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Is Eating on the Run Ruining your Teeth?

Eating on the run can cause problems for teeth and gums. Now that school is in session, it’s tough to get your kids and your partner back on a healthy eating schedule.

According to the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Ill, making things fast and easy is the key. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the best thing for teeth and gums.

Why Eating on The Run is a Problem

In most households across the United States, families wake up; pack lunches get them prepared for school and ready to go on time. Kids usually get a bowl of cereal while mom, not dad of …Read More

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Herbal Supplements and Teeth and Gums

Herbal supplements and teeth and gums may not seem like an issue to you, but it is to your dentist. Letting your dentist in Chicago know about the natural supplements you are taking is important for teeth and gums.

Whether you take an aspirin every day for heart health or Echinacea to keep colds and flu at bay, telling Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview is imperative.

How Herbal Supplements and Teeth and Gums are Connected

Certain reactions will occur regardless of the natural supplement you are taking. If Dr. Gilmor isn’t aware of what you are taking, he …Read More

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Zoom® Professional Tooth Whitening To Rival your Tan

Zoom® Professional Tooth Whitening could be just what you need if your tan is overshadowing your smile. Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview can give you a smile to rival your glow.

What Causes Teeth Staining?

According to the Glen Dental Center, tobacco, red wine, tea, coffee, berries, and even dark sauces such as spaghetti and curry can stain your teeth. Even age can make your teeth appear stained over time. Tetracycline and too much fluoride can also cause teeth staining.

What is Zoom® Professional Tooth Whitening?

Zoom® is a chairside procedure that takes place in your Chicago cosmetic dentist …Read More

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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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