A smile is a persons greatest feature, that’s why it is so important for us to perfect each and every tooth to be more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. As a team we work together using our individual skills in order to refine your smile. Today we attended Dr Alex Bendayan’s all day symposium on, Esthetic Dentistry. We love learning of new techniques to improve our patients smiles!
October is National Dental Hygiene month! Not only this month, but every month, we honor our amazing hygienists for being such compassionate, driven, and hard working dental hygienists. These are two girls you can trust. Thank you Cassie and Katherine for always taking the extra step in patient care, we love you! ❤️
Emails like this are SO special for so many reasons. Our team is so passionate about serving our patients— practicing dentistry ethically, comfortably, and compassionately. We put so much love and effort into what we do and it’s such a treat when others feel that. It’s also special because we’ve created a different culture at our office. We want to instill fun and humor into as much as we do to ensure our patients feel at ease. This email is particularly meaningful because when this courageous patient came to his first appointment he told me he was “different” than other people— that when he meant he had a “fear of the dentist” that it wasn’t to be taken lightly but he had a genuine, deep anxiety. Roughly 50% of everyone reading this understands exactly how that patient feels— because dental anxiety is very real for a lot of people. Fortunately dentistry has had many advances over the years, but the memories of being worked on as a child strapped in a chair or having a tooth drilled without being profoundly numb never leaves a person. The mental toughness these individuals posses to still seek care despite their anxiety is incredible to me. I could not be more proud of this guy for following through with treatment despite his reservations. When I first started my residency and began my sedation training, I had no concept of how much I would grow to love it and how beneficial it would prove to be for my patients. Sedation dentistry has afforded me the privilege to work with some of the best patients and I could not be more appreciative of the clients that seek our office out 🙏🏽 #chicago#chicagodentist#naperville#napervilledentist#dentist#sedationdentist#sedationdentistry#nofeardentalcare#allsmiles#flossbrushsmile
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It's increasingly common to hear that oral health is vital for overall health. More than 80 percent of Americans, for example, are living with periodontal or gum disease, which often goes undiagnosed. This may be because the patient's teeth feel fine, so he avoids going to the dentist, and visits to the physician rarely focus on oral health.
According to Delta Dental, however, there is now evidence of two specific links between oral health and heart disease. First, recent studies show that if you have gum disease in a moderate or advanced stage, you're at greater risk for heart disease than someone with healthy gums. And second, your oral health can provide doctors with warning signs for a range of diseases and conditions, including those in the heart.