Woman suffering TMJ pain on a foggy day

Talking TMJ Awareness

TMJ Awareness Month and an offer on Botox services to help ease the pain this November Each November, many dental practices highlight TMJ awareness. The national designation is an annual reminder that TMJ, or temporomandibular joints (the joints on each side of the jaw) and disorders/dysfunction related to them, can affect your dental and overall […]

Sensitive Teeth and Stress: Male touches cheek and winces due to pain

Sensitive Teeth and Stress

Are you Swallowing Your Stress? The COVID-19 pandemic made many things painfully clear, including the link between sensitive teeth and stress. Stress is at the root of several things that can lead to sensitive teeth, among other dental issues. Some of the biggest ways stress shows are changes in diet, grinding and clenching, and preventative […]

Dr. Umang Patel

In the News: Here’s How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush

Dr. Umang Patel was recently featured in a Bustle.com article, “Here’s How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush,” by Carolyn Steber. The article details the importance of proper toothbrush hygiene, which can prevent the growth of bacteria and mold, and how to make your toothbrush last longer. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Check out […]

Palos Heights Family Dental Welcomes Patients of Retiring Local Dentist Dr. Patricoski

Smooth Transition and Smiles Ahead In June of 2021, neighboring dentist Dr. Patricoski announced his retirement after a fulfilling 30-plus-years practicing dentistry just down the street from us in Palos Heights. We are honored that Dr. Patricoski chose Palos Heights Family Dental to entrust with the care of his patient base. Although we know his […]