4 Facts You Should Know About Teeth Whitening

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When many people think of their teeth and smiles, their primary focus is on how their teeth look.  The color of their teeth is one of the primary issues that most people have with their teeth.  If you are one of these people, you may be wondering about whether or not tooth whitening is the right choice for you.

This post lists four facts that you can use to get to know more about tooth whitening.  Then, you can be certain you are making the best decision for yourself.

  1. Whitening Toothpastes Are Not Very Effective

Most people are interested in DIY teeth whitening that is quick, easy, and painless. However, many of the products marketed to whiten teeth simply do not work as well as they claim to.

Whitening agents need to be in contact with the teeth for an extended period of time to be effective. The short amount of time that toothpaste is in contact with the teeth make such whitening products only minimally effective. As such, the extra money that you might spend on these whitening toothpastes would be better spent on more effective whitening solutions.

8 Early Signs Your Child May Need Orthodontic Treatment

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When you think about orthodontia, you may picture the awkwardness of puberty and classic metal braces. While many patients do not start orthodontic treatment until adolescence, the signs that this procedure is needed are often evident much earlier.

In fact, many orthodontists provide preliminary consultations to patients as young as six or seven. In this blog, we list eight characteristics that may indicate that your child will likely need braces or another form of orthodontic treatment to achieve their best smile.


6 Common Questions Adults Have Before Getting Braces

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Lady with Braces - Crest Hill Family Dental in IL If you are unhappy with the state of your smile, your dentist may recommend braces to achieve the straight, properly aligned teeth you desire. While you may think of braces as a treatment reserved for children and teens, you can get them at any age, and the number of adults getting braces is on the rise.

Before you commit to braces, learn all you can about this treatment. To that end, take a look at these six questions adults commonly have about getting and living with braces.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Patients With Anxiety

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So many children have fears of going to the dentist, which can make dental appointments difficult for parents when they take their kids in for visits. If your child fears the dentist, you should talk to your family dentist about laser dentistry. This newer form of dentistry makes procedures less painful and less traumatic, and it could help your child overcome his or her fear of the dentist.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is something that dentists have used for several decades. However, laser dentistry is not something that all dentists offer. With laser dentistry, dentists use a laser and water to perform a variety of dental procedures. Lasers are commonly used today for many types of medical treatments, and they offer a lot of benefits over traditional forms of treatments.

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Crest Hill, IL 60403
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