Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Cavities

As your child grows, their primary teeth are eventually replaced with the permanent teeth that serve them for the rest of their life. It’s not uncommon for the biting surfaces of permanent premolars and molars to have deep pits and fissures in the tooth enamel. In the basic physics of... Read more »

Insights on the Process of Restoring a Minor Crack in a Tooth by Installing a Crown

The enamel layer of your teeth is very hard and extremely durable, yet there are times when a fall or blow to the face can actually crack one of your teeth. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without the protection of a mouth guard. Even... Read more »

Inlays and Onlays: What Can They do for You?

Have you ever bit down into something, only to hear or feel your tooth crack? Similarly, have you ever had pieces of your teeth fall out? If so, we recommend visiting our dentist as soon as possible. Sadly, ignoring this problem can lead to negative consequences. Fortunately, there are a... Read more »

First-Aid Tips to Help Take Care of an Injured Tongue

Accidentally biting your tongue while eating or chewing gum is relatively common. There are a few rare incidents when an accident, blow to the face or sports injury can seriously harm your tongue. Here at DM Family Dentistry, we offer a few basic first-aid tips to help you take care... Read more »

If You Have a Broken Tooth We Can Restore It

A deeply fractured or broken tooth can be a serious cause for concern. The pain that often comes with a severely damaged tooth requires immediate attention. Should the damage prove too severe, Drs. Doris Madrigal might advise having the tooth extracted. Once your gums have healed we can restore the... Read more »

Gingivitis? We can Help!

You’ve probably heard about gingivitis but do you really know what it is? Do you know what causes it or what it does to your teeth? Do we know how to treat the problem, or even better, know how to prevent it? If you’re interested in learning more about this... Read more »

The Three Facts You Didn’t Know About Breastfeeding and Dental Care

Do you wish you knew more about what breastfeeding does to your child’s smile? If so, our DM Family Dentistry team has some helpful information for you! Breastfeeding in Chicago, Illinois, is extremely beneficial for your child’s smile. There are many things you may not know about this feeding routine, and... Read more »

The Tips You Need to Handle a Chipped or Broken Tooth

Have you recently chipped or broken your tooth? If so, there is no need to panic. With the help of Dr. Doris Madrigal and our dental team, your oral health will be restored as soon as possible. For now, we recommend improving the situation by doing the following things: -... Read more »

Root Canal: The Recovery Process

Recovering from a root canal is much like recovering from any other dental procedure: it requires time and excellent care. To ensure your recovery is quick and comfortable, we offer the following suggestions: - Don’t eat until the numbness wears off: Chewing with a numb mouth increases your chances of... Read more »

Six Possible Causes of Non-Pearly Baby Teeth

From the moment a child cuts his or her first tooth, dental care becomes an important part of healthy growth and development. However, even if you keep your child’s teeth clean and strong, some children still experience tooth discoloration. Here are six possible causes behind non-pearly pearly whites: 1. Weak... Read more »