What You Should Look For in a Family Dentist

Oftentimes, no matter the age, people hate going to the dentist. A great deal of people find it uncomfortable - strange tools scratching and knocking about your teeth, a bright light in your eyeballs, unfamiliar and sometimes strange-tasting fluoride being spread like jelly across your teeth: simply put, it’s not usually a good time. All of this said, though, it takes the right kind of dentist to mend these uncomfortable situations. When looking for a family dentist, one should look for comfort...
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Glenview Dentist with Evening and Saturday Hours

Going to the dentist to get your teeth examined and cleaned is incredibly important, but it undoubtedly is a huge downer when your dentist’s appointment is at an inconvenient time in the day. Sometimes, because of your scheduled appointment, you have to take off work or pull your kids out of school. While the kids might like having that early release, it’s generally a hassle to have to plan the whole operation out, just to go to your local dentist for a check-up on your teeth. That’s why Dr. ...
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The Importance of Treating Receding Gums

Just what are receding gums? This situation occurs when tissue around the teeth become worn down and begin to draw back. This results in more of the tooth getting exposed. With a receding gum line, pockets of space work their way between the teeth and the gums. This helps create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that lead to many problems. Additionally, receding gums expose the root of the tooth, making it more susceptible to decay. The process of gum recession happens for a few differ...
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Now is a Great Time to Use Your End of Year Deductible

Most people have had enough of 2020 and will not be sorry to see it end. The pandemic has disrupted lives in so many ways. Besides battling the virus itself, one of the most daunting challenges is making sure we are financially secure. A prudent step to take before January arrives is to use the end of the year deductible on your dental insurance. This will benefit your oral health as well as your wallet. Many people are not aware they could save hundreds of dollars using dental benefits befor...
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The Use of Cosmetic Surgery Can Improve Your Smile

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is remarkably simple, although procedures can be extremely complex. With this type of surgery, the dentist works to improve the appearance of your smile, teeth, and complete mouth area. Most of the time this work is elective. However, there are occasions when treatment is necessary to improve overall oral health. Some of the most common cosmetic procedures performed include teeth whitening, dental implants, inlays, and veneers. Inlays are also known as an indire...
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Dr. Malik Has Covid Precautions in Place

Current events have forced the public to become more aware of their health than ever before. The Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the daily life. Social distancing, the wearing of protective masks and hand washing are habits we are asked to practice every single day.  Unfortunately, the threat of contracting the virus has caused some to postpone needed dental care. It is important to keep in mind that despite the pandemic, people must still be vigilant regarding their oral health. To ...
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I have really bad teeth. Is there hope for me?

There are many things it’s never too late to do later in life. At the top of that list is fixing your smile, even if you have missing teeth and it’s been a while since you’ve seen the dentist. What are my options? If you have missing teeth, or you damage to your teeth’s surrounding tissue, you can get partial or complete dentures to dramatically improve your smile. These small appliances are custom-made to fit over your gums and can be worn all day. At our office, it will take several appointm...
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Treating Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliance Therapy

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects many Americans, and the most troubling fact is the majority of people are unaware they have the disorder. This condition affects breathing cycles while you are trying to get your rest and can prevent you from getting a night of quality sleep. How do I know if I have sleep apnea? Some of the signs and symptoms include loud snoring, constant fatigue, never feeling completely rested and having a hard time concentrating during waking hours. Poor quality of ...
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Help – I’ve chipped my tooth!

Uh oh! You’ve bitten into almond at the wrong angle. You’ve tripped and hit the edge of the stair railing. You’ve been whacked with a shovel while working with a family member in the garden. Whatever the reason, a chipped tooth is the result of not being fully aware of your surroundings, not being careful when eating hard or rough food, allowing your teeth to decay to be more vulnerable to chipped – or a mixture of all three. What is the best course of action immediately after you discover yo...
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Enjoy These Foods Without Harming Your Teeth

There are a lot of different foods and drinks that, while tasty, aren’t necessary good for your teeth, gums, or overall dental health. But instead of depriving yourself of these food items and drinks, is there anything you can do to minimize the harm they can bring to your dental health? Read on to find out more. Ice that coffee and tea       Coffee and teas – in moderation – can be delicious and help keep us energized. However, the ingredients in coffees and teas that give them their bitter ...
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