Tooth Protection Tips!

  • August 9, 2015

In our previous blog post we discussed a few things that might be damaging your teeth without you realizing it. This time around we’re going to talk about some stuff you might already be doing that’s great for your teeth. If you don’t already know them then you will soon! These tips, of course, go hand in hand with professional dental exams and cleanings. Without regular dental care to reach

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What’s Secretly Ruining Your Teeth?

  • August 5, 2015

There are few things more important to optimum health than eating well. Lots of us are fans of food, and that means sugary snacks too. You’ve probably been told countless times how sugar is bad for your teeth, and if you’re like most people your brush daily to help avoid tooth decay, but is it enough? We’re going to talk today about secret tooth killers – those things you do

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The Facts About Fillings

  • August 1, 2015

It’s a pretty good chance that you know someone with a filling, or that you have one or two yourself! What kind of fillings do you have: ugly, grey metal ones? That metal, called amalgam is a blend of metals that hardens nicely in place, but has a lot of drawbacks that you might not know about! Today we’re going to talk about the changes in dental filling material and why

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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. Instead of

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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. Thats because your teeth will be much more vulnerable to the fractures and

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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? Well,

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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 United States 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

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Yes, A Root Canal Is Safe!

  • 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 is a common concern in patients when they ask us, what is a root canal and is a root canal safe? It’s okay, we’ll wait for you to climb down from the ceiling. The fact is, today root canals are

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