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When Are Dental Extractions Appropriate?

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Nervous Patient with Dental Extraction - Dental Extractions with Crest Hill Family DentalA common treatment for teeth in trouble is to pull them out, or extract them. While dentists and oral surgeons do what they can to save those teeth first, extraction is often left as the only option given the circumstances. As dental technology has improved over the years, the reasons behind tooth extractions have changed.

If you have a tooth that needs help beyond what a filling or bonding can do, don’t assume that you’ll have to have the tooth removed. Your dentist needs to look at a host of surrounding circumstances to determine if another option would work. If your dentist does recommend tooth extraction, knowing what could necessitate extraction will help you understand why your dentist has decided this is the only solution.

Understanding the Truth About 4 Cosmetic Dentistry Myths

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woman with nice smileYou probably understand the importance of having a healthy smile, but ensuring your smile is appealing should also be a priority. A healthy and appealing smile will make a great first impression on others. In addition, a great smile can improve your emotional wellness by increasing your self-esteem.

Thankfully, the various options available in cosmetic dentistry can help improve or enhance your smile. Unfortunately, you may not think these services are options for various reasons. By learning the truth behind these common myths, you will see the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.

3 Reasons to Consider a Power Toothbrush for Your Child

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Kids lose everything, which is why most parents opt for the least expensive dental tools possible. However, not all toothbrushes are created equal, and modern power toothbrushes offer benefits that manual varieties simply can’t match. Here are three reasons to consider upgrading your child’s toothbrush to a power version and why you won’t regret the investment. 

The Good and Bad of Bacterial Balance in Your Mouth

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Hundreds of different bacterial species can live in the human mouth. While you likely don’t have each and every species inhabiting the area around your teeth and tongue, you probably have one to two hundred at a time.

While bacteria are the big bad that can cause cavities and plenty of dental dilemmas, they are also an essential part of the oral environment. Your mouth supports the growth of so many species of outside invaders for a reason.

Before you try to wash away each and every species that’s made its way around your teeth, take a look at what you need to know about the good and bad of oral bacteria.

Tips for Optimal Dental Care During Your Pregnancy

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Pregnant women quickly discover that a plethora of health and wellness considerations must be weighed during this exciting time of life. According to the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, your dental health is the responsibility of you, your prenatal doctor, and your dentist. Follow these tips to maintain optimal oral health during your pregnancy.

Don’t Skip Dental Check-Ups During Your Pregnancy

You can still see your dentist while you’re pregnant. Don’t postpone regular cleanings or check-ups. However, tell your dentist about your pregnancy and disclose your due date. Also inform your dentist about any vitamins or medications you may be taking to support your health during the pregnancy. That empowers your dentist to provide the best customized care.

Crest Hill
Family Dental

2410 W Caton Farm Rd, Suite C
Crest Hill, IL 60403
Phone: (815) 439-1111
Fax: (815) 439-9709

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