Dental Blog

Welcome to the dental blog of  Dr. Mike Lakota, a highly skilled dentist in Shorewood and Naperville, IL

Ask the Dentist: Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog, Cosmetic Dentistry, Health News | Comments Off on Ask the Dentist: Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Ask the Dentist: Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Many would like to enjoy a whiter smile, but hold back out of uncertainty. Is teeth whitening safe? And if so, which option is best for your smile?

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Sleep Apnea: Is It a Big Deal?

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

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, Parents & Family | 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, Community & News | 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, General Dentistry, Health News | 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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TMJ Awareness Month: What You Need to be Aware Of

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Blog, Health News | Comments Off on TMJ Awareness Month: What You Need to be Aware Of

TMJ Awareness Month: What You Need to be Aware Of

  Do you experience throbbing tension headaches? What about unexplained soreness in your neck and shoulders? Have normal activities like chewing or speaking become painful? You may be experiencing the painful effects of TMJ disorder, an excruciating ailment that affects millions of Americans, especially women between the ages of 20 and 40. TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, is often overlooked during medical exams and could even be misdiagnosed. A dentist can help you identify and treat the cause of your pain rather than just the...

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Motivate Your Kids to Brush with the Brush DJ App

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Blog, Parents & Family | Comments Off on Motivate Your Kids to Brush with the Brush DJ App

Motivate Your Kids to Brush with the Brush DJ App

Need a motivational tool to get your kids brushing their teeth regularly and correctly? Look no further! The Brush DJ App was created for just this purpose. You can download Brush DJ for free on the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Creating good oral hygiene habits doesn’t just happen. It takes time and attention, and most parents will no doubt welcome a tool that makes the process easier. Download the free Brush DJ app To try this app, simply download it and start it up. After agreeing to a couple of disclosure messages, you can...

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How Good Oral Health May Prevent Breast Cancer

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Blog, Health News, Parents & Family | 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, 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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