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    A Closer Look at Dental Implants: [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Did you know that 69% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 are missing at least one permanent tooth? Whether you have lost a tooth due to accident, injury, tooth decay, or gum disease, it can affect the way you look and feel, and impact your oral health. Dental implants offer you a permanent and aesthetically pleasing way of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that helps prevent bone loss in the jaw, and they can last a lifetime when they are cared for properly. For cosmetic and health reasons, you owe it to yourself to ask your Chicago dentist if dental implants are right for you. Take a look at this infographic from Dental Magic in Chicago to learn more about the benefits of dental implants. Please share with your friends and family!

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    The Benefits of Invisible Braces

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Are you concerned about the appearance of your smile because you have crooked teeth? If so, invisible braces could be a good option for you. Watch this video to learn about the benefits of invisible braces.

    Straight teeth can give you a boost in self-esteem while improving your oral health. Unlike traditional metal braces, invisible braces are made of clear plastic aligners that are removable for eating, drinking, and cleaning. These clear plastic trays are custom made for you, and won’t irritate your cheeks or gums like metal braces. Because invisible braces are discreet, many adults with cosmetic imperfections choose them to improve their smiles.

    Dental Magic in Niles is proud to offer Invisalign clear aligners to our patients who want to have a more beautiful smile. Contact us at (773) 432-4682 to schedule your invisible braces consultation, or visit our website to learn about all of the types of orthodontic treatment we offer. 

    An Overview of Dental Sealants

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Healthy teeth are an important asset to have, no matter how old you are. In addition to a good at-home oral care routine, it’s important to visit your dentist regularly to make sure your teeth and gums are clean and healthy. Dental sealants can be an effective tool against tooth decay for children and teenagers as well as adults. Food particles can get stuck in the hard to reach nooks on the molars in the back of the mouth, even with proper brushing and flossing. Sealants effectively seal the tooth off from the plaque that could otherwise lead to tooth decay. Children can get sealants on their premolars and molars as soon as they erupt to protect them from cavities as early as possible. Many adults who do not have fillings or decay on their molars may be good candidates for sealants, as well.

    Talk to your dentist at Dental Magic to find out if sealants might be right for you and your family. Contact us at (773) 432-4682 to learn more about our family dentistry services and to schedule an appointment at our Niles dental office.

    What to Do about Teeth Grinding

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can occur in your sleep without you even realizing it. It can lead to pain and stiffness, and even cracked teeth over time. Watch this video to learn more about teeth grinding and what to do about it.

    Teeth grinding may be related to a number of factors, including stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, and temporomandibular joint syndrome. If you frequently wake up with headaches or a sore jaw, this could be a sign that you’re grinding your teeth while you sleep. Ask your dentist about being fitted for a mouthpiece that protects your teeth from grinding, and you may be able to prevent the long-term complications that can arise.

    Dental Magic is proud to offer caring, compassionate dental services for your whole family in our Niles office. Call us at (773) 360-1281 to schedule your next appointment, and make a note of any questions or concerns you may have about your dental health.

     

    What Your Oral Health May Say About Your Overall Health

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Did you know that there can be a direct connection between your oral health and the health of the rest of your body? Maintaining good oral health by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist on a regular basis affects more than just your mouth. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, at least 90% of all systemic diseases have oral symptoms, which is just another reason to schedule your next dental appointment today. Read on to learn more about the connection between your oral health and your overall health.

    Diabetes

    People with diabetes are generally more susceptible to getting infections, which is one of the reasons why people with diabetes are more likely to have gum disease. If your diabetes is not under control, your risk of developing periodontal disease is even higher. Researchers believe that the connection works both ways—the presence of gum disease can in turn make it more difficult to control diabetes. Severe periodontal disease can lead to increased blood sugar levels, which then increases the risk of diabetic complications for those affected. If you have diabetes, be sure to let your dentist know about your history during your next visit.

    Heart Disease

    Though the connection has not been completely explained yet, research has shown that gum disease and heart disease are often linked. While 66% of people without heart disease have periodontal disease, up to 91% of people with heart disease also have periodontal disease. Common risk factors such as smoking, poor diet, and obesity may contribute to the link between the two diseases. Experts hypothesize that the inflammation in the gums may affect the health of blood vessels, and thereby the amount of blood that is able to flow to and from the heart. For people with existing heart conditions, periodontal disease can worsen the symptoms.

    Make your next appointment with Dental Magic by calling our Niles office at (773) 360-1281. Our experienced team of dental professionals will take great care of your oral health so that you can take great care of your body. Don’t forget to ask about our cosmetic dentistry services while you’re here! 

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