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How to Protect Your Tooth Enamel

How to Protect Your Tooth Enamel

How to Protect Your Tooth Enamel

The hard surface of your teeth is called enamel. Although tooth enamel is strong, it does wear down over time. It is what protects your teeth against decay. The good thing is you can take steps to protect your enamel and prevent decay. Your Libertyville, IL dental...
Mouthguards and Information for Parents

Mouthguards and Information for Parents

According to Dr. Ala Dean Attar, children should wear mouthguards during contact sports and recreational activities to ensure protection against dental emergencies. When participating in active sports like football or soccer, protecting your child’s teeth is...

What to do about a Cracked Tooth

You might think that you would notice a problem like a cracked tooth right away, but that is surprisingly easy to overlook. It’s not as obvious as a chip or knocked out tooth. Many cracks in teeth are too small to see with the naked eye, and some are so fine that they...
How Does Water Affect Oral Health?

How Does Water Affect Oral Health?

Water is refreshing to the mind and the body. However, it does more than just quench thirst and provide hydration. Water nourishes the body from the inside out. You might even be surprised to learn that water has a substantial impact on your oral health. Dr. Ala Dean...
Reasons to Brush Your Tongue

Reasons to Brush Your Tongue

If you don’t brush your tongue, there are some good reasons to start. It’s as easy as adding it to your oral hygiene routine. Why brush your teeth? Brushing the tongue helps to remove the build-up of plaque and ensure good oral health. By reducing the...
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