University Dental Professionals Smiles Blog

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Restore a Youthful Smile

August 13, 2021

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older couple smiling together

While flipping through an album of old family photos, you marvel at how stunning your smile used to be. If you’re feeling self-conscious about the way your teeth currently look, don’t worry – you’re certainly not alone. As we get older, it’s normal for our grins to become darker and more dull-looking. Even if you take perfect care of your teeth, you will still have problems with them as you age. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry can address your concerns and restore a more youthful appearance! Read along to learn how your cosmetic dentist can make you look younger.

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Ask These 5 Questions Before Your Smile Makeover

July 24, 2021

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Happy woman in dental chair, admiring results of her smile makeover

Would you like to enhance the appearance of your teeth? Your cosmetic dentist can help you correct aesthetic imperfections and enjoy a more confident smile. However, it’s important not to commit to anything without being well-informed. Here are some questions that you can ask during your smile makeover consultation that will help you understand the road ahead of you:

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3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments That Are Perfect for Summer

June 17, 2021

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Woman in sunhat and beautiful smile from cosmetic dentistry

Now that summer is officially here, there are plenty of things to smile about! Are your pearly whites looking and feeling their best? You don’t have to live with dental flaws like chips, stains, discoloration, and gaps if you don’t want to! Now is the perfect time to see how cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the beautiful sunny smile of your dreams. If you’re not sure where to start, give your Chicago cosmetic dentist a call! They may recommend one of the following three cosmetic dental treatments that are perfect for getting in the summertime.

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Can the Summertime Sun Help You Get Healthier Gums?

May 18, 2021

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Woman in sun hat smiles without gum disease

From pool parties with friends and family to some much-needed rest and relaxation, summer is full of reasons to smile. Now, thanks to some recent studies published in the Journal of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, you have another reason: your gums! This research reinforces previous findings that connect lack of exposure to sunlight to a higher risk of gum disease. Read on as we go over why this is so important and how the sun can help keep your gums healthy!

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Terrible Allergies in April? It’s Time to Protect Your Teeth

April 2, 2021

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Woman with allergies blowing her nose with tissue paper

April showers certainly do bring May flowers, but this time of the year is also dreaded by those affected by allergies. The coughing, sniffling, and sneezing is enough of a problem on their own, but did you know that your allergies can also have a negative impact on your teeth? Read on to learn more about this surprising connection as well as what you can do to stay healthy.

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A New Study Finds Gum Disease Is Linked to Severe Covid-19 Symptoms

March 26, 2021

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Dentist talking to patient during dental checkup

In March of 2020, our lives were turned upside down as the novel COVID-19 virus spread into a worldwide pandemic. In response, safety measures like face masks and social distancing became a part of our everyday lives. Practices like these became especially important for those whose age or medical condition put them in the “at-risk” category. Recently, a new study added another group of people to that list: patients with gum disease. Keep reading to learn the link between gum disease and COVID-19, important prevention tactics, and how your dentist can help!

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How Gum Disease Could Be Affecting Your Heart Health

February 11, 2021

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A woman smiling for Heart Health Month.

While dentists largely focus on protecting the teeth and other oral structures, that doesn’t mean they don’t also care about other areas of your body, such as your heart. As more research is conducted, dentists are becoming increasingly aware of the potential influence that dental diseases can have on whole-body wellness. Since it’s American Heart Health Month, there’s no better time to consider how your oral hygiene could make a difference for one of the most important areas of your body.

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What You Stand to Gain by Scheduling an Early Year Dental Visit

January 5, 2021

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woman brushing for excellent oral health

If you’re like most people, the start of the year is a busy time. As you motor along, you’re encouraged not to forget about your oral health. That means you should be visiting a local dentist for a dental checkup. Now is the time to act, but why? As you continue reading, discover why it’s in your best interest to schedule a preventive care appointment early in the year!

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