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Call your Chicago dentist – yes, your dentist – to discuss obstructive sleep apnea treatment

Dr Siegel Providing obstructive sleep apnea treatment

Actress Carrie Fisher’s untimely death in 2016 was attributed in part to sleep apnea. Since then, news outlets across the country, including the Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune, have been educating Americans about the disorder. It’s been just within the last 20 years that the medical community has recognized the life-threatening dangers of sleep apnea; and as a recent article in the Sun stated, “a variety of new treatments are vying for a place in America’s bedrooms.” Among those treatments are oral appliances available from dentists such as Dr. Theodore Siegel of Big Smile Dental in Chicago, who … Continue reading

Make it Instagram glam: Choose dental implants for missing teeth from award-winning dentist in Chicago, IL

Dr Siegel Explains How to choose award-winning dentist in Chicago, IL

The selfie craze is driving people to choose their vacation destination based on where they are most likely to capture a fabulous photo of themselves to share on social media. If you find yourself more concerned about choosing the best Instagram filter to camouflage a gap-toothed smile, don’t give up. Dental implants for missing teeth can make your smile picture-perfect. They’re available from Dr. Theodore Siegel of Big Smile Dental in Chicago, IL, named one of America’s Best Dentists six years in a row. With treatment from a skilled cosmetic dentist, you’ll be packing that selfie stick and hopping a … Continue reading

No one in Chicago, IL, has to know you’re wearing Invisalign braces…except your dentist

Dr Siegel explains about wearing Invisalign braces

Over 4 million people in the United States wear braces, and 25 percent of them are adults. In fact, over the past 20 years, the number of adults with braces has risen 58 percent compared to an increase of only 15 percent among teens and children. Are you a Chicago, IL, adult considering braces? Do junior high memories of nicknames like “tin grin” and “metal mouth” have you running scared? Then here’s a little secret that might help: Many adults are straightening their teeth with discreet Invisalign Braces, and nobody knows but their dentist. The Invisalign system is a series … Continue reading

Healthy mouth, happy life: Chicago dentist explains why dental care is so important

Dr. Siegel Explains why dental care is so important

Let’s face it. A lot of people only call a dentist when they’re suffering from a nasty toothache. But, lack of regularly scheduled dental visits not only increases the chances that you’ll end up with that unbearable toothache; it can affect your overall long-term health, your appearance, your self-confidence, and believe it or not, your chances of landing a job. Dr. Theodore Siegel of Big Smile Dental, recognized as one of the top cosmetic dentists in Chicago, explains why dental care is important. Healthy mouth, healthy body Over the past decade, medical researchers have uncovered more and more links between … Continue reading

Smile makeovers: Star treatment in Chicago, IL

Dr Siegel Providing Star treatment in Chicago

Some of the most stunning smiles on Hollywood’s red carpet start in the dental chair. The same treatments that light up the silver screen are available right here in Chicago, IL. Dr. Theodore Siegel and his team at Big Smile Dental specialize in individualized makeovers that enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Why some smiles look better than others You probably know plenty of people with attractive smiles. However, a few really stand out, though you can’t pinpoint why. The secret is threefold. You may have heard of phi or the golden ratio. When two quantities bear a certain … Continue reading

Emergency dental care: Adventures of hapless Chicago patients

Dr Siegel Proving Emergency Dental Care at Chicago

It has been said that those who do not study history are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. Dr. Theodore Siegel wants to help you avoid the need for emergency dental care, by sharing some of his experiences from more than three decades of treating urgent cases in Chicago. The runaway tooth  Few sights more shocking than your own tooth laying on the pavement, or a red gap in the mouth of someone you love. When a fall or blow to the face knocks a tooth out of its socket, it is definitely an emergency situation. The sooner … Continue reading

Chicago, IL dentist shares history of clear teeth braces

Closeup portrait of charming woman wearing orthodontic silicone trainer

Today, most people have heard of Invisalign, and the brand is well-marketed. However, the history of clear teeth braces is quite interesting, and aspects of it might surprise you. Dr. Theodore Siegel of Big Smile Dental shares the fascinating tale that has led to countless straight smiles in the Chicago, IL area. The concept came from a patient In the 1990s, Zia Chishti was not a dentist or an established inventor. He was a recent Stanford Business School graduate working as an investment banker . . . and wearing orthodontic braces. When the braces came off, of course a retainer … Continue reading

What Chicago area patients need to know about dental implants treatment

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel, Explaining Whats need to know about dental implants treatment

Are you are missing a tooth, several of them, or a whole arch? Maybe you don’t have any of your natural teeth, or they should be extracted in the interest of your health. Dental implants could be an excellent solution to restore the appearance of your smile and the function of your mouth. Dr. Theodore Siegel at Big Smile Dental in Chicago encourages you to learn all you can about this leading-edge treatment. Key facts about dental implants treatment in Chicago The most critical fact is that implant treatment is the only tooth replacement option that becomes part of your … Continue reading

Has Invisalign teeth straightening replaced braces in Chicago, IL?

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel, Describing How Invisalign teeth straightening replaced braces in Chicago, IL

Most people with misaligned teeth would like to have straight, attractive smiles. If you are one of them, you may be considering Invisalign. This method can be ideal for the individual with cosmetic or more complex misalignment, who doesn’t want the appearance or duration of conventional braces. Yet, as an experienced practitioner, Dr. Theodore Siegel knows there is no one-size-fits-all solution in dentistry. He believes every patient in the Chicago, IL area deserves accurate information to make well-informed treatment decisions. When Invisalign teeth braces are the clear choice in Chicago, IL Invisalign does not use brackets and wires to create … Continue reading

Porcelain teeth veneers are the secret to some of the sweetest smiles in Chicago, IL

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel, explains how teeth veneers are the secret to some of the sweetest smiles

At Big Smile Dental you can have your “phi” and eat it, too! Dr. Theodore Siegel applies a natural concept of beauty called the golden ratio (a mathematical phi formula) in placing porcelain teeth veneers to bring superb symmetry to the smiles of patients in the Chicago, IL area. The science of an exquisite smile Phi is found everywhere. Nature shows off these eye-pleasing proportion in the arrangement of flower petals, seed heads, tree branches, DNA molecules, snail shells, insect and animal bodies, hurricane patterns, and galaxies. Man has replicated the golden ratio in art and architecture. This numbering system … Continue reading

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