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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…

BE INFORMED: GUM DISEASE & PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Arlington Heights dentists Dr. Brent Engelberg and Dr. Jennifer Mullarkey offer comprehensive dental care, including periodontal therapy for treating the various symptoms of gum disease and restoring your dental health. What Is Gum Disease? Gum disease has two stages and…

HOW ARE MY HEADACHES LINKED TO DENTAL PROBLEMS?

If you get migraines or frequent headaches one cause may reside in the function of your bite and jaw joints. What Is TMJ? You have two temporomandibular joints (TMJs) that connect the sides of your jaw to your skull. They…

STAY IN THE KNOW: TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

Natural teeth are ideal for biting, chewing and maintaining mouth and jawbone structure, which is why Dr. Brent Engelberg’s first priority is to help restore, save and repair your natural teeth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is unavoidable. When you…

IS CHARCOAL TOOTHPASTE A FAD?

Charcoal toothpaste is one of the current trending topics in cosmetic dental treatments. You’ve likely seen it on television ads, the use of activated charcoal in face masks, as supplements and even as toothpaste! It’s all due to its detoxification…