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Why You Need a Good Night’s Sleep

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If you’re reading this article at work while sipping down your fourth cup of coffee and struggling to keep your eyes open, then you know why you need a good night’s sleep: to help you keep your eyes open! But there’s more to it than that—there’s actually another lack-of-sleep-related reason you’re likely reading this article right now. Read on to …

A Guide to Managing Your Teen’s Teeth: Keeping Them Healthy

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As teenagers, we build many of the habits that will help us or hound us throughout our life, and that includes the habits that dictate our dental health and hygiene. Helping your teenager build proper oral hygiene practices into their everyday routine will set them on the path to lifelong dental health. As your trusted Chicago family dentist, Smile On …

Step By Step Guide to Dental Implants

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Age and a lack of access to care can take their toll on our teeth, and the time may come when more conservative approaches to dental care — such as crowns and dental bridges — simply aren’t enough. If you’re considering dental implants from Smile On Dental Salon, we’d like to take you behind the scenes to the process and …

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Back to School? Pack These Tooth-Friendly Snacks!

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Proper nutrition is important for kids. It builds strong bodies, it’s vital for learning, and it can also stave off cavities, fillings, and extensive (and expensive) dental work. Building good habits doesn’t just happen at mealtime; figuring out healthy snacks for your kids builds good habits that last a lifetime, and can also promote dental health. Here’s your guide to …

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Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

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Dental emergencies can happen to anyone. Maybe your kid knocked a tooth out at recess, or you gave yourself a nasty knock trying to avoid tripping over your Yorkie, or you broke a tooth and lacerated your lip trying to open a clamshell package with your teeth. Knowing what to do can save you time, possibly save your tooth, and …

The Connection Between Diet & Sleep Apnea

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At Smile On Dental Salon & Sleep Apnea Center, we’ve found a well-established connection between diet and sleep apnea. Here’s what you should know — and what you can do. GERD and Sleep Apnea Let’s start with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD often manifests as heartburn, which is what happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus. That stomach …