Sunday, 30 August 2015

Dental Digital Technology

Three-Dimensional Dentistry

We are one of the first practices in our area with 3-D imaging technology. With this CT digital technology, we can produce an X-ray that is much more accurate than two-dimensional X-rays, and do so with less radiation exposure. Our dentists can clearly see a patient's oral anatomy as it is, in three dimensions. These cone beam images make for greater accuracy in any dental work being performed, especially for oral surgeries.


Winterset Dental Care  
8559 South Pulaski Road  
Chicago, IL 60652  
(773) 582-0035  
WintersetFamilyDental.com

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Teeth Grinding (also known as Bruxism)

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about teeth grinding also known as bruxism.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Winterset Dental Care  
8559 South Pulaski Road  
Chicago, IL 60652  
(773) 582-0035  
WintersetFamilyDental.com

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Dental Mouthguards

Prevent Tooth Loss from Traumatic Injury

If you play sports, it is important to wear a protective mouthguard to prevent damage to your teeth or soft tissues of your mouth. Each year, approximately 5 million teeth are knocked out during athletic participation. This trauma can be avoided with a custom-made mouthguard. The ones sold in stores do not fit properly or provide maximum protection. 

The American Dental Association has endorsed the use of custom-made mouthguards for these sports: acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling.

Winterset Dental Care  
8559 South Pulaski Road  
Chicago, IL 60652  
(773) 582-0035  
WintersetFamilyDental.com

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Diabetes and Your Mouth # 3: See Your Dentist Regularly

People with diabetes are prone to oral infections. You should get dental checkups at least twice a year. Let your dentist know you have diabetes and what medicines you take. Regular checkups and professional cleanings can help keep a mouth healthy. And a dentist can teach you the best ways to care for your teeth and gums at home.

The above article is from: WebMD.com

Winterset Dental Care  
8559 South Pulaski Road  
Chicago, IL 60652  
(773) 582-0035  
WintersetFamilyDental.com

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Custom Mouth-guards

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about custom mouth-guards.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Winterset Dental Care  
8559 South Pulaski Road  
Chicago, IL 60652  
(773) 582-0035  
WintersetFamilyDental.com

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Diabetes and Your Mouth # 2: Control Diabetes to Keep Your Smile

Well-controlled diabetes contributes to a healthy mouth. If you have poorly controlled or high blood sugar, your risk increases for dry mouth, gum disease, tooth loss, and fungal infections like thrush. Since infections can also make blood sugar rise, your diabetes may become even harder to control. Keeping your mouth healthy can help you manage your blood sugar.

The above article is from: WebMD.com

Winterset Dental Care  
8559 South Pulaski Road  
Chicago, IL 60652  
(773) 582-0035  
WintersetFamilyDental.com

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Dental Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays Mean Less Radiation

We use only digital X-rays at our practice, with a 75% reduction in radiation over traditional X-rays. After we place a digital sensor in your mouth, the image is available immediately on our viewing screen. We also have the capability to provide a panoramic image of both your upper and lower teeth with one scan. No harmful chemicals are used to develop the images, reducing environmental pollution.

Winterset Dental Care  
8559 South Pulaski Road  
Chicago, IL 60652  
(773) 582-0035  
WintersetFamilyDental.com

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Smile, It's Important

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about smiling and healthy teeth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Winterset Dental Care  
8559 South Pulaski Road  
Chicago, IL 60652  
(773) 582-0035  
WintersetFamilyDental.com

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Diabetes and Your Mouth # 1 : 4 Signs You May Have a Problem

Diabetes puts you at risk for dental problems. It impairs the ability to fight bacteria in your mouth. Having high blood sugar encourages bacteria to grow and contributes to gum disease. You may have gum disease if you have:

  • Gums that are red, sore, bleeding, or swollen, or that pull away from your teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • An irregular bite or dentures that don't fit well

The above article is from: WebMD.com

Winterset Dental Care  
8559 South Pulaski Road  
Chicago, IL 60652  
(773) 582-0035  
WintersetFamilyDental.com