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4 Ways Visiting Your Dentist Saves You Money

October 7, 2022

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If the holidays being just around the corner has left you feeling a little pinch in your wallet, you’re not alone. However, the answer is not to cancel your upcoming dental appointment. In fact, visiting your dentist routinely can actually save you money in the short and long term! To learn how, keep reading.


Wondering If You Can Get Fluoride Treatments as an Adult? Read This!

September 30, 2022

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Fluoride is well-known in the world of dentistry for being exceptionally good a preventing tooth decay. That’s why you’ll find it in everything from toothpaste to mouthwash! In fact, you may have had fluoride treatments growing up to help protect your smile from cavities. But are these treatments something that should continue into adulthood? Keep reading to learn the answer!


4 Things You May Not Know About Veneers (But Should!)

September 23, 2022

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Do you want to transform your smile, but are unsure if veneers are right for you? Many patients find themselves in a similar boat as they determine which cosmetic dental treatment is the best for their specific dental needs, lifestyle, budget, and smile goals. So, if you’re currently on the fence about this popular smile-enhancing treatment, keep reading to learn four important facts about veneers.


Happy 20th Anniversary

September 16, 2022

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Happy 20th Anniversary! This September marks our 20th year of serving patients in Arlington Heights and surrounding communities.  What a journey it has been and continues to be!


How To: Extend the Life of Your Veneers with Your Diet

September 2, 2022

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While veneers come with a higher upfront investment, they also have one of the longest lifespans – they can last for well over a decade with proper care! While that of course starts with routine brushing and biannual checkups, it also extends to the foods and drinks you enjoy. To learn a few minor diet changes with veneers that can help prolong their lifespan, keep reading!


5 Important Facts About Children’s Dentistry That Every Parent Should Know

August 25, 2022

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Are you unsure of how to care for your child’s growing smile? Don’t be discouraged – it’s not like there is a one-size-fits-all guidebook to help! While your child’s dentist is a great resource, sometimes learning a few important facts about children’s dentistry is all that’s needed to help guide you. With this in mind, keep reading to learn five things you may not know about the topic!


Veneers Check: An Inside Look at This Dangerous TikTok Trend

August 18, 2022

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According to the latest estimates, TikTok has upwards of 1 billion active users. As a result, it’s one of the largest social media platforms (sitting at the top with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). While this app is a great resource for connecting with friends and finding healthy recipes, there’s also a lot of misinformation that spreads like wildfire. “Veneers check,” a dangerous dental trend, has recently been making its way throughout the platform. To learn all about it, and why it’s so serious, keep reading.


5 Things Your Dentist NEVER Puts in Their Mouth

August 11, 2022

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Woman looking worried while biting her nails

When it comes to maintaining their healthy smile, many patients focus on the “dos” of oral health, like brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and getting a dental checkup every six months. Of course, it’s equally as important to focus on the “don’ts,” even if they don’t get as much attention. After all, the last thing you want is to wind up with a painful dental emergency! With this in mind, here are five things your dentist never puts in their mouth.


Have Veneers? Make Sure to Use the Right Toothpaste!

August 4, 2022

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Man smiling while brushing his teeth

Although veneers can be completed in as little as two appointments and are one of the most cost-effective treatments in the long run, they still require an investment of your time and money. So, naturally, you want them to last as long as possible. Choosing the right toothpaste for your veneers is a key part of that! To learn what to look out for when picking one, read on.


Influencers Who Have Veneers to Thank for Their Camera-Ready Smile

July 21, 2022

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In 2012, “influencer” wasn’t a job. Flash forward to 2022, and it’s a career that comes with brand collaborations, invites to movie premieres, and other lavish perks. Since these content creators have a hectic schedule that requires them to be camera-ready 24/7, it’s not too surprising that many of them turned to their dentist for a flawless smile. Here are four social media influencers with veneers!

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