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Choosing a Toothbrush

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Choosing a toothbrush can be a daunting task. When you start shopping, you’ll be confronted with dozens of styles, shapes, and sizes, all promising to clean your teeth like never before. If you have seen the latest advertising these days, toothbrushes can do everything from brightening your smile to improving your social life. The truth is simpler. The most important factor in properly caring for your teeth is how often you brush, not what you brush with. After choosing a toothbrush, you should use it two to three times a day, and more often if possible. You also need to … Continue reading

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

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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

Look no further than your Chicago dentist for effective sleep apnea treatment

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Oral appliances available at the dentist’s office are not limited to night-guards for teeth-grinding or mouth-guards for protection while playing sports. When properly fitted by the Big Smile Dental team, an oral appliance can effectively and comfortably treat a serious medical condition affecting upwards of 18 million Americans: obstructive sleep apnea. The Dentist: On the frontline of sleep apnea If you’re like a lot of people, you are seeing the Big Smile Dental professionals at least every six months for checkups and cleanings, whereas you may only see your family doctor for the annual visit. The dentist may be the … Continue reading

Embrace your smile!

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Do you have crooked teeth? If so, you know that it can be embarrassing to smile, challenging to chew, and virtually impossible to clean all of the little nooks and crannies. You’re probably saying, “I’m too old for braces.” We’ve heard it many times before, but it simply isn’t true. Every day, brave adults don metal braces and proudly flash a “tin grin.” The truth is, they work great for adults, but many of us just aren’t willing to do it. We understand. We want you to love your smile, but you don’t have to embrace it if that makes you … 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

Migraine Relief In Chicago: Causes Of Headaches Could Be Found At The Dentist!


If you suffer from frequent headaches, how do you know the causes of headaches aren’t something you could be easily curing at the dentist? Learning the type of headache you suffer from is often a key factor in determining the root causes of headaches. The three major types of headaches are tension headaches, sinus headaches, and migraines. Why Do Causes Of Headaches Matter? You may not really care what the causes of headaches are when you’re suffering from one. Instead, you often just want it to go away! Well, depending on what kind of headache it is, there’s a great possibility … Continue reading

Does My Child Need Dental Sealants?

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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

Chicagoland dentist provides tips on choosing the best veneer

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Porcelain veneers are an easy way to improve the look of your smile quickly. They may be used on their own to fill gaps, correct an undesirable shape, smooth chips, or cover up teeth that can’t be whitened with bleaching procedures such as office power whitening. This type of treatment may also be combined with other procedures such as Invisalign for straightening or tooth-colored crowns to rebuild damaged teeth as part of a comprehensive smile makeover. Many of the procedures that may be combined with porcelain veneers as part of a smile makeover are also alternatives to veneers. If Big Smile Dental finds that porcelain veneers are the best … Continue reading

The true story behind false teeth

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Dentistry has come a long way, thanks to extensive research, modern technology, and innovative techniques. Although dentures remain the most common solution for missing teeth, today’s dentures bear little resemblance to Granny’s dentures. Nearly everything has changed, from the way we take impressions to how dentures are made. Chicago’s finest dentists, at Big Smile Dental, can craft dentures so realistic that everyone will think they are real teeth. The process starts with a consultation. We want to make sure your mouth is healthy, and that dentures are right for you. We will explain other options, such as dental bridges, to … Continue reading

Pros and cons of dentures in Chicago, IL

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In the early days of dentistry, there was one type of denture. It was big, bulky, and only minimally helpful when chewing. Fortunately, things have changed. Today’s cosmetic dentures are beautiful, comfortable, and functional. There are several options available, depending on your situation. Partials If you only have a few missing teeth, and the rest are standing strong, then partial dentures might be a good solution. They are custom-made to replace only the teeth that are missing, and fit around the others. The traditional alternative to partials is a fixed bridge. The greatest advantage of a bridge is stability. It … Continue reading

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