How to Protect Your Teeth from Acid Reflux

  • September 19, 2019

That burning sensation in your chest caused by acid reflux is doing more than keeping you awake at night. It is common for stomach acid to shoot upward through your esophagus instead of staying in your digestive tract. In turn, this can end up in your mouth


4 Tips to Improve Flossing Habits

  • September 16, 2019

You know you’re supposed to floss every day, right? When your dentist asks you about your flossing habits, if you’re like most people, you kind of nod and move the conversation along. You’re not alone. A national survey by Harris Poll for the American Academy of Periodontology found that about one-quarter


Treatment Options for Short Teeth

  • September 10, 2019

Step back from a crowd and take a look. It is amazing to witness all the shapes and sizes of human beings. Have you ever stopped to consider that people’s teeth also vary greatly? The answer is likely yes if you have short teeth. If your tooth-to-gum ratio is small,


Back to School: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

  • September 3, 2019

By now, families with kids are back into the school routine, making sure homework is done, enforcing bedtimes and packing lunches. Were going to make meal planning a little more easy with our list of healthy lunchbox ideas for kids. A nutritious midday meal is a great way to


Options For Treating Gum Disease Without Surgery

  • August 27, 2019

Have a feeling there is something wrong with your gums? The first gum disease symptoms you may notice are blood in the sink after brushing and inflammation along the gum line caused by gingivitis, a buildup of bacterial plaque. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a much


Checklist: Questions To Ask Your Shorewood Family Dental Care

  • August 20, 2019

When you need a dentist near Joliet, IL, Shorewood Family Dental Care is the right choice. Our entire team of dentists, hygienists and office staff is focused on providing you the best care possible for your oral health. We are the best dentist for everyone in your family. At Shorewood


Surprising Ways Pregnancy Affects Teeth

  • August 6, 2019

Pregnancy brings about all kinds of changes in your body. There are a lot of books and websites with useful information about what to expect when you’re expecting. Often there is little information about the surprising ways pregnancy can affect your teeth. Yet lots of women discover they have bad


The Link Between Poor Oral Health and Liver Cancer

  • August 1, 2019

We know that keeping teeth healthy is critical to the overall health of our bodies. For example, studies have shown the connection between gingivitis and high blood pressure. Now a recently released report finds a link between poor oral health and


Thinking About Getting Veneers? What You Need To Know Now

  • July 30, 2019

Are you holding back on your smile because you don’t like the appearance of your teeth? It may be because your teeth are discolored, broken or misaligned. Dental veneers – also called porcelain veneers – may be the answer. Before you move forward, it is important to understand the pros and cons of