Dentistry & Oral Health Tips & Articles
Toothaches during Pregnancy
Experiencing a toothache during pregnancy can be distressing. Pregnancy brings about various changes in the body, including hormonal fluctuations and increased blood flow, which can impact oral health. Dental issues during this period are not uncommon, and toothaches may arise as a result. Addressing and managing toothache promptly is essential to ensure dental health and…Read More →
Why Dentures Cause Soreness
Dentures are an amazing dental solution that, when designed correctly, should function, look, and feel like natural teeth. However, for many, this is not their experience. Dentures have caused them and soreness making everyday joys like eating, talking, or just relaxing painful. If that sounds like you, then keep reading. Preface: DENTURES SHOULD NOT CAUSE…Read More →
What is a Dental “Emergency”?
In the midst of the COVID – 19 pandemic, businesses are limiting hours, staff, and even customers. In response, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) are strongly urging dentists to only hold appointments with patients who need emergency dental care. However, “emergency” is a general term that is leaving…Read More →
Dental Care During Pandemics
The COVID-19 virus has created confusion and concern not only in our community here in the Illinois valley but worldwide. Social distancing in situations like these saves lives. To do our part, at A Lifetime of Smiles dental office in LaSalle, IL we closed our offices for elective services and routine cleanings during “shelter in…Read More →
What do white spots on your teeth mean?
Otherwise clean and seemingly healthy, teeth that have white spots or discoloration could be a sign of hypocalcification, a condition that affects the enamel of the teeth and could impact the strength and structural integrity of your teeth. What is Hypocalcification? Hypocalcification is a dental condition characterized by white spots, discoloration or stains that appear…Read More →
Can a Root Canal Be Prevented?
Most of us in the Illinois Valley, and pretty much everywhere, have heard of a root canal and associate it as something we don’t ever want to deal with. The truth is, a root canal can be relatively painless and very beneficial in terms of saving your natural teeth and avoiding the need for a…Read More →
Laser Dentistry vs. Traditional Dentistry
For many, the idea of scalpels and drills going anywhere near their mouths produces a ton of anxiety and often delays taking necessary action to address ongoing dental issues that need attention. To compound that, the prolonged recovery time, discomfort, stitches and risk for infections associated with traditional dentistry understandably causes many to forgo short-term…Read More →
The Lowdown on Gum Disease in Peru IL
Was your toothbrush tinged a little red when you brushed your teeth last? While you may have simply brushed too hard, it’s possible you’re in the beginning stages of gum disease. Gum disease in Peru IL is no laughing matter. There are connections between gingivitis and periodontitis and diabetes, heart disease, cancer and more. If…Read More →
Should I Clean My Tongue?
You probably take your time cleaning your teeth every day but do you ever think about your tongue. The tongue is vital to speech and swallowing, but it should also be part of your overall dental plan. When you clean your mouth, you just can’t think about your teeth. You also need to think about…Read More →
Taking Care Of Your Teeth With Braces
If you’re required to have normal braces instead of something like Invisalign, then you need to take extra special care of your teeth and orthodontics to prevent cavities, gum disease and other problems from forming. Having braces doesn’t give you a pass on your regular dental care. In fact, it makes it more involved, but…Read More →