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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!

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You Asked, We Answered: Can I Drink Coffee with Veneers?

July 7, 2022

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Closeup of woman drinking coffee

Did you know that roughly 150 million Americans consume coffee? That’s about 50% of the US population! So, if you enjoy a warm cup of coffee in the morning or an afternoon cold brew to wake you up, you’re certainly not alone. Unfortunately, this delicious and energizing beverage is one of the biggest culprits of dental discoloration. But is that true even if you have veneers? To learn the answer, keep reading.

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Yikes! Teeth-Cleaning Mistakes That Make Your Dentist Cringe

June 30, 2022

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When it comes to oral care, all you have to do is brush twice a day and floss daily, right? Actually, there is a lot more to it! In fact, even if you’re an avid brusher, you may be making a few errors that are compromising the condition of your teeth and gums. With this in mind, keep reading to learn a few teeth-cleaning mistakes that make your dentist cringe!

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Why Summer Is The Best Time To Get Your Teeth Whitened

June 16, 2022

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Man smiling on phone while walking around outside

Dreaming of a whiter smile? You’re not alone. In fact, when the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they wanted to improve about their grin, the most popular answer was “whiter teeth.” Furthermore, a recent survey found that a whopping 80% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 49 want a brighter smile. There is some good news: summer is the perfect time to schedule your teeth whitening treatment. Here’s why!

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5 Must-Know Tips for Whiter Teeth

June 2, 2022

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Woman in sunglasses smiling on beach

If your teeth are looking more yellow than white, you may be wondering what you should do. After all, you don’t want your smile to look discolored, brittle, or unhealthy, especially during family photos, summer BBQs, and the like. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to restore your bright, beautiful smile. To learn how to get whiter teeth this summer, read on!

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The Secret to a Beautiful Summer Smile? Porcelain Veneers!

May 17, 2022

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young woman smiling during summer

Summer is officially here! Many people are looking forward to all of the adventure and fun that is yet to come. If you have any aesthetic problems with your smile, you may be looking for ways to transform it into one you can confidently show off. Well, veneers may be the exact solution you’re looking for. Read on to learn how this cosmetic service can give you a grin you’ll proudly flash in all the summer selfies and family photos that will be taken this season.

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True or False: Can Gum Disease Cause High Blood Pressure?

April 26, 2022

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Growing up, we were constantly told how brushing and flossing were essential for a healthy smile. While that’s certainly true, those practices can also have a positive impact on your general health. If you fail to take proper care of your mouth, you could develop issues like gum disease. Well, did you know that periodontitis can increase your chances of having high blood pressure? Read on to learn more about this connection and how you can keep your gums healthy for better heart health.

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How Much Does Scaling and Root Planing Cost?

April 11, 2022

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young woman getting scaling and root planing in Arlington Heights

For some patients, gum disease cannot be controlled with dental cleanings alone. Luckily, scaling and root planing may be able to get the job done! The procedure is often necessary to eliminate disease-causing bacteria and allow the gums a chance to heal. If your dentist recommended this dental treatment, you likely want to know how much it’ll cost before moving forward with it. In this blog post, we’ll explain why you need it and which factors will affect the cost of scaling and root planing and Arlington Heights.

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Uninsured? Here’s the Secret to Affordable Dental Care

March 31, 2022

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Closeup of woman smiling at reflection in mirror

Having dental insurance through your employer can save you a lot of money on essential dentistry, like biannual checkups and cleanings. Without it, you could end up spending $300+ every six months for these routine visits! So, if a dental plan isn’t part of your benefits, you may think the most affordable option is to simply not go at all. Fortunately, that’s not the case. There is another way to save: dental savings plans.

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You Asked, We Answered: Will Receded Gums Grow Back?

March 10, 2022

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When it comes to discussions about dental care, your teeth often steal the spotlight. However, it’s important to focus equally on the health of gums! After all, swollen, irritated, and red gums can negatively impact both the look and function of your smile. If yours have begun to pull away from your teeth due to a condition like gum disease, then you may be wondering if receded gums grow back. To learn the answer, read on!

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