Before & After: Full Mouth Makeover
Full Mouth Makeover

Before & After: Full Mouth Makeover

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Before & After: Full Mouth Makeover *Note: We have been given permission by our patient to highlight this case Before & After: Full Mouth Makeover – the patient’s name has been omitted to protect their privacy. We never disclose any information about our patients without prior consent and approval. At Chicago Style Smiles, we often highlight cases where patient’s mouths are transformed. In this specific case that we completed in late 2016, we

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Wedding bells and white teeth!

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Wedding bells and White Teeth Spring is here and summer is right around the corner which means it’s that time of year again – wedding season. There is dancing, singing, celebrating and a lot of smiling on your wedding day. There are a few things you can do to get your teeth at their best before your wedding. Depending on the length of your engagement and your smile, there are things you can

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Teeth Whitening

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We all want that Hollywood smile with big, white and shinny teeth. But most of us live in the real world filled with teeth staining necessities like coffee, tea, soda and maybe an occasional glass of merlot. So what do we normal folks do to get that Hollywood smile? Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple bleaching

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Missing tooth – Dental Implant!

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Missing a tooth? Have you thought about a dental implant? Life happens, things happen, missing teeth can happen. Whether you loose a tooth in a accident or because of dental decay, an implant may be a great way to replace the missing tooth. In this week’s blog we will explain what a dental implant is, when we need them, and the process of getting one. What is an dental implant? According to the

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Learning to Smile Again

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*Note: Juan has reviewed this post and given us permission to tell his story. We never disclose any information about our patients without prior consent and approval. Learning to smile again Smiling… it shows the world you are confident, happy and excited about what’s going on. The ability to smile everyday is something many of us take for granted. There are many people who have accidents or events that can effect their smile.

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New Years Resolution – for your teeth!

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New Years Resolution – for your teeth! It’s 2015, and with this brings New Year’s resolutions. Gym memberships are expensive, diet changes can be hard, but proper oral health care… now that is easy! In this week’s blog, we will give you a reminder on how to keep those teeth clean and your mouth healthy throughout 2015. Brushing Overview – 2 minutes, twice per day, 45 degree angle to the tooth and gum,

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Holidays are coming!

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The holidays are coming… give your teeth a present! No matter what holiday you celebrate, I bet we all do one thing in common… eat. Holidays are filled with great food and wonderful beverages. One thing we often do is overlook the workhorse of all this eating: our teeth! In this week’s blog we will go over food and teeth, end of the year benefits, and how to keep you smiling into the

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Tooth Decay

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Most scary thing about Halloween….Tooth Decay! One of my favorite holidays is coming up, Halloween! Halloween can be scary… but the scare isn’t from my bad Dracula costume, it is from tooth decay. Tooth decay is the number one preventable disease in the world today, and can lead to pain, bad breath, root canals, infections, tooth loss or even death. What better time to talk about the scary tooth disease than Halloween? How

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Crest toothpaste

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Crest toothpaste safe? There has been a lot of talk recently about an ingredient in crest toothpaste: polyethylene. Polyethylene is one of the most common types of plastic. Now why would plastic be put in toothpaste one might ask? Is Crest toothpaste safe, and what toothpastes don’t have polyethylene in them? Inactive ingredients: Polyethylene There are many inactive ingredients in most brands of toothpaste. We have covered some in our previous blog, “Which

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What is a root canal?

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Chicagoans are a tough breed – we endure long, hard winters (polar vortex anyone?) and years of losing teams (Cubs?), but two simple words bring fear even to the toughest Chicagoan… root canal. Unfortunately the words “root canal” brings fear to even the strongest person, and TV and movies have portrayed a root canal as a very painful and uncomfortable procedure. In this week’s blog we will cover: what is a root canal, why

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How to properly brush my teeth?

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How to properly brush my teeth? – keeping you smiling on Michigan and Washington Chicago is a major metropolitan city, and we all live busy lives. What is the best way to prevent decay when you live such a busy lifestyle? This month’s topic will cover oral hygiene and what we can do to survive the daily Chicago grind. How many times should I brush my teeth a day? We recommend at least twice a

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Which toothpaste is the best?

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Which toothpaste is the best? Toothpaste, dentifrice, paste dentifrice. There are many different words used to describe toothpaste. Along with the words, there are hundreds of types and flavors of different toothpaste to choose from. Which toothpaste is the best? Which one helps with sensitivity? Do the whitening toothpastes actually help? Is there ingredients/toothpaste I should avoid if i get canker sores? Is there a toothpaste that helps with dry mouth? What about natural/professional

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Our Dental Technology

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At Chicago Style Smiles we pride ourselves in giving our patients a great first exam experience. We use both traditional and modern techniques and technologies to properly diagnose disease. In today’s blog topic we will cover some of the technologies we use and why they are beneficial. DIAGNOdent – laser cavity finder DIAGNOdent is a FDA approved device that scans the surface of teeth with a harmless laser light. DIAGNOdent is particularly good

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Fluoride and Chicago Water

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Fluoride. What is it, is fluoride in Chicago’s water and is it right for me and my family? These are all very important questions that we will touch on in this month’s blog posting. Fluoride and Chicago Water: What is fluoride and how does it work? Fluoride is a negatively charged ion that likes bonding to teeth enamel. When the tooth absorbs the fluoride ion into itself, it makes a new material called

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Chicago Dental Blog beginning!

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Hello all – Welcome to our new blog from the team at Chicago Style Smiles! Dentistry is our passion and we look forward to sharing this passion with our current patients and those looking for a dentist in the Chicago-land area! We love dentistry and Chicago, and we love talking about both. Whether it be talking about why mouth guards are important for our Blackhawks, or new technology in dentistry, we will do

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