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 …

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 …