Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Prevantative Dental Care

A New Approach in Professional Teeth Cleaning

We use the Piezo Scaler™, which is an advancement in removing plaque and calculus deposits to make your teeth the cleanest they can be. This hand tool even cleans deposits under gum tissue to effectively reduce gum disease. Using the high-frequency vibrations with this scaler, build-up is removed much faster, with little to no discomfort.

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

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Dentists Are the First Line of Defense for Elder Abuse

With the American population living longer, seniors' oral health has become an important issue, as has the widespread problem of elder abuse. Every year more than 2.5 million older Americans may be victims of elder abuse, and in some cases dentists serve as the first line of defense, according to a report in the May/June 2005 issue of General Dentistry, the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

To read the entire article, visit: KnowYourTeeth.com

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

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Tooth Whitening Is Not Equal to Tooth Brushing

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about tooth whitening not being equal to tooth brushing.


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

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Dental Bridges

An Alternative for Missing Teeth

If you have consecutive missing teeth, a bridge is often the best solution. We make bridges with the best dental materials and secure them with crowns on each side of the bridge. This takes care of the gap, returns your chewing to its full capability in comfort, and recaptures a full smile.

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

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Diabetes and Your Mouth # 6: Floss Every Day

Flossing helps control plaque. It can reach where a toothbrush can't, like between the teeth. Floss daily with floss and interdental cleaners that carry the American Dental Association (ADA) seal. Ask your dentist for tips if you're not sure how to floss. Like everything else, flossing gets easier with practice.

The above article is from: WebMD.com

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

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Diabetes and Your Mouth # 5: Brush Daily, Brush Right

Brushing your teeth twice a day not only keeps your breath sweet, but also helps rid the mouth of bacteria that makes up plaque and can lead to oral infections. To brush properly, point bristles at a 45-degree angle against the gums. Use gentle back-and-forth strokes all over your teeth -- in front, in back, and on chewing surfaces -- for two minutes. If holding a toothbrush is hard for you, try an electric toothbrush. Also brush your gums and tongue.

The above article is from: WebMD.com

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

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Post-Treatment Care & Tooth Extractions

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about post-treatment care for tooth extractions.


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, 6 September 2015

Dental Gum Disease

The Reason for Most Tooth Loss

Many assume that most teeth are lost because of decay. But gum disease is the number one cause of missing teeth. Symptoms may or may not be present when an infection occurs. The most common sign is bleeding gums when brushing or flossing. When treated in the early stages, this infection can be corrected with nonsurgical means. Otherwise, surgery may be your only option if you wait too long for treatment.

Gum Disease Can Mean More Than Tooth Loss

As medical research has demonstrated, infection of the gums can contribute to serious health conditions like stroke, heart disease, or diabetes. Statistics provided by the American Dental Association indicate that 80% of the population has gum disease. Dentists consider this high percentage a national epidemic and a problem that can mean more than just losing your teeth!

The infection in the gums travels throughout your bloodstream, creating potential harm to vital organs. The American Academy of Periodontology reports, "studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases."

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

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Diabetes and Your Mouth # 4 : Keep Plaque at Bay

Sticky plaque -- food, saliva, and bacteria -- starts to form on your teeth after you eat, releasing acids that attack tooth enamel. Untreated plaque turns into tartar, which builds under gum lines and is hard to remove with flossing. The longer it stays on your teeth, the more harmful it is. Bacteria in plaque causes inflammation and leads to gum disease. Having high blood sugar often makes gum disease worse.

The above article is from: WebMD.com

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

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Dental Tourism

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about the risks and additional costs associated with dental tourism.


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