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Does Smoking Affect Your Oral Health?

Smoking, vaping, and using other tobacco products can typically leave a bad smell. Most people know how bad tobacco and nicotine are for their physical health, but did you know that these products are bad for your oral health? Vaping,…

5 Top Causes of Toothaches

Do you have sudden tooth pain? Are chronic toothaches making it uncomfortable to eat, drink, and live your daily life? There can be many causes of toothaches, from tooth decay to dental injuries. We can target the cause of your…

How Does Nail Biting Affect Oral Health?

If you started biting your nails as a child and continue to this day, you likely already know that it's a bad habit. But did you know that nail biting can also impact your oral health? We will review the…

5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

When you visit the dentist, you may not think to ask questions unless you have noticed a change in your oral health. However, we encourage patients to ask questions, even if they are in good general oral health, to help…

AH Smiles 2022 Patient Reviews

As 2022 comes to a close, we want to highlight some of the patient reviews for our team and office in Arlington Heights, IL. Over the past year, we have helped many patients achieve brighter, healthier, and more functional smiles.…

Keep Your Smile Healthy This Holiday

We want our patients to enjoy treats, snacks, and time with their loved ones this holiday season. At the same time, we also want patients to remember to care for their smiles. Whether patients schedule an appointment in our office…

Debunking Dental Health Myths

There are many myths about dental health, especially when it comes to oral hygiene. Patient education is an important part of our practice, and we want our patients to learn the best ways to care for their smiles. Here we…

Why Do I Have White Spots on My Teeth?

Do you have white spots on the middle of your teeth after braces treatment? Are you seeing white spots on your teeth, even without orthodontic treatment? Chances are, you have spots of demineralization on your teeth. Demineralization is a process…

Is Flossing Your Teeth Important?

Do you forget to floss when you brush your teeth? Flossing is more important than you may think. Brushing and flossing your teeth and gums twice a day helps minimize harmful bacteria in the mouth and prevents further oral health…

Do Genetics Affect Oral Health?

Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are some of the best ways to keep your oral health in check. However, genetic markers can also impact the likelihood of developing certain dental problems. But which dental problems do genetics affect?…