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You Are Never Too Old for a Straight Smile

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If you are an adult who has been living your entire life with misaligned teeth, you might think it’s too late for orthodontic treatment. But the truth is that at our Elk Grove Village, IL dental practice, we provide orthodontics for patients of all ages.

Not only is an aligned smile more attractive, but it can be healthier. Straight teeth do not have the crevices crooked teeth do, so there is less chance of decay settling into such areas. In addition, straight teeth are simply easier to floss and brush.

Adult Orthodontics Options

Invisible Braces

This a great option for adults and older teens who want their teeth straightened more discreetly. Invisible ...

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5 Hacks for New Denture Wearers

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Two of life’s greatest joys are chatting with friends and sharing a meal. Just because you are a new denture-wearer, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice these pleasures.

Although there is an adjustment period that comes with getting new dentures, there are ways to minimize that time. Here are some tips from Dr. Vishal Advani, your Elk Grove Village dentist, on hacks for new denture-wearers.

#1—Expect that Eating Will Feel Strange at the Beginning

Plan ahead so you can eat foods that are soft and easy to chew. Some suggestions include:

  • Cooked vegetables
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Ice cream
  • Applesauce

Be sure to take smaller than average bites while you are growing accustomed to your dentures. Stay away ...

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Tips to Help You Feel Better about Making Your Next Dental Appointment

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As an established dentist in Elk Grove Village, IL, we are well aware that patients avoid making trips to the dentist. There are plenty of reasons cited, but the most common include:

  • They suffer dental anxiety
  • They are concerned about how much it will cost
  • They feel embarrassed about the current status of their oral health
  • They have busy schedules, and it can be challenging to make the time
  • They don’t realize how important it is

We believe all of these can be easily overcome—particularly the last reason. Let’s take a look at how you might dread those dental visits just a bit less.

Let Us Know If You Feel Anxious or Fearful

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Are You Frustrated Dealing with Dry Mouth?

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Dry mouth is a common problem that occurs when you are not producing as much saliva as you need to keep your mouth moist. It is a frustrating problem that can also lead to dental complications, including an increased risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.

Elk Grove Village, IL general dentist Dr. Vishal Advani has the following recommendations that can help you handle your dry mouth.

Stay Well Hydrated

Sometimes dry mouth is a result of not getting enough fluids throughout the day. You should minimally drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. If you live in a dry climate or exercise, you probably need more. You can count ...

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How Oral Health Is Affected as You Age

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Visiting your dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups is important for everyone, but it becomes even more critical as you age. As you get older, unexpected changes can occur in your mouth, so it’s more vital than ever to be closely monitored by your dentist. At our Elk Grove Village practice, general dentist Dr. Vishal Advani can alert you to potential problems with your oral health when you come in twice every year.

What Happens to Our Oral Health as We Age

The older we get, the more susceptible we are to gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to deterioration of the gum tissue, which can cause ...

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Orthodontics for All Ages

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If you missed out on orthodontic treatment when you were a youngster, you might think it’s too late for you to have a straight smile. At Elk Grove Smile Center, we believe that orthodontics is for patients of every age, and we would love to talk to you about braces for teens or adults at our Elk Grove Village practice.

It’s never too late to have your best smile!

Invisalign Invisible Braces

One of the most popular ways adults like to straighten their smiles is with Invisalign invisible braces. As indicated by the name, this option provides patients with a nearly invisible way to correct the misalignment of their smile. Treatment ...

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Back to School: Packing Healthier School Lunches for Good Oral Health

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Our oral health has come a long way in recent years, but there is still plenty of room for improvement. In fact, cavities—or dental caries—are so common, they remain one of the prevalent chronic diseases in both children and adults. And most cavities can be prevented with better oral care and improved diets.

If you have questions about cavities or other pediatric dentistry issues, we welcome you to reach out to Dr. Vishal Advani of Elk Grove Smile Center. We offer preventive and emergency care for kids of all ages.

Improved Diets Can Mean Better Oral Health

Now that school is back in session, many parents are faced with the task of ...

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