Clarendon Hills Dental Blog

Should I See an Emergency Dentist for a Swollen Face?

April 4, 2024

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People often feel like dentists are only able to take care of their teeth, but the fact of the matter is that they’re experts in everything to do with the face in general. For example, if you have facial swelling, you might wonder if a dentist is someone who could help you with your situation.

In many cases, not only should you make it a point to see your dentist, you might want to do so quickly. It could be that you’re dealing with a dental emergency that warrants immediate attention. Here are a few things that could be behind your swelling, and what a dentist can do to help you.


Care in Crisis: Solving Common Dental Emergencies

February 9, 2024

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woman holding her jaw due to dental emergencies

When it comes to dental emergencies, swift action can make all the difference. Whether it’s a sudden toothache or a knocked-out incisor, knowing how to respond can help alleviate pain and prevent complications. But what are you supposed to do? Well, with a little know-how and preparation, you can be your own first line of defense against dental emergencies.

If you want to learn to treat some common dental emergencies until you can see your dentist, continue reading.


Toast to Your Smile: Keeping Teeth Safe at New Year’s Parties

December 7, 2023

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people celebrating New Year’s Eve

As we approach the end of this year, the anticipation of welcoming 2024 is building up. New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and the celebrations often include indulging in food, drinks, and festivities. However, it’s essential to be mindful, especially when it comes to wine and champagne, as alcohol can have negative effects on your teeth. Your dentist is here to provide guidance on safeguarding your smile during New Year’s celebrations. Here are ways drinking can harm your teeth as well as how to protect your teeth at a New Year’s party.


3 Steps for Every Dental Care Routine This October

October 10, 2023

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Man and boy in white t-shirts flossing their teeth together in the bathroom

It’s easy to forget about our teeth in the excitement of Halloween shopping and fall festivities. That might be why October is Dental Hygiene Awareness Month! It’s the perfect time to remember how important it is to care for your pearly whites. You want to fully enjoy all your favorite autumn treats, after all, knowing that you’re taking the proper preventative precautions. Keep reading to learn 3 steps that should be part of your daily dental routine this month!


3 Oral Healthcare Habits For Dental Hygiene Awareness Month

September 30, 2023

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Model tooth, dental instruments, and Halloween toys on an orange background

Did you know that October is Dental Hygiene Awareness Month? With so many fall treats and Halloween candies to enjoy, there’s no better time than now to remember how important it is to maintain your tooth and gum health. Preventative care is the best way to protect from cavities, gum disease, and other potential concerns. If you don’t already have a consistent dental hygiene routine in place, now’s the perfect time to create one. Keep reading to learn about 3 daily habits that will keep your smile happy this October!


How Dentists Prepare Teeth for Dental Crowns

July 17, 2023

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Regardless of whether you’re royalty or a tooth, crowns make a significant difference when it comes to the health of your smile. A dental crown serves as a tooth-shaped restoration designed to cover a misshapen or extensively damaged tooth. Crafted from materials such as porcelain, metal, or ceramics, it typically involves a two-day process with appointments spaced about two weeks apart, each lasting a couple of hours. If you have an upcoming appointment for a dental crown, here’s what you can anticipate during the process.


Steps to Take for a Knocked-Out Tooth

June 7, 2023

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Woman in shock with hand over her mouthYour permanent teeth are precious because they are the only set you get. If a tooth is lost, it won’t grow back. Brushing and flossing can protect against preventable issues that can lead to tooth loss, like cavities and gum disease. However, 5 million children and adults lose teeth every year from accidents or injuries. A fun day of riding bikes or a friendly game of football can quickly turn into a knocked-out tooth. Don’t panic! Not all knocked-out teeth are lost for good. Here are 5 things you should do to save your tooth.


Questions to Ask at Your Next Dental Checkup

April 20, 2023

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Smiling female patient at dentistBrushing and flossing are important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but your home oral hygiene habits aren’t the only care your smile needs. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months to keep preventable issues at bay, like tooth decay and gum disease. While you’re at the dentist, it’s a great time to ask 5 important questions to promote your mental health.


How to Use Your Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

February 10, 2023

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Invisalign aligners next to a packet of cleaning crystals

For patients looking to straighten their teeth, Invisalign can deliver results comparable to braces without the need for bulky wires and brackets. They’re also clear enough that most people won’t even be aware you’re wearing them!

However, that’s only the case if you keep them clean, and Invisalign cleaning crystals can help you do that. Here’s what they are, and how you can use them effectively.


6 Tips to Survive the Holidays with Invisalign

December 15, 2022

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If you’ve recently invested in Invisalign, you’ve made a great decision for your smile. The discreet clear aligners are the perfect alternative to brackets and wires; however, the holidays are going to look a little different for you this year. Don’t worry, here are 6 tips to survive the holidays while on your journey to a straight smile with Invisalign. 


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