Picture Perfect Oral Health

  • June 14, 2015

It’s often said that “A picture is worth 1,000 words”. So how much is 1,000 words? It’s actually not very much (you can do this experiment at home, kids): 1,000 words is a little more than one and a half pages of text on standard-sized printer paper. Your dentist at Shorewood Family Dental (serving the local Shorewood, IL area) believes that you deserve more than a high school essay when

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Dental Implants at Shorewood Family Dental Care

  • June 14, 2015

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you’re starting on a long and painful journey. Many people believe that the loss of a tooth indicates the end of their oral health problems, but the loss of the tooth will cause a number of problems that will definitely reduce your quality of life to a considerable degree. Much quicker than you might realize, you’ll start to notice that chewing your food is

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Who Can Receive Dental Implants?

  • June 14, 2015

Dental implants are your best choice for alleviating the misery that is caused by tooth loss. Even if you’ve lost just a single tooth, the consequences are dire. You’ll begin to feel pain and discomfort when you chew your food, and your ability to speak clearly will be severely impaired. One lost tooth can lead to more, because your teeth will be much more vulnerable to the fractures and cracks

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Laser Dentistry at Shorewood Family Dental Care

  • June 14, 2015

Lasers are cool; ask any kid what a laser is, and that’s probably fairly close to the answer you’ll get (we’ve heard a lot of them; we’re a kid-friendly dental practice, and we’ve been serving families in the Shorewood, IL for the last four decades). Lasers are a big part of our practice: we use them to diagnose oral health problems, and to treat them! Why are Lasers Useful in Dentistry?

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Ending the Never-Ending Headache

  • June 14, 2015

Frequent headaches can be an indicator of a number of conditions, but if your headaches seem to radiate from your temples, you might have a complex, severe, and incredibly common condition known as TMD, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. It’s also sometimes incorrectly referred to as TMJ, but that is actually the abbreviation for temporomandibular joint only. Don’t worry, we won’t quibble over an idiom. What’s important is that you understand

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Dentures Vs. Implants: Which is Best?

  • June 14, 2015

Tooth loss is a much larger problem in the US than most people realize; the average American adult is missing at least three teeth, or at least that are very near to being lost. Tooth loss can happen for a number of reasons, but far and away advanced gum disease (periodontitis) is the leading cause of tooth loss in the US. While many factors contribute to one’s chance of developing

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Root Canal Nervousness?

  • June 14, 2015

What scares you the most about going to the dentist? If you ask most folks, they’ll probably say the same in Shorewood, IL as they would anywhere else: root canal! It’s okay, we’ll wait for you to climb down from the ceiling. The fact is, root canals today are nothing to be afraid of; maybe 70 years ago there was, but do you really think you’d feel any different about any

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Welcome To The New Web Home of Shorewood Family Dental Care!

  • May 19, 2015

Hello, and welcome to our brand new site! We hope that you’ll find all of the information we’ve presented here helpful and educational. Our new site was developed with both our current patients and those searching for a new dentist in mind. We have included not only information about our Shorewood, Illinois dental practice, but also information about all the services we provide. We are firm believers in educating our

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