Love, Hearts, and… Gum Disease?

Each and every February, loved ones throughout the United States go above and beyond preparing for Valentine’s Day. Whether you choose to show your love with chocolates or flowers, one thing remains constant — bright red hearts are everywhere we look. But there’s another reason (besides Valentine’s Day) that we should pay attention to these […]

Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Teeth as Tools

We’ve all used our teeth to tear open packaging that’s just too hard to open with our hands. However, your dentist in Wicker Park wants to remind you that there are tools designed to specifically help us open pesky packages, and those tools aren’t our teeth. Both children and adults alike can damage their teeth […]

Sun’s Out, Gums Out: How Sunshine Benefits Oral Health

We’re heading into the dog days of summer, which typically means really hot days and a lot of sunshine. This can be great for enjoying some time in the pool, on the lake, or at the beach, but your dentist in Wicker Park wants you to know that all of this sun can also be […]

Asthma & Oral Health

May is Asthma Awareness Month, a time when both healthcare professionals and asthma patients come together to raise awareness of the common chronic disease, as well as share things that can improve asthma sufferers’ lives. Your dentist in Wicker Park may seem like an odd person to talk about asthma, but the truth is, there […]

Reduce Your Risk of a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be scary and painful. Most often, these emergencies are a result of an unexpected accident, but other times they can be avoided by taking certain preventive measures. Join your dentist in Wicker Park as we share some easy ways you can reduce your risk of a dental emergency.

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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 […]

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