Our office is conveniently
located in downtown
Libertyville, next to the
Metra Train Station!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some questions our patients have had about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you!

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Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?
A: Bad Breath (halitosis) can be an unpleasant and embarrassing condition…

Q: What may cause bad breath?
A: Morning Time – Saliva flow almost stops during sleep and its reduced cleansing action allows bacteria to grow, causing bad breath…

Q: What can I do to prevent bad breath?
A: Practice good oral hygiene – Brush at least twice a day with an ADA approved fluoride toothpaste and toothbrush…

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?
A: Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it…

Q: What are Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
A: Red and puffy gums – Gums should never be red or swollen.

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?
A: If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want to improve your smile…

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?
A: Since teeth whitening has now become the number one aesthetic concern of many patients…

Q: What are my options for replacing missing teeth?
A: By age seventeen, more than seven percent of Americans are missing at least one permanent tooth…

Q: What are canker sores?
A: Canker sores are small shallow ulcers that appear in the mouth and often make eating and speaking…

Q: Are cold sores another name for canker sores?
A: No. Although these sores are often confused for each other, they are not the same. Cold sores (also called fever blisters)

Q: What causes tooth sensitivity?
A: Tooth sensitivity is tooth discomfort in one or more teeth that is triggered by hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods and drinks, or even by breathing cold air?

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