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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

Lady is wearing a brace

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

Pediatric dentistry in Chicago, IL isn’t just for babies

Dr. Theodore Siegel and his team at Big Smile Dental in Chicago, IL welcome patients of all ages.

Dr. Theodore Siegel and his team at Big Smile Dental in Chicago, IL welcome patients of all ages. They know that pediatric dentistry sets little smiles on a lifetime path to dental wellness. Focused care for kids, though, doesn’t stop when baby teeth come in. Big Smile Dental continues to address the unique needs of older children and teens to avoid dental issues that could follow kids for a lifetime. Kids and teens dental place It isn’t easy growing into adulthood. The years leading from primary school to maturity are filled with peer pressure and rebellious urges to establish identity. … Continue reading

What Chicago IL patients are asking: FAQ about veneers for teeth

Dr. Siegel is well-known for crafting some of the most beautiful and famous smiles in Chicago, IL with patients including beauty pageant winners and WWE superstar Summer Rae.

Big Smile Dental of Chicago, IL offers a full range of cosmetic dental services, from teeth whitening to full smile makeovers. One of our most requested procedures is porcelain veneers, though patients are often confused about exactly what they are and what sets them apart from other cosmetic dentistry. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers. Q . What can dental veneers do for me? A : Veneers can address virtually any aesthetic concern you have about your teeth. This includes covering whitening-resistant stains, improving shape, changing size, correcting an asymmetrical or disproportionate smile, closing gaps … Continue reading

Answering Chicago, IL parents’ questions about kids’ and teens’ dental services

Dr. Siegel and the team at Big Smile Dental offer services for kids, teens, and adults in Chicago, IL.

From kids’ birthday parties to teens’ graduation ceremonies, your baby’s journey to adulthood is documented in photos and fond memories of beautiful smiles. As a parent, you want to make sure those smiles stay happy – and healthy. Dr. Siegel and the team at Big Smile Dental in Chicago IL are here to help, with the dental services and answers you need. Q . Baby teeth are temporary. How important are they? A : One of the most common and dangerous myths about childhood oral health is that primary (baby) teeth don’t matter, because they will fall out anyway. However, … Continue reading

Chicago, IL questions about knocked out teeth: emergency dental service, first aid, and more

Dr. Siegel and the team at Big Smile Dental for advice they can trust and a consistently high quality of care they can count on.

When an emergency strikes, you need help – and answers – fast. Families in and near Chicago, IL turn to Dr. Siegel and the team at Big Smile Dental for advice they can trust and a consistently high quality of care they can count on. Here, we answer your questions about one of the most common types of dental emergencies: knocked out teeth. Q. I’m in pain, and I need help fast! Should I go to a dentist or the ER (emergency room)? A : That depends on the extent of your injuries. The ER is not the best choice … Continue reading



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