Did You Know April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month?

  It’s so hard to believe that another year has flown by and it is time once again to remind you that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  So, what does that mean for you?  It simply means that oral cancer is something that should not be ignored, overlooked, denied or forgotten.  Nearly 42,000 people […]

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How Our Intraoral Camera Can Help You

One of our most favorite diagnostic tools at Family Dental Care Park Ridge is our Intraoral Camera.  The reason is simple.   Introral Cameras allow patients to see what is going on!  When you go to the dentist, typically you will have x-rays done, oral cancer screening and a complete exam of the hard and […]

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Spring Cleaning

  Meteorological Spring arrived a few days ago but it’s hard to believe when I look out of the window at the lingering (and maybe never-melting) piles of snow that remain.  The cold temperatures and dirty snow piles make it difficult to “Think Spring”, but at Family Dental Care Park Ridge, we are definitely trying. […]

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My Dentist Said I Need a Crown…

  ….and I was like, “I KNOW….RIGHT?!?!”   This meme has been making the rounds recently and friends and family have been tagging me in case I have missed this.  The first time that I saw this meme, I thought it was pretty funny.  By the three hundredth time, it has lost some of its […]

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Eating of the Green

  All right… so we are using a bit of poetic license in reference to this weeks celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  Instead of the frequently heard “wearing of the green”, Family Dental Care Park Ridge wants to encourage  Eating of the Green  It might seem odd that a dental office would talk about healthy […]

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Your Dentist Hears This Everyday: Will It Hurt?

  I wish that I had a nickel for every time that one of our valued patients asked us  “Will it hurt?” And, I also wish that there was a pat answer for this question.  The truth is that, ultimately, we strive for a resounding “No” to be the answer.  But it’s a process.  It’s […]

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What is a Recall Appointment?

  You know how when you are part of an industry and that industry has a language that is all its own and you start speaking that language around everyone, even those not in that industry, forgetting that they may not know what you are talking about? Yea, well that happens all of the time […]

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The Convenience of Requesting Appointments Online

  Let’s face it.  Dentistry is a customer service industry.  Family Dental Care Park Ridge wants to make life for you, our customers (patients)  as comfortable and happy as possible.  It is our desire to create a trusting relationship with each and everyone of you.  We also want to make your dental life as convenient […]

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How Chiropractic and Dental Therapy Can Work Together

Recently, we have been asked a lot of questions about Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) at Family Dental Care Park Ridge and, as a result, we felt it was high time to revisit this wonderful video interview we did with our favorite chiropractor, Dr. Steven Bourdage of Bourdage Chiropractic for Word of Mouth Wednesday back in 2011. […]

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Valentine’s Day Gratitude

  We are very aware of the discussions regarding Valentine’s Day being a “Hallmark Holiday”.  We are sensitive to the people who feel Valentine’s Day creates unnecessary pressure to “be” someone’s Valentine.  We even get the disparity as a dental office in promoting candies and chocolate as Valentine’s Day gifts.   We really get it.  Family […]

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It’s Been a Long Cold Lonely Winter

  Well it certainly has been a long cold (maybe lonely) winter here in the Park Ridge area.  It’s been so cold, in fact that we have had to make some unprecedented decisions regarding the safety and advisability of whether or not to open up the office on two bitterly frosty days.  For the sake […]

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You Need a Sports Mouth Guard

  If you play any kind of sports that involves contact or potential injury, you definitely need a sports mouth guard!   You have spent most of your life taking care of your teeth or making sure that your children take care of their teeth.  Our parents and dentists have drummed into us from an […]

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