How Long Can You Go Without Going To The Dentist? 

There’s a reason why your dentist in Wicker Park encourages you to visit every six months. What happens if you wait longer than six months, or don’t go to the dentist at all? The truth is, missing just one dental appointment can lead to multiple problems. Here are a few things that can happen if […]

Dental Care Advice for Seniors

As we get older, we’re naturally going to experience some changes in our oral health. That’s why it’s important to visit your dentist in Wicker Park at least twice a year. After all, gum disease and cavities become more common as we age. Even if you take really good care of your teeth, you can […]

6 Surprising Foods High in Sugar

It’s common knowledge that high sugar diets are bad for your teeth, which is one reason why your dentist in Wicker Park recommends limiting your sugar intake daily. But what you might not know is that many of the foods and drinks that you enjoy may be secretly packed with sugar. In this blog post, […]

3 Ways Drinking Out of a Straw Can Help Your Teeth

Did you know that using a straw to drink some of your favorite beverages can actually help your teeth? Even though this little trick may seem silly, your dentist in Wicker Park knows just how much of an impact choosing a straw instead of sipping straight from a cup can have on your smile. Today, […]

Do Fillings Need To Be Replaced?

Whenever a patient is diagnosed with a cavity that needs a filling, it’s common that they’ll have several questions for their dentist in Wicker Park. We’re often asked things like, “Does getting a filling hurt?”, “How long will it take?”, and “How long will it last?” Today, we want to tackle that last question regarding […]

Why Your Dentist Cares About Snoring

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for our overall health. But there are numerous things that can keep us from sleeping soundly, especially snoring. In fact, if you or your bed partner snore, there’s a good chance that you’re not getting enough sleep. But why does your dentist in Wicker Park care about snoring? […]

Facts About Men & Oral Health 

June plays host to Father’s Day every year. But June is also known as Men’s Health Month, which is a time to bring awareness to the importance of routine doctor appointments for all men. After all, men are less likely to get regular checkups with their medical doctor as well as their dentist in Wicker […]

Is Flossing Necessary? 

You may have seen recent articles saying that you no longer need to floss your teeth as there isn’t enough evidence to show that flossing helps reduce the risk of cavities. So does that mean you can toss the floss and forget about daily flossing forever? Your dentist in Wicker Park says: Not so fast. […]

Women’s Health Week: Dental Care for Every Age & Stage of Life

National Women’s Health Week is celebrated the entire week of Mother’s Day and is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. Its purpose is to remind women and girls of all ages to make their health a priority. Your dentist in Wicker Park wants to do our part […]

3 Things 2020 Taught Us About Dental Health

We all know that 2020 had its fair share of hardships and “new normals.” Between shutdowns and school closures, we all had to pivot away from life as we knew it. Your dentist in Wicker Park was no different. Patients stopped coming to the dentist, perhaps because we may have been closed or out of […]

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