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Posted by on in Chicago Child Sleep Apnea

Do you hear your child gnashing or grinding teeth while sleeping? Gnashing or grinding teeth at night is common in children. However, grinding teeth (called bruxism) can point to a more serious complication: sleep apnea. Grinding teeth is our body’s way to keep the airway open at night when it is blocked. However, grinding can wear out your teeth, leading to chipped teeth and even jaw pain. It is therefore important to know what childhood sleep apnea is, and recognize the symptoms!

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Posted by on in TMJ/TMD Jaw Pain Chicago

TMJ, a short acronym for temporomandibular joint, is a term often used to describe TMJ disorders. The TMJ is a joint that functions very similarly to a sliding track. In some cases, this joint can experience pain, discomfort, and weakness due to a number of reasons. One of the most common causes of TMJ disorders is a disc within the joint sliding out of position, resulting in a painful debilitation.

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Posted by on in Porcelain Veneers Chicago

Porcelain veneers are thin shells placed over the tooth to give it a more appealing appearance. Veneers are often used when the tooth surface is discolored, worn down, chipped/broken, or slightly misaligned. They can also fill out small gaps that are present.

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Posted by on in Teeth Whitening Chicago

Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest ways to gain confidence and improve your smile—and in a city like Chicago, putting your best foot forward begins with a winning smile. But not all whitening products are made alike. How do do-it-yourself at-home teeth whitening products compare with procedures done by a cosmetic dentist? By understanding the difference between whitening methods, you will be able to safely whiten your teeth for increased confidence and improved dental health!

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Posted by on in Chicago Invisalign

One of the most common dental problems that people suffer from is malocclusion, otherwise known as a bad bite. There are many different forms of bad bites. Therefore, there are many different methods to treat them. Most people believe that a bad bite simply involves your teeth and the way that they touch one another. However, there is usually more going on than that.

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Posted by on in Chicago Invisalign

Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth. The aligners will help shift your teeth gradually until they are in the ideal position for that perfect smile. 

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Posted by on in Chicago Sleep Apnea

Half the adults in the world snore and ten percent or more children nationwide snore on most nights. These people couldn’t all have a serious health condition, could they?

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