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4 Ways to Improve Your Nighttime Oral Hygiene

Although visiting your dentist for preventive care is important, there’s something even more important to maintaining good oral health. You may be surprised to learn that maintaining your at-home dental hygiene is the single most important thing you can do…

What Causes Cavities?

Our teeth are important to our looks, our health and our happiness. They help us chew our food, nourishing our bodies, helping us stay healthy and strong. Since they make up our smile, our teeth also help to make a…

Get the Most Out of Your Dental Benefits at AH Smiles

Many insurance plans include “fine print” that tries to shift the cost of dental care back onto you. However, the upcoming end of the year provides an opportunity for you to get the most value out of your insurance provider.…

Have You Had An Oral Cancer Screening?

Over 50,000 people every year are diagnosed with oral cancer, and being aware of your risks and seeking treatment early is your primary defense against it. Oral Cancer Awareness Month is recognized every April, but that’s not the only time…

How to Make Sure Your Implants Last Forever

The routine daily care and maintenance of dental implants is very similar to the care of natural teeth. When caring for dental implants, it is important to maintain the health of the supporting gum tissue and jaw bone. Dr. Brent…

7 Signs You Should Schedule A Dentist Visit

We get it: going to the dentist isn’t always the most fun thing to do, but your body may be telling you it’s time to see a dentist. Arlington Heights, IL dental office AH Smiles offers comprehensive dentistry for all…

Cutting-Edge Crowns with CEREC

Dental crowns are one of the most commonly performed dental procedures, but many people still misunderstand their use and purpose. Whenever teeth are badly damaged, cracked, broken, or misshapen, crowns are the most effective solution  to restore their appearance, shape,…

3 Tips for Managing Your Dental Anxiety

If imaging going to the dentist makes you break out in a cold sweat, you’re not alone. Maybe you’re worried about what the dentist will find because you haven’t been in a while or how painful any necessary treatment might…

Our Top 6 Back to School Oral Health Tips

The end of summer and return to school have arrived and with the changes that brings, especially in these uncertain times, it would be easy to neglect your family’s oral health.  AH Smiles of Arlington Heights, IL can make the…

FAQ: How Your Dentist Can Help With Sleep Apnea

Studies indicate that about a half a million adults suffer from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), making them two of the most common sleep disorders. Aside from preventing someone from getting a good night’s sleep, snoring and/or sleep apnea…