Last updated 3 days ago
If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you may have already noticed how easily pieces of food can lodge in between your brace brackets, wire, and teeth. As a result, establishing a conscientious oral hygiene routine is essential to avoiding future cavities and gum disease.
You can keep your teeth and braces free of food debris, bacteria, and plaque by slowing down your oral hygiene routine. The quicker you rush through your brushing activities, the less likely it is that you will successfully remove all food remnants. To ensure a clean smile, take the time to thoroughly brush each tooth and brace bracket. Flossing each day can also help to rid your teeth of food particles trapped between teeth and along the gumline. Rinsing out your mouth after each meal and snack can also help to loosen food pieces caught in your orthodontic appliances.
Dental Magic can help you maintain a healthy smile as you undergo orthodontic treatment. If you would like to learn more about your treatment choices, call our Niles office at (773) 432-4682. You can also browse our website for additional details about our orthodontic options.
Last updated 5 days ago
When will a filling no longer address your dental needs? Although fillings can provide safe and fast treatment for minor tooth decay issues, more severe oral health concerns may warrant root canal therapy. If you suffer from the following problems, your family dentist may suggest a root canal to alleviate your discomfort and tooth damage.
You experience chronic pain
Chronic tooth pain is often a sign that decay has reached the interior of the tooth. Minor cavities may produce no discomfort, as tooth enamel does not contain nerve endings. When tooth discomfort arises, though, it typically indicates that decay has penetrated the tooth interior, where nerves reside. Damage to these nerves causes tooth pain.
You have extensive tooth decay or damage
Once decay has reached the inside of a tooth, the damaged blood vessels, nerve endings, and pulp cannot heal on their own. They will continue to decay until a dentist addresses the problem. A tooth filling provides only topical relief by restoring damaged tooth enamel. A root canal can address pulp issues by removing the decayed tissues inside the tooth.
You suffer from a tooth infection
As the nerve endings and blood vessels inside the tooth succumb to decay, the bacteria growing inside the canal can produce pus as well. This pus may accumulate in the tooth root, which can put tremendous pressure on the tooth and surrounding jawbone. The longer that the pus builds in the tooth, the greater the damage that it can do to the rest of the mouth. A root canal can alleviate this pressure by extracting the pus and the bacteria causing it. It can also prevent the need for a tooth extraction, which may become mandatory if chronic tooth pain goes ignored for too long.
Dental Magic provides safe and comfortable dental care for your entire oral health needs. If you are suffering from an ongoing toothache, call us at (773) 432-4682 to speak with a representative about setting up an appointment at our Niles office.
Last updated 10 days ago
Seeing a family dentist on a regular basis is an essential part of having healthy teeth. This video explains how dental visits can contribute to good oral health.
Even if your teeth look and feel great, dental problems could be present. Early stage cavities often produce no pain, but they can still injure tooth enamel. Gum disease typically causes no discomfort, but can leave your teeth and gums vulnerable to irrevocable damage. A family dentist can spot these problems and correct them before you suffer permanent harm. A dentist can also provide preventive care for oral cancer and other oral health problems.
Has it been more than six months since you last saw a dentist? If so, call Dental Magic at (773) 432-4682 to schedule a visit with a family dentist at our Niles location. You can also click on the link to visit us at our website.
Last updated 12 days ago
When you look in the mirror, do you wish for a more attractive smile? If your teeth are too small, discolored, or even crooked, you can have the appealing smile you want in just weeks with Lumineers. In as little as two trips to a cosmetic dentist, you can enjoy a whiter and straighter smile with these innovative dental devices.
Lumineers are extremely thin and exquisitely made porcelain appliances. Crafted by expert laboratory technicians, no two Lumineers are the same; each is designed specifically for the tooth it will cover. Yet as fine as Lumineers may be, they can still withstand ordinary eating and speaking activities.
Because each Lumineer is made to disguise the imperfections of the tooth it will cover, a cosmetic dentist must first create impressions of the teeth to be treated. The laboratory technician can use these impressions to craft appliances that perfectly mask the teeth underneath them. Once the fabrication process is complete, you can return to the dentist to have your Lumineers put on your teeth. Due to their thinness, Lumineers require no alteration to the natural teeth underneath them. With only bonding cement, Lumineers can adhere securely to tooth enamel. This process is quick, easy, and pain-free.
Lumineers can address multiple cosmetic problems. If your teeth suffer from discoloration that teeth whitening cannot completely eliminate, you might be a candidate for Lumineers. Has a past incident has left you with chipped or cracked teeth? Lumineers can conceal the damaged areas. These cosmetic devices can also eliminate minor teeth misalignment issues, so if you want the appearance of straight teeth without having to get orthodontic treatment, talk to your cosmetic dentist about getting Lumineers instead. In the event that you want to remove your Lumineers, your dentist can take them off without any damage to your natural teeth.
Are you a good candidate for Lumineers? To find out, call Dental Magic at (773) 432-4682. Our team of family and cosmetic dentists offers a diverse range of services, including Lumineers and porcelain veneers treatment for eligible patients in Niles and the surrounding areas.
Last updated 17 days ago
Many people undergo wisdom teeth extraction. This procedure can help recipients avoid the cosmetic and oral health complications that wisdom teeth eruptions can cause. If recent X-rays have revealed incoming wisdom teeth, let Dental Magic provide the safe and convenient wisdom teeth removal you need. For your ultimate comfort, we offer treatment services that begin before the extraction process and continue long after we remove your wisdom teeth.
We want you to feel completely at ease throughout your treatment, which is why we are always happy to address your inquiries. We also make it a priority to create a treatment experience that maximizes your physical comfort. With the expertise of our family dentists and help of our sedation dentistry practices, we can make sure that you receive appropriate care with minimal discomfort.
Would you like to speak with a family dentist about your wisdom teeth needs? Then call Dental Magic in Niles at (773) 432-4682. We can set up a consultation with a dentist to discuss your wisdom teeth removal.