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Your top dentist in Glenview, IL will always have the latest information on how to protect your oral health and smile.

Many of the diets that are popular for weight loss and staying fit recommend frequent meals to satiate the appetite and encourage healthy food choices. But when you think about one of the rules of good oral health – no snacking between meals – you might think again about what you’re snacking on.

Saliva’s Role in Good Oral Health

Saliva helps prevent decay and gum disease by acting as a stabilizer for the mouth environment. After you eat, saliva will begin to break down the food as part of the digestion process. ...

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Age Well with Good Oral Health Habits

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It might surprise most people to know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults—not old age! Aging can still be tough on our oral health, though, so it’s a good idea to have routines in place that will help keep your mouth healthy for the rest of your life.

Staying current with dental examinations and cleanings is one way to stay on top of your oral health. If you are in the Glenview area and haven’t been to the dentist in a while, it’s time to call Gallery Park Dental to make an appointment!

Healthy Habits—At Every Age

Although there are some special considerations as your body gets ...

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Pregnancy Gingivitis: What To Know About It. What To Do About It.

Pregnancy Gingivitis Glenview Illinois Dentist

Studies have shown that roughly 40% of women will develop gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) during their pregnancy because of varying hormonal levels.  This type of gum disease is known as pregnancy gingivitis. During pregnancy an increased level of the hormone progesterone lowers your body’s ability to fight off certain gingivitis causing bacteria and exaggerates the amount of inflammation caused by the presence of these bacteria.

Symptoms of Pregnancy Gingivitis

Pregnancy gingivitis is characterized by red, swollen gums and usually appears between the second and eighth month of pregnancy. The gums will often bleed when you brush or floss and may feel more sensitive. Women who already have gum disease may see ...

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Does My Child Need Dental Sealants?

Dental Sealants Glenview IL

Other than brushing and flossing, dental sealants are the most effective way to prevent new cavities from forming on natural teeth. Sealants are a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surfaces of teeth. Most back teeth have natural grooves in the chewing surfaces that are difficult to thoroughly clean when brushing. Sealants work by “sealing off” these grooves from plaque and bacteria. Both children and adults can benefit from having sealants placed on their back teeth. Sealants are generally recommended as soon as the adult 1st molars begin to erupt into the mouth, usually around age 6. Around age 12, the adult 2nd molars erupt and should also ...

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Helping Your Child Overcome Dental Anxiety

Children's Dentistry Glenview IL

Did you know that around 20% of Americans suffer from some form of dental fear or anxiety? A lot of the time this is caused by a bad dental experience they had as a child. At Gallery Park Dental, your premiere kid's dentist in Glenview, we understand how critical those first visits are for your child, and we strive to make them as pleasant and upbeat as possible. Here are some other ways to help your child overcome dental anxiety.

Lead By Example

When your child sees you brushing and flossing your teeth, they will want to do the same. You can make home care fun for them, especially as they get older ...

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What a Toothache Can Mean

Woman with Toothache | Dentist Glenview IL

Even if you are diligent about maintaining good oral care, you might still experience the discomfort of a toothache at some point in your life. Not even the most diligent brushing and flossing, or even regular trips to the dentist, can mean you are immune.

If you are experiencing a toothache, you are probably wondering what might be the cause of that nagging pain. It could be a cavity, but there are other possibilities as well. Let’s take a look at what your toothache might be telling you. It might be time for a visit to your dentist in Glenview, IL.

Sensitive Teeth

Sometimes you might feel sharp pain when drinking or eating ...

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Best Practices for At-Home Oral Health Maintenance

Home Oral Care in Glenview IL, Gallery Park Dental

If you are looking for a Glenview dentist with a preventive approach to dental care, you have come to the right place. All great dentistry starts with a solid foundation in prevention. Together, we can create an alliance with our patients to promote healthy smiles. Part of that is effective patient education.

Best Practices for At-Home Health Maintenance

Diet and Nutrition

Eat a healthy diet! Avoiding sugar and acidic foods help you to keep your teeth healthy. Starchy foods turn to sugar and can also cause cavities. Acidic food and beverages can cause more damage than candy. Some of those include soda, certain fruit juices, and energy drinks.

Brush Twice a Day!

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