Category Archives: Patient Education

Topical Fluoride Treatment Importance in Our Community

If you’ve heard about fluoride at a dental office recently, it’s probably because this naturally-occurring mineralView full post »

Root Planing and Scaling Demystified

Contrary to popular belief, gum disease does not discriminate based on age. Both adults and children can findView full post »

Toy Safety Tips to Help Keep Playtime Uneventful

Okay, we realize you might think an article on toy safety is silly … aren’t all toys created with children inView full post »

Can a Vegetarian Diet Be Bad for Your Teeth?

In America, we’re blessed with a wonderful selection of food to fuel our bodies. Crops are plentiful, and whatView full post »

Choosing the Right Sippy Cup for Your Child

There are so many different types and styles available so how do you choose the best sippy cup for your toddler? We’reView full post »

Everyday Things You do that Can Stain and Chip Your Teeth

Habit and accidents can leave you with either chipped or stained teeth instead of the set you’d like to parade aroundView full post »

Diabetes and Dental Health

How much do you know about diabetes and its effect on dental health? 25.8 million children and adults in the UnitedView full post »

Tingling Mouth? It May Be An Allergy

If you’re inclined to spend March through October indoors, do laundry more frequently than you wish, carry a bottle ofView full post »

Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Month

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It’s also among the most preventable and curableView full post »

ADA Recommends Fluoride Toothpaste for Children under 3

Are you responsible for brushing your child’s teeth? For decades, the American Dental Association (ADA) suggestedView full post »

5 Ways to Get Your Greens This St. Patrick’s Day

As the saying goes: “On St. Patrick’s day, everyone is Irish!” Gallant parades flow down city streets, and IrishView full post »

Foods that Will Help Your Mouth Run like a Finely Tuned City

Have you ever thought of your mouth as if it were a living, breathing version of a major city like Chicago?View full post »

Dental X-Rays: Are They Safe?

Perhaps one of the more common question Dr. Nawiesniak and our hygienists are asked surrounds the safety and necessityView full post »

Four Tips that Can Help Minimize Tooth Misalignment in Children

While heredity is the most common cause of misaligned teeth, a child’s individual development and oral habits can alsoView full post »

Winter Fun? Protect Your Smile.

When it comes to keeping your teeth in your head and staying safe with all that winter fun has to offer, there areView full post »