Dental Bridge or Crown—Which is the Better Single-Tooth Replacement?

When it comes to replacing your lost tooth, you have a few options, although ignoring it should never be one of them. Dental bridges have long served to close the gaps left by missing teeth and restore a smile’s confidence and ability. Yet, these days, dental implant-supported crowns are fast becoming the preferred tooth replacement… Read more »

Park Ridge Implant Dentists—Can Root Canal Therapy Prevent Tooth Loss?

In the world of dental care, root canal therapy has gained an undeserved bad reputation, and many patients who require the procedure are often unaware of its importance, or refuse treatment out of unfounded apprehension. The truth, however, is that root canal therapy is the last resort in treating one of the most destructive and… Read more »

Park Ridge Implant Dentists: The Truth About Coffee & Oral Health

If you habitually enjoy a cup or three of coffee every day, you might do so with a bit of trepidation concerning the myriad warnings against coffee and caffeine, particularly regarding your oral and physical health. However, some studies suggest that coffee’s bad reputation may not be entirely deserved. Your Park Ridge implant dentists, Dr…. Read more »

Park Ridge Oral Surgeons Discuss the Need for Oral Surgery

When detected early, most dental health issues can be treated with noninvasive procedures and improved oral hygiene.  Unfortunately, dental diseases aren’t always detected early, and by the time you seek treatment, the damage may be severe enough to require oral surgery. Your dedicated Park Ridge oral surgeons offer a variety of surgical procedures in their… Read more »

Common Sources of Chronic Bad Breath, from Your Park Ridge Implant Dentists

As implant dentists in Park Ridge, Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas are experts at restoring and maintaining our patients’ confidence in their smiles, usually in the form of comprehensive tooth replacements through one or more dental implants. However, tooth loss isn’t the only dental affliction that can diminish your smile’s confidence. Today, we explore… Read more »

Park Ridge Implant Dentists: Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Brain?

The question has plagued many people for a long time—is chewing gum good or bad for you? School administrators, library officials, and others who seek to ban the practice in their respective environments may automatically chime in that, yes, chewing gum is distractive and bad all the way around. However, some researchers suggest the exact… Read more »