Do you like to start your morning with a hot (or iced) coffee? According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), about 62% of Americans drink coffee every single day! For some, the day can’t start correctly without it. However, what if you have veneers? Can you still enjoy your morning brew, or will you need to opt for something else to get an extra boost of energy? Continue reading to learn more.(more…)
University Dental Professionals Smiles Blog
August 17, 2022
August 3, 2022
You know all about the dangers of cavities and gum disease, but they can both be prevented with an excellent oral hygiene routine and regular dental visits. However, there is a world of other rare tooth conditions out there that not too many people are aware of. While they are uncommon, many of them can still be treated by a dental professional. Read on to learn more about these conditions and how they can affect your smile.(more…)
July 14, 2022
Don’t like what you see when you smile in the mirror? You’re not alone. Many people are unhappy with their teeth for several different reasons like staining, discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and misalignment. The good news is there’s a solution for all your dental imperfections – cosmetic dentistry! While researching your options, you’ll quickly realize that dental bonding is one of the fastest and most affordable choices. Read on for a basic guide to help you decide whether or not this service is right for you.(more…)
June 7, 2022
Bad dates can be the result of all sorts of things. Maybe you and the other person have opposing personalities, interests, or priorities. However, it could also be that poor oral hygiene is getting in the way. Recent research has discovered the link between dating and dental health, including how it helps or hurts your chances in romance.
To help you learn whether your mouth is the issue, here’s a summary of the dating-dental link and how to make it work for you.(more…)
May 12, 2022
Like most working adults, you may drink some coffee throughout your day. Depending on its blend, the beverage can be a tasty and energizing way to stay alert. However, you’ve probably experienced one of its side-effects firsthand: coffee breath. Why does a drink so crucial for so many make your mouth so smelly?
Well, your local dentist is here with the answer. Read on to learn why coffee breath occurs and what you can do to end it.(more…)
April 5, 2022
Many athletes have great smiles to go with their strong bodies, but that’s not always the case. Stories often go around of sports injuries resulting in lost teeth, damaged jaws, or worse. You also sometimes meet people who’re physically fit whose teeth are crooked, stained or blackened. Does this mean that, unless you’re a Hollywood star, you have to choose between a healthy smile and a healthy body?
Nope! It’s entirely possible to have both — to have your cake and eat it too, so to speak. With the right change in habits, exercise and dental care can get along just fine. To see how, here is a list of tips from Chicago dentists on how to protect your mouth while pursuing fitness.(more…)
March 4, 2022
Do you have discolored or stained teeth, but you aren’t exactly sure what caused them? This is not an uncommon issue and can make you insecure about your smile. If your efforts to fix stained teeth were ineffective, it could be because it’s genetic. Read on to learn how genetics can affect the color of your teeth and how your cosmetic dentist in Chicago can help.(more…)
February 5, 2022
If you’re considering becoming a Youtube or Instagram sensation, then you probably know that some of the views are all about how you look. Sometimes, all it takes is to flash a bright grin. But did you know that many social media influencers have veneers to thank for their selfie-worthy smile? Take it from a few of them—Huda Kattan, Gigi Gorgeous, and Jeffrey Star—veneers can make a huge difference both in the mirror and for your channel!(more…)
January 3, 2022
Yesterday, you went sightseeing with some friends and smiled at your reflection under the Chicago Bean (Cloud Gate). Your smile was beautiful, but your grin diminished when you noticed that gap in it. You decided then and there that it was time to replace that missing tooth with a permanent solution. But now, as you browse the Internet, you’re beginning to wonder if dental implants will be noticeable in your mouth. How will they feel? Here are 3 sensations you can expect and why they may come about.(more…)
October 7, 2021
Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? It’s time to celebrate! By being aware of how to properly care for your teeth and committing to an oral hygiene routine, you’ll be able to keep your smile healthy and bright for the foreseeable future. Even if you’re really good about brushing and flossing, there are still ways to improve your oral hygiene routine and prevent complications from developing. Here are a six oral hygiene tips in Chicago on how to better care for your smile.(more…)