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Advanced Digital Imaging

At The Chicago Family Dental Center, we are committed to providing you with the best possible dental care and experience. One of the ways we do this is by utilizing advanced dental technology.
Jan 26th, 2019

Nitrous Oxide & Conscious Sedation

Do you suffer from dental phobia? Have you had negative experiences at the dentist in the past that make you nervous to get the care you need?
Dec 26th, 2018

Avoid Plaque and Tartar Buildup

Having a healthy smile means avoiding the dangerous oral health effects of plaque and tartar, and we can help you know which steps to take to prevent the development of these harmful substances.
Mar 20th, 2018

Oral Health Keys: Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you have any broken or damaged teeth? Do you have any severely stained or discolored teeth that cannot be easily fixed by brushing or flossing alone? Do you have any lost or missing teeth?
Dec 8th, 2017

Is Brushing with Baking Soda Good or Bad?

As you may have already heard, some people brush their teeth with baking soda as an alternative to toothpaste. Some toothpaste manufacturers even include baking soda as an ingredient in their paste. So is baking soda good or bad? Well, it’s all up to you.
Nov 30th, 2017

My Gums Are Inflamed. What Do I Do?

Inflamed and swollen gums can cause serious discomfort. If your gums are in this condition, you’re probably searching for the best ways to relieve the pain and find the comfort you deserve. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Gary Wegmann, has some tips for you.
Nov 22nd, 2017

The Treatment and Prevention of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay happens plaque materializes on your teeth and generates acid which then burrows into your tooth enamel. This can eventually create serious dental problems, such as cavities, gum disease or abscesses.
Oct 26th, 2017

What Are the Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Treatments?

Did you know that many individuals in our world suffer from a condition known as dental anxiety? Dental anxiety is a condition when you feel afraid or are overcome with stress due to visiting your dentist or having dental treatments done.
Sep 20th, 2017

A Tooth with a Bad Dental Filling Might Need a Root Canal

A dental filling is often used to repair a cavity that affects a modest area of tooth enamel. As time goes by poor oral hygiene habits can start to erode the bond between the dental filling material and the surrounding tooth enamel.
Jul 20th, 2017

Your Basic Flossing Guide

Oral health happens when several little details are completed consistently. In addition to brushing your teeth, dental checkups, and healthy eating, this list of details includes flossing in between the teeth. We want to help you become a champion flosser,
Jun 25th, 2017

Address Your Oral Cancer As Soon As Possible

Did you know, an oral cancer screening is included in your dental checkup? Well, it’s true! If you skip multiple trips to the dentist, you could be putting your oral health at risk of gum disease and even cancer.
May 31st, 2017

Treating a Dental Fracture Might Call for a Crown Restoration

A dental fracture can be caused by any number of things. Common culprits include an accidental fall, sports injury, or a bad habit, like nibbling on pencils and pens. Some dental fractures are limited to the tooth enamel and cause very little discomfort.
May 23rd, 2017

Sugarless Gum: The Secret Cavity-Killer

Did you know that sugarless gum can fight cavities? According to many studies that have been done, chewing sugarless gum for roughly 20 minutes after eating can help protect your tooth enamel.
Apr 26th, 2017

What Drinks You Should Avoid for Your Oral Health

Did you know that there are many things you should try to protect your oral health? For example, you might know that you should be brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and should set up an appointment with us once every six months.
Apr 10th, 2017

Dental Health Habits for Older Individuals

If you are in your advanced stage of adulthood, it’s important to remember that if properly cared for, your teeth can continue doing their job just as if you were just beginning your twenties.
Mar 7th, 2017

One-Visit Root Canal Treatment

When a tooth becomes seriously injured or decayed, it can lead to an infection in the tooth nerves and dental pulp, which are located inside of the tooth.
Feb 26th, 2017

Should You let Your Child Get a Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride can be a controversial topic. Some say it’s a dangerous substance, but most believe it’s good for the health of your teeth. If you’re interested in making this decision for yourself, there are a few things you should know.
Feb 8th, 2017

The Drinks and Foods that Can Stain Your Teeth

Do you want to keep your teeth white, bright, and brilliant? If so, then it’s best to avoid consuming foods and drinks that have staining particles in them. If you avoid those products, you’ll have a better chance at maintaining the beautiful smile you des
Feb 3rd, 2017

The Facts About Dental Implants

At The Chicago Family Dental Center, we understand that you’re busy, and that saving time is something most people strive to do.
Dec 6th, 2016

What Are the Steps Involved In the Invisalign® Process?

Are you about to align your smile with Invisalign®? If so, our The Chicago Family Dental Center team would like to tell you all about the treatment so you know what to expect when you align your crooked, misaligned teeth.
Nov 4th, 2016

Tooth Defects Can Now Be Corrected

There was a time when a cracked tooth could bring no positive changes. However, with the advancement of dental veneers, you can now conceal the original tooth with a version that can look and feel even better than the original.
Oct 20th, 2016

Contouring and Shaping Your Teeth

Do you have overlapping teeth or crooked teeth? Similarly, do you have one or more cracked teeth? If you do—and even if you don’t—you probably understand that these types of imperfections can be embarrassing.
Aug 17th, 2016

Remedies for Gum Disease

You’ve probably heard of gum disease, and you may even know what you should do to prevent the problem. For instance, you probably know that if you keep up your oral care, you’ll be much more likely to avoid gum disease altogether. However, as you probably
Aug 16th, 2016

Effects of Missing Teeth

If you’ve had missing teeth for a long period of time, you’re likely experiencing some not-so-great side effects. From health problems to changes in your appearance, missing teeth for any extended length of time can have a serious affect on your confidence
Jul 12th, 2016

Smoking: How It Affects Your Teeth

A beautiful white smile is a dream most people would love to have. Sadly, there are different issues though that can interfere with this goal.
Jun 15th, 2016

What to do With Sensitive Teeth

What is tooth sensitivity? To put it simply, tooth sensitivity is discomfort in one or more teeth that can range from mild to severe.
May 27th, 2016

Maintaining Healthy Teeth: Can Exercise Help?

Do you brush and floss regularly? Do you make a point of visiting your dentist once every six months? Do you ever wonder if there’s anything else you can do to keep your teeth healthy and strong?
May 17th, 2016

Beautify Your Smile with Zoom!

The first thing that people notice about you is your smile. Most adults think a bright, healthy smile makes them more attractive to the opposite gender. Many believe that an unattractive smile can hurt an individual’s chances of success in a career.
Apr 21st, 2016

How to Care for Your Infant’s Smile

Parenting an infant, especially your firstborn, is intimidating. You have a lot to learn, and you don’t always know where to find the answers, which is why we’ve provided a few tips to help you master the basics of keeping your child’s mouth healthy.
Mar 31st, 2016

The Basics on How to Care for Baby Teeth

Are you worried about caring for your child’s baby teeth? If so, our team at The Chicago Family Dental Center is here to help you! If you are doing the following things, you are on the right track:
Feb 8th, 2016

Small Cavities can be Repaired by Fillings

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day as well as attending your routine dental checkup, will help to prevent tooth decay. Unfortunately, there are times when, despite your best efforts the bacteria in your mouth will destroy a small amount of enamel
Jan 27th, 2016

A Crown Replaces Severely Damaged Tooth Enamel

Severe tooth decay can cause significant damage to the enamel of a single tooth. This can seriously compromise your ability to chew and potentially give you an unappealing smile.
Jan 15th, 2016

Restore Your Smile With Dental Veneers

In the world of dentistry, there are many options available to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. One type of dental restoration that is fairly quickly to achieve–compared to wearing braces–are dental veneers.
Dec 23rd, 2015

The Scoop on Root Canal Therapy

Did you know that millions of teeth every year are treated by root canal therapy? It has become a common treatment for saving your pearly whites and your smile!
Dec 7th, 2015

Taking Care of your Denture Implants

Denture implants are a represent a serious investment in your long term oral form and function. With proper care the implanted anchors, hardware and the custom fitted dentures can potentially last for many years to come.
Dec 7th, 2015

Oral Hygiene 101

Brushing and flossing on a daily basis is imperative for ideal oral health. When you do so, be sure to use proper technique. Proper dental hygiene will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Oct 28th, 2015

Why are Composite Fillings a Popular Choice?

Do you have a cavity? Do you ever wonder which type of filling would be the best for your smile? If you have, we recommend looking over the benefits of composite fillings.
Sep 10th, 2015

Five Bad Breath Culprits

One in every four Americans deals with halitosis, or chronic bad breath. If you are constantly popping wintergreen mints or spearmint gum to freshen your breath, it could be a sign that you are part of that 25 percent.
Jun 2nd, 2015

What Creatures are Colonizing in Your Mouth?

More than 700 different strains of bacteria have been found colonizing in the human mouth. Some bacteria are worse than others, but scientists have identified a few specific diseases that have developed through these specific bacteria living in the mouth.
May 26th, 2015

Toothpaste Flavors Throughout History

Whether you like minty freshness or the heat of cinnamon, everyone has their favorite flavor of toothpaste. However, throughout history, people have had some interesting choices in flavors for their early versions of toothpastes.
May 1st, 2015

Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

As you prepare for your forthcoming bundle of joy, there are many vital items on your to-do list. But would you believe that one of your more important preparations have to do with maintaining your oral health? It’s true!
Apr 22nd, 2015

The Dangers of Teeth Clenching

Teeth are designed to fit together smoothly, with the top and bottom teeth touching only when chewing. We all clench our teeth to some degree; it is a natural result of stress or anger, for example.
Nov 14th, 2014

Freshen Your Breath

Bad breath can ruin a date, cause co-workers to avoid you, and generally be an unwelcomed nuisance. Here are some ways that you can tackle your bad breath and start down the road to minty freshness.
Oct 27th, 2014

What Do Dentists Do?

When you visit the dentist, you may only see a small part of what we do on a regular basis. Dentists do much more than just clean your teeth and instruct you to brush and floss. In today’s blog, we’ll talk more about just a few of the things that dentists
Sep 29th, 2014