Signs You May Have Periodontitis
What is periodontitis? Periodontitis is another word for gum disease, an infection of the gums, ligaments, and bone around tooth roots.
The Foundation For A Smile Makeover
When you’re building a house, one of the last things you do is paint. It’s a final touch on months of hard work. But when you’re creating a new smile, whether with Invisalign, porcelain veneers,…
How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned?
Most people expect to need two cleanings per year, one every six months. For most people, this is perfectly sufficient.
Six months is about how much time tartar (calculus) deposits take to grow on teeth to the extent…
5 Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth
You may feel content with the look of your teeth and that’s just fine. The important thing is that they’re healthy.
Before you completely write off the idea of whitening your teeth, take…
When It Comes to Tooth Brushing, Timing Is Everything, Says Dr. Duraes
You probably brush your teeth on autopilot every day.
But Bloomingdale dentist Dr. Gabriela Duraes explains that you should be paying more attention to exactly when and for how long you’re brushing.
Should You Get Dental Veneers?
Porcelain dental veneers spell out a new start for thousands of people. But are they right for you?
What Are Veneers?
Prolonged Breastfeeding Could Increase the Risk for Childhood Tooth Decay
A recent study conducted over the course of several years in Pelotas, Brazil suggests that breastfeeding your baby well into the toddler years could increase his or her risk for getting cavities.
6 Tips for Managing Dental Anxiety
You gotta do what you've gotta do. When your dental pain becomes stronger than your fear of the dentist, you know what you've got to do. Even so, it's not right for a routine trip to the dental office to cause you so much…
Bad Breath Secrets You Can’t Afford to Miss
Is Halitosis interfering with your professional life or personal relationships? Do you notice people taking a few steps back when you stop by to talk to them? Bad breath isn’t just embarrassing…it’s something…
Why Kids Need X-Rays Too
As family people, we understand why most parents are worried about how much radiation their kids are exposed to. Dr. Gabriela Duraes…