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How Preventive Dentistry Supports Teeth and Gum Health

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Did you know that many dental conditions are preventable? However, you may not be aware of decay or disease in your mouth until you have pain or sensitivity. By then, the problem may have already progressed and need treatment. Home dental care combined with in-office preventative dentistry in Lansing, IL, can help you avoid or even reverse cavities, gum disease, and other painful, progressive conditions.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

It may seem like your teeth and gums need only brushing and flossing to stay in good health. After all, if you don’t feel pain, everything must be fine, right? But your tooth structures have layers you can’t see, and hidden decay ...

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Myths About Root Canals

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Have you ever heard someone tell a story about a root canal? Many people fear root canals, and that may be due in part to what they’ve heard rather than their own experiences. Dentists who perform root canals in Lansing, IL, know that patients’ fears about root canals are often based on misconceptions.

When a tooth’s inner pulp is infected, damaged, or dead, it can lead to tooth and gum pain, sensitivity, and even loss of the tooth. Root canal therapy involves cleaning out the inner pulp of the tooth, sealing it, and restoring the tooth so that it is fully functional again.

It’s time to bust some common root ...

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Use it or lose it! Insurance benefits.

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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

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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 ...

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What to Expect From Your Root Canal Procedure

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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. ...

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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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