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Sleep Apnea: Is It a Big Deal?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog, dentistry | Comments Off on Sleep Apnea: Is It a Big Deal?

Sleep apnea contributes to 450,000 death per year. So, yes! It is a big deal if you don't undergo the proper channels to treat this deadly disease. If you believe you or a loved one have sleep apnea, you're not alone. In America, sleep apnea affects more than 12 million people.

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4 Tips to Help Your Child LOVE the Dentist

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog, Dental Tips | Comments Off on 4 Tips to Help Your Child LOVE the Dentist

You really can help your child LOVE the dentist! Just follow our 4 easy steps to encourage a lifetime of good oral health!

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How to Leave Your Favorite Dentist a Google+ Review

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Blog, dentistry | Comments Off on How to Leave Your Favorite Dentist a Google+ Review

Picture this: You just had the most amazing dental visit at Ogden Dental! The service was excellent, the staff was friendly, the dentist was incredibly talented, and the list goes on and on. You’re definitely feeling the love, and while you highly recommend your dentist to others in conversation, have you ever considered leaving your dentist a Google+ review? Google+ reviews help other like-minded people in your area make well-informed decisions about local businesses and the products and services they offer. Download this guide to...

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How Comprehensive Dentistry in Naperville Benefits You!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on How Comprehensive Dentistry in Naperville Benefits You!

Has your approach to dentistry been to visit the dentist only when you have a dental issue demanding immediate attention? A toothache, broken tooth, or bleeding, swollen gums are certainly emergency situations and should have immediate attention. Single-tooth dentistry does solve the immediate problem for that one tooth. But, that kind of dental treatment doesn’t consider why the problem existed, or how it will impact the rest of your teeth. Comprehensive dentistry for our Naperville and Ogden clients involves getting to the very...

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How Good Oral Health May Prevent Breast Cancer

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on How Good Oral Health May Prevent Breast Cancer

Do you notice an increase in pink every October? From politicians to football players to community members, the color seems to pop up everywhere! Since 1985, when National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded, October has been designated as a time to increase awareness of this deadly disease. Pink ribbons – and pink in general – point to the need for awareness, research, and fundraising. Not surprisingly, these are all important aspects that work toward the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure for breast cancer. While...

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Flossing: Important or Not? [Infographic]

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Blog, Dental, Health News | Comments Off on Flossing: Important or Not? [Infographic]

    There has recently been some controversy over the importance of flossing – is flossing really necessary to maintain healthy teeth? Despite conflicting reports, dentists defend keeping flossing a priority. Don’t toss your floss into the trash just yet – there are several sound reasons to keep flossing a part of your daily oral care routine. According to the American Dental Association, flossing is “an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums.” Flossing removes more food particles than...

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Childhood Obesity – Weighing the Risks and Solutions

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Blog, Health News | Comments Off on Childhood Obesity – Weighing the Risks and Solutions

  We all want the best for the kids in our lives. We work hard every day to provide for them and plan for their futures. But according to the latest statistics, 1 in 5 of our children is facing a serious risk to their health due to childhood obesity. September is Childhood Obesity Awareness month to help bring attention to this serious matter. This issue has steadily been on the rise for the last decade and has now reached epidemic levels. Over the last few decades, our lifestyles and diets have changed dramatically. We work longer...

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Recharge Your Smile with Dental Bonding [Infographic]

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Recharge Your Smile with Dental Bonding [Infographic]

  How do you feel when you look at your smile in the mirror? Do you love it? Or do you notice flaws, such as chips, excessive wear, or gaps? You may be surprised to learn minor cosmetic flaws in your smile can be corrected without expensive, painful, or invasive treatments! Dental bonding is a conservative, efficient, affordable solution that corrects chipped, misshapen, worn, or decayed teeth. Bonding is an effective option to help you get the smile of your dreams — without breaking the bank!   The content on this blog is...

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Find Relief for Frequent Headaches and Jaw Pain [Infographic]

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Find Relief for Frequent Headaches and Jaw Pain [Infographic]

  Do you experience pain in your neck, shoulders, or ears? How about clicking, grating, or popping when you chew? Perhaps you suffer regularly from jaw pain or headaches? TMD may be the culprit! But you may wonder, “What is TMD, and how can I find relief?” Pain associated with your jaw and the muscles that control it is referred to as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Your dentist may be able to recommend solutions to help you find relief for frequent headaches and jaw pain. Learn more about TMD –...

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Top 10 Dental Emergencies and What To Do About Them

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Top 10 Dental Emergencies and What To Do About Them

  One of your worst fears is realized: You fell face first onto the concrete, and you felt that front tooth break. Panic mode ensues. What the heck are you going to do now? Don’t panic, we’ve got some answers for you. There are all types of dental emergencies and most of the time, the answer is going to see a dentist as soon as you possibly can. However, until you get to the dentist, there are a few things you can do to ease the pain. Dental Emergencies 101: Without further ado, these are the ten emergencies you’re...

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