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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last and How Can You Maintain Them?

November 12, 2019

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3D image of a dental crown on a lower toothNatural teeth are comprised of two main parts: the root and the crown. When the crown of a tooth is badly chipped or damaged by a severe cavity, a dental crown will restore its strength, function, and appearance. Also called “caps”, dental crowns in Homer Glen are designed to look and feel just like your own teeth. And while they won’t last forever, they can be expected to last many years with proper care. Keep reading to get a more specific idea of how long crowns last and how you can extend their lifespan with the right maintenance.


Learn About Oral Cancer Awareness and Screenings From a Dentist In Homer Glen

April 13, 2019

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Dentist performing an oral cancer screeningMany people are aware of the importance of getting screened for skin, colon and breast cancer, but you don’t hear about oral cancer as often. Oral cancer rates have increased in recent years and it’s even been found in young people who don’t smoke. As with any cancer, screening and early detection is one of the best ways to improve the prognosis. In fact, the survival rate is 85-90% when oral cancer is found early. Fortunately, screenings are easy to get because every checkup with a dentist in Homer Glen includes one. Learn more below about this important topic and find out how simple screenings are. You’ll be taking an important step towards better oral and overall health!


Learn The Functional Benefits of Invisalign in Homer Glen!

March 8, 2019

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A pair of aligners sitting on a table.When people think of Invisalign in Homer Glen, they tend to think about how teenagers and adults can straighten teeth without making dramatic changes to their appearance. While these aesthetic benefits are true, Invisalign® can offer so much more than simply an aesthetically pleasing smile. And, when you visit Dr. DeAngelo’s office for your Invisalign treatment, you can take advantage of his special offers, including $500 off for a full case of Invisalign treatment or $250 off for Invisalign Express!

To learn more about the benefits Invisalign has to offer, keep reading!


Common Issues a Children’s Dentist in Homer Glen Says You Should Know

February 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeangelo @ 12:45 am

A father and son brushing their teeth together.Children have, and continue to be, one of the most vulnerable groups to dental disease. But the negative side effects of dental disease don’t only carry the potential to wreak havoc on your child’s oral health. They can become so serious that it affects their everyday life as well. However, there are ways to avoid these issues.

That’s why for Children’s Dental Health Month, you can stay informed on the most common dental issues affecting America’s youngest and how routine visits can make a big difference. Consider the facts from a children’s dentist in Homer Glen.



Dental Implants: Overdentures vs. Fixed Prosthetics

January 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeangelo @ 7:54 pm

implant-supported dentureIf you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, your dentist is likely to recommend that you consider using  dental implants in Homer Glen to replace them. Implants provide outstanding stability, a strong bite force, a natural appearance, and a host of other advantages. Implant-supported dentures come in two basic varieties: permanently fixed prosthetics and removable overdentures. Let’s take a moment to compare
these two options.


Emergency Dentist in Homer Glen Helps You Avoid Holiday Issues

December 6, 2018

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A diagram of a damaged tooth.The holidays are one of the most exciting times of the year. Eating foods you don’t see throughout the year, opening gifts, seeing extended family members and complex decorations around the neighborhood; it’s hard to find a holiday more eventful. With that said, the last thing you want is for a dental emergency to interrupt your time with family or force you to dip into funds that were being saved for gifts. By knowing these preventive tips from an emergency dentist in Homer Glen, you certainly won’t have to.


Don’t Wait to Restore Damaged Teeth with Dental Crowns in Homer Glen

November 1, 2018

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digital model of dental crownDo you have damaged teeth? Dental crowns in Homer Glen can quickly rehabilitate their health and function. Although you know they can help, you are tempted to put them on hold. You do not have the time for multiple appointments in your busy schedule. While it may be tempting to wait, it could cause the loss of your teeth. Instead, it is best to have them repaired as soon as possible.

Need Replacement Teeth? Learn About Dental Implants in Homer Glen!

October 9, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeangelo @ 11:25 pm

An older couple examining an X-ray.Has missing teeth made it far more difficult for you to enjoy your favorite foods? Are you afraid of smiling because you feel self-conscious, even around your friends and family? Does the thought of denture adhesive coming into contact with your mouth make you squirm? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time for you to consider dental implants in Homer Glen.

Unlike dentures, dental implants address your tooth loss at the source. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits!


The Three Steps to Care for Aligners from Invisalign in Homer Glen

September 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeangelo @ 10:35 pm

A woman holding a clear aligner.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.


Emergency Dentist with 5 Tips on What to Do Next

August 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeangelo @ 3:04 pm

man relaxed in the dental chairIt’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!


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