National Nutrition Month

Every March is recognized as National Nutrition Month and is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Its purpose is to raise awareness of just how important it is to eat healthily. But good nutrition doesn’t only benefit our bodies, it can also help protect your oral health. Join your dentist in Wicker Park […]

Do You Need to Brush Your Tongue?

You will hear your dentist in Wicker Park talk a lot about how important it is to brush and floss your teeth every day to protect your teeth and keep your mouth healthy. But did you know that you should also brush your tongue as well as your teeth? The truth is, people who don’t […]

Proper Resting Tongue Position: Yes, That’s a Thing

Have you ever bitten your tongue and then thought to yourself, “How did that happen? Am I resting my tongue in the wrong place?” The truth is, about 50% of Americans have something called improper tongue posture or positioning. That’s right, there is, in fact, a correct place to rest your tongue. But where exactly […]

How to Care for Your Dentures

If you’re missing your teeth, getting dentures can restore your smile and your confidence. Dentures are a popular choice among patients and are a relatively simple way to give those who have lost their teeth a reason to smile. But just like natural teeth, dentures require proper care. Your Wicker Park dentist is here to […]

Fun Things You May Not Know About Spit

It’s true, we just used the words ‘fun’ and ‘spit’ in the same sentence. We’re not crazy, and we understand that many people don’t associate something typically considered gross to be fun. But to your dentist in Wicker Park, spit is a rather fascinating and helpful part of your oral and overall health. Let us […]

The Top 3 Reasons Not to Be Afraid of Your Dentist

Spookiness is in the air this month as we move closer to all things Halloween. But there’s one place you should never be shivering and quivering to visit, and that’s seeing your dentist in Wicker Park.

Sure, going to the dentist isn’t always rainbows and unicorns, but it’s certainly not the “FrightFest” our brains […]

How to Stop Your Cravings for Sweets (Just in Time for the Holidays)

We know it’s October, and we don’t really want to talk about it, but the holidays will soon be here. We already know one of the biggest fall favorites is Halloween, coming at the end of this month. Your dentist in Wicker Park knows that this is the time of year when it seems like […]

Make The Connection to Your Oral and Overall Health

As research continues and more scientific advancements happen each year, there is mounting evidence that your oral and overall health are connected. Your dentist in Wicker Park is here to tell you this is 100 percent true. This gives a whole new reasoning to why it’s super important to brush, floss, and see your dental […]

Vaping and Oral Health

Vaping seems to be almost everywhere nowadays — on TV commercials, print advertisements, and radio spots. Sometimes the ads even claim that vaping is a healthier, safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. But how much of that is true? At our dental office in Wicker Park, we looked into vaping and just how ‘safe’ this […]

Oral Health for Seniors

August 21st is Senior Citizens Day, and there’s no better way for our dental office in Wicker Park to celebrate than by sharing some oral health information for the favorite senior citizens we have in our lives and their families.

The truth is, our oral health needs will vary as we celebrate more birthdays, […]

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Monica Urda, DDS
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Chicago, IL 60622
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