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Oral Cancer – Big Smile Dental

One of the most common forms of cancer inflicting people is oral cancer. Although everyone is at risk of developing this deadly disease, the group that has most susceptibility includes male adults over the age of 40. Oral cancer is one which has one of the lowest survival rates with thousands of new cases reported every year and only less than half of them achieving cure. Oral cancer can appear on any area of the mouth like the gums, the soft palate, and lips. However, according to most cases reported to date, the most common area that this disease appears … Continue reading

Home remedies to chew on for healthy gums – Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and is linked to serious systemic diseases. That’s the bad news. The good news is that gingivitis is preventable and treatable. Want even better news? There’s plenty you can do at home to maintain healthy gums. You’ve heard a million times, but if you’re not doing it you should. Brush after eating and floss before bedtime. Investing no more than ten minutes – less than one percent of your day – helps you keep your teeth and maintain a healthy body. (Brushing with … Continue reading

What can I expect from a root canal treatment?

The 411 on dentistry’s most feared treatment While it is unfounded, our society has spread a dread of root canal therapy. The root canal’s bad reputation is perpetuated in large part by a lack of understanding. Let’s demystify with a few simple answers. Why is a root canal needed? When a tooth has a microscopic crack, is broken, or has a large area of decay, infection may reach the pulp chamber inside the root. That inflames the nerve and causes acute pain, sometimes accompanied by facial swelling and tender gums.Root canal therapy saves the tooth, usually avoiding the need for … Continue reading

Love bites: A new answer to an age-old question – What do men want?

We all have our stressful moments. For single women, some of the most stressful come when standing in front of a mirror. If only you had a crystal ball that could see into the minds of men, you could prioritize your beauty routine and save yourself a little time – and maybe even some stress. Match.com has provided the next best thing! They spent three years asking thousands of men what they judge women on. Unsurprisingly, more than half of the list based on a woman’s appearance. However, you might not guess what tops the list. Nearly 60 percent of … Continue reading

Make your smile a priority for 2013

You are never too old to have a beautiful smile and Big Smile Dental can help. Make it YOUR New Year’s resolution. Call our office at 773-772-8400

What should I expect from a professional dental cleaning?

Smooth and sparkling – professionally clean teeth You probably understand the importance of brushing your teeth after eating and flossing before bedtime. But even the best home care can’t give you that mmmm smooth feel and wow I can’t stop smiling into the mirror gleam. The hygiene team at Big Smile Dental delivers those every day, efficiently and expertly. Using specialized tools, the hygienist puts training and experience to work removing the sticky bio-film called plaque, tartar build-up, and food debris from areas you can’t see or reach with brush and floss. She also removes surface stains from coffee, tea, … Continue reading

The POWER! of a SMILE!

Remember… no home treatment can replace professional dental care, so call us as soon as a tooth “talks” to you – Dr. Ted Siegel

This is What Sugar in Your Soda Looks Like…

There’s an old joke that Halloween is a dentist’s favorite holiday – it stirs up business. But in reality, we at Big Smile dental DON’T want see mounds of candy setting back in your teeth. It is hard work building our patients’ beautiful smiles.

Home remedies and treatments for tooth infection

Owwww – a toothache! Quick help from the pantry shelf A toothache can keep you up at night and derail your day. It is also a sign that something is wrong; possibly an infection. So, when you wake with pain or experience an ouch when you bite down, it is important to call Dr. Ted Siegel right away. What can you do for relief until you get to his office? Here are some home remedies which may help. Clove has natural antibacterial and pain relieving properties. Bite on a whole one, or a compress made of ground cloves or clove … Continue reading

Home remedies and treatments for sensitive teeth

Some surprising causes of sensitive teeth You stopped putting ice in your water. You wait until you coffee cools down. You breathe through your nose when it’s cold outside. Even a bite of candy sends a thrill to your core. Those sensitive teeth are keeping you from enjoying life’s little delights, and you don’t even remember how it started. Sure, brushing is good, but aggressive brushing wears down the layer of enamel that protects the nerves of teeth. Brush often and brush thoroughly, but be gentle and use good technique. The hygiene team at Big Smile Dental will be happy … Continue reading



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