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Women’s Oral Health Concerns (1/14/2018) - ALTHOUGH MEN AND WOMEN have a lot in common, there are quite a few differences when it comes to oral health. Women have some advantages men lack, but also some disadvantages men don’t have to worry about. Let’s take a look at the main ones. TMJ And Sjögren’s Syndrome Women account for 90 percent of people suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular
Men’s Oral Health Tips (12/12/2017) - MAINTAINING GOOD ORAL HEALTH is crucial for everyone, but that can mean different things for men than for women. That’s why we’ve put together a list of concerns men should particularly watch out for, as well as some tips for keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy! Brush That Charming Smile! Many women say a
Alternative Ways To Get Calcium In Your Diet (12/4/2017) - CALCIUM AND MILK go together like fluoride and toothpaste. Without the former, it can be hard to find the latter. And, like fluoride, calcium is essential to our oral health. How Calcium Benefits Your Oral Health We all know that calcium is the main component of our teeth and jaw bones, but our mouths are also
Smoking And Children’s Oral Health (11/26/2017) - AS PARENTS, IT IS CRITICAL to make sure our children and teenagers aren’t picking up a habit as harmful as smoking. The disease we usually think of when we hear “health risks of smoking” is lung cancer, but the damage smoking can cause isn’t limited to the lungs. A smoking habit can do a lot of
Preparing Your Smile For The Big Day (11/12/2017) - YOU’VE DREAMED OF THIS day your whole life. You have the ring and the fiancé, the planning is going well, and you’re down to the last few details. Bridals are coming up, and then the wedding itself. You realize there’s something you need to do before you have hundreds of pictures taken of you: perfect your
How Diabetes Affects Oral Health (11/5/2017) - THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION estimates that 23.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes (whether it be type 1, type 2, or gestational). At least another 7 million remain undiagnosed, and that doesn’t include the additional millions who are considered pre-diabetic. But what does diabetes have to do with oral health? Unfortunately, quite a lot. Diabetes And Gum
Managing That Halloween Sweet Tooth (10/29/2017) - HALLOWEEN IS OUR favorite spooky time of year, but when it comes to sugar’s effects on teeth, all that candy can be downright scary. The reason sugar is bad for our teeth is that it feeds harmful oral bacteria that excrete acid, and the acid erodes enamel and leads to tooth decay. So how can we keep our
The Art and Science of Anterior Implants (10/22/2017) - NORWOOD PARK PERIODONTICS is hosting a seminar on The Art and Science of Anterior Implants With speaker  Victor A. Martel, DMD PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Implant dentistry is a part of our everyday practice today. There are numerous challenges when restoring an implant in the esthetic zone. The goal of this course is to aid the practitioner in achieving predictable and beautiful implant restoration
(10/22/2017) - BACK IN THE GOOD old days before the 1930s, toothbrush bristles were made of animal hair. We’re pretty happy to live in the era of nylon bristles, but how can we tell which toothbrush will be best for our teeth and gums? How hard should the bristles be? Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones? Soft Versus
DIY Teeth Whitening Trends: Fact Or Fiction? (10/15/2017) - TRENDS IMPACT JUST about every aspect of life, from slang and fashion to which toys are collectibles this year and which fad diet everyone’s aunt is doing. Most trends are harmless symptoms of an ever-evolving society and culture, but when they affect the ways we take care of ourselves, they can become serious. In recent years,
Kids’ Dental Health 101 (10/8/2017) - WE ALL REMEMBER what it was like to lose our first tooth and become “one of the big kids.” Children grow up fast, but the time of greatest change for their teeth is the transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth. If your own children are in or approaching that phase of childhood, there are a
Nail Biting And Oral Health (10/1/2017) - WE CALL SUSPENSEFUL BOOKS “nail-biters,” but the habit of nail biting itself has less exciting connotations.The most obvious consequence is torn, uneven nails, and in particularly severe cases, nails that become dramatically shortened and deformed over time. This alone would be enough of a reason to discourage the habit, but far more insidious are the effects
Chocolate And Your Teeth (10/1/2017) - UNDER MOST CIRCUMSTANCES, dentists are not fans of candy. The sugar in candy is the favorite food of bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, when it comes to chocolate, certain types may actually be good for oral health! To be clear, this is not a blog post in which we give you a free pass to
The Coolest Teeth In The Animal Kingdom (9/17/2017) - MOST OF US already know that sharks constantly grow new teeth, venomous snakes use their fangs like syringes full of poison, and elephants have enormous tusks. As lovers of teeth of all shapes and sizes, today we’d like to take a moment to spotlight a few lesser known bizarre teeth out there in the wild. Crabeater
Dentures Then And Now (9/11/2017) -     AS RECENTLY AS 2012, one fifth of American adults over sixty-five had lost all of their natural teeth. Whether the tooth loss is from age or other causes, it is a problem dentists have been dealing with for thousands of years. Dentures Have Ancient Roots False teeth have been around in some form
Cause, Effect, And Prevention Of Dry Mouth (8/27/2017) - HAVE YOU EVER woken up with your mouth feeling like a barren desert? Then you’ve probably experienced dry mouth, although it can be even more severe, making it difficult to speak or even eat. Dry mouth affects a tenth of the population, but why is it such a problem, why does it happen, and what can we
POSE & POST (8/6/2017) - IT’S TIME TO POSE AND POST! We know how much fun our patients have taking a selfie to show off their brand new smile, so we decided to step things up a notch—we want you to strike a pose! Whether you want to break out your kung fu skills, “walk like an Egyptian,” or do
4 Ways Smiling Improves Our Health! (7/30/2017) - WE’VE ALL HEARD the old cliché that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, so you should smile to conserve energy! That’s actually false. It takes a minimum of ten muscles to smile but only a minimum of six to frown, so the expression should really be “smile to burn calories!” But smiling will do
The Effects Of Thumb Sucking And Pacifiers (7/23/2017) - BEING A PARENT, though wonderfully rewarding, can also be stressful and full of uncertainties, especially when it’s your first child and everything is new and overwhelming. Our practice might not be able to take away all of the uncertainties, but we can certainly help you out when it comes to pacifiers and thumb sucking and
Swimmer’s Ear? More Like Swimmer’s Tooth! (7/16/2017) - HAVE YOUR TEETH ever felt extra sensitive after a swim at the pool? That’s no coincidence, although it can take quite a lot of swimming before the effects become noticeable. What is it about the water in swimming pools that damages teeth? Chlorine: Good For Sanitation, Bad For Teeth That’s right: the same chemical that
Protecting Your Smile From White Spots (7/4/2017) - WHITE SPOTS APPEAR on our teeth for a variety of reasons. Although not all of them are harmful to our oral health, they still prevent our smile from truly shining through. Today we want to share with you some of the most common reasons these white spots appear, and what treatment is available to remove them and
Vacation Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy! (6/30/2017) - SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE and you know what that means–family vacations, impromptu getaways and fun trips! Just like you, we couldn’t be more excited. As dental professionals, however, we want to make sure that when you leave on vacation, you don’t leave your oral hygiene behind. Follow these tips to keep your teeth healthy and bright,
The Daily Grind Of Bruxism (6/19/2017) - MOST PEOPLE GRIND OR CLENCH their teeth briefly when annoyed or in a tense situation. That level of teeth-grinding isn’t really something to worry about. It’s when you do it far more frequently, often without even realizing it (you might even do it in your sleep!), that it can potentially become a serious problem. The medical
Filling In The Gaps: Dental Implant Basics (6/12/2017) - DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE permanent false teeth designed to look just like your other teeth. They’re a popular alternative to dentures or bridges, and the American Dental Association considers them to be “one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.” How Do They Work? Unlike dentures and bridges, which don’t feel or look
The Way You Eat Fruit Matters For Your Teeth (6/1/2017) - FRUIT IS AN ESSENTIAL element of a well-balanced, healthy diet. It is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and eating it on a regular basis helps boost your immune system and reduces your risk of illness and chronic disease. There are a lot of ways people get their fruit, however, and when it comes
Want To Get Rid Of Bad Breath? (5/30/2017) - WE ALL KNOW THAT FEELING… you wake up in the morning to sun shining, birds chirping and happily lean over to your significant other to say hello! Instead you are greeted by the horrible smell of morning breath. Or maybe you run into friends after work and suddenly become conscious of that bad taste in your
Wisdom Teeth: What You Need To Know (5/16/2017) - GETTING YOUR WISDOM TEETH REMOVED is such a common procedure these days that it’s almost a rite of passage among teenagers. But why do some of us have to get them out anyway, and why do we even have them in the first place? In today’s blog post we’re going to answer these and a few
Oral Health & Weight Loss Go Hand In Hand (5/2/2017) - A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is the best prevention for illness and chronic disease. It can also be just as effective as any medicine a doctor could prescribe. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, or simply live more healthily, the good choices you’re making not only do wonders for your body and overall health, but they also have
Ever Wonder How Teeth Whitening Works? (4/25/2017) - IT IS NOT UNCOMMON for your teeth to lose their luster over time, which is why so many people are interested in whitening them! Teeth Get Yellow For A Number Of Reasons Teeth becoming yellow over time is as normal as graying hair–it is a natural part of the aging process. As we get older, our tooth
4 Fun Apps To Improve Your Oral Hygiene (4/20/2017) - OUR SMARTPHONES are never farther than an arm’s length away and help us do everything from track our calendars to track our calories. Today, we want to show you the wonders they can do for our daily hygiene routines with the help of these apps! Dental Expert We may only see you twice a year, but
The Battle Inside Our Mouths (4/11/2017) - EVERY DAY INSIDE YOUR MOUTH, there is an epic battle of good versus evil being waged over the ultimate prize: your teeth! And guess what… only YOU can protect them from the destructive forces that seek to harm them. The Good Guys And The Bad Guys Because tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the
Get Screened For Oral Cancer (4/6/2017) - WHEN PEOPLE GO TO THE DENTIST, it’s generally because they have a toothache, they need some dental work done, or they want to get their teeth cleaned. But this month being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we want to emphasize more than ever how important regular, twice-yearly dental exams are. Of course your dentist will make sure
Common Misconceptions About Gum Disease (3/30/2017) - WE BELIEVE the more educated our patients are about dental health issues, the better they’ll be able to prevent them. We often warn of periodontal disease and the detrimental effects it has on the mouth and body. But there are also many common misconceptions about gum disease. To help you better understand it, we’ve decided to
Ready To Floss Like A Boss? (3/27/2017) - DAILY FLOSSING is a key part of our oral hygiene routine. Although brushing twice a day is a good start to keeping our smile clean, even the most talented tooth brusher can’t reach those hard-to-reach spaces between teeth! That’s where flossing comes in. Regular Flossing Improves Your Oral Health Flossing can be a hard habit to establish.
Seasonal Allergies? Take Care Of Your Smile (3/22/2017) - SPRING IS ON THE HORIZON and we couldn’t be more excited! Chirping birds, blooming flowers, and warmer weather are just a few of the things we look forward to when spring comes around. We have to admit though, there is one thing about the season that’s not particularly appealing, and that’s allergies. Be Aware Of These
How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health (3/14/2017) - PREGNANCY AFFECTS NEARLY every aspect of your life–your lifestyle, your diet, your health, and much more! Your mouth is no exception to the changes your body may experience during pregnancy. During this special time, you’ll need to pay particular attention to your oral health for both your sake and your growing baby’s. You May Be More
New Surgical, Restorative, and Regenerative Options for the Straumann Dental Implant System (3/7/2017) - NORWOOD PARK PERIODONTICS is hosting a seminar on New Surgical, Restorative, and Regenerative Options for the Straumann Dental Implant System  With speakers Dr. Gary Hosters & Steve Barrett   *Allograft ring *CAD/CAM bone block *2.9mm implant *PURE Ceramic implant *Straumann iOS scanner  April 6, 2017  6:00-8:30PM CUCINA BIAGIO 7319 W Lawrence Ave., Harwood Heights, IL
3 Tips To Keep Teeth Clean Between Meals (3/7/2017) - WE UNDERSTAND HOW BUSY life can get–between work, school, sports, and having a social and family life, it can be hard to find time for your dental health. Because we know how precious your time is, we’ve decided to compile a list of quick, easy tips to keep your teeth clean in between meals and on
How Eating Disorders Can Affect Oral Health (2/28/2017) - DO YOU OR DOES SOMEONE you love have an eating disorder? This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. To help spread awareness about eating disorders and their effect on oral and overall health, share this post with your friends and family who may benefit from it. Be Aware Of The Dental Complications We all know
Smile-Friendly After School Snacks (2/22/2017) - AS MANY PARENTS KNOW when your child comes home from school, they often run straight for the pantry! We understand that kids can be a bit hungry after a long day in the classroom and we want to help you provide snacks that won’t only fill their bellies, but will benefit their smile as well! Try
Are Your Teeth Sensitive? Here’s Why (2/14/2017) - DO YOU EVER cringe when you watch someone bite into ice cream? Are you sometimes fearful of that first sip of hot soup or drink of tea? You’re not alone. Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints we hear about! Teeth Feel Sensitive When Nerves Are Exposed  On the outside of each tooth is
Advances in Digital & CAD/CAM Dentistry  (2/9/2017) - NORWOOD PARK PERIODONTICS is hosting a seminar on Advances in Digital and CAD/CAM Dentistry With speaker Dr. Bryan Harris Variobase abutments in everyday practice Anterior esthetics Digital workflow March 9, 2017  6:00-8:30PM CUCINA BIAGIO 7319 W Lawrence Ave., Harwood Heights, IL 60607 Tuition : $25.00 Tuition can be paid over the phone with a CC
Preparing For Your Child’s First Dental Visit (2/1/2017) - SEEING A BABY’S FIRST SMILE is a wonderful moment in a new parent’s life–that little grin leaves a lasting impression! Visiting the dentist early ensures that your child’s smile remains happy and healthy. First Tooth Pop In? Time To Schedule Their Appointment! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental appointment once
It’s Time To Love Your Smile! (1/31/2017) - EACH SMILE IS beautiful and unique—and so are you! We want our patients to be proud of their smiles, so we’re launching a fun campaign to help you express your appreciation for you grin. After all, as cartoonist Tom Wilson once said, “a smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” During your next
A Brief History Of Dental Floss (1/24/2017) - TODAY, FLOSSING IS A staple of oral hygiene and health. But have you ever wondered when we started flossing? You might be surprised by the answer.  Flossing Is An Older Concept Than You Might Think While we don’t know the exact beginnings of flossing, it looks like as long as food has been getting stuck in our
How Your Oral And Overall Health Are Linked (1/18/2017) - WE’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND WE’LL SAY IT AGAIN… taking care of your teeth and mouth is more than just about cosmetics, it’s about your health! When you think of being healthy, your mouth probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But your oral and overall health are more intertwined than you think. Your
Is Chewing Gum Good Or Bad For Your Teeth? (1/10/2017) - DID YOU KNOW that the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of gum each year? With so much gum going into our mouths it’s important to know how chewing gum affects our dental health. You may have heard that it’s both good and bad for your teeth… so what’s the real answer? Read on to find out!
4 Tips For A Younger Looking Smile (1/3/2017) - THERE ARE COUNTLESS methods we use to try and turn back the clock on our appearance. Whether it’s hip wardrobes and hairstyles or costly cosmetic surgeries, people go to great lengths to recapture the look and feeling of their youth. Despite all of these anti-aging fads and gimmicks, studies show your smile can do more to make
Some Of History’s Fun And Bizarre Dental Stories (12/28/2016) - HISTORY IS FULL of outrageous tales about teeth! How many of these dental facts have you heard before? The Dental Woes That Won the Battle Of Yorktown? During the Revolutionary War, George Washington wrote a letter to his dentist requesting some dental cleaning tools to be sent to New York, noting that the American forces wouldn’t be in
Make Flossing A Priority For Your Child (12/23/2016) - IS FLOSSING A PART of your child’s oral hygiene routine? Daily flossing is just as important for a child’s dental health as it is for an adult’s. As parents, you play a major role in helping your children learn to floss correctly and understand its importance from a young age. Remember, Baby Teeth Matter Flossing should begin
Baby Teeth Myths—Busted! (12/13/2016) - YOU MIGHT THINK that baby teeth don’t matter because “they’re just going to fall out anyway,” but think again! There are a lot of myths about baby teeth out there, so we’re going to set the record straight: here’s a list of the top four baby teeth myths, BUSTED! Myth #1: Baby Teeth Aren’t Important Although baby teeth
How Much Calcium Do We Actually Need? (12/1/2016) - WE’VE ALL HEARD calcium builds strong bones and is key to preventing osteoporosis. But did you know taking in the right amount of calcium also has a huge effect on our oral health? Calcium Benefits Our Oral Health Does calcium really make a difference in our oral health? The answer is yes! Even before we’re born, we begin
Smoking Puts Your Oral Health At Risk (11/15/2016) - DID YOU KNOW that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States? It’s well known that smoking can lead to a number of lung-related diseases but in reality, the negative effects of smoking can be seen in almost every part of the body, especially the mouth. Smoking Compromises Your Oral Health Among other
Take Care Of Your Tooth Enamel (11/8/2016) - TOOTH ENAMEL IS THE hardest substance in the human body. But don’t let that fool you–it’s far from invincible. In fact, there are things you may be doing on a regular basis that weaken your enamel, which could lead to more frequent cavities, tooth discoloration and sensitivity. Tooth Enamel Acts As A Protective Barrier The enamel
Make Your Game Day Snacks More Smile-Friendly (11/1/2016) - MANY FAMILIES AND FRIENDS gather together on a weekly basis to watch their favorite teams go head to head. And while people come to watch the game, we all know what they’re really there for… the food! Traditional game day snacks may be delicious–think wings, sliders, nachos, pizza–but they are certainly not the healthiest for our
Love Pumpkin? Your Smile Does Too (10/25/2016) - ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR everything pumpkin. As the poster child of fall, pumpkin doesn’t just star in our autumnal decorations, it shows up on our menus too. And as far as we’re concerned, that’s a good thing. Pumpkin is great for your oral and overall health! Pumpkin: Fall’s Superfood We’re glad pumpkin has so many health
What Parents Need To Know About Thumb Sucking (10/18/2016) - THUMB SUCKING IS NORMAL for infants, but many parents wonder about its effect on their child’s future dental health. As a parent, you may have questions such as, “When should I be worried about thumb sucking?” or, “What will happen if my child continues to suck their thumb?” Because thumb sucking is so widespread–it’s estimated that about 75
The Spooky Truth About Sugar (10/11/2016) - MONSTERS AND GHOSTS AND SUGAR, OH MY! Wait… sugar? That’s right. The scariest thing you’ll encounter this Halloween may just be sweets. Here are some hair-raising statistics about Halloween candy consumption: Americans purchase around 600 million pounds–or 2 billion dollars worth–of candy each year for Halloween. Kids consume up to 7,000 calories on Halloween and
Trick Or Treat! Our Team Is Ready For Halloween! (10/6/2016) - MAKING A HALLOWEEN COSTUME is one of the best opportunities to exercise your imagination and let your creativity shine! Whether you dress up as a movie monster, comic book character, or just something funny, we love seeing costume ideas come to life. This year, we want to share with you some of our favorite costumes! Our Favorite Halloween
Have You Gotten Screened For Oral Cancer Lately? (9/20/2016) - THROUGHOUT LIFE PEOPLE get regular prostate exams, mammograms and colonoscopies. These preventative health care exams are extremely important for detecting any abnormalities–including cancer–early, so they can be treated as soon as possible. These exams save lives. So do oral cancer screenings. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that a regular oral cancer screening is just as important
Why Does Food Taste Funny After Brushing? (9/13/2016) - HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why certain foods taste unpleasant after brushing your teeth in the morning? Most of us have experienced that bitter sensation a time or two, but what exactly causes it? Your Mint Toothpaste Flavor Isn’t To Blame It’s a common misconception that mint-flavored toothpaste causes the unpleasant taste when eating that first
Dental Implants for the Savvy Staff – October 13, 2016 (9/8/2016) - Program Description: The dental administrative and clinical team can contribute significantly during implant therapy, helping to ensure smooth treatment for patients as well as the surgical and referring offices.  Attendees will learn how to prepare and preserve the clinical environment through proper cleaning and sterilization protocols, properly identify and anticipate necessary instruments and components for the next
Just Keep Flossing (8/30/2016) - There are a number of factors that contribute to the development of #GumDisease, including the buildup of plaque bacteria beneath the gum line. Because the development of periodontal disease is slow in nature, studies that examine the efficacy of daily flossing are best conducted over a number of years, detailing how an individual’s daily habits
Bacterial Assessment (8/1/2016) - For more advanced cases antibiotic therapy might be recommended. In order to identify the specific bacteria associated with your periodontal infection and prescribe the proper antibiotic, a bacterial assessment might be ordered by your dental professional.   Norwood Park Periodontics uses revolutionary salivary diagnostic testing by Oral DNA Labs to provide the detailed information necessary to
Norwood Park Perio Picnic (7/7/2016) - Norwood Park Periodontics is having its First Annual Picnic for all referring doctors, staff members and their families. There will be food, beverages, games, face painting and ice cream! The face painter will be there from 3:30 – 4:30 PM. We encourage you to bring your kids. Don’t miss out on the fun!   RSVP HERE:
Summer Time (6/23/2016) - Summer is here and it is time to be more conscientious about sun exposure. But help may be on the way. The May 19 issue of the journal Molecular Cell published that scientists at USC Keek School of Medicine have recently discovered a sunscreen gene. This gene may protect against melanoma, the most dangerous and deadly
So You Missed The ITI World Congress in Chicago… (5/18/2016) -   Join him for the cliff note version: *Post -extraction bone morphology and its implant ramifications *Graft material choices relative to number of defect walls *Short and narrow implant wisdom *Perimplantitis and treatment modalities *Implant cementation June 23, 2016  5:30-8:00 PM Norwood Park Periodontics and Implants 5212 N Leclaire Ave Chicago, IL 60630 Tuition –
Dental Implants for the Savvy Staff (5/9/2016) - Program Description The dental administrative and clinical team can contribute significantly during implant therapy, helping to ensure smooth treatment for patients as well as the surgical and referring offices.  Attendees will learn how to prepare and preserve the clinical environment through proper cleaning and sterilization protocols, properly identify and anticipate necessary instruments and components for the next
Understanding Your Dental Benefits (4/28/2016) - If you have dental benefits, please provide our administrative team with the information prior to your appointment. Our office will call your dental benefits for an explanation benefits in order to maximize your reimbursement.  Our dental benefits specialist will submit your dental claims and provide supporting documentation.  
Next time your searching for a healthy snack, grab a handful of walnuts. (4/7/2016) - We already know that consuming walnuts is healthy, but a recent study cites even more reasons why walnuts are beneficial to our health. Not only are walnuts high in protein, low in cholesterol, and high in healthy fat, but eating walnut daily can significantly lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). The omega-3 in walnuts can also help
SAVE THE DATE (3/30/2016) - NORWOOD PARK PERIODONTICS STUDY CLUB is hosting a seminar on Integrating CAD/CAM Abutments to Improve Clinical Outcomes Course Description: We will discuss abutment options from CAD/CAM custom, stock (Vario-base) and intermediate abutments (SRA) and there clinical indications. We will also discuss the mechanical stresses of the implant abutment interface and how different restorative materials can
Looking for a Metal-Free Alternative? Look No Further! (2/25/2016) - If you’re looking for a metal-free alternative, look no further! At Norwood Park Periodontics and Implants we offer The Straumann PURE Ceramic Implant. The implant has a natural looking ivory color for a high-end esthetic solution . This specific feature makes the implant look more like a natural tooth and it supports the clinician in cases of
Love on the Rocks (2/11/2016) - The American Academy of Periodontology announced a new campaign to raise awareness of gum health. Love The Gums You’re With this Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love, so why not spread the message about loving your gums during the holiday? Did you know gum disease affects one in two adults? The gums
Love The Gums You’re With (2/4/2016) - Love The Gums You’re With this Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love, so why not spread the message about loving your gums during the holiday?
Video Blog #2 – Need an implant? Contact us TODAY to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION ! (1/28/2016) - Tooth loss is a common problem that most people will face throughout their lifetime for various reasons. Some of these reasons can include but are not limited to : * Severe gum disease * The loss of a single tooth or multiple teeth * Non-restorable decay * Failed root canal If left untreated, these gaps
Dr. Hosters Video Blog #1 : Oral / Systemic Correlation (1/20/2016) - Dr. Hosters will be doing weekly educational video blogs. They will be available on our website, Facebook page, and on Youtube. Tune in to check them out! Here is his very first one, we hope you enjoy.
Dentistry + Technology = Robot Patient (12/29/2015) - As you can imagine, finding human volunteers willing to let first year dental students practice on them isn’t the world’s easiest task. Scientists at Showa University in Tokyo, Japan had first created Showa Hanako over a decade ago. But in recent years, there have been a variety of improvements made to the robot so that
A Tooth Healthy Thanksgiving (11/24/2015) -   Make sure your Thanksgiving meal is something your teeth will be thankful for. Here are some fun facts about the foods you will probably be consuming this Thanksgiving: Source:
SAVE THE DATE (11/5/2015) - NORWOOD PARK PERIODONTICS STUDY CLUB is hosting a seminar on RESTORING DENTAL IMPLANTS: AN EVIDENCE BASED APPROCH TO GUIDE THE CLINICIAN TO BEST PRACTICES Program: Restoring Dental Implants in 2015: An Evidence Based Approach to Guide the Clinician to Best Practices” Restoring Dental Implants is extremely challenging. Understanding options related to crown retention, confirming fit
Secondhand Smoke (10/29/2015) - We constantly hear how secondhand smoke is very harmful to our health.  Many adults have hopefully tried their best to avoid smoking in front of others, and especially in the presence of children.  Studies are conducted often on the effects of secondhand smoke.  Most recently Japanese researchers are linking secondhand smoking with possible tooth decay
Trick or Treat? (10/22/2015) -       With Halloween being just around the corner, eating candy is inevitable this time of year.  We wanted to warn you about the worst Halloween candies before you take your kids trick or treating, dig through their Halloween candy or hand it out. Caramel apples, candy corn, and cookies contain high amounts of
2015 Platinum Implant User Conference (10/1/2015) - Dr. Hosters will be traveling to Jackson Hole, Wyoming this fall for the 2015 Platinum Implant User Conference. This conference will center on the concept of business planning. There will be breakout sessions with his fellow Platinum clinicians to discuss implementing new products and programs for success and practice growth.  On Saturday he will be working on optimizing our online
15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Tongue (9/17/2015) - Can you roll your tongue into a tube shape? We often underappreciate this awesome organ that has many talents.  Check out these fun facts about the tongue! Source:
SAVE THE DATE (9/10/2015) -     NORWOOD PARK PERIODONTICS STUDY CLUB is hosting a seminar on PRECISION, PRODUCTIVITY & PROFITABILITY OF IMPLANT PROTHETICS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE   Course Description: This Scientifically based, fast-moving presentation designed for private practice will cover state of the art topics, tips and tricks, and step-by-step techniques in implant prosthetics. A systematic approach to ideal
What happens when you go two weeks without brushing your teeth? (8/21/2015) - What happens when you go two weeks without brushing your teeth? We promise you it’s not good! Professor Lain Chapple conducted tests at the University of Birmington School of Dentistry. Tests showed that by not brushing your teeth for just two weeks, it can be harmful to your immune system. Tests were done on Dr.
Sweet Tooth VS Foggy Memory (8/6/2015) - You know what they say– you are what you eat. This applies to your brain too!  According to a new study there’s a surprising link between diet and memory.The study was published in the journal JAMA Neurology , shows that there’s a strong association between insulin and a decline in memory function.Scientists studied the brain