A Dental Filling May Be Used to Repair a Tooth

What Is a Dental Filling? If your tooth has a small area of damage, our dentist may recommend a dental filling to restore it to its proper shape, size, and function. The damaged area of the tooth is taken out and then the filling material is placed to restore the... Read more »

Chewing Ice, And Other Bad Habits

Teeth are designed for biting and chewing food. Unfortunately, many people try to use their teeth for other tasks, such as biting nails, chewing on ice, or using teeth as tools. Here are some bad habits that can do damage to your teeth, and some proposed solutions.   Biting Fingernails:... Read more »

A Dentist Needs to Examine a Compromised Dental Bridge

There are several different forms of dental restoration offered at American Dental Associates. This includes using a dental bridge to replace a single missing tooth with a piece of dental work that comprises an artificial tooth with an open crown on each end. This allows the dental bridge to be... Read more »

Dental Cleanings Do More Than Polish Your Teeth

Did you know that when you receive dental cleanings you are taking steps to prevent significant health problems? We encourage you to not skip dental cleanings because they can lower your risk of issues such as heart disease, stroke, and oral cancer. Despite oral health disease being highly preventable, it... Read more »

Common Oral Health Reminders: Tooth Hazard Prevention

  Tooth hazards can arise in all forms of your life. Not only can they show up in your lifestyle habits, but they can even arise in your cleaning skills you use to keep your smile safe. In addition, your dietary choices play a key role in your oral health,... Read more »

Teeth Can Be Whitened without Harming Tooth Enamel

Stains can gradually start to appear on the faces of the teeth presented in your smile. Once established these embarrassing dental stains can gradually start to worsen. Rather than risking the health and integrity of your teeth by experimenting with retail whitening products, you should schedule an appointment with Dr.... Read more »

Temporary Dental Crowns

While you’re waiting for your final dental crown to be formed at the dental laboratory, we will provide you with an impermanent dental crown. Because impermanent crowns are not permanent, there are a few things you should do to ensure that they’re staying seated in your mouth, keeping your exposed... Read more »

What Type of Filling is Best for Your Cavity?

The best approach to dealing with cavities is not to get them in the first place. You can avoid cavities by eating a healthy, balanced diet, brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day. Seeing your dentist for your regular cleanings and exams will also go a... Read more »

Whiten Your Teeth with Dental Bleach

If you’re thinking about enhancing the color of your teeth, you’ve come to the right site! We’ve helped a number of our patients in Chicago, Illinois, whiten their chompers, and we continue to do so on a daily basis. The process works through dental bleaching, and it’s entirely secure. Bleaching... Read more »

Relevant Guidelines Concerning Root Canals

If you are in need of an endodontic treatment such as root canals, we can help. Root canal treatments are designed to save damaged teeth that otherwise may need to be extracted. Root canals remove the damaged pulp of a tooth to ensure a tooth has a chance for future... Read more »