What is Periodontal Disease or Periodontitis?

Periodontitis, or periodontal disease, is a dental infection that damages the soft tissue in your gums. If left untreated, periodontitis can cause tooth loss and damage to the jaw bone. The good news is that periodontal disease is largely preventable. Periodontists and dentists are trained to successfully treat this condition. Causes of periodontitis Poor oral…

Hoffman Estates High School Opens New AP Support Center

Hoffman Estates High School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new AP Support Center which is designed as a resource area for students taking Advanced Placement courses.  The Center was funded through grants and donations from Heart of America Foundation and EON Clinics. HEHS Principal Josh Schumacher said the Center provides a space for students…

Why Dental Implants Are an Alternative to Missing Teeth and Dentures

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically fixed into the jawbone beneath the gum line. These posts serve as artificial tooth roots for custom-made replacement teeth that are designed to look like your natural teeth.  Unlike dentures, dental implants fuse with your jawbone so they feel and function like real teeth. That means you can speak,…

Advantages of Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are popular tooth restoration options that have distinct advantages. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth or teeth, that span a gap in the mouth made by missing teeth. There are a few reasons someone might choose to have a dental bridge. They may have lost several teeth in an accident…

A Short Guide to Implant Supported Dentures

You’re probably familiar with dental implants. And you most likely know what dentures are. What you may not know is that there is a type of denture that is supported by dental implants. Continue reading to learn more about implant-supported dentures. What are implant-supported dentures? When many of us think of dentures we imagine them…

How Does Bone Grafting for Dental Implants Work?

Most people who have dental implant treatment have strong enough jawbone to support them. In some cases, however, enough bone loss has occurred that a bone graft is needed before an implant can be attached. When is a bone graft needed? If you have severe gum disease known as periodontitis, you may have lost some…

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How to Manage Dentist Anxiety in Children

Many kids are scared of the dentist, and the fear often stems from the unknown. Children do not understand what the dentist does — they often see scary imagery in a cartoon and develop a fear that can last well into their first visit to the chair. We understand this fear. In fact, we have…

Fascinating Facts About Dental Implant Treatment

Chances are you’ve had at least one cavity in your lifetime. You know what fillings are. You probably even have an artificial crown in your mouth or even a dental implant. What you may not know is that dental implants have been around for thousands of years. It’s true! Some form of artificial tooth was…

Why Should You Consider Porcelain Dental Veneers for a Beautiful Smile?

Porcelain dental veneers improve the natural look and feel of teeth. They restore beautiful smiles that have been missing for too long. This cosmetic dental product improves the quality of life for the patients who have them by improving the way they feel about themselves. What is a porcelain dental veneer? A porcelain veneer is…