It’s National Dental Hygiene Month at Your Wicker Park Dental Office

The month of October seems to kick off the beginning of the holiday season, and at our dental office in Wicker Park, we have one more reason to celebrate! Every October the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) sponsors National Dental Hygiene Month to recognize the hard work and dedication of dental hygienists all around America. […]

Bad Breath Remedies

At our dental office in Wicker Park, we understand how having bad breath can affect our patients’ lives. We’re commonly asked what causes bad breath in the first place, and more importantly, how to make it go away. In this week’s blog we cover a few helpful bad breath remedies that can help freshen breath […]

Eat Whole Grains for a Healthy Smile

September is recognized as Whole Grains Month and is a 30-day celebration for all things grainy. These whole grains are beneficial for heart health, overall health, and may even boost oral health too. In this blog, our Wicker Park dental office covers some quick facts about whole grains and how it relates to good oral […]

3 Things That Can Cause Excessive Mouth Watering

Saliva production is a natural and important part of good oral health. We need it to help protect our teeth from cavities, breakdown food so our stomachs can digest them more easily, and fight off bad breath bacteria. But the team at our Wicker Park dental office wants you to know that there is such […]

Do Electric Toothbrushes Clean Better Than Regular Toothbrushes?

With all the hype surrounding electric toothbrushes lately, the team at our dental office in Wicker Park wanted to take the opportunity to talk to our neighbors about what’s true about those claims of a superior clean, as well as provide a few pros and cons to both electric toothbrushes and their manual counterparts. Let’s […]

What is Sedation Dentistry?

At our dental office in Wicker Park we take our patients’ comfort very seriously and are dedicated to keeping them calm and relaxed at every appointment. However, there are times when the noise of the drill is a bit too much (we get it!), treatment is too long to stay comfortable, or a fear of […]

Thinking About Skipping a Brushing Session? Think Again.

At our dental office in Wicker Park, we always recommend that our patients brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes. Following this routine daily isn’t just good for your oral health, but can benefit your overall health, too. However, if you skip a brushing session altogether or don’t brush thoroughly, your body may […]

What’s the Point of Dental X-Rays?

At your bi-annual dental appointments, you most likely have dental x-rays taken. While these images are an important diagnostic tool, just what are they showing and why are they important? At our dental office in Wicker Park, we don’t want any patient to have anything done and not know why. That’s why we’re here to […]

Think Twice Before Drinking That Green Beer

The luck of Irish tends to be with everyone during St. Patrick’s Day, whether or not there’s an ounce of Irish in them. Besides wearing a lot of green, one of the most common ways to celebrate this holiday is by drinking a lot of beer. At our dental office in Wicker Park, we hope […]

The Surprising Link to Heart Disease

Even though it may seem that our cardiovascular health can’t have anything to do with our oral health, research has shown a surprising connection between the two. During this American Heart Health Month, our dental office in Wicker Park would like to do our part to help raise awareness of heart disease by sharing the […]

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Monica Urda, DDS
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