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The Life of the Crown: How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

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After you get a dental crown, you may think your tooth is “in the clear.” You could even assume its new cap will keep it safe forever. However, your treatment results can’t last forever. Your tooth will likely need follow-up work at some point down the line. A question thus arises: how long do dental crowns last? Well, it so happens that your Homer Glen dentist has the answer. Here’s a primer on dental crowns, their lifespans, and how to help them last longer.

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Treating Discolored Teeth: 3 Types of Tooth Stains & How to Address Them

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A closeup of a mouth with tooth stains

As it turns out, summer is among the worst times to have stained teeth. A yellow grin can put people off and lead to bad impressions at parties, vacations, etc. That said, you can still brighten your smile before all the fun in the sun starts. You just need to get dental care from your local Homer Glen dentist. So, read on to consider the three types of tooth stains and how to address them.

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Being Ready for Big Days: When to Start Teeth Whitening for a Special Event

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A bride and groom smiling during their wedding reception

So you’re going to attend a big event soon? Well, you’ll likely want to whiten your teeth for this notable occasion. It’s only right to look nice for weddings, job interviews, etc. Still, maybe you don’t know the right time to begin this brightening process. At what point should you start to ensure the best results? Your Homer Glen dentist will gladly answer this question for you. To that end, here’s a primer on when to start teeth whitening for a special event.

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Dentistry Saves: How to Honor Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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A hand holding a ribbon that symbolizes Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Now that it’s April again, most folks are ready (and eager) to enjoy a vibrant spring. The weather outside is so lovely and mild – who wouldn’t want to take advantage? Still, don’t get too caught up in this season’s fun. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time for remembering the dangers of oral cancer. You should try to observe this occasion. To that end, here’s a primer on how to honor Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

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3 of the Most Common Dental Health Conditions

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Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of developing a dental problem now and again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40% of adults claim that they have felt pain in their mouth sometime in the last year. On top of that, more than 80% of people get at least one cavity by the time they are 24 years old. Fortunately, most of the common dental issues that people develop can be prevented. Continue reading to learn about the three most common ones and how you and prevent them.

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5 Tips for Safely Storing Your Toothbrush

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Three toothbrushes in a white toothbrush holder

You may be diligent about brushing your teeth at least twice a day, but are you exercising the same level of care when it comes to storing your toothbrush? If you aren’t mindful about where you put your toothbrush when you’re not using it, it could increase the risk of harmful bacteria and particles building up among the bristles. Your dentist is here with 5 important storage tips that can help ensure that your toothbrush stays in great condition.  

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Reasons to Invest in a Smile Makeover

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Middle-aged woman smilingIf you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, you’re not alone. Not everyone hits the genetic jackpot when it comes to flawless teeth. Not to mention, various factors can affect their appearance, like accidents, smoking, or decay. Although you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, 99% of adults agree that an attractive smile is an important asset. However, 67% of adults are self-conscious about their teeth. You don’t have to hide your smile any longer. Here’s why you should consider getting a smile makeover.

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Dental Implants Are Worth Every Penny

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why-are-dental-implants-worth-the-investmentDental implants are attributed with a larger price tag than traditional prosthetics, but they are the most cost-effective solution overall. Not to mention, they are more affordable than many people think. Your dental insurance may even cover some of the expenses. You can’t put a price on the benefits you’ll gain by investing in the only treatment to replace both the tooth root and the crown. Here’s why dental implants are worth every penny.

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Healthy Habits: 4 Snacks that Safeguard Your Smile

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Healthy foods in heart shaped bowls

You probably already know that brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily is an important part of any preventative at-home dental hygiene routine. It’s a simple and effective way to remove any leftover bits of food you’ve eaten to keep unwanted bacteria from flourishing. Did you know, though, that you can also avoid cavities and gum disease by eating certain dental-friendly foods? Keep reading to learn about 4 things you can add to your diet to keep your smile happy and healthy!

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Exercise Endangerment: How to Keep Your Teeth Safe at the Gym

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Woman at the gym with weight and water bottle

A new year has arrived and if you’re like many others, you’ve resolved to spend more time at the gym focusing on your health. While this is a great way to lose weight and improve your overall well-being, if you’re not careful then you might damage your smile. There are a few factors to keep in mind if you want to protect your teeth. Keep reading to learn 3 ways that working out impacts your grin and what you can do to prevent problems.

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