Lake Forest Smiles Blog
January 5, 2018
It’s that time of year again, when all the fun of the holidays gives way to resolutions made with the best intentions. One especially worthy resolution is to commit to having healthier teeth and gums in 2018. In addition to saving a lot of time and money otherwise spent in the dental chair, you’ll be investing in looking and feeling your best for a lifetime. There are two main components of oral health to think about: teeth and gums. If you’re on board with this resolution, keep reading as a dentist in Lake Forest shows you how you can have a healthier mouth in 2018.
December 19, 2017
We live in a world that is chock full of information. Unfortunately, people still get wrong ideas in their heads. That may be because the popular media fails to explain something well, or perhaps people simply make assumptions about certain issues. However, the truth is powerful, and you shouldn’t let yourself become a victim of false ideas.
If you’ve been under the impression that dental health isn’t a big deal, or that it can’t have far-reaching consequences for your body, your dentist in Lake Forest urges you to pause and take a look at the facts. Clearing up this misconception could save lives!
November 29, 2017
Are you a big fan of cheese? You might want to consider ordering a plate during your next dinner outing. Recent studies from the May/June issue of General Dentistry lists several benefits of eating cheese for your teeth. On top of that, your Lake Forest dentist agrees.
To see how you can your favorite cheeses can reduce cavities, take a look inside and learn the details of the study. You’ll also learn the science behind cheese’s additional oral benefits.
November 3, 2017
How many appointments have you had with your dentist that have been “cavity-free?” Each time your dentist deems you “cavity-free,” you feel accomplished and proud of your dental hygiene habits. But since you’ve never had a cavity, you might not even know what it feels like to actually have one.
Believe it or not, cavities and tooth decay are more common than you may think. But just because many patients face tooth decay, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t pay attention to the symptoms and try to avoid it. Learn more about cavities and tooth decay in this week’s post from your Lake Forest dentist.
October 31, 2017
Do you have missing teeth, or will you soon have to have one of your teeth extracted? It is important to fill those gaps in your smile; your oral health and overall health will be better if you have a full set of pearly whites. There are several different ways to replace teeth, but dental implants may be the best. Here are six key benefits that you can expect to reap if you choose to undergo this potentially life-changing treatment:
October 30, 2017
Do you struggle with bad breath — and not just when you have an extra slice of garlic bread? No one wants to be the person whom others avoid because they have stinky breath. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to freshen up your mouth and get back your confidence. Your dentist near Vernon Hills is here to list a few easy solutions to bad breath.
September 30, 2017
If you’re like most people, you know the basics of good dental hygiene. They include brushing for two minutes, twice a day, and flossing at least once a day. Unfortunately, the majority of adults still don’t manage to make it happen on a daily basis. And there’s one common oral hygiene mistake in particular your dentist in Vernon Hill sees over and over again. What is it? We’ve got the answer in this week’s blog post — keep reading to make sure it doesn’t happen to you!
August 1, 2017
Now, when you need a dental restoration, you have multiple options that are available from your dentist in Forest Lake. You could choose the traditional method, which requires two appointments, messy impressions, and a temporary crown, or you could choose to have the entire procedure done in just one day. Although the same-day option has gained in popularity because it is convenient and comfortable, many remain concerned about the quality because it only takes about an hour. However, when a professional and qualified dentist handles the procedure, you have nothing to worry about.
July 28, 2017
Patients often refer to porcelain veneers as instant orthodontics because they can quickly transform even the most flawed teeth into a perfectly straight, evenly spaced, and brilliantly white smile. If you’re looking to close gaps in teeth, conceal stains, or correct other cosmetic concerns, it might be time to consider porcelain veneers. One of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services, porcelain veneers can be used to improve the whole smile in just two short visits. Contact us to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation at Campbell and Schmidt Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Our Vernon Hills dentists will examine your smile, discuss your desired end goal, and help you create a personalized treatment plan that delivers your desired smile within your schedule and budget.
June 28, 2017
As you’re enjoying your cold beverage at lunch, you’re struck with that familiar twinge. It happens from time to time, but you haven’t noticed any other significant changes with your teeth, so you’re not too worried about it. Did you know that you might be suffering from enamel erosion? The good news is that your team Lake Forest dentist has solutions for you, and dental sealants may be able to help.