Your Child’s Dental Visit

Taking your child to the dentist doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience. In fact, you should start your child’s dental visits early in life. You child’s first visit to the dentist should be within six months of their first tooth coming in, but before her first birthday. Sometimes, it... Read more »

Thumbsucking Solutions

Thumbsucking is a normal part of being an infant. However, by the time your child is four years old, if he hasn’t grown out of it, it may be time to take some steps. That may sound a little harsh, but by the time your child is four, thumbsucking could... Read more »

Every Broken Tooth Deserves Its Own Crown

At some point in time, one or more of your teeth may need to be repaired. If a tooth can be saved, one option is a dental crown, which will fully conceal a tooth and protect it. Every broken tooth deserves its own crown. Here are some things you should... Read more »

Warning Signs from Your Smile

If you suffer from swollen or bleeding gums, your smile could be giving you a warning. There are many signs of gum disease, which can cause you to lose your teeth! That is why, here at DM Family Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois, we are happy to talk to you about... Read more »

What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Bruxism?

What are the most common symptoms of bruxism? Bruxism is a common, yet often hidden sleep disorder characterized by grinding or gnashing your teeth while unconscious, and often done while asleep. Treating bruxism can be done fairly easily with night guards or bite plates, but the difficult task is determining... Read more »

What Is the Best Way to Whiten Teeth?

With the myriad of products and services available to whiten our teeth in the modern world, what is the best way to whiten teeth? Although whitening ingredients have been added to toothpaste, mouthwash, and chewing gum in recent years, your best method of whitening teeth remains whitening treatment systems and... Read more »

What You Should Know About Cavities

You’ve probably heard that there are several things you’ll need to do if you’re hoping to enjoy good your oral health. For example, we usually recommend scheduling a visit with our team twice a year. These appointments are important because they give us a chance to inspect your mouth for... Read more »

A Loose Bridge Needs Timely Professional Attention

A dental bridge is typically cemented onto the anchoring abutments using a very strong dental-grade adhesive. This creates a very strong bond that is intended to stand the test of time and the rigors of chewing food. If the bacteria in your mouth manage to infiltrate the seam between one... Read more »

Getting rid of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can be difficult to discuss. A lot of people aren’t sure if they have any (everyone does) or if they need to be removed. More importantly, few people know that the reasons for removing wisdom teeth are very valid - and can have hugely positive impacts on your... Read more »

Are You Protecting Your TMJs?

Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are sets of ball-and-socket joints on both sides of your face that provide for the movement of your mouth. With the help of a complex configuration of muscles, ligaments, discs and sockets, your jaw is able to move in an amazing array of... Read more »