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 …

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 …

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 …

Three Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

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An ice cream sundae or a cup of tea should be a treat, but for too many people, they’re a cause of discomfort and pain. If you have sensitive teeth, you shouldn’t have to do without the things you love, or be forced to suffer through eating everything at room temperature. Smile On Dental Salon has some simple tips you …

Ten Causes of Bad Breath & What to Do About it

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Bad breath happens to all of us at one point or another. To get rid of it, you need to know what caused it. Smile On Dental Salon helps our Chicago patients identify and solve the root causes of their bad breath. Diet and Your Breath Let’s start here, since we often think of this as the primary cause of …

Four Tips for a Brighter (And Whiter) Smile

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A smile — whether it’s a toothy grin or something more subtle — is one of the first things we notice about someone. It projects friendliness, openness, and authenticity. But what if your pearly whites aren’t so pearly these days? A smile that’s yellowed or discolored can leave you feeling self-conscious and undermine the impression you leave on people you …

Five Things You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea

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According to Dr. Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer of the Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center, nine percent of women and 24 percent of men suffer sleep apnea. She also notes that those numbers are likely higher; the research doesn’t account for today’s higher rates of obesity, nor can it account for the up to 82 percent of cases that go undiagnosed. Is yours …

Five Things Parents Need to Know About Invisalign & Teens

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Many teens are hyper-conscious about their looks, and adding traditional metal braces to the equation just makes the average kid feel even more self-conscious about their smiles. That’s why so many people come to Smile On Dental Salon & Sleep Apnea Center for Invisalign Teen. Here are a few things you should know if you’re trying to decide whether Invisalign …