Pregnancy is an exhilarating time, filled with excitement and preparation for your new baby. Taking care of our teeth while pregnant can often be the very last thing on our minds and most of us have no idea just how important it is! Both for you and the new baby, maintaining optimum oral health during pregnancy is a must!
Most dental services and procedures, including dental x-rays, tooth extractions, dental fillings, and dental cleanings, can be done during pregnancy safely, with tooth extractions recommended during your second or third trimester. Fillings should be discussed with your dentist beforehand. The following infographic covers common dental service you can get while pregnant or read on to find answers to the most common questions about dental care during pregnancy. Continue reading “Dental Care During Pregnancy”→
Teeth sensitivity can rob you of the enjoyment of so many things. One sip of hot coffee or an iced drink can bring on immediate pain. Sometimes even a breath of air ends with pain. Here is what you need to know about pain relief for sensitive teeth after whitening, other dental procedures, or from tooth damage. Continue reading “Sensitive Teeth 101”→
Located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, just north of downtown Chicago, the Gold Coast is one of the country’s most affluent neighborhoods. Bordered by North Boulevard in the north, Chicago Avenue in the south, Clark Street in the west and Lake Michigan in the east, the Gold Coast neighborhood holds an important piece of Chicago’s history and, as such, has been part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1978. This neighborhood has something for everyone, from historic mansions and classic architecture to specialty boutiques and upscale shopping. Continue reading “Westend Dental Serves Chicago’s Gold Coast”→
Cosmetic Dentistry has come a long way – even in the last ten years. These days, just about anyone can achieve a “Hollywood smile” with the placement of veneers or Lumineers, a name-brand of veneers. Made of a thin and quite natural-looking material, veneers are essentially tiny, porcelain “shells” that are bonded or glued to the top of the teeth to provide a more attractive appearance. Continue reading “Lumineers Vs. Traditional Veneers”→
Oral health is an important component of an overall healthy lifestyle that extends far beyond the mouth. The way that you treat your teeth will affect how your body treats you. People who do not brush, floss, or swish mouthwash frequently can put themselves at risk for serious oral and other health complications later in life. While hotly debated, poor oral health has even been tied to issues that include heart attacks, diabetes and even strokes. Continue reading “The Importance of Oral Health”→
Many adults do not like going to the dentist. However, as anxiety-producing as it can be to sit in that chair, the results of regularly visiting your dentist cannot be beat. It should come as no surprise that the same is true for children.
Ensuring that your kids develop good tooth brushing habits is one of the best preventative measures you can take to ensure the longevity of their teeth. Of course, making sure that your child regularly visits the dentist for check-ups is also an important component of instilling oral health habits to last a lifetime. Here are a few tips to prepare your child for their first visit to the dentist’s office and set them up for success. Continue reading “Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist”→
There are many afflictions that can affect the health and function of our teeth. That’s why oral hygiene is so important! Whether it’s smiling at an acquaintance or biting into a delicious meal, our teeth are used for so many purposes.