

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​What is Sedation Dentistry? Is it Right for Me?

sedation dentistryDoes the thought of going to the dentist stress you out so much that you’ve been putting off getting that much-needed work done?

If so, you’re not alone. Around 40% of Americans admit to having some level of fear or apprehension when going to the dentist. Symptoms can range from an uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach all the way to a major panic attack.

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​Chicago’s 10 Best Spots to Drink With a View

chicago rooftop bars summerAfter another long winter, it’s finally feeling like summer in Chicago. Why not celebrate the warmer weather by enjoying one of our city’s iconic views while sipping something special?

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Lengthen Short Teeth​

short teethAre your teeth proportionately-sized when you smile – or do they appear smaller or square? If so, you might have a condition known as “short teeth.” It can be caused by a wide variety of factors such as: excessive wear and tear, genetics, or another condition known as a “gummy smile.”

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​Using Botox to Help with TMJ

botox tmjTemporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a condition that affects the jaw, muscles that control jaw movement, and jaw joints. It is often characterized by noticeable pain and discomfort in those who suffer from it. The good news is that TMJ can be treated in a wide variety of ways, including Botox. We’re going to look at exactly what TMJ is, the causes, and how Botox can help relieve pain and suffering.

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​Benefits of Chewing Sugar Free Gum

sugar free gum benefitsTaking care of your teeth is one of the most important things you can do. It prevents tooth decay and other serious issues that can cause tooth loss or lead to other health issues. Most people tend to think that brushing and flossing are the only two ways to take care of their teeth. The reality is that they’re missing a critical 3rd component: watching what you eat.

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