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Stay Informed: What About E-Cigarettes or Vaping?

What  Is Vaping? Vaping is just smoking what is called an e-cigarette. E-cigarettes use an aerosol, or vapor, to deliver nicotine into the lungs. The term vaping, rather than smoking, is used because the e-cigarette does not produce tobacco smoke—they…

Are My Headaches Being Caused By My Jaw?

Headaches and migraines can be caused by jaw pain. Constantly clenching and grinding your teeth can act as triggers for headaches, the type that lead to migraines. You may be grinding your teeth at night or during the day in…

Why Not To Ignore Crooked Teeth

Usually, the cause of crooked teeth is genetic, just like eye and hair color. Other causes may include early loss of baby teeth, severe facial injury, or poor childhood habits, such as tongue thrusting, thumb sucking, and even excessive pacifier…

Dry Mouth Is More Than Just A Dry Mouth

 Issues That Can Occur If Dry Mouth Is Not Properly Treated Dry mouth is a common dental concern that can lead to uncomfortable or embarrassing symptoms. If you are experiencing dry mouth, it is important to visit an experienced dentist for an oral…

What is a Waterpik?

What Is A Waterpik? A water flosser is an interdental cleaning device which you can use to direct a thin jet of water between your teeth and along your gum line to remove food debris and plaque. The Waterpik is…

Does Sugar Really Cause Cavities?

What Is A Cavity? A cavity is a hole in a tooth where tooth enamel has broken down due to decay. Decay is caused when plaque – a sticky bacteria that forms naturally in the digestive process – builds upon…

What Does A Good At Home Oral Hygiene Routine Consist Of?

Although genetics play a large role in whether or not you get cavities, regular brushing and preventative dental care help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Brushing removes the plaque that causes tooth decay and stimulates your gums to help prevent gum…

WHAT TO KNOW: MINIMAL PREP VENEERS

What Are Dental Veneers? Dental veneers provide a highly effective, lasting treatment option for making over the shape and color of your smile. There are several types of dental veneers and Chicago area cosmetic dentist Dr. Brent Engelberg will work…

WHY DO MY GUMS BLEED?

Why Do My Gums Bleed? Bleeding gums is often an early sign of gum disease, evidence that the gum tissue has become infected and irritated by harmful bacteria. Left untreated, gum disease will continue to advance and can cause permanent…

DO YOU HAVE A DOUBLE CHIN?

Do you feel self-conscious about extra fat underneath your chin? Extra fat build up under the chin can make the face appear older and may make you look heavier than you are. Even when some patients eat a healthy diet…