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Use it or lose it! Insurance benefits.

Yes, it’s that time of year again!

As a reminder, if you have treatment you have put on hold, now may be a good time to schedule an appointment to maximize your insurance benefits and use any remaining flex account dollars you may have. Appointments fill up fast as we approach the Holiday season so call us today to schedule your appointment at  708-895-0778

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The Importance of Routine Dental Cleanings

You rush into work and immediately scan your calendar. Besides three meetings today, you also have your six-month cleaning and checkup with your dentist in Lansing today. How will you ever fit that into your busy day? After all, your teeth are not even hurting! Before you reach for the phone to cancel your appointment, here are a few reasons why you should keep that dental appointment. 

Avoid Bigger Problems in the Future

Dentistry is all about prevention because, by the time you start to feel pain or discomfort in your teeth or mouth, the damage is probably already done. Most dental issues such as tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease begin with ...

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What to Expect From Your Root Canal Procedure

Your dentist has told you that your tooth needs root canal therapy. A root canal diagnosis is probably the worst news you've had in a long time. However, since you're feeling pain, you're ready to get your procedure underway. Here's what you can expect from root canal therapy from start to finish.

Step #1: The Root Canal

You may have heard that root canals are painful, or that the procedure is long and arduous. However, you may be pleasantly surprised when your pain is relieved right away. Your dentist will ensure that your tooth and the area surrounding it are completely numb, which is why you'll no longer be feeling pain. It ...

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Oral Cancer Walk 2018

On Saturday, August 25, Dr Josephine Chang Pallotto hosted the second annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness in Memory of Susan Chang alongside the Chicago Dental Society, the ADA, the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, and multiple other sponsors. The walk was created in honor of Dr. Chang Pallotto's late mother who suffered from a form of oral cancer. With oral cancer on the rise, the goal of the walk is to stimulate awareness in hopes of catching the disease in its early stages to increase survival rates. 

The walk included free oral cancer screenings from 2 head and neck surgeons, an oral surgeon and a maxillofacial prosthodontist. Other awesome parts of the walk ...

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The Care and Keeping of Your Toothbrush

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Brushing your teeth is one of the simplest ways you can take charge of your overall health.

While they are basic and inexpensive, toothbrushes are one of your best defenses against plaque, cavities and gum disease. In order for your toothbrush to take care of you, it is equally important for you to take care of your toothbrush.

Below are three tips to consider in the care and keeping of your toothbrush:

Keep Your Toothbrush in a Sanitary Place

The bathroom counter is a common place to store your toothbrush, but in reality, keeping your toothbrush our in the open can be an unhealthy decision. Airborne germs — particularly those from toilet flushes — ...

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How to Know When Dentures Are the Right Tooth Replacement Solution for You

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There’s a reason why dentures are such a popular option for replacing missing teeth; they work well for many people and are easily adapted to the unique needs of each individual.

If you don't have a positive reaction to the idea of dentures, it’s probably because you don’t realize how advances in dentistry – from improved methods to state-of-the-art technology and materials – have improved virtually everything about them.

Improved Appearance

Decades ago, the primary purpose of dentures was function not esthetics, and their fake appearance was primarily due to the limited availability of materials.

Today’s dentures are made with updated materials that can be customized to enhance your appearance, from the gum color ...

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What to Look for in a Lansing Dentist

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If you are new to the area or unhappy with your current dentist in Lansing, IL, it is a good idea to establish yourself and your family in a dental practice you can trust. By planning ahead, you will be able to book your routine dental appointments or get the care you need when you have a dental emergency.

Choosing a dentist means you are making an important choice for your health. Here are a few points to consider.

Is the Dentist Experienced?

Choosing a dentist with experience in all aspects of general dentistry means care you can count on. At Pallotto Dental Care, we are an established practice with seasoned dentists who ...

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