Choosing the Right Toothpaste

  True confession:  I typically chose my toothpastes rather randomly.  That said, the randomness has some criteria that must be met.  And, it’s that criteria that I will go over in this article.  ADA Seal:  The first thing that I look for is the ADA seal of approval in the toothpastes that I use.  When […]

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Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime

    So, back in 1958, a group by the name of  The Jamies recorded one of two hits that they would enjoy…Summertime, Summertime.  To this day, whenever it is  hot and steamy outside, I think of day camp at Norwood Park and this song (I encourage you to click the arrow below to hear this classic) …. […]

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Your Mother Was Right!

  Mothers! What would we do without them?   They have put up with our ups and downs, they have nurtured us when we were sick, they have encouraged us when things looked hopeless, they have loved us despite who we are and, through it all, they have imparted words of wisdom that we often […]

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Dental Implants – Are They For You?

  There are so many commercials out there about dental implants and while it is great to increase people’s awareness of how wonderful dental implants can be, the ads can also be confusing by oversimplifying the dental implant process. So, what are dental implants? Dental implants are components (usually titanium) that are placed surgically into […]

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It’s a Desert in My Mouth – Why Do I Have Dry Mouth?

  You may assume that, as a dentist, all I do is talk about dental related things all day long with everyone I meet.  And, while I’d like to dispel that as total myth, when I think about it honestly, it DOES seem that I talk about dentistry at some level with most people I […]

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Electric Toothbrush Addiction

  As you may have inferred from my previous post on wedding day photos, I recently attended the wedding of my son and his gorgeous (now) wife in Spokane Washington.  It was an amazing event ( I know…I am completely biased) but it gave me yet another opportunity to realize just how “addicted” I am […]

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And You Thought Dentistry Wasn’t Funny

Just when you thought dentistry couldn’t be fun or funny, we find this old (circa 1990′s) Mr. Bean video…Mr Bean at the dentist!   Don’t say Family Dental Care Park Ridge never gave you anything….   Send to Kindle

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Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

  I know that I am jumping the gun a little bit…summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st but, I’m pretty sure most of us are in a summer state of mind right now so I’m going with a little poetic license.  Once the schools are out and the temperature rises, there’s a certain feel […]

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Wedding Day Photos: Something to Smile About

  Late Spring and early Summer are filled with all kinds of wonderful celebrations.  It starts out with Mother’s Day in May, then Father’s Day in June and is sprinkled with graduations and weddings in between.  Each of these events is filled with happiness and good feelings and, very often, there is a photographer there […]

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Brush, Floss, Rinse, Repeat: A Dental Mantra

  You probably hear a variation of this dental mantra at least twice a year when you go to see your dentist for your check up and cleaning.  Your dentist and/or your hygienist has drilled (pun intended) these words into your head hoping beyond hope that they will eventually sink in. Brush…Floss…Rinse…Repeat (Two Minutes…Twice a […]

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Why Staying Well Hydrated Helps Your Oral Health

We all know that water is “good for us”.  Drinking water throughout the day helps to keep your body hydrated and keeps the body fluids balanced.   But why does staying well hydrated with water help your oral health? Water helps to wash away sugars and bacteria in the mouth that can lead to cavity […]

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Making a Great First Impression

  In life we have been told that first impressions count or that we should make a lasting first impression.  And at Family Dental Care Park Ridge, we couldn’t agree more! But the first impression that we are talking about is the one that the dentist takes of your teeth. There are a number of […]

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