Quit Smoking for Better Oral Health

The American Cancer Society sponsors an event every November to raise awareness for all the health problems associated with smoking and provide tips and tools on how to quit the habit. This year, the Great American Smokeout will fall on November 15, and our dental office in Wicker Park wants to do our part to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Could Allergies Affect Your Dental Health?

If you get a stuffy nose when the pollen count is high, every time you’re around a cat, or have an even worse reaction to certain foods, it’s likely you’re suffering from an allergic reaction. The typical symptoms of allergies include itchy eyes, a stuffed up nose, or difficulty breathing. But did you know that […]

“Why Do I Have Dreams Where My Teeth Fall Out?”

At our dental office in Wicker Park, we occasionally have a patient who is concerned with a recurring dream where they lose their teeth. Sometimes one tooth becomes curiously loose and just pops right out. Other times the whole mouth of teeth begins to crumble, leading to a totally toothless smile. While we understand these […]

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 […]

Top 7 Ways to Protect Yourself This Flu Season

Nobody enjoys the threat of the flu lurking everywhere this time of year. But with the right precautions you can protect yourself and your family and reduce your risk of contracting the flu. Our dental office in Wicker Park has put together a guide to help you avoid the flu and keep you healthy all […]

What You Need to Know About Probiotics & Your Oral Health

Probiotic use is typically associated with digestive health and even as a “good bacteria” replacement after a round of antibiotics. But can probiotics also be beneficial for oral health? At our dental office in Wicker Park, we’ve been hearing about some research that may show a positive correlation between certain probiotics and healthier mouths. In […]

Just a Teeth Cleaning? Think Again!

Every six months or so you come into our dental office in Wicker Park to have your bi-annual teeth cleaning. This typically means a little bit of gentle scraping to remove plaque buildup, a thorough flossing, and a finishing polish. While one purpose for these hygiene visits is indeed to get your teeth super clean, […]

Exercise & Oral Health

We all know that we should exercise regularly to keep our bodies healthy. At our dental office in Wicker Park, we also know that exercising can be beneficial for our smiles. However, just like too much exercise or improper form can lead to injuries or trouble with overall health, we also know that exercise may […]

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Monica Urda, DDS
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