Alan R. De Angelo DDS Blog
September 6, 2018
There’s nothing worse than being forced to make dramatic changes in the habits you’ve made for years, but sometimes it’s necessary. In the case of traditional orthodontics, it’s extremely inconvenient to change your brushing and flossing habits to accommodate metal hardware. In many cases, people choose not to even bother and suffer the consequences as a result.
With Invisalign in Homer Glen, you don’t have to make those dramatic changes. Instead, just follow these three steps for the smoothest care possible.
August 19, 2018
It’s 2 am on Tuesday and you wake up with a pounding toothache — what next? For this or any other urgent situation (like a broken or knocked out tooth), a trip to the emergency dentist in Homer Glen should certainly be in order. But before you can make it into the office, there are some things you can do in the meantime that will help to get you out of pain and increase the chances of successful treatment. Keep reading for 5 tips on what to do after a dental emergency. Take heed and you’ll be out of pain and on with your life before you know it!
July 24, 2018
The path to straighter teeth doesn’t have to be filled with embarrassing yearbook photos, dramatic changes in diet, or hours spent adjusting your oral care routine. Invisalign in Homer Glen makes it easy to maintain your appearance, diet, and oral care all at the same time! However, that doesn’t mean you should go into treatment blind.
While Invisalign generally takes less time to complete, there’s a certain level of commitment you’ll need to maintain the benefits compared to traditional orthodontics. Here’s what your dentist recommends.
May 5, 2018
Living without teeth can be incredibly tough. You can’t eat the same foods you used to and your self-esteem can take a blow when you’re afraid to smile. That’s why your dentist wanted to let patients know that there is a quick and effective solution for tooth loss available: full and partial dentures in Homer Glen!
These prosthetic devices both offer the same solution for tooth loss, but in slightly different ways. To make it easy to understand, your dentist is comparing both of them before your next visit.
April 18, 2018
After any amount of tooth loss, finding a proper replacement is absolutely crucial. Missing teeth cause a host of side effects, from lower self-confidence to difficulty maintaining a balanced, nutritious diet. There are a few options in tooth replacement, but your dentist in Homer Glen knows nothing comes as close to excellent as dental implants. They are a truly comprehensive solution for tooth loss, which gives you back the missing root structure as well as the visible crown that sits on top. Keep reading to learn more about the multiple advantages of dental implants — and whether or not you may be a candidate for this wonderful treatment.
February 19, 2018
If you’re on the market for a new dentist, you should consider more than just your own needs. Being the head of household means more than paying bills in most cases—it’s about caring for your family in the best ways possible—including their oral health.
Finding a family dentist that can serve your loved one’s needs should be of the top priorities. Plus, it’ll simply make your life easier! Learn more about why you should choose a family dentist rather than different dentists for each of your family members.
January 15, 2018
You’re busy. You have work and family responsibilities, and of course you have to pencil in some time to relax. Within all the chaos that is known as life, you might push some things aside. Some people even decide to save a few hours during the year by ignoring the recommendation to go to their dentist in Homer Glen every six months for a cleaning and checkup. Don’t fall into that dangerous trap! Regularly seeing a professional for dental care is extremely important. Here’s why.
December 15, 2017
Now that you live with missing teeth, you have noticed several changes to your quality of life. You often find yourself avoiding certain foods because they have become too difficult to chew, while other times people have difficulty understanding you because you can no longer speak clearly. Not to mention, when you look in the mirror, you feel insecure about your appearance. You can stop these challenges by replacing your missing teeth. Your dentist in Homer Glen offers the solutions you need for a complete smile with dentures or dental implants.
November 30, 2017
Should you brush your tongue? It’s a common question — and the answer is a resounding yes. Even if you manage brush and floss your teeth as often as you should, you’re missing an important part of oral hygiene if you’re not brushing your tongue, too. This part of your mouth is a perfect environment for bacteria buildup, which can give you bad breath and also raise your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. If you want to ace your visits to your dentist in Homer Glen, make sure you’re cleaning your entire mouth when you brush… including your tongue.
October 3, 2017
Orthodontics is the science of moving the teeth into a straighter, more pleasing orientation, but it has faced two major problems over the years: time and relapse. Most orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign take at least a year to move the teeth, and afterward, it is very common for the teeth to partially revert back to their previous positions. Recently, researchers have come up with a way that could potentially solve both of these issues using a natural human hormone that has been shown to make the teeth move faster during treatment. What is it? How does it work? Read on to learn more. (more…)