Why Is It Important to Floss?

At Palos Heights Family Dental, we constantly remind patients of how vital flossing is to their oral health. But did you know that nearly a third of all Americans don’t bother flossing at all? Understandably, for some people, wedging a piece of floss between your teeth to get every nook and cranny may require a […]

How Are Dentures Supposed to Fit?

Wearing a partial or full set of dentures takes some adjustment for anyone. We always say to expect some discomfort the first few days, but don’t worry, this is just the adjustment phase. Soon, you should get used to having dentures in your mouth. In the Beginning At first, it may feel like you’ve got […]

The Proper Flossing Technique

Flossing is vital to removing bits of food particles that get stuck between teeth. You may be good about flossing every day, or even a few times a week. But if the food particles are not dislodged, they can turn into plaque. They may slowly creep below the gum line to where you can’t reach […]

Save Money with DIY Toothpaste

We understand that some patients want to make their own toothpaste, and often there are many good reasons for this. Some people have sensitivity or even an allergy to common ingredients in mainstream toothpastes. Even artificial coloring in toothpastes can cause problems for some! If you’re going down the DIY route, be sure to discuss […]

Options for Paying for Dental Care After Retirement

If you are retired or are planning to retire soon, you are probably aware that Medicare – which is the healthcare plan for 70% of Americans over the age of 65 – doesn’t include dental coverage. While it’s sometimes possible to receive retiree coverage from your former employer, many individuals stop working full-time before they […]

A Guide to Getting Your Child Ready for Their First Dental Visit

So, your child’s first visit to the dentist is coming up. They might be scared—after all, children’s shows can display the dentist as a scary and mean place. They might look at it as another boring chore that their parent makes them do. They might even be excited about the new adventure. Whatever your child […]

Snack Smart with Tooth Healthy Snacks & Your Teeth Will Thank You!

Your natural teeth are irreplaceable (unless you opt for dental implants) and you want to do everything you can to take care of them for the rest of your life! Sugar and other processed foods can lead to cavities, and cavities will slowly create more tooth decay, and this will eventually lead you to needing […]