Alan R. De Angelo DDS Blog
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…)
September 2, 2017
Once you’ve lost teeth and replaced them, it can be hard to let your teeth go again—even if it’s just while you sleep. Whatever the reason, if you’re wearing your dentures to bed, please stop! Even though you just worked hard alongside your dentist to replace your missing teeth, you could be causing more dental and severe health issues down the road.
August 31, 2017
If there’s one thing that’s smart to invest in, most people would say something like buying a home or opening up an IRA for retirement. But if there are two things that make a wise investor, the second has to be in setting aside some funds for none other than… yourself.
As your cosmetic dentist in Homer Glen, Dr. Alan R. De Angelo can help you smile with full confidence with a number of popular treatments. Keep reading to learn about how Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and/or professional teeth whitening can change your life (truly).
July 21, 2017
Your dentist in Homer Glen tells you all the time that it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums. But why? Believe it or not, there are tons of cases that show how a simple infection of the mouth can increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and other health concerns. There’s nothing to speculate. The connection between a healthy mouth and healthy body is undeniable just the same as a deteriorating mouth is to declining overall health.
June 23, 2017
Does an incomplete smile leave you feeling insecure about your appearance? Low self-esteem is a common problem that goes along with tooth loss, however, it is not the only issue. With each open space, your oral health will start to decline due to bone loss, which increases your risk for more teeth falling out in the future. Not to mention, you may no longer be able to enjoy your favorite foods because they just become too difficult to eat. Now, you can permanently stop the disadvantages you face and restore your confidence with dental implants in Homer Glen. Dr. Alan De Angelo will help you regain a complete smile with the most preferred solution.
May 25, 2017
Your smile is often one of the very first things that people notice about you. Unfortunately, our smiles will lose its natural brightness due to a multitude of factors that may or may not be under our control. We all know having a whiter, brighter smile can help make great, long-lasting first impressions. That’s why the office of Dr. Alan R. DeAngelo offers teeth whitening in Homer Glen. With our customized take-home teeth whitening kits, we can lighten your smile by reversing years of accumulated tooth stains and yellowing all from the comfort of your own home.
April 1, 2017
Spring has sprung and that means that Easter is almost here. You’re amazed at how quickly this year is flying by, but you’re looking forward to seeing your kids smile at the annual Easter egg hunt. Since the winner will receive a huge basket with lots of sweet treats, and you know the rest of the holiday will include many sugary refreshments, you want to take extra care of your children’s teeth this season. How can you ward off cavities in a time filled with chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks? Dr. Alan DeAngelo, your premier family dentist in Homer Glen, gives you the tips you need to protect your child’s smile since it’s sweet enough already.
March 2, 2017
You were thrilled to accept the promotion of your dreams at the office right outside of Chicago. You and your family are adjusting to the new area and you’re settling in well. You’re trying the best restaurants, seeing the sites, and enjoying the waterfront, but there’s one decision you haven’t made – what dentist in Homer Glen is right for you? In this post, Dr. Alan De Angelo shares his tips on how to find the best oral healthcare professional for you and your family.