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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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I'm a Smoker. Can I Get Dental Implants?

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If you are a smoker and considering dental implants for tooth replacement, you should know that smoking will increase the risk of your implants failing. Numerous studies have shown that the failure rate for implants among smokers is substantially higher—as much as 15 percent versus less than 2 percent among nonsmokers.

The best way to find out if dental implants are a good tooth replacement option is to contact an implant dentist such as Dr. Vishal Advani at Elk Grove Smile Center in Elk Grove Village, IL.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are manufactured devices that are placed into the jawbone to take the place of a missing tooth root. ...

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What Does Each Tooth Do?

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You probably don’t give your teeth much thought—until it’s time to visit the dentist. But we shouldn’t take our teeth for granted because they play such an important role. Teeth help us speak properly. Teeth help us chew and digest healthy food. Teeth can impact our entire wellbeing.

If you have questions about your teeth, you can always ask family dentist, Dr. Vishal Advani, the next time you visit our Elk Grove Village, IL practice. Meanwhile, read on for the basics on how all our your teeth function together.

Baby Teeth and Adult Teeth

Humans are generally born without teeth, with the first primary (or baby) teeth coming in around the age ...

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New Research on Implant Integration Means Higher Success Rates

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If you are considering dental implants for tooth replacement, there is good news. A new study being reported by the National Institutes of Health points to innovations that mean even higher success rates with dental implants. Dental implants generally have high success rates, although, in about 1 or 2 percent of patients, they fail to integrate properly into the jawbone. But a peptide found in saliva may be key to improving success rates in some patients.

There is no time like the present to contact your implant dentist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Dr. Vishal Advani, to find out if dental implants are right for you—especially if you heard ...

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Addressing the Trend of DIY Braces

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It might sound crazy, but there is a new trend among young people in this country: do-it-yourself braces. Young people are attempting to straighten their teeth, using common household goods. If you conduct a quick Google search, you’ll find articles and videos instructing kids how they can do their own orthodontics using items such as bobby pins, paper clips, aluminum foil, rubber bands, earring pieces, and the like.

Most parents will not have trouble believing that DIY braces are a bad idea. Kids who aren’t convinced might benefit from a conversation with their Elk Grove Village orthodontist on why this disturbing trend is so dangerous.

How and Why Kids Are Trying Do-It-Yourself ...

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What to Expect for Your Child’s Smile after Braces

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Orthodontics treatment is almost a right of passage for many Elk Grove Village adolescents, and both you and your child look forward to the day when the braces come off, and a beautifully straight smile is revealed. While you wait for that day, it’s crucial to be extra-vigilant about oral care once those braces are put on.

Here are some tips for keeping kids’ teeth and gums healthy during those years of wearing braces.

Keep Plaque at Bay

It can be more difficult to brush teeth effectively when teeth are covered in metal wires and brackets; consequently, there is a high risk of developing decay. Food particles can easily become trapped, and if they ...

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Dietary Restrictions after Dental Extractions

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Sometimes a dental extraction is necessary, and Elk Grove Village dentist Dr. Vishal Advani is experienced in performing all dental extractions, including wisdom teeth. Whatever the reason for your extraction, it’s crucial to take good care of yourself afterward—and that includes being careful about what you eat.

The Extraction Process

Before the extraction process begins, Dr. Advani will numb the area. Depending on the procedure, you may also be sedated. He will ensure you are thoroughly comfortable during the procedure.

Healing times afterward will vary, depending on how extensive the procedure. Patients shouldn’t feel any pain afterward, although there will likely be some discomfort and swelling in the area. Both can ...

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