Posts By: Thanasi Loukas

Chewing and Choosing the Best Possible Dental Health

The obvious importance of being able to properly chew your food is the ability to digest your nourishment safely and easily. However, there are other reasons you should maintain your chewing ability which may not seem related to eating at all. Your mouth is a very complex biological machine with various parts designed to interact with each other… Read more »

Personal Training for Strong Teeth

Given the fact that your oral health depends on proper oral hygiene as well as attending six month dental checkups and cleanings, you might understandably assume that your teeth are largely defenseless against whatever could afflict them. The truth, however, is that dental hygiene is designed to maintain your teeth’s natural defenses, which are formidable when they’re… Read more »

IV Sedation: Dental Innovation

Have you ever had IV sedation for any medical reason? Many people might consider dental work something that isn’t worthy of such a level of sedation. But look at another way: Just because knowledge and technology doesn’t exist for a time, doesn’t mean we have to keep doing things the same way when new discoveries… Read more »

Connecting Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease

Practicing good, consistent oral hygiene requires being on top of your schedule. In the case of someone with Alzheimer’s, forgetfulness is the main challenge of the disease. This isn’t just your common “now where did I put my car keys?” situation. Alzheimer’s patients can forget what day it is, what month it is, what year… Read more »

Dentists Commonly Caution Against Oral Piercings

When it comes to fashion trends, piercings qualify as a form of self-expression that doesn’t necessarily require a life-long commitment. After all, piercings can be removed, right? Oral piercings – in the tongue or lip – might appear to have a temporary option, but in this case, being trendy has a permanent cost: tooth damage,… Read more »

Are Dental Implants Impervious to Dental Diseases?

Dental implants serve as prosthetic tooth roots. Innovative  implants make your new replacement teeth (usually porcelain crowns) feel as sturdy and comfortable as natural teeth, Dental implants restore the root stimulation which helps keep your jawbone well-nourished. However, simply having implants posts surgically implanted into your jaw does not guarantee continued good health. Much like your… Read more »

Taking Steps to Prevent Adult Tooth Loss

Park Ridge dentists, Drs. Maria and Thanasi Loukas have witnessed many patients dealing with the trials which tooth loss causes. Fortunately, losing permanent teeth isn’t natural or inevitable as you age. You can easily prevent tooth loss with proper dental self-care and regular checkups. Though adult teeth can be lost for a number of reasons… Read more »

Oral Surgery Basics

Oral surgery is sometimes a crucial necessity for maintaining the health and beauty of your smile. The thought of surgery is bound to make even the most relaxed person a bit nervous. Fortunately, breakthroughs in digital x-rays, technology, and sedation have led to greater comfort and shorter healing times. At Loukas General Dentistry, we provide a… Read more »