To Implant, or to Crown?

“To be implanted, or to be crowned? That is the question.” Here at American Dental Associates in Chicago, Illinois, we like to think that’s how Shakespeare would’ve written that line if he’d been a dentist. Then again, he was from England, a country not renowned for their dental work. It’s... Read more »

Set Forth Your Best Smile With Chewing Gum Cleaners

Are you aware of the benefits that can arise due to chewing gum? Although chewing gum can lead to several oral health ailments including an increased risk for TMJ disorders, the process of chewing gum has also been shown to help keep your smile safe from the risks of dental... Read more »

Achievements in Dentistry: Teeth Whiteners

Are you familiar with all the different types of teeth whitening treatment systems available in dentistry? Although several products including mouthwash and chewing gum may promote teeth whitening benefits, your most effective shine is often the result of a whitening system that uses a gel and whitening tray. To take... Read more »

Early Symptoms of Oral or Pharyngeal Cancer Need Professional Examination

Every dental checkup administered at Dr. Dhiraj Sharma’s dental office includes a professional dental cleaning, dental exam and a basic screening for early signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer. Catching oral health problems early can significantly improve treatment success rates. This is especially true for oral and pharyngeal cancer. The... Read more »

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 »