School Daze: Dental Forms Made Easy

  It’s official.  Summer vacation is over and the kids are back in school.  (You can stop cheering now parents!) Once school starts chaos can also begin as homework, meetings, after-school activities and practice begins.  I remember walking around with a pocket organizer (way before smart phones) and making entries constantly just so I wouldn’t […]

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Re-HASHing One of Our Favorites #DentalCare Posts

Earlier this year,  Family Dental Care Park Ridge decided that it was time for a little fun and definitely time to get off of the #SeriousTrain for awhile and just chill out.  We had such a good response to that post that we decided to “re-HASH(tag)” it and share the love again. So, with a little help from  #JimmyFallon and  #JustinTimberlake, we have something […]

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Time To Give: Let’s Help Team Tyler Rides

We realize that you have many choices in life each day and that, in a perfect world, we would all love to help everyone that needs help and support.  We at Family Dental Care Park Ridge try in our small way to provide help to people, organizations and fundraisers.  Recently however, we became aware of […]

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The 9 Digits People Hesitate to Share: Dental Insurance

  I am so proud of our team at Family Dental Care Park Ridge.  Each of them share their compassion and expertise with our patients, making the patient experience  positive and, dare I say it, enjoyable? Today, our Office Receptionist, Andrea, shares some really important information about what we need to know about your dental insurance. […]

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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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