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Professional Teeth Cleaning Root Scaling Planing

Professional teeth cleaning Chicago is available from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Ill and if you can’t remember the last time you had your teeth cleaned, you may need to schedule an appointment for a deep cleaning.

A deep professional cleaning, referred to as Root Scaling and planing in the dental world, will get rid of the plaque and tartar that has formed on the surface of your teeth and between your teeth and gums. Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Illinois will assess the situation when you come in for a checkup to determine if …Read More

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Regular Oral Cancer Screenings Can Save your Life

An oral cancer screening can literally save your life. Even if your teeth and gums are healthy, it’s important to schedule regular comprehensive dental exams with Glen Dental in Glenview Illinois, to make sure that there is nothing abnormal about your gums, tongue, the roof of your mouth, your cheeks, or your lips.

According to the American Dental Association, oral cancer can occur inside or outside your oral cavity including your gums, teeth, cheeks, lips, throat, and tonsils at the base of the tongue and in the mid regions of your throat. Put them all together and oral cancer accounts for …Read More

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Taking Too Big a Bite Causes Problems

Taking too big a bite can cause problems, especially if you have a disorder in your temporomandibular joint. TMD patients should never open wide as it can be painful. Taking supersized bites can also aggravate the disorder. Even if you don’t have a problem with your temporomandibular joint, taking too big a bite can cause problems for your teeth, gums and your jaw.

Those fast food restaurants are famous for supersizing meals; however, most are way too big for the human mouth, so if you are tempted to down that huge burger in a few minutes, think again. Take the time …Read More

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Root Canal Therapy Do I Need It?

Root Canal Therapy may be necessary if you have been ignoring that dull ache in your mouth. Skipping the dentist because you have a toothache can make things worse.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Illinois, leaving a toothache or any pain in your mouth for that matter can cause serious issues that could result in Root Canal Therapy.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

Every tooth in your mouth contains blood vessels and nerves that are located in the roots of your teeth. If the pulp in your tooth becomes infected, you may need root …Read More

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Dental Implants with Teeth in an Hour

Dental implants could be the answer if you have recently lost your teeth or if you wear dentures. Dental implants are the strongest replacement for missing teeth and can last a lifetime as long as you practice good oral hygiene.

Although saving a tooth is the Glen Dental Center in Glenview’s goal, sometimes it is impossible. Gum disease, the biggest contributor to tooth loss, trauma, decay, and injury make it difficult to save a diseased tooth.

Replacing a tooth or multiple teeth with dental implants, helps retain your jawbone and your gum tissue. The minute you lose a tooth your jaw has …Read More

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Healthy foods for Your Body but Not Your Teeth

Those so-called healthy foods for your body may be doing wonders for your waistline and your well-being, but those dried fruits that you munch on during your break could cause problems for your teeth.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Illinois, there are several healthy foods for your body that your doctor may recommend, but some of those foods should be enjoyed in moderation.

Healthy Carbs

You may be patting yourself on the back for kicking white bread, white rice and potatoes to the curb, but whole grain and wheat alternatives can be just as bad for …Read More

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Cosmetic Dental Treatments Glenview

Glen Dental Center in Glenview Illinois is the only dental practice to consider if you have been thinking about cosmetic dental treatments. Even something as simple as tooth whitening can be taken care of with Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Ill. If you follow the Glen Dental Blog in Chicago, you will know that professional tooth whitening will give you better results than over the counter tooth whitening gels, strips, pastes, and mouth rinses.

The Exam

When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Gilmor, you will be given a comprehensive dental exam to make sure that you …Read More

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Fluoride Treatment for Strong Teeth

Although some claim that fluoride use isn’t necessary, Dr. Jeffry Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Illinois tends to disagree.

Studies by the American Dental Association show that using fluoride helps reduce cavities in children and adults. Fluoride use can also prevent and repair tooth decay in the early stages, even before you can see it or feel it.

Natures’ Cavity Fighter

Dr. Gilmor explains that fluoride is one of Mother Natures’ best tooth decay fighters and will help you and your family keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Where it Began

When a small community in Michigan starting adding fluoride to the municipal …Read More

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How Plaque and Tartar Affect your Teeth

Plaque and tartar affects millions of people all over the world, and if you are one of them, chances are you are dealing with gum disease as well. Bacteria caused from the foods you eat and the beverages you choose will quickly become that sticky clear film that you see on your teeth. Plaque can even attach itself to your dental restorations.

Dr. Jeffry Gilmor from Glen Dental in Glenview Illinois believes that practicing good oral hygiene habits can go a long way in preventing the buildup of plaque and the more dangerous tartar.

According to the Mayo Clinic, tartar, also known …Read More

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Memory Loss Can Affect Anyone

According to Glen Dental, memory loss isn’t just a, “Senior,” thing. In fact, recent studies indicate that poor oral health could be connected to not remembering where you put the keys, or where you parked the car.

Conducted between 1996 and 1998, the North Carolina at Chapel Hill department of ecology had a study for men and women between the ages of 45 and 64. The object of the study was to conduct data that could lead to a connection between mental and oral health. Memory and thinking skills were included in the testing as well as regular dental exams. There …Read More

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