University Dental Professionals Smiles Blog

5 Tips for Getting Rid of Coffee Breath

May 12, 2022

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Person smelling bad coffee breath

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.

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How to Protect Oral Health During Exercise

April 5, 2022

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Smiling woman exercising outdoors

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.

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Can Tooth Discoloration Be Hereditary?

March 4, 2022

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family tree illustration

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.

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5 Benefits of Veneers for Social Media Influencers

February 5, 2022

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social media influencer with veneers in Chicago

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!

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Will I Feel My Dental Implants? Here’s What Sensations to Expect

January 3, 2022

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man smiling with dental implants

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.

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6 Oral Hygiene Tips for a Healthier Smile

October 7, 2021

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dentist teaching smiling family oral hygiene tips in Chicago

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.

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Why Should I Get My Fillings Done Before 2022?

September 27, 2021

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man smiling after receiving a filling

When visiting your dentist for a regular checkup and cleaning, you learn you need multiple fillings. Although this information may not be what you want to hear, the reality is that your teeth need work, and you shouldn’t put it off any longer than necessary. If you have dental insurance, it’s far more advantageous for you to schedule these treatments before the end of the year. Why? Here are three reasons you’ll save big money by not putting off your dental fillings until 2022.

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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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