Posts By: Thanasi Loukas

Facial Rejuvenation Thanks to Restalyne

Over time, human faces are destined to develop some degree of unsightly wrinkles. A combination of age, compounded by stress, smoking, and exposure to the sun, will cause your face to lose its youthful fullness and line-free appearance. Fortunately, at Loukas General Dentistry, we provide quality treatments for addressing wrinkles in addition to our comprehensive dentistry… Read more »

Dental Implants: Get the Facts

Most modern replacement teeth (such as dental bridges, partial dentures, and complete traditional dentures) are designed to perfectly emulate the visible portions of lost teeth. Like your natural teeth’s crowns, these tooth replacements sit on top of the gumline, held securely by gum-colored plastic bases or inconspicuous hidden clasps. Unlike your natural tooth crowns, however, conventional… Read more »

A Moist Mouth is a Happy Mouth

No one wants to go through life feeling like they’ve just eaten a meal comprised of sand. However, when you are dealing with a severe case of dry mouth, that may be exactly what you feel like. Dry cheeks, dry tongue, dry roof-of-the-mouth, dry gums and dry throat are all common complaints of patients with… Read more »

Why Does your Jaw Hurt?

Do you experience frequent pain in your jaw? Does your jaw pop or click or stick when you open and close your mouth? If so, you may require dental attention. But what does jaw pain have to do with your oral health? Park Ridge dentists, Dr. Maria Loukas and Dr. Thanasi Loukas can answer this question,… Read more »

Loose Teeth in Adults: How to Deal

The consequences of lost permanent teeth are obvious from a cosmetic standpoint. There are also future oral health implications of dragging your feet on replacement of an adult tooth. Prevention is the best method of smile maintenance, and is best achieved when you are vigilant against the warning signs of dental despair. Park Ridge dentists, Dr. Maria and… Read more »

A Bit of Advice on Brushing Teeth

Brushing your teeth is something you either do, or you know you should do. It’s a simple enough task that, when instilled from childhood, really doesn’t require much thought or effort. Yet we can all most likely admit a time or two when we skipped one of our recommended twice-daily oral hygiene sessions. If this… Read more »

Do you Still Need Cleanings with Dental Implants?

The beauty of implants is that they’re designed to mimic your tooth’s entire structure, down to the roots. With such a close comparison to natural teeth, you may find yourself wondering if dental implants require checkups and cleanings like natural teeth. Park Ridge implant dentists, Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas, take pride in restoring the smiles… Read more »

Do you Have Loose Dentures?

Have you lost all of your teeth on a single dental ridge and replaced them with dentures? If so, you  know well the importance of restoring the function of a mouth which has suffered significant tooth loss. Unfortunately, many a common problem associated with traditional dentures is the loss of grip. One of the most… Read more »