Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today's advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren't just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is your tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your... Read more »

Root Canal Therapy and How It Can Save Your Tooth

If a cavity in your mouth has progressed too far, you might need a root canal treatment to save the damaged tooth. Today we're going to show you how cavities can progress to the point where you either save the tooth or have it extracted. Let's look at what makes... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease--men, women, and children--research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let's take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and... Read more »

Fighting Halitosis

For 25 percent of the population, bad breath, or halitosis, is a problem that they have to deal with. The good news is that with proper oral hygiene you can help fight against any halitosis you might have. Our dentist, Dr. Dhiraj Sharma, is an expert in oral health. That’s... Read more »

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 »

Symptoms of a Dental Abscess Needs Timely Treatment

Even a small cavity that goes undetected or untreated, will eventually spread. As the tooth decay escalates, the bacterial presence can start to invade deeper and deeper into the compromised tooth. In time, it could infiltrate the root of the tooth and the surrounding gum tissues. Disconcerting symptoms of a... Read more »