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Let that impacted wisdom tooth free with the help of your Chicago Dentist

Ah, wisdom teeth! If only they imparted us with the wisdom to get them removed right away! This third set of molars is the final stage of oral development, typically growing in sometime during the teen years. During routine dental visits, x-rays show us the location of these teeth beneath the gums, and their projected path of growth. For many people, there simply isn’t enough room in the mouth to accommodate wisdom teeth. This is just one of the reasons we like to schedule removal of wisdom teeth when they are visualized in diagnostic imaging. An impacted wisdom tooth is … Continue reading

Avoid the pitfalls of teeth grinding with your Chicago Dentist

Grinding is something that you don’t want to hear from the gears of your car, nor from your mouth! In today’s hectic society, however, the fact is that many more people show signs of bruxism, the condition in which the jaw clenches or grinds, wearing on teeth. At Big Smile Dental, we help our patients look and feel their best, which sometimes includes finding a solution to teeth grinding. But first, we must use our best Chicago detective work to recognize symptoms of this condition: Biting surfaces of teeth become worn down from clenching and grinding with extreme force. Tooth … Continue reading

Why Chicago residents seek Emergency Dentistry

Owwww. You wake with a throbbing tooth and a swollen cheek. You need urgent pain relief now and then probably a root canal and crown. That’s what usually comes to mind when men and women in the Chicago area think about emergency dentistry. It is a fairly common scenario, but any dental emergency needs attention to minimize discomfort, expense, need for more extensive dental work later, and potential permanent damage. Let’s take a look at a few dental emergency situations and how they should be handled.  Dental Emergencies  Abscess. That’s the situation described above. The pain is usually acute, triggered … Continue reading

What Chicago teens need to know about lifestyle choices and dental care

How often should I use mouthwash?

You’ve reached that magical age – no longer a kid but not yet confined by adult responsibilities. The years between 12 and 20 are a great time to explore who you are and who you want to become. You’ll be making some important decisions in situations where your parents and teachers aren’t there to guide you. You’ll only get one set of adult teeth to give you a gorgeous smile and a lifetime of fulfilling meals. I urge Chicago teens to think about the long term impact of dental care. Hygiene You are discovering romance, and interviewing for summer jobs … Continue reading

Dynamos in Chicago discover financial benefits of Invisalign

Chicago is a fantastic town, full of history and music and great food. It is also home to thousands of successful corporations and some of the greatest entrepreneurial minds in the United States. Sharp business minds like those look for value (not just lowest price) in every aspect of their lives, including dental care. Movers and shakers throughout the windy city are discovering that the benefits of Invisalign straightening provide an excellent ROI. Why Invisalign makes sense Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that use brackets, wires, and bands. Invisalign is a series of transparent aligners that gently guide … Continue reading

Some surprising reasons Chicago patients schedule Teeth Whitening

You may take your smile for granted, but it reveals a lot about you. That realization could be why an increasing number of Chicago area smiles are looking bright and beautiful through the magic of professional teeth whitening. Fast in-office whitening or convenient take home trays can safely erase years of food stains, tobacco use, and other causes of discoloration. But why bother? Some of the reasons Chicagoans want whiter teeth might surprise you. Affordable appearance boost. Teeth whitening is one of the most economical cosmetic treatments available. With the oversight of a trained dental team, you get results as … Continue reading

Dentures aren’t just for seniors in Chicago

While there is no official count for the number of American’s who wear dentures, the total is estimated at 30 to 40 million. This includes about 57 percent of men and women in the 65 to 74 year age group, but there are also quite a few younger denture wearers, including some notable celebrities. They play their tooth loss close to the vest, but it is reported that the self-proclaimed world’s first supermodel, Janice Dickinson has false teeth, as well as Ben Affleck, and Snooki. What causes a need for dentures? A partial denture replaces one or several missing teeth. … Continue reading

Makeovers and reasons to smile

  Click on the image to view the video Do you avoid looking in mirrors, eating out, or speaking in public? Do you cover your mouth when you smile, and keep your lips closed tight when there is a camera around? Do you simply hate your teeth? Well, maybe they don’t like you much either. Your hair gets its special day at the salon, and your skin gets all kinds of fancy creams. The kitchen got a new coat of paint, and the car got some wax. Yet your poor teeth just sit there, accumulating stains, decaying, and mourning their … Continue reading

Dental implants: A solution for the hole problem

Your smile matters You probably wouldn’t go to a class reunion, job interview, big date, or holiday dinner with holes in your clothes. However, believe it or not, the cuff of your jacket isn’t the first thing people notice. It probably isn’t even the second or third. According to psychologists, people form “first impressions” within seconds after meeting a stranger. Many judgments are made before someone notices every detail, but one thing you can count on everyone noticing (for good or bad) is your smile. A hole in your smile can put a hole in your image, and if you … Continue reading

Need smile perfection fast for a job interview in Chicago? Think porcelain veneers!

Chicago is the city that works. World Business Chicago reports that our July 2013 unemployment rate is down compared to the previous month, and that the metro area currently employs about 4,443 million residents. New employment opportunities are popping up in the windy city in sectors like education, health and social services, professional services, arts and entertainment, tourism, real estate, finance and insurance, and manufacturing. If you are being interviewed for one of those coveted position, the hiring manager (or, gulp, hiring TEAM) is assessing every aspect of your appearance . . . including your smile. Why? Because your grooming, … Continue reading



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