baby teeth | maple glen dentist

Does My Child Need Sealants?

Dental sealants are a coating put on the grooves of your child’s back teeth in order to protect them. The first adult molars in a child’s mouth come out around 6 years of age and come with very deep grooves built-in. Food often gets trapped in those grooves and a toothbrush’s bristles are unable to…

Bruxism | Aesthestic Dentistry of Maple Glen

Bruxism

You could be harming your teeth and jaw structure at night without even realizing it by grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw while you sleep. This condition is known as bruxism, and over time these actions can wear on your mouth and cause permanent damage if not addressed. The most common reasons for teeth…

Dentures | Aesthetic Dentistry

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You? Veneers improve aesthetic, function, and self-esteem for a person. Porcelain veneers aim to correct sever discolorations, chipped teeth, misalignments, and mild spaces. In the cases of poor oral hygiene, traumatic occlusion, and severe malposition of the teeth, porcelain veneers are not recommended. Simple teeth discoloration can be fixed through…

Missing teeth

Do I Need to Replace a Missing Tooth?

If you’ve lost a tooth, particularly one that is not visible when speaking to others, it might seem like you can get away without replacing it, right? Unfortunately, not replacing a missing tooth can have serious physical and mental consequences. The replacement process is much easier than you may think and will be incredibly beneficial…

dental crowns | aesthetic dentistry of maple glen

Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Your tooth has sustained damage or is decaying beyond the capabilities of a dental filling, and your dentist has recommended a crown. A dental crown a tooth-shaped “cap” which is used to cover the damaged tooth to restore its size and shape, strength, and appearance. When placed properly, a crown fully encases the visible portion…

Repurpose Your Toothbrush | Aesthetic Dentistry of Maple Glen

There May be Life in Your Old Toothbrush Yet!

How often do you replace your old toothbrush? We suggest changing it about every three months – so you’ve likely thrown away quite a few toothbrushes in your lifetime. Have you ever considered what happens to the toothbrushes you throw away? The Oral Health Foundation took a look at some potential uses for a toothbrush…

Wean Your Baby from a Pacifier | Aesthetic Dentistry of Maple Glen

How to Wean Your Child from Their Pacifier

It’s perfectly normal for a baby to suck on a pacifier or his/her finger; sucking helps to soothe them and can prevent SIDS. But when is it time for a baby to be weaned off of their pacifier? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should discontinue pacifier use after age 3. If…

Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Chances are, your dentist has told you on multiple occasions to brush twice daily, floss, and not to eat a lot of candy (or any at all!) It’s not that us dentists are trying to take all the fun out of eating, however it’s important to know what food is okay for your teeth and…

mouthwash | Aesthetic Dentistry of Maple Glen

Get to Know Your Mouthwash

No two mouthwashes are the same. With so many options out there for a mouthwash, make sure you’re getting the right kind with the right benefits for you. Your oral health is unique, and may require a different treatment that your current mouthwash may not be providing. Below are three unique types of mouthwash that…