Adult Cavities | Aesthetic Dentistry

It’s Not Just A Cleaning

You’ve always been told to see your dentist twice a year for a dental hygiene appointment, but are you aware of the importance behind them? Studies have shown that periodontal disease (gum disease) can contribute to the development of heart disease. How? Bacteria from plaque can lead to blood clots and ultimately, heart attacks or…

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…

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Dental Care and Autism

As you know, oral health is incredibly important not just for your teeth, but for your overall health. Autism can make healthy oral care habits difficult, which is why it’s important to begin at a young age. Austism Speaks teamed up with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to produce a dental guide to help make dental visits…

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…

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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…

What the Floss?!

Is flossing your teeth really that important? Think about it, you’ve come home after a long day; you’re tired and just want to relax. You’ve already brushed your teeth, so why bother to go that extra step and floss? Do you want the honest answer? Your teeth are not completely clean! Brushing only cleans the front…

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Sensitive Teeth

Does that bite of ice cream make you wince? Hot coffee or tea have you jumping in pain? Perhaps brushing and flossing are occasionally painful. All these experiences could mean you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth root There is…