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 »

Dental Bonding 101

Do you have a chipped, fractured, discolored, or decaying tooth? One of the best cosmetic treatments you can get is a dental bonding to repair it! This easy procedure repairs your damaged tooth by simply placing tooth-colored composite resin in the needed area. It’s not only of the simplest, it’s... Read more »

Get a Picture Day Smile!

An important characteristic of a great school picture is a stunning grin. You are more likely to give the photographer a big smile when you know your teeth are looking great. To help you have a top-notch smile for picture day, Dr. Eliot Tokowitz and our dental professionals have some... Read more »

Fluoride Supplements and Treatments

Your teeth need fluoride regularly. This is because fluoride strengthens and nourishes the teeth and helps them fight dental issues, like tooth decay and enamel erosion. Without fluoride, your smile can be vulnerable and weak. At this point, it’s best to use fluoride supplements and treatments. Fluoride supplements are generally... Read more »

Whiten Your Smile with Philips® Zoom Whitespeed®

With yellowed, dull, or stained teeth, it’s difficult to be confident with your smile. Did you know you can fix your smile with Philips® Zoom WhiteSpeed®? This easy to use and innovative treatment can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades here at our office in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Eliot... Read more »