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…

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…

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…

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…

Cheese | Aesthetic Dentistry

Best Foods for Your Teeth

Everyone likes to talk about how there are a multitude of foods that are bad for your teeth. Foods that are high in sugar are widely known to contribute to tooth decay and cavities if consumed in large amounts. However, not many people know the foods that actually improve your oral health. According to the…

Implants| Aesthetic Dentistry

Best Foods for Your Teeth

Everyone likes to talk about how there are a multitude of foods that are bad for your teeth. Foods that are high in sugar are widely known to contribute to tooth decay and cavities if consumed in large amounts. However, not many people know the foods that actually improve your oral health. According to the…