Prevent Dry Mouth While Sleeping

Millions of people experience dry mouth at some point in their lives. If you are one of those millions, you know night time is generally the worst, waking up parched. Without relief it can be uncomfortable and frustrating. Dry mouth is annoying and can be painful. If left untreated, chronic dry mouth can lead to…

Toothpaste

Choose the Right Toothpaste for Your Smile

The best way to choose the right toothpaste for you is to talk to your dentist at Aesthetic Dentistry – we understand your dental needs the best! However, here are some great things to remember when choosing a toothpaste yourself. The most important tip to remember: ALWAYS choose a toothpaste with ADA seal. Different toothpastes…

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…

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…