Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Early for Your Dentist Appointment at WTDC? Here's What You Should Do!

July 7th, 2016

Early for Your Dentist Appointment at WTDC? Here's What You Should Do!The wonderful thing about being early for a Water Tower Dental Care appointment is our location! Since we’re located in what many consider Chicago’s best shopping mall, you don’t have to succumb to boredom while waiting in a dental office for your name to be called. Instead, we encourage you to go out and explore Water Tower Place and Chicago’s Magnificent Mile!

Here are a few of our favorite nearby attractions for you to enjoy if you’re early for an appointment with us (which you may actually want to be after reading this!).

Take a Trip to the Top of The John Hancock at the 360 Chicago Observation Deck

One of the most beautiful panoramic views of the city is just a few steps from the Water Tower Dental Care office! The 360 Chicago Observation Deck at the Hancock building offers breathtaking views of Chicago, giving even the most established residents a fresh new look of the city. Lines can get long, so it’s best to buy tickets ahead of time if you can or scope it out before you commit to buying tickets. We don’t want you waiting so long that you forget about your appointment!
You can save money and time by buying tickets ahead of time here for $20. Chicago residents with an ID can get tickets on site for just $10. If the line’s too long or pricing is too steep for you, check out Tilt instead!
Price: $20 online, $24 on site, $10 on site if you’re a Chicago resident with a valid ID. Tuesday’s are free for Chicago residents!

Get a Bite to Eat

Relax, unwind and feast before you get your pearly whites checked out. Chicago’s Magnificent Mile offers a variety of delicious restaurant options that are walking distance from our office! We’ve listed five of our favorite food options that are good for your teeth in Water Tower Place here. Take a look before you head over!
Price: Varies

Browse the American Girl Place or Chicago Sports Museum with Your Little One

If you’re early for a dentist appointment for your little one, don’t fret! The American Girl Place in Water Tower Place should keep them entertained. This store isn’t your average retail shop. It’s an experience, with a doll hair salon, spa, ear piercing station, and restaurant. It’s also the only American Girl Store in Chicago!
If American Girl isn’t your child’s cup of tea, there’s always the Chicago Sports Museum at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, which features unique sports memorabilia, gear and uniforms used in iconic games, and high-tech interactive challenges and experiences.
Prices: American Girl Store: Free without purchase. Chicago Sports Museum: $6 general admission. If you eat at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, you can get free tickets to the museum!

Get Cultured at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)

If you have an hour or more to spare before your appointment, we suggest visiting the Loyola University Museum of Art. It’s a small but stimulating museum with art that explore the spirit of all faiths and cultures. You will find artwork from Europe during the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque eras as well as more contemporary pieces. Take a look at the museum’s current exhibitions here.
Prices: $9 for general admission. Tuesday’s are free for Chicago residents!
Looking to do something specific before or after your appointment at our dentist’s office? Give us a call today! We’ll set you up with something fun to do. You can also take a look at our guide to Chicago here!

Food That's Good for Your Teeth on Chicago's Magnificent Mile

August 27th, 2015

Food That's Good for Your Teeth on Chicago's Magnificent MileThe 13-block stretch that you find our office on is called Chicago’s Magnificent Mile for a reason. It’s filled with the best in shopping, restaurants and entertainment (and dentists!) in Chicago. It truly is magnificent.
When you visit us at Water Tower Place, you’ll be in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, with a bunch of food options around you if you’re feeling hungry. And we know the last thing you want to do before or after a dentist appointment is eat food that is bad for your teeth. We’ve rounded up a list of restaurants with the tastiest food options that are good for your teeth on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. This way, you can grab a delicious meal while taking care of your teeth when you’re visiting us, or anytime you’re in the area. Your mouth is in for a treat!
Restaurants featured:

  1. Freshii (American)
  2. Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch (Sports Bar, American)
  3. The Signature Room (Fine Dining, American)
  4. Foodlife (American, Pizza, Mexican)
  5. Foodease (Specialty food)


Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
If you’re looking for something fast and nutritious while you’re on the Magnificent Mile, look no further than Freshii. Freshii offers fresh, custom-made green wraps, salads, quinoa bowls, and pressed-juices.
Best Food Options for Your Teeth at Freshii:

  • Metaboost, Ninja and Market wraps and salads: Chewing on wraps or salads packed with high-fiber veggies actually scrubs your teeth, leaving them squeaky clean.
  • Low Fat Froyo: Frozen yogurt contains calcium and casein, a protein, which are essential keeping your tooth enamel strong.
  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie: Strawberries naturally remove discoloration and whiten your enamel.

Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch

Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch is a fun and lively sports bar with some delicious food and drinks. If you’re a big sports fan, you’ve got to eat dinner or lunch here because you’ll get free access to the Chicago Sports Museum.
Best Food Options for Your Teeth at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch

  • Mixed Greens and Sante Fe Salads: The chewy greens keep your teeth clean, while the onions’ anti-bacterial sulfur compounds will help to kill the bacteria that breed on your teeth and gums.
  • Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon: The calcium and vitamin D in salmon will keep your teeth healthy and strong, and the baby spinach that comes with it will clean your teeth.
  • Pizza: Yes, pizza is good for your teeth. Dairy products, especially cheese, help your enamel stabilize and repair itself. Harry Caray’s offers 5 different types of pizzas to suite your tastes.

The Signature Room

875 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
For a real delicacy, take the elevator to the top of the John Hancock Center. There, you’ll find The Signature Room. This fine dining restaurant offers exquisite food and a breathtaking skyline view of the city.
Best Food Options for Your Teeth at The Signature Room

  • Dinner - Sautéed Scottish Salmon: With parmesan risotto, salmon roe butter and crispy salmon skin, your teeth and your taste buds will thank you for ordering this dish.
  • Dinner - Vegetable Rigate Pasta: Cheese and shiitake mushrooms are key to making this dish good for your teeth. Cheese strengthens your enamel, and the natural sugar lentinan in shiitake mushrooms fights off the bacteria biofilm, which causes gingivitis.
  • Lunch - Roasted Salmon Filet and Salmon Caesar Salad: By now, you should notice all of the salmon dishes we’re pointing out. The fish’s combination of vitamin D and calcium make it almost too good to be true.


Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Fresh, fast and made from scratch, you can find a wide variety of healthy and affordable food options at Foodlife.
Best Food Options for Your Teeth at Foodlife

  • Sunshine and Mango Tango Smoothies: The orange in these smoothies provide you with a ton of vitamin C, which strengthens blood vessels and connective tissues, keeping your teeth strongly connected to your jaw. Vitamin C is also anti-inflammatory, so it can reduce and slow down the progression of gingivitis.
  • Stir Fry with Veggies: Pack your bowl with crunchy, high-fiber veggies to give your teeth a good cleaning.
  • Four Cheese Ravioli: Get your calcium and casein fix with this delicious pasta dish.


Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
For the best in food quality, head on over to Foodease. You’ll find restaurant-quality food prepared to go, a grocery, hot entrees, bakery, salad bar, and more.
Best Food Options for Your Teeth at Foodease

  • Salad Bar: Add chewy green veggies, like kale and spinach, and mushrooms to your salad to make it extra good for your teeth.
  • Philadelphia Roll: Salmon is always your teeth’s friend.
  • Maple Glazed Salmon: Again, you can’t go wrong with salmon. It’s delicious and incredibly good for your teeth.

Wondering if a specific type of food is good or bad for your teeth? Need more food recommendations for Water Tower Place or The Magnificent Mile? Ask us any questions you have on our Facebook page! We would love to help you make your diet better for your pearly whites.