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Healthy Alternatives To a Sugar-Filled Easter Basket
April 14, 2019

As a parent, you may be wondering if your child’s teeth are ever going to get a break as we jump from one sugar-filled holiday to the next. These sugar-free Easter basket alternatives will help to keep your children’s spirits high while keeping their sugar levels low. Here are a few tips on how to […]

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Getting your kids engaged in understanding the importance of their dental health can be difficult. Luckily, Hinsdale Dentistry rounded up our favorite dental science experiments that will surely be a hit with your young scientists. As a bonus, these activities will also help them to learn about the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth. […]

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Cavity-Free Vacation Tips For Kids
March 19, 2019

Traveling to a new destination as a family can be an exciting adventure. After all, there’s nothing like travel to take you away from your everyday routine and immerse you in something new and different. In the midst of exciting adventures and late nights, don’t forget to make the time to keep your vacation a […]

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You may think that brushing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking to rid your mouth of left-behind sugars and debris is the best approach to keeping your mouth clean. One of the most surprising facts of caring for your teeth is that you should actually wait at least an hour after eating before brushing. […]

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Considering the best way to reinvigorate your smile and banish surface stains? Professional, in-office teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure performed. Unlike home whitening systems, in-office whitening takes place under expert supervision with high-concentration bleaching gel. Professional whitening can give patients visible and lasting results immediately.   What To Expect With Professional […]

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Most toddlers hate having their teeth brushed for them. They don’t understand why they need to brush their teeth, and cavities mean nothing to them. So how do you get your tiny tot on board with brushing their teeth twice a day? We’ve rounded up the top 10 best tricks for keeping your toddler’s teeth […]

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Top 10 Resolutions to Improve Your Oral Health
January 20, 2019

Perhaps you haven’t taken great care of your teeth in years past, and your dental exams have reflected your less-than-perfect care routine. The new year is an excellent time for a new beginning and a fresh start on your oral health. Boost your tooth care habits with these top 10 resolutions for a brighter, healthier […]

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8 Christmas Stocking Stuffers For Healthy Teeth
December 18, 2018

Every year you fill your family’s stockings with the usual gadgets and candies. Take your gift giving up a notch this year by taking advantage of the perfect opportunity to sneak in that practical gift. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to the usual candies and other edible goodies, we have the ultimate guide […]

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Invisalign – The Gift that Keeps on Giving
December 18, 2018

Do you remember to treat yourself during the holiday shopping season? While many of us do (who can resist?) others may find themselves solely focused on all the people in their life that they love. Now is an excellent time to reward yourself for a year full of hard work, and for your tendency to […]

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Improve Your Gum Health In Less Than 5 Minutes
December 4, 2018

Taking time to properly brush your teeth each day will get you one step closer towards a brighter, healthier grin. But did you know that you can also improve your gum health in less than 5 minutes a day? Most patients don’t realize that their gums play such a vital role in their mouth, and […]

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Dental Tips For Surviving the Holidays
November 27, 2018

With the holiday season upon us, your head is sure to be filled with visions of dancing sugar plums and other tasty delicacies. Your taste buds have likely been anticipating these savory moments all year long, but your teeth and gums might feel differently. By following these simple dental tips, you can enjoy all of […]

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Is Your Child a Chronic Mouth Breather?
November 3, 2018

Having your child’s chronic mouth breathing checked could help them to avoid problems with their bite in the future. To prevent this and other undesirable outcomes, you should have your child examined if you notice them breathing mostly through the mouth, either while they are resting or when they are awake.   Why Mouth Breathing […]

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Clever Dental Floss Uses You’ve Never Thought of
October 28, 2018

Think dental floss is only good for scraping plaque from between your teeth? Think again! There are more uses for dental floss than meet the eye. Most dental floss is made of either nylon or teflon, making it extremely strong. It rarely breaks, and its durability makes it the perfect tool for many different uses […]

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Preventing Dental Injuries For High School Athletes
October 20, 2018

Sports injuries involving teeth are unfortunately very common. Though using a mouthguard is recommended for those who play contact sports, not all student athletes understand the importance of wearing one at all times until it’s too late. If your child loses a tooth on the sports field, don’t panic. Here are some of the most […]

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Keeping An Elderly Parent’s Teeth Healthy
October 14, 2018

When you were a child, your parents probably made sure you were brushing your teeth properly so you would have a lifetime of healthy dental checkups. Now, as your parent’s age, it may be up to you to repay the favor by helping them take great care of their teeth as they age. Whether this […]

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The Facts and Fictions of Fluoride
September 29, 2018

Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in many foods and water. It can be used to prevent tooth decay as the mineral increases the tooth enamel’s resistance towards acid from plaque and bacteria. It can also reverse the signs of early decay by rebuilding the tooth’s enamel if caught early. Even with […]

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Invisalign Before The Altar
September 8, 2018

For most women, (and a few men too!) you want to look your very best on your wedding day. Many brides begin working out, watching what they eat, and meticulously planning every little detail of the big day. Looking through example photos from photographers can quickly make you realize you’d also like to have a […]

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Are All Toothpaste Options the Same?
August 18, 2018

We hear this question a lot from our patients, and it’s a great question you should be asking. Often when we go to the drugstore for our list of daily essentials, you will find an entire wall of toothpaste options. Some whiten, some are for sensitive teeth, and the ingredients lists all seem to vary […]

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How To Add Flossing To Your Brushing Routine
August 11, 2018

For most people, brushing their teeth for the recommended twice a day is pretty simple and the habit itself is easy to stick to. So why is adding in flossing so difficult to do for so many? Unlike brushing your teeth after sliding your tongue across and feeling the “fuzzy” texture, the benefits of flossing […]

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What are No-Prep Veneers, Anyway?
July 22, 2018

Porcelain veneers aren’t exactly new when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain Veneers have been widely used for decades but were used more for dental restoration than anything else. So why the sudden increase in popularity? One word. Lumineers. Lumineers vs. Traditional Porcelain Veneers There are some major differences between the traditional Porcelain Veneer and […]

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