The Dangers of Mouth Jewelry

Did you know, mouth jewelry can be dangerous to your oral health? In fact, mouth jewelry can cause many problems for your teeth and overall oral health that can lead to painful and costly damage. While mouth jewelry can look appealing for many, it is important to remember the damage... Read more »

Replacing a Missing Tooth With a Dental Bridge

Untreated tooth decay and severe dental trauma can sometimes result in the total loss of a tooth. Even if some of the original root structure remains there might not be sufficient structural integrity to viably restore the tooth with endodontic therapy and a dental crown restoration. In a severe case... Read more »

Do You Know the Cause of Your Sensitive Teeth?

Do you feel pain from your favorite sweets or treats as you eat? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth is a common problem that can be treated. To help you understand how to manage it, it is essential to know the causes. That is why our dentist,... Read more »

Oral Health Support: Dental Veneers

Are you seeking a highly effective cosmetic dentistry restoration to improve and enhance the look of your teeth? Do you want to conceal a tooth without completely replacing it or capping it all together? If so, a wonderfully beneficial treatment you can use to cover the surface fronts of teeth... Read more »

What Are Your Risk Factors for TMD?

Each patient has a certain risk of developing a TMJ disorder due to the presence of their temporomandibular joints (TMJs), which are the joints that connect the lower jaw to the rest of the head. When TMJs don’t function as they should, the result can be a jaw that makes... Read more »

Senior Tips for Dental Care

Denture Cleaning A daily cleaning of your dentures (full or partial) will kill bacteria. Be sure to apply cleaners that are produced specifically for dentures so that you don't risk damage from inappropriate abrasives. Brush and Floss Most seniors suffer from dry mouth because of common prescription medications and this... Read more »

Invisalign® Can Quickly Correct Minor Deviations in the Alignment of Your Teeth

The alignment of your teeth plays an important role in your basic oral function, while also providing you with an attractive smile that appears in many of your facial expressions. Uncorrected deviations in the position and orientation of your teeth can cause gradual complications with multiple teeth in your dentition.... Read more »

Teeth Vulnerable to Tooth Decay

The chronic presence of plaque acids in your mouth from inconsistent oral hygiene practices can gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel. This is even more likely to be a problem if you frequently consume acidic beverages each day. As tooth enamel erosion continues to develop multiple teeth in your... Read more »

Dental Anesthesia: What is Laughing Gas?

The typical dental check-up doesn't usually require anesthesia, but not every visit runs smoothly for all people. A more intense procedure may necessitate sedation, not only to help dull the pain but to calm a nervous patient.   Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is the safest method of... Read more »

Your Children and Oral Hygiene Basics

Children don’t come with training manuals. Thankfully, our team here at Sheffield Square Dental Care in Chicago, Illinois, is happy to help you guide your children’s oral health and hygiene habits. As soon as your child gets their first tooth, you’ll want to get a baby toothbrush and clean it... Read more »