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    Oral Cancer: Are You At Risk?

    When you visit the dentist’s office for a checkup, they are not only looking for cavities and cleaning your teeth. They are also checking for oral cancer. Oral cancer is part of a group of cancers relating to the head and neck called “oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers.” They include cancers of the mouth, cheeks, lips, tongue, hard and soft palates, and throat. During a dental exam, the d…Read More

  2. Enamel Dental to Provide Free Oral Cancer Screenings

    Enamel Dental to Provide Free Oral Cancer Screenings

    In recognition of National Oral Cancer Awareness month in April, Enamel Dental Studio will be providing complimentary oral cancer screenings at its West Loop location for the entire month. Those who participate will receive a free screening and consultation with Enamel dentist, David Choi, DDS. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, the death rate associated with this cancer is high, not because…Read More

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    Best and Worst Easter Treats for Your Teeth

    Did the Easter Bunny bring you an abundance of candy? If so, you’re not alone. Easter is the second biggest candy holiday, right there next to Halloween. This year, Americans were predicted to spend $2.6 billion on Easter candy, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Easter survey. So what to do now with all that candy? If you are worried about your teeth, keep in mind that you d…Read More

  4. No-More-Goop-Digital-Impressions-Instead

    No More Goop! Digital Impressions Instead

    At Enamel Dental, we believe that we have a responsibility to our patients to keep up with the latest technology in dentistry. Investing in state-of-the-art equipment and staying current with new dental techniques are ways we can give our patients the best possible experience. One example is the way we now do impressions -- molds of the mouth made for procedures such as implants, crowns, bridges a…Read More

  5. The-Mighty-Laser-That-Kills-Bacteria

    The Mighty Laser That Kills Bacteria

    Here at Enamel Dental, we believe in offering the best dental care possible. One of the ways we do that is by using state-of-the-art technology. We would like to introduce to you some of the cutting-edge equipment we are proud to have in our office. The newest addition to our practice is a soft-tissue laser called Epic X from Biolase. We use this laser both to treat gum disease and reduce the risk…Read More

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    X-rays, Camera Help Ensure Accurate Diagnoses

    In our practice, we like to stay on top of the latest diagnostic tools. The more we are able to see in the imagery we take, the easier we can arrive at a diagnosis, which results in providing the best care for our patients. To this end, let’s talk about X-rays and a device called an intraoral camera. When used together, these two things give us the full picture of a patient’s dental health. Co…Read More

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    Dental Implants: Elderly vs GenX

    People used to think that losing your teeth was just a part of life. The mindset was that when you get to be a certain age, tooth loss is pretty much inevitable. But nowadays, we realize that this thinking is misguided. After all, we are meant to continue to eat for the rest of our lives. People in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are not content to simply accept tooth loss as their eventual fate. This is …Read More

  8. Chipped or Pointy Teeth? No Fear

    Chipped or Pointy Teeth? No Fear

    Do you refrain from a great big smile because your teeth are pointy or chipped? You are not alone. Whether your teeth are naturally pointed or the result of a bad habit, there are simple cosmetic solutions available to you. But first, let’s learn about the habits that can wreck your teeth: Chewing Ice Ice can cause damage to teeth by creating small cracks in the enamel. Cracks can grow larger ov…Read More

  9. How Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile

    How Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile

    Do you seldom smile? If you are missing teeth and feeling self-conscious about your smile, dental implants might be just what you need to restore your confidence. Dental implants are a popular method for replacing missing teeth, as an alternative to dentures for example. A dental implant is essentially an artificial root that is installed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth in place. It fuse…Read More

  10. Tips for Dealing with Dental Anxiety

    Do you get nervous about going to the dentist? You definitely aren't alone. Up to 40 million people in the United States experience some anxiety about going to the dentist. For some of those people, the anxiety can be so intense that it actually stops them from going to the dentist altogether, putting their oral health at risk and delaying dental work they might badly need. If you experience feeli…Read More