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Do Women Have Different Health Needs Than Men?

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While everyone experiences oral health issues, some dental problems disproportionately affect women more than men. Women’s dental problems are primarily due to hormonal fluctuations during different life stages, including puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. These endocrinological changes can impact gum health, saliva production, and bone density. Discover some of the most common oral health issues women face and learn how …

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What to Expect When Getting Invisalign

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Invisalign offers an aesthetically pleasing way to correct mild to moderate dental issues, including crowded or crooked teeth and poor bite alignment. It provides a convenient and discreet orthodontic alternative to traditional braces for improving your smile and oral health. The Invisalign trays are made of BPA-free, transparent thermoplastic, custom-fit to your teeth. The aligners put pressure on predetermined areas …

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Bumps on Gums and What They Mean

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Bumps on your gums can be a painful problem. These bumps come in many shapes and sizes and have many causes. Most bumps on gums can be irritating but harmless; however, some bumps can be symptoms of more serious problems. It is important that you see a dentist if you discover a bump on your gum. Whether it is serious …

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe? Everything You Need to Know

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Teeth whitening is the process of removing stains from teeth to restore your natural white smile. Teeth discoloration occurs over time due to food, beverages, poor dental hygiene, and smoking. Teeth whitening is an effective solution for teeth discoloration. When done under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening is a safe procedure. How Does Teeth Whitening Work? Teeth whitening …

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What Happens If You Are Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea occurs when you stop and start breathing multiple times a night. You may stop breathing for up to 10 seconds, which can deplete your body of oxygen. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common form of sleep apnea, can lead to significant health problems like high blood pressure, stroke, and depression. However, there are several treatment options. Wearing …

8 Dental Facts That Will Surprise You

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While you may already know that your teeth are the hardest substance in your body, did you know that a knocked-out tooth starts to die within 15 minutes, your teeth have a 200 lb. bite force, and adults have more teeth than children? Keep reading for more interesting dental facts that may surprise you. 1. Every Person Has a Unique …

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What Causes Stained Teeth: Tips and Prevention in Chicago

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Teeth discoloration is when the color of your teeth changes, creating a stained appearance. Stained teeth don’t look as bright or as white as they once did. There are a variety of causes for stained, discolored teeth, but the good news is that discoloration is reversible. It can also be prevented by following certain dental hygiene procedures.  If you’re wondering …

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Braces vs. Invisalign: What is Best For You in Chicago?

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Tooth straightening can be done by a dentist in several different ways. These days, the most popular treatments are braces and Invisalign. Many Chicagoland residents needing their teeth straightened have compared braces vs. Invisalign and have taken note of the pros and cons.  Making the decision between braces and Invisalign can be difficult, which is why our dentist at Smile …

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What are Veneers? Chicagoland Dentist Explains

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Dental veneers are a potential solution to improve your smile. They are a popular choice for patients with chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, or misshapen teeth. In just a few short appointments, they can transform your smile, and they are a natural-looking way to give your teeth a classically-looking smile.  If you’re one of the many Lakeview and North Shore …

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How Do Dentists Whiten Teeth in Lakeview?

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Over time, it is natural for your teeth to darken, as their outer enamel layer is penetrated by minerals. This is a natural aging process, but it is not something that is irreversible, thanks to modern dental technology. Your dietary and lifestyle habits can also play a role in tooth darkening, as red wine, coffee, soda, berries, and cigarettes can …