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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.

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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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3 Ways to Get Kids to Take Care of Their Oral Health

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When it comes to your kids, you might feel like you are fighting a losing battle when it comes to their oral care at home—especially brushing their teeth. As a parent, you want the best for your kids, and that includes taking care of their oral health.

Here are some tips from your Elk Grove Village family dentist for getting your kids on board when it comes to taking care of their oral health.

#1—Make Brushing a Family Affair

Mom and Dad, along with older siblings, should all brush their teeth together. If you make it fun and show a positive attitude, it will have positive connotations for your kids.

#2—Let Your Kids Pick ...

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Your All-on-4 Questions Answered Right Here

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Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth. With today’s modern dentistry, they look more natural and are more comfortable than ever before. With the All-on-4 option, you can take the reliability of your dentures to the next level.

All-on-4 involves placing dental implants into the jawbone; then dentures are connected to the abutments. You will have none of the traditional denture concerns about moving or slipping because they are permanently attached to the dental implants, which are integrated into the jawbone.

Want to learn more? Here are the most common All-on-4 service questions answered by your Elk Grove Village dentist.

Am I a Good Candidate for All-on-4?

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National Facial Protection Month: Wearing Mouthguards Can Save Your Athlete's Smile

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April is National Facial Protection Month, and we are reminding you that it’s not only important to wear a helmet when participating in sports, but also a mouthguard as well. Everyone wants kids to stay active, but we also want them to stay out of the emergency room after suffering a sports-related dental injury.

The American Dental Association cites that athletes are 60 times more likely to damage their teeth when they are not wearing a mouthguard.

When it comes to family dentistry in Elk Grove Village, Dr. Vishal Advani does not want your child visiting our office to repair the damage that could have been preventable with a mouthguard.

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