Crowns vs. Veneers

Dental crowns and veneers may seem very similar upon first inspection. They are both used to improve your smile and are placed over your existing teeth. However, there are some important differences that make crowns and veneers two distinct dental services. What Are Crowns? Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are tooth-shaped covers that […]

Is Nail Biting Bad for Your Teeth?

Many of us have nervous habits that we do without even realizing it. From fidgeting to cracking your knuckles to biting your nails, these behaviors maybe seem like a harmless way to relieve some tension. However, if you’re a chronic nail biter, beware! Not only does biting your nails ruin a manicure, it can also […]

How Does Invisalign® Work

Are you thinking about getting Invisalign? Many prospective Invisalign patients wonder exactly what Invisalign is and how it works. We’ve put together an overarching look at how this nearly invisible teeth straightening system works. Hopefully it will help you make an informed decision on which option is right for you! Aligners: What Are They Made […]

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 […]