Bonding of Teeth in Glenview Performed By Dr. Malik

Many people have heard of the dental term “bonding” but are not exactly sure of its meaning. Simply put, bonding is when tooth colored materials are bonded to the tooth surface. A variety of colored resins are mixed to match the exact shade of your tooth. The resin is applied to your tooth and shaped precisely. Then either a chemical or light process is used to harden the resin in place. Bonding ...
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Dr. Scott Malik is Your Choice for Root Canal Therapy in Glenview

Years back, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve it would probably be lost. However, dentistry has greatly improved with state-of-the-art equipment and new procedures. Now, with root canal treatment, that infected tooth can be saved. Root canals are a non-complicated procedure usually requiring one to three appointments. The good news is that a root canal can save your tooth and keep your smil...
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Pregnancy and Dental Care

Regular checkups along with good dental health habits are very important during pregnancy. Even though many women have no issues, pregnancy can alter some conditions and worsen others. Sometimes completely new problems may develop. Because of this, paying close attention to your oral health during these nine months is essential. Many Reasons to Monitor Oral Health During Pregnancy A woman’s mout...
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Do Not Fear Getting Dental X-Rays

Many dental patients do not think too much about X-rays and radiation. Other questions regarding flossing, cavities or a root canal usually take precedence. But for those who are concerned about the possible negative effects of X-rays, it is a good idea to become educated. Dental X-Rays are Considered Safe and Useful Dental X-rays are a very useful tool most dentists use to detect suspected prob...
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Don’t Let Too Many Sweets Harm Your Teeth!

With Halloween and year-end holidays approaching, we will be tempted with many sweet treats. Candies, cookies and sugary drinks abound this time of the year. Most people will attend many parties and functions in the upcoming months. Despite all the sweet foods, we can still enjoy them and keep our teeth in good shape. It just takes a little planning and a few simple tips. Know What Contributes to...
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Cancer Treatment May Affect Your Oral Health

Patients currently undergoing care for cancer may not consider their oral health. However, it is important to note that cancer treatments can affect all parts of the body, including the mouth. Also keep in mind that poor oral hygiene increases the chances of developing side effects. A clean and healthy mouth will give you a better outlook for successful treatment. Good Oral Health Increases Chanc...
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Tobacco Use is Bad for Your Dental Health Too!

By now, the public is well aware of the risks tobacco use can pose to our health. Its dangerous effects on our lungs and heart have been common knowledge for decades. However, fewer people take into consideration the detrimental effects that chewing tobacco and cigarettes can have on oral health. Bad breath is one negative consequence, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Many Hazards of Toba...
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Dr. Malik in Glenview is Open Saturdays for Your Convenience

Today’s world can be very hectic and busy. The one thing most people do not have enough of is time, especially parents. It is not unusual to have a schedule booked solid for an entire week. Between job responsibilities and looking after their children, it leaves many with zero free time. That’s why being able to schedule a dental exam on Saturday can be a very convenient option. Dr. Malik Knows H...
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Get a Dental Exam for the Start of School!

It may seem like school just ended, but soon students will be heading back to the classroom. Right now, is the ideal time to take your child for a dental exam. In fact, more and more schools now require a dental exam before the beginning of the new term. Having a check-up performed now has some advantages. Any problems can be corrected so your child won’t miss class time due to appointments later....
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Using Mouth Guards to Protect Your Teeth

Many children and adults are involved in sports and other activities. Because of this, safety is more of a concern than ever. We hear very often about concussions or sprains and pulled muscles. Therefore, we wear helmets to protect us when skateboarding or bicycling. Presently, one of the most important pieces of equipment for protection are the use of mouth guards. Mouth guards protect our tee...
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