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Porcelain Veneers or Dental Bonding Which is Right for Me

Porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental bonding are two of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, and is right up there with tooth whitening, which tops the list. Both porcelain veneers and dental bonding can repair crooked, chipped, or cracked teeth, but which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you?

According to Glenview cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor, porcelain veneers are a great choice if you want a permanent solution. Veneers are permanent and cannot be reversed. While dental bonding can be reversed, it is not as strong a solution.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are made from dental grade porcelain and fitted …Read More

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My Veneers are Staining I thought they Would Stay Nice Forever

Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are made to fit the fronts of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can restore a multitude of cosmetic issues including stained, chipped, cracked, or misaligned teeth. Cosmetic veneers can also be used to fill gaps and to lengthen or shorten teeth.

Porcelain veneers can look stained or become stained. Thankfully, these issues can be addressed when you schedule an appointment with the Glen Dental Center in Glenview.

Why Are My Veneers Staining?
Edge Staining

According to cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor, it’s not the veneers that are staining; it’s the edges of the veneer that could stain. If …Read More

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Invisible Braces or Conventional Wires and Brackets

If you have been thinking about straightening your teeth, but aren’t sure whether to go with clear braces or conventional wires and brackets, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor.

Your Chicago cosmetic dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to make sure that you and invisible braces are a good fit. If you have a bad over or under bite or teeth that are horribly rotated or badly spaced, your cosmetic dentist in Chicago may recommend conventional braces.

What is the Difference Between the Two?

Conventional braces are permanently attached to your teeth and cannot be removed …Read More

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Is Vaping Bad for Teeth and Gums?

The Glen Dental Center in Glenview explains that E-cigarettes and vaping have taken the planet by storm with former smokers and non-smokers picking up the pen to enjoy flavored liquids that are heated before being inhaled.

While there have been no long term studies conducted on E-cigarettes, dentists have seen gum damage and tooth decay as a result of vaping.

Stained Teeth and Vaping

Just like regular tobacco, vaping can stain your teeth, especially if you vape with nicotine. Nicotine causes teeth to yellow and is difficult to remove.

Bad Breath and Vaping

Everyone knows that smokers and people who chew tobacco suffer from bad …Read More

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Tooth Sensitivity Is it Causing you Pain?

Tooth sensitivity affects millions of people all over the world with discomfort ranging from mild to severe when brushing and flossing or eating hot and cold foods. According to the Glen Dental Center in Chicago, you could be suffering from tooth sensitivity if you have:

• Tooth decay
• Broken teeth
• Worn fillings
• Exposed tooth roots
• Worn enamel
• Gum disease

The enamel on your teeth protects the top parts of your teeth with cementum, which is in both the enamel and the dentin.

Because dentin contains hollow canals or tubes and are denser than enamel, it can cause those …Read More

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Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Is It Right for You?

Teeth whitening could be just what Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Illinois ordered. Teeth that are badly stained from red wine, coffee, tea and food can be lightened up to 10 shades in a single dental appointment with Zoom!®

Your smile is what lights up a room when you walk in, and if yours is dull and lifeless, Zoom!® professional tooth whitening can help.

What is Zoom!®?

Zoom!® is a professional tooth whitening system that works with a hydrogen peroxide patented lightening gel and laser light to lighten your teeth. Done chairside it can lighten teeth that have …Read More

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Heart Disease and Gum Disease is There a Connection?

Heart disease and gum disease have been linked, and if you aren’t diligent about your oral hygiene and suffer from gingivitis, or the more serious periodontal disease, you could be setting yourself up for a heart attack.

According to research, heart disease, and gum disease share one thing in common, inflammation. If your gums are swollen, red and often bleed, you are probably suffering from gum disease, or the often incurable, periodontitis.

People who don’t brush twice or floss once each day are lacking in good oral hygiene. According to Dr. Jeffry Gilmor, avoiding the brush and floss can cause tooth decay …Read More

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Injuries Can Be Prevented with a Custom Made Mouthguard

Spring is in the air and that means a custom made mouthguard for you and for your family. Whatever sport you participate in, a custom made mouth protector is the best defense against preventable mouth injuries. A custom made mouthguard could even save your tooth.

According to the American Dental Association, thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of mouth injuries could have been prevented if the athlete had worn a mouth protector, and although a custom made mouth protector will do the best job, any mouthguard is better than nothing.

The Glen Dental Center in Glenview can custom make a mouth protector …Read More

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Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring Could Help your Relationship

Oral appliance therapy could be just what you need if your partners’ snoring is keeping you up at night. The Glen Dental Center in Glenview Illinois is a preferred and licensed oral appliance therapy provider that can prevent you from moving to the guest room.

According to Dr. Jeffry Gilmor, snoring affects millions of people all over the United States and the globe.

Before oral appliance therapy patients had to resort to surgery to correct the problem, or deal with an uncomfortable CPAP machine. Although a CPAP is prescribed for people who suffer from sleep apnea, some use the machine to stop …Read More

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Is it Time to Repair Your Dental Restorations?

If your old dental restorations could use some help it’s time to call Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor. Your dentist in Glenview has the skills and the expertise to put a smile back on your face. The dental bonding that you had placed a decade ago may have looked great in its time, but after so many years, it will begin to show its age. Thankfully, cosmetic dental bonding can be replaced in a single dental appointment. However, if you want a more permanent solution, you may want to consider porcelain veneers.

Decades ago, only those with a big bank account could afford …Read More

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