The dental anatomy of the molars presents deep grooves and fissures that are very distinct and unique to every tooth.The grooves and fissures are characteristic of every posterior teeth, premolar or molar, some deeper than others, while some rather shallow and ...
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, ...
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 ...
At Smiles of Naperville, we recommend dental sealants to prevent your child from becoming part of the 70 percent of Americans with diagnosed tooth decay by age 19. The treatment is sometimes appropriate for adults as well. If you’re a new parent or we have told you that you need ...
In decades past, the only choice people had when they needed a cavity filled was for the dentist to use silver amalgam filling material. As a dental patient today, you are fortunate to have the option to receive a composite filling instead. That is because many people expressed concerns about ...