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Digital Dental X-Rays: An Inside Look at Dental Technologies

Technology Investments Matter: Digital Dental X-Rays Pay Off for Patients, Hygienists, and Dentists The practice of dentistry has evolved over centuries or even millennia. The tools we use have gone from very rudimentary to highly advanced. It’s been exciting to see the impact of new technology on our work and on our patients’ experience.  We’re […]

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 […]

Root Cause: Don’t Mistake the Solution for the Problem

Root canals are often blamed for pain, but they’re not the real culprit. It’s time to celebrate them instead.  May is “Save Your Tooth Month,” according to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). On top of that, the second week of May is Root Canal Awareness Week and Wednesday, May 12 is Root Canal Awareness […]

Spit & Swish for Strong Smiles

The Difference Between Mouthwash for Kids and Adults, and Benefits of Both Who knew “spit and swish” was a skill? It is when it comes to mouthwash for kids, and you might be surprised how often people ask about that, among other questions about mouthwash. We believe it can be a great supplement to your […]

Top 10 Reasons the Palos Heights Family is Thankful

From Our Family to Yours This year, more than ever, we’re feeling grateful for our patients. Now that it’s almost Thanksgiving, we thought we’d share the top 10 reasons our Palos Heights family is thankful. Your family’s resilience and humor keep us smiling.  We appreciate the curiosity and interest you show when you open our […]

Healthy Halloween Treats & Tricks

Infographic Shows Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween Season We want to help you and your family have a healthy Halloween while still having Halloween fun. Dr. Umang Patel boiled and toiled it all into this no-trouble infographic. From basic dental health tips to best and worst candy and a sweet idea about what to […]

Dental X-Ray Safety: A Walk In the Park

X-Rays Are Safe and Important for Oral Health People often wonder about dental x-ray safety. Easy question – it’s about exactly as safe as a walk in the park. We’ll explain that more later. First we want to make one thing absolutely clear. We would never recommend something that was unsafe for our patients. X-rays […]