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October 30, 2020

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Ghoulish Grub: Trick-Or-Treating With Dental Care

Ghoulish Grub: Trick-Or-Treating With Dental Care

Parents often fret that the one night of trick-or-treating produces more health-destroying, teeth-ruining junk than you’d ever want your child to eat in a year. Start a trend by giving out healthier fare when kids knock on your door.

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What You Should Know About Dry Socket

What You Should Know About Dry Socket

If you recently have had a tooth removed, your dentist may have mentioned a potentially painful condition, known as dry socket, that could occur after the extraction. Here is a brief overview of what dry socket is, the causes, and how it can be treated.

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Considering Implants? Jump On These 4 Quick Videos!

Considering Implants? Jump On These 4 Quick Videos!

Looking to brighten your smile for those two-hour Zoom calls? “Filling the gap” with a dental implant can make a lot of sense.

For thousand of people, the decision to get a dental implant has more than paid for itself – but it’s important to know as much as you can about them before walking into a dentist’s office.

Here are four valuable videos to get you in the know about dental implants. Take a bite out of educating yourself. (OK, was that too corny?) Let’s watch!


Dental Implant Procedure Options and Costs | Teeth Talk Girl

Join vlogger and registered dental hygienist, Whitney, for a nice review of dental implants. She’s quite fun to watch, and you may learn a thing or two. Say “Hi” to Whitney!


Dental Implants: How Does Bone Augmentation Work?

Not everybody who elects to have a dental implant is “eligible” right out of the box. For some, there may not enough jaw bone to support an implant. Learn how bone augmentation therapy can help restore your smile.


How It Works? Dental Implants

Dio is a dental implant system maker that has produced a really nice series of videos about – you guessed it  the process of implantation. Take a gander just to get a great visual representation of how dental implantology works. No gory stuff, promise!


AskUNMC: Dental Implant Life Expectancy

One thing many people are concerned about is: Just how long can one expect a dental implant to last? This video may put your mind at ease.


We hope you got something out of these videos. But the ultimate authority is your very own dentist. Visit soon for a consultation!

Oops! Last Time Your Kids Saw A Dentist?

Oops! Last Time Your Kids Saw A Dentist?

It’s back-to-school time for kids across America.

While the classroom may look different this year, cultivating excellent dental habits shouldn’t change one bit. Here are some of the things parents can do to keep their kids’ mouths healthy.

Should Your Children Get Cleanings?

Despite the presence of COVID-19, it should not be forgotten that dental checkups are still vital, especially for young, developing mouths.

While brushing twice, or even three times a day is certainly important, it’s hard for kids to brush away everything that’s harmful on their own. Early checkups prevent tooth decay and dental pain, both of which can lead to trouble concentrating and medical issues later in life. Early checkups can also help prevent cavities and stains, something a toothbrush cannot always accomplish.

What do dentists look for?

Dentists examine a child’s mouth with a number of factors in mind.

  • Evidence of negligent brushing and care
  • The nature of a child’s bite, which can signal the need for orthodontics
  • Gum inflammation, which can lead to gingivitis and other health issues
  • Baby teeth should begin to wiggle around the age of four, falling out between five and fifteen
  • Timely tooth eruption (are they coming in on schedule?)
  • Evidence of abnormal growths in the mouth

Checking your child’s teeth

Due to COVID-19, many kids have not seen a dentist in months. As a result, your child may need a set of x-rays, to detect issues early on. Parents should also make sure to bring along their child’s mouth guard or retainer to the orthodontist or dentist’s office; kid’s teeth are constantly changing and shifting, so a long period without a checkup may require appliances to be refitted.

What about sealants?

Sealants act as barriers for your child’s teeth, a great way to protect them from cavities. Typically, a thin coating of sealant is placed on the back teeth (molars), where kids do most of their chewing. This type of protection is often invaluable; in fact, the CDC reported that sealants shield against 80% of cavities for up to two years after application.

Back to school with healthy teeth!

Although it may not seem a priority, establishing and maintaining dental health is crucial during the early years. The past spring and summer have been hectic and worrisome for everyone, especially parents. Now that class is back in session, it is prudent to schedule a dental appointment for your child (and yourself!).

Written by Bryan Armetta
Edited by Clifford S. Yurman

I Am Not Tired. Really!

I Am Not Tired. Really!

Unexplained tiredness always needs investigation. Sleep apnea, diabetes, anemia, celiac disease and mental health problems are among the issues that can present as exhaustion. Read more about it.

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Chicago dentist John J. Kelly, DDS practices restorative and cosmetic dentistry at his Chicago dental office in Edgebrook. He delivers a wide range of dental therapeutics, in addition to the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing including Sleep Apnea, Child Facial Development issues and TMJ/Jaw Pain.

To make an appointment with this Chicago dentist, please call Dr. Kelly’s office at 773-631-6844 or click here.

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