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For anyone who’s lost a few teeth, dental bridges are the ideal solution. They restore a beautiful smile without having to use full dentures and are so original looking that others can’t tell they aren’t the wearer’s natural teeth. Bridges are dental appliances that are used to replace one or more missing teeth. In order to ensure a perfect fit and proper alignment, each dental bridge is individually custom made. The custom crafted nature of a bridge ensures that it won’t noticeable to most people. They are also extremely comfortable, restoring the natural line of the face and the contours … Continue reading

An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, But Bad Breath Keeps Every One Away!


Are you or somebody you know, struggling with bad breath? The best thing you can do in this situation is be straight forward with this person (even if it means being honest with yourself.) It may help to understand that this problem may be caused by decaying particles of food and bacteria that have been passed into the blood stream and to the lungs. When this happens, an unpleasant smell is emitted from breathing.  Having bad breath really stinks, but only for as long as you allow it. Many people suffer bad breath in Chicago, and the worst thing to do … Continue reading

Learning More about Chicago Snap On Teeth – A New Smile Solution

Girl with pretty smile

Just because you haven’t won the lottery doesn’t mean that having a perfect looking smile is out of reach. Many people hold back from smiling because they are ashamed of their teeth, and we don’t want this to be you! What Types Of Problems Can A Snap On Smile Conceal? Snap On Teeth can cover a multitude of smile breakers, including yellowed or stained teeth, crooked teeth, overcrowded or gapped teeth, and more. The cost for Snap On Teeth is roughly the price for a single veneer at most dentists’ office, and many clinics offer a warranty on the snap … 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

Changing times: full dentures in Chicago aren’t what they used to be

Elderly Couple

Do you remember Granny’s false teeth? You’ll probably never forget the bulky, plastic looking contraptions that made her look a little non-human every time she opened her mouth. This image comes to many people’s minds when they realize they are going to need full dentures. If you always dreamed of growing up to look just like Granny, you might be a little disappointed, but the truth is, we just don’t make dentures like that anymore. At least, here at Big Smile Dental in Chicago we don’t. You might still find the old-fashioned, fake look at some dental offices, but we use … Continue reading

Your life before and after braces in Chicago

Teeth with braces

Crooked teeth are no laughing matter. Well, the guy across the room who is making fun of you might think they are a laughing matter, but that just makes your problem more serious. And it goes beyond cosmetic. As you surely know, it’s not easy to clean crooked teeth. There is that tight spot over there that even dental floss won’t fit through, and the one back there that is leaning so badly it always seems to accumulate food at the base… These issues not only make hygiene difficult, they also make it less effective. Despite your best efforts, odds … Continue reading

Smiles and laughter happily ever after: Are the great results of Chicago dental implants real or a fairy tale?

Smiles and Laugh Forever

Losing a tooth can be devastating. Your smile is ruined, you can’t chew your food, you can’t talk clearly, you don’t even want to get out of bed in the morning… Okay, so maybe it isn’t quite that traumatic, but it certainly has an adverse effect of your image, appearance, and quality of life. And, it can be that traumatic to your oral health unless you replace it. The question is what to replace it with?  In the past, there were essentially two options – a removable denture, or a fixed bridge. Depending on the number and location of missing … Continue reading

How often and when should mouthwash be used?

A Mouth Wash

Using mouthwash every morning, you are likely to get good results after a few weeks. Dentists recommend the use of mouthwash at least once a day because it kills bacteria, prevents tooth decay, gingivitis, mouth infections, and refreshes your breath. Mouthwash can be used before or after brushing your teeth. However, avoid eating or brushing for at least half an hour after using mouthwash. Some people are in the habit of using a mouthwash before brushing, swishing it about for about a minute, rinsing the mouth with water, and then brushing the teeth. This is not recommended, because the germs … Continue reading

Chicago dentist posits braces as an affordable alternative to future oral problems

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Can braces be affordable? Chicago dentist, Dr. Theodore Siegel urges you to consider the big benefits of straight teeth, and potential costs associated with crooked teeth, when making this determination. He explains how orthodontics can help to prevent dental problems that may cause much more expense (and discomfort) in time. More than just moving teeth Q . How do braces move teeth? A : Most people think teeth are simply pushed and pulled into alignment with braces, but orthodontics is a precise science that manipulates the concept of bone remodeling. Each tooth has a periodontal ligament with thousands of fibers … Continue reading

Dental implants: An affordable long-term tooth replacement solution in Chicago

Girl showing Dental Implant structure

Today’s dental patient is fortunate to have many treatment choices. As an ethical dentist, Dr. Theodore Siegel presents those options clearly, explaining procedures, benefits, disadvantages, cost, and longevity to help his patients make informed dental healthcare decisions that best fit their needs. This is especially important when replacing missing teeth. For many patients in Chicago, dental implants can be an affordable choice based on the long-term success rate. Understanding implants Q . What is the purpose of a tooth root? A : It takes your body 10 to 20 years to build an adult tooth from scratch, with the root … Continue reading

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