When you’re missing some or all of your natural teeth, replacing them as soon as possible is essential. Failing to get teeth replacements is not only unsightly, it can cause facial sagging, improper alignment, unintelligible speech, and difficulty chewing. Fortunately, you have multiple options to replace teeth as a Smiles ...
July 13, 2016Smiles of Naperville
When you chip or crack a tooth, are experiencing a toothache, or have an infection, the only thing you care about is getting fast treatment for tooth pain. As with most types of emergencies, severe dental pain or sudden trauma to the mouth rarely happens at a convenient time. It ...
June 13, 2016Smiles of Naperville
Although water, many foods, and some oral healthcare products contain fluoride, it often isn’t enough to help your teeth be as healthy as possible. Some people have heard misinformation and ask our dentists “Is fluoride bad for you?” It definitely is not. The reason this rumor persists is that fluoride ...
May 23, 2016Smiles of Naperville
Our teeth help us to chew food that needs to be broken down before it enters our digestive system so that our body can absorb the nutrients from them. It also helps us pronounce much more clearly and accurately. Our teeth also help us look better by preventing our facial ...
April 14, 2016Smiles of Naperville
If one or more of your teeth has significant decay, your Smiles of Naperville dentist will advise you to have a cavity filled to preserve it. In the past, silver amalgam was the only option for filling material. However, most dental patients today prefer composite fillings instead. This is partly ...
March 21, 2016Smiles of Naperville
You may need to have a tooth extracted for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common ones include: A tooth was partially knocked out in an accident and the Smiles of Naperville dentists need to remove the remainder to make room for a dental restoration. The tooth serves ...
March 7, 2016Smiles of Naperville
A common question that the dentists answer at Smiles of Naperville is “What is periodontal disease?” Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common oral health issue in adults. When plaque remains in your mouth, it sticks to your teeth and forms bacteria. The bacteria causes the plaque to ...
February 21, 2016Smiles of Naperville
It’s important for your dentist at Smiles of Naperville to fill a cavity right away to preserve the integrity of your tooth. When it comes to the types of dental fillings used, today’s patients have more choices than ever. The most common materials used for dental fillings include: Metal/Silver Amalgam: ...
February 7, 2016Smiles of Naperville