Drinking Wine: Good for the Heart, Bad for Teeth?

Most of us have heard that drinking red wine may have heart-healthy benefits. And while there’s still some debate on just how true that is, you may find it surprising that there may just be some oral health benefits to partaking in glass every now and then. Our dental office in Wicker Park explores these […]

Be Thankful for a Healthy Mouth

This Thanksgiving, we want to switch it up a bit and challenge all of our patients to think outside of the box when sharing their thanks with friends and family around the dinner table. Everyone gives thanks for friends, family, overall health, and perhaps love. And rightfully so. But at our dental office in Wicker […]

Does Baking Soda Really Whiten Teeth?

Baking soda is advertised as a multi-purpose household staple that can be used to mask smells, brighten your clothes, and yes, even whiten your teeth. While we can’t speak on its effectiveness in any other form, my dental office in Chicago can support the claim that baking soda can, in fact, whiten teeth. But before […]

4 Ways Your Smile Can Show Your Age

As time goes on, things change. Your smile is no different. Lifestyle factors like drinking red wine, smoking, or grinding your teeth can all have an affect on your grin and can add years to your appearance. Even old dental work can cause you to look older than you really are. At my dental office […]

What a Smile Can Do For You, and Others

Believe it or not, a smile can do more for you than just help you look good in your latest Instagram picture, although that’s a nice benefit too. At my Chicago dental office, we love to see our patients show off their smiles, not just because it boosts their self confidence, but because it’s actually […]

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Monica Urda, DDS
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Chicago, IL 60622
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