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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Dealing with and Treating Bad Breath

Going to the dentist every six months and brushing daily help keep your mouth healthy. However, some people, no matter how diligent they are, still have oral health issues. One of the most common is chronic halitosis, or bad breath. This can be embarrassing and inconvenient. Fortunately, they are some simple home remedies that can relieve this problem. Drink More Water Drinking more water is one...
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The Dangers of Oral Piercing

Oral Piercing, like tattoos, are becoming more and more popular. People like them in part, because they are a form of self-expression. As piercings become more widespread you may assume it is safe with very low risk. However, piercing of the lips, tongue and cheeks presents some potential dangers that must be considered before having a procedure. The main reason for the danger is because the mo...
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Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Whether or not to have wisdom teeth extracted in a common question in the field of dentistry. The short answer is that if your third molars are not causing pain or crowding, no.  On the other hand, if they are impacted or crowding other teeth, then yes. Wisdom teeth generally grow in one of two ways - they will grow in like regular teeth or they will grow in and become impacted. Impacted wisdom...
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The Proper Size and Type of Toothbrush

Most people are aware of the importance of brushing. It is one of the most important habits to keep teeth and gums healthy. Several types of toothpastes and mouthwashes are available in any drugstore or supermarket. However, when it comes to brushing, most people do not spend enough time looking for the proper toothbrush to suit their needs. Most dentists recommend looking for certain attribute...
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