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Benefits of Invisalign vs. Traditional Orthodontics

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When you think of orthodontic treatment, you might think it’s all about the aesthetics of having a better-looking smile. But the truth is, having crooked or misaligned teeth can also make cleaning them more difficult. Because it is tougher to reach the nooks and crannies of crooked teeth, not straightening them can increase your risk of developing gum disease.

If a mouth full of metal wires and brackets doesn’t sound appealing, Invisalign invisible braces might be an option to discuss with your Glenview, IL dentist. Gallery Park Dental offers Invisalign clear braces.

Here are the benefits of Invisalign invisible braces versus traditional orthodontics.

#1—They Look Better

The clear plastic aligners that come with Invisalign ...

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Want to See Us More Often? How We Address the Issues That Might Be Keeping You Away

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According to a survey from Delta Dental, it appears that many patients want to see their dentist more often. In fact, dentists ranked higher than any other type of doctor including the dermatologist and general practitioners.

So what's keeping patients from visiting the dentist every six months? Many patients report that it's fear or anxiety about their dental appointments.

If you fall into this category, here is what your team at Gallery Park Dental can do to help you feel more at ease when you visit our office.

Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Drew Gripentrog and Dr. Jason Rogers are both highly skilled and trained in providing sedation dentistry, which can benefit patients ...

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3 Questions You Should Ask Your Glenview Dentist at Your Next Visit

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Open communication with your health care providers is the secret to optimum health, and the same is true of your dentist. Your dentist in Glenview is your partner in achieving and maintaining your oral health, and you should feel comfortable about communicating openly with them and asking any questions you might have about your teeth and mouth. Here are some questions for you to think about asking to get the conversation started the next time you visit your dentist.

How Can I Improve My Home Care Routine?

Your dentist and hygienist are a wealth of knowledge, which they are always happy to share with patients. Combine that with their knowledge of your health ...

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Have You Made These Mistakes about Dental Implants?

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At Gallery Park Dental, we spend a lot of time educating our patients about their oral health and different dental procedures that can help them protect and maintain their beautiful smiles. However, recent studies are showing that there are still many questions about dental implants, and many patients aren't even sure about what the procedure is. If you have a compromised or missing tooth, here is everything you need to know about dental implants in Glenview.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant doesn't just replace your tooth, it is actually comprised of three parts that work together to restore your root and tooth.

  • The implant itself is made of titanium and ...

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Decay and "Grazing"

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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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Deck the Halls - And Call Your Dentist to Make the Most of Your Dental Benefits!

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With the holidays upon us, the last thing you are probably thinking about is your dentist. Perhaps you should be, and your dentist in Glenview explains why.

Maximizing Your 2017 Dental Benefits

Did you know that your dental benefits may be running out at the end of December? It's true!

Most dental plans run on a calendar year, which means that they start in January and end in December. If this is the case for your plan, it means that your benefits are about to end and you might lose any benefit dollars you haven't used yet.

Your plan may also have a deductible that renews in January. It will save you money to ...

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Could Your Child Benefit from Dental Sealants?

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Keeping your child's teeth clean and healthy is challenging, especially when you're combating lack of brushing skills, lack of cooperation, and a love of sweet candies and treats! But it may not be their fault as teeth that are far back their mouth and have deep grooves can be hard to keep clean. The good news is that you are not alone, as your pediatric dentist in Glenview is your partner in helping you maintain your child's oral health, and they might benefit from dental sealants.

What is a Dental Sealant?

Remember those larger molars in the back that we mentioned that could be hard to reach and keep clean? Sealants apply ...

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