Open Enrollment and End-of-Year Mean It’s Time to Evaluate Coverage There’s a lot to think about this time of year, from elections to holidays. Dental insurance may not be top of mind, but it should be on the list. That’s true for two reasons: It’s time to opt in or out for the next year, … Continued
Infographic Maps Out Top Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween Season Ever wished you had a quick, easy guide to keeping your teeth healthy while still having a happy Halloween? Dr. Umang Patel brought it all together in this festive and not-too-spooky infographic. It includes the worst and best candies for your teeth along with … Continued
Safe as a Day at the Beach The question about how safe dental x-rays are is common, and easy to answer. It’s very safe. In fact, it’s much safer to have the x-rays than not to! You must know that we’d never do anything that wasn’t safe for you. From a day at the beach … Continued
Our own Dr. Nina Arora had the opportunity to provide insight on Foods That Can Help Strengthen Your Teeth in a September, 2020 blog post on the Acteh website. (Acteh is a producer of electric toothbrushes.) Read the full article here. To schedule an appointment, fill out this form, or call our office at 815-886-0875.
If you’re working on aligning your teeth, you know that it’s a constant process and evolution. It’s an investment requiring attention to maintenance and ongoing orthodontic care. Whether you just got started, right in the middle, or are nearing the finish line, dental alignment isn’t something to leave alone while you wait patiently (or impatiently) … Continued
Whether the kids in your life are heading back to school in person or virtually, the season means more structure, less free time, and probably some stress, even in a normal year. Maintaining or starting a back to school dental routine can give you back to school smiles with peace of mind and least one … Continued
Have you been noticing that your teeth are sensitive and starting to look longer or even farther apart than you remember? If so, your gums might be receding. There are many reasons this might happen. We have a few recommendations from preventing the condition in the first place to ways to fix receding gums … Continued
With the summer season comes a bounty of luscious fruits full of juicy color and flavor. It also brings the refreshing cool of sno-cones and popsicles, the sweet fun of cotton candy and the temptation of cold brew coffees or wine at the outdoor cafe. What do they all have in common? Their colorful charm … Continued
In the News: 9 Reasons Your Teeth Hurt and How to Stop the Ache, According to Dentists on Prevention.com
Romeoville Dental Center’s Dr. Umang Patel weighs in on stress, sinuses, and infections as three of the nine pain points for patients in a June 17, 2020 article on Prevention.com titled 9 Reasons Your Teeth Hurt and How to Stop the Ache, According to Dentists, by Lauren Krouse. Read the full article here.
Let’s face it – it’s been a pretty stressful year. That shows up in many ways, from extra trips to the refrigerator to sleepless nights. But one of the biggest impacts we see here is patients who grind their teeth (also referred to as bruxism). If you’re a grinder, you might need a night guard. … Continued