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When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extraction may become necessary for a number of different reasons. Your tooth may be severely infected or damaged, or you need your wisdom teeth removed before they cause major problems. How will you know if your tooth needs to…

TMJ Disorders Explained

“I have TMJ.” When people say this, they most often mean that they are suffering from a TMJ disorder. Your temporomandibular joints, abbreviated TMJ, are what make it possible for you to open and close your mouth. Located on either…

How Dental Bridges Improve Your Smile

Missing teeth not only affect your self-confidence, they can also cause a multitude of problems, from difficulty speaking normally to problems eating and poor nutrition. Fortunately, the world of dentistry has several excellent options for replacing lost teeth. One of…

Cosmetic Dentistry Options For Crooked Teeth

Are you self-conscious about smiling or laughing or eating in public? Do you have crooked teeth but are concerned about what cosmetic dentistry treatment you would need to have to fix them? Maybe you think traditional metal braces are the…

Top 7 Reasons to Floss Every Day

Flossing is often an overlooked part of a regular oral health routine, yet flossing every day is necessary to prevent severe gum disease and the serious health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and heart problems that can stem from it…

4 Reasons Your Tongue Looks White

Hundreds of different bacteria species live in the mouth, most of which are harmless and aid in digestion. But sometimes an overgrowth of bacteria, immune deficiency diseases, or other preexisting health conditions can cause tongue discoloration or other mouth symptoms.…

What To Do in a Dental Emergency

Because they’re so strong, you may think that teeth are invulnerable to injury, but even strong, healthy tooth enamel can be damaged. Dr. Brent Engelberg of AH Smiles in Arlington Heights, IL has seen many dental first aid patients and…

Will Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

Health and dental insurance coverage can be confusing, especially when it comes to specialty procedures such as dental implants. Many patients ask us if their dental insurance covers dental implants, and the answer is that it depends on your insurance…

Do You Know These 3 Wisdom Teeth Facts?

Many people have horror stories about what happened when their wisdom teeth grew in, and a lot of people who don’t otherwise have dental anxiety are afraid of them. Luckily, Dr. Brent Engelberg and the dental professionals at AH Smiles…

Show Off Your Smile Again With Porcelain Dental Veneers

As we get older our teeth begin to show signs of our age. This is true even for those who brush and floss every day as recommended by their dentist and keep routine dental check-ups.  This wear and tear includes…