Why Do I Bite My Lips, Cheeks, and Tongue?
added on: January 27, 2020
woman biting lip

Biting your lips, cheeks, or tongue is a common habit for many people. While it may seem relatively harmless, biting the soft tissues in our mouths can lead to serious and painful problems. But like any habit, it can be difficult to stop biting your lips, cheeks, or tongue. Join… Read More…


How to Quit Smoking
added on: November 21, 2019
cigs

The Great American Smokeout, hosted on the third Thursday each November, strives to bring awareness to how quitting smoking can improve overall health. This is certainly something our dental office in Highland Park can get behind since smoking directly affects oral health, too. Even though quitting smoking may be one… Read More…


Avoid the Flu with These Five Easy Things
added on: November 14, 2019
woman with the flu

Flu season has officially begun and will continue through February, or maybe even later. Nobody wants to catch this ache-inducing, sneezing-causing, and overall yucky-feeling sickness. While sometimes the flu is unavoidable, there are easy things you can do to reduce your chance of falling ill. Join your dentist in Highland… Read More…


Give Three Cheers for National Dental Hygiene Month
added on: October 24, 2019
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October is known for a lot of things, but it’s the one month set aside each year to give a little bit of extra love to all of the immensely talented, caring dental hygienists out there. There are so many of them across the country whose work goes unnoticed or… Read More…


Everyone Can Do These Three Things to Relax at the Dentist
added on: October 16, 2019
young woman in dental chair

Your dentist in Highland Park knows how incredibly unnerving a trip to have your teeth checked or cleaned can be for some patients. If this sounds like you, it’s essential to know that you’re not alone. Besides the fact that millions of Americans struggle with anxiety about seeing the dentist,… Read More…


The Top 3 Most Damaging Sports for Smiles
added on: September 30, 2019
kids playing lacrosse

Your dentist in Highland Park is all about patients getting exercise and engaging in sports. It’s good for your body, mind, and spirit. However, there are quite a few sports that put your smile in danger every time you suit up. Some sports, for various reasons, put your teeth at… Read More…


Fluoride For a Healthy Smile
added on: August 15, 2019
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When it comes to the oral health of you and your family, you may have heard about the importance of fluoride. You may have also heard a few arguments against it. At our dental office in Highland Park, we want to take the opportunity to talk a little bit about… Read More…


Different Types of Dental Floss
added on: July 30, 2019
dental floss

When it comes to great oral health, you’ll often hear your dentist in Highland Park talk a lot about proper brushing and the importance of doing it every day. But there’s a good chance your dental team also talks to you about why you should be flossing every day. And… Read More…


Can Swimming Pools Affect Your Smile?
added on: July 22, 2019
kids swimming

Swimming pools may seem like an odd thing for your dentist in Highland Park to talk about, but besides being a long-time summer favorite and a relaxing escape from the heat, swimming pools may actually pose an unwanted threat to your teeth. Now, before you forego all pools this summer… Read More…


Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?
added on: June 21, 2019
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Wisdom teeth can be a pesky problem, whether they need to be removed or not. While there are times when your dentist in Highland Park may suggest keeping wisdom teeth around, it’s most common to have wisdom teeth removed. In fact, over 90% of Americans have their wisdom teeth removed…. Read More…


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