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How To Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

christmas smile

We are in full-force holiday season, which means you need to be thinking about how to maintain beautiful and healthy teeth! Okay… I know that your dental regime is the last thing on your mind this time of year. Between holiday shopping, cooking, and family members coming into town, who has time to visit the dentist? Our glutenous inhibition gets the better of us during the holiday season, which also means you’ll be putting your teeth against the brunt of more sugary and acidic treats than usual. This is exactly why you need to make sure you work on that … Continue reading

Why do kids in Chicago, IL, love going to the dentist?

A kid in Dental

Childhood is a magical time, filled with hundreds of smiles every day. In fact, according to statistics, kids smile about 400 times daily, and we want every one of those smiles to be healthy. We also want to see those smiles, and lots of them. Unfortunately, smiling is the last thing most kids feel like doing when they hear the word “dentist,” so we decided to change that.  Making dental visits fun We understand children’s dental needs, common oral hygiene challenges, and the best treatments. We also understand something that can’t be learned in dental school. Actually, it’s something that … Continue reading

Chicago parent’s guide to great child dental care and oral health


Nothing can warm parents’ hearts like the smiling faces of their children – and nothing can wipe the smile off of a little face as fast as a toothache. Baby teeth may be temporary, but they stay around long enough to get plaque, cavities, infections, and toothaches if neglected. At Big Smile Dental, we are committed to keeping the little smiles throughout Chicago healthy.  Early care Prevention is the best medicine. The ADA advises that children see a dentist when the first tooth erupts or by one year of age. Regular checkups are the key to detecting potential problems early, … Continue reading

Does My Child Need Dental Sealants?

Dr. Siegel with a kid

Many parents have heard about dental sealants, but aren’t exactly sure what they are or if their child needs them. Dental sealants are a protective coating placed on teeth to prevent tooth decay and cavities. These are normally placed on the back teeth or molars, over the deep and narrow grooves that are difficult to reach with normal brushing. The molars are the primary teeth used for chewing food, and therefore have the most contact with food particles in the mouth. Tooth sealants prevent food particles from entering these deep grooves in the molars, and help keep out oral bacteria. … Continue reading

Keeping Chicago kids smiling: What to do for dental pain

Kids Dental Pain Chicago - A Kids with tooth pain

Childhood is about fun and games, smiles and laughter – at least, it should be. Unfortunately, even young teeth aren’t immune to toothaches, and they can wipe the smiles off of those little faces in a heartbeat. Dental pain can take a toll on your child’s mood, behavior, and even learning ability. According to a study conducted by the Ostrow School of Dentistry, children with tooth pain are four times more likely to have below average grades. How can you help your little one? Firsts things first Call us right away. If it is an emergency, we will strive to … Continue reading

Working with your budget and convenient payment options add up to affordable family dentistry in Chicago

Affordable Family Dentistry in Chicago - Father and daughter

The benefits of dental care can’t be expressed exclusively with dollars and cents. It could be said good oral care is priceless. Yet Big Smile Dental understands the “bill” may be a source of dental fear greater than the dreaded “drill.”  It’s estimated around 126 million Americans do not have dental coverage. Those without insurance are also more likely to have missing teeth and untreated gum disease. The consequences of such financial hardship go beyond oral health. These individuals suffer from medical conditions at a greater rate than their insured counterparts. Consider how those without insurance:  Have a 67 percent … Continue reading

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Wonderful!! Always wonderful!! It's been 30 years now since we first came to Big Smile Dental. Every visit is always met with kind and courteous help at the front desk. I always feel very cared for and the care is gentle. I live 40 miles away from Logan Square now, but I still travel to see Dr. Siegel because I trust him as a person and as a professional. I trust my family to his care!
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