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 »

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 »