Dental Blog

How Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Heart

February is nationally recognized as Heart Health Month. Every year the American Heart Association and medical professionals across the country join together to publicize the seriousness of heart disease and educate the population on how to reduce your risk. At our dental office in Hyde Park, we want to help do our part and bring … Continued

Does Whitening Toothpaste Really Whiten Teeth?

Whether due to aging, smoking, or drinking too much tooth-staining tea, there are plenty of things that can cause our pearly whites to be, well… not so white. If you’re one of the many people who are trying to score a whiter smile by using whitening toothpastes, our dental office in Hyde Park wants you … Continued

The Effects of the Common Cold on Your Teeth

‘Tis the season of stuffy noses, persistent coughs, and sore throats. It’s officially cold and flu season. And even though the team at our dental office in Hyde Park is committed to keeping our patients and neighbors healthy, there are just some things we can’t fix. The common cold being one of them. But while … Continued

Is Chocolate Bad for Your Teeth?

This may first appear as a silly question to ask your dentist in Hyde Park. Popular opinion would answer it with a resounding, “Yes, chocolate is bad for your teeth. Obviously.” However, our Hyde Park dental office has a slightly different position when it comes to chocolate and your oral health. Chocolate’s Secret Benefit for … Continued

Don’t Let Holiday Stress Affect Your Oral Health

Late November is when we gear up for a few weeks of feasts, family, fun, shopping, and all that the holiday season brings. Between arranging schedules to see everyone you need to see, fitting in all the parties you’ve been invited to, cooking large meals, and everything in between, it’s no wonder that stress levels … Continued

Kick the Habit: Tips to Help You Quit Smoking for Good

Everyone is most likely aware of the countless health problems that can result from a smoking habit. But quitting isn’t always easy. This month, as we help recognize the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, held every year on the third Thursday in November, the team at our Hyde Park dental office is here to … Continued

Find Relief From Your Dental Fear

Dental fear is incredibly common among adult Americans. In fact, an estimated 80 million Americans have some level of dental fear. While the team at our dental office in Hyde Park certainly understands that being afraid of the dentist is a very real thing, we also always want to try our best to help our … Continued

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month with Your Hyde Park Dentist

Every October the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) sponsor National Dental Hygiene Month to both recognize talented dental hygienists everywhere and to drive awareness to the importance of practicing proper oral hygiene. Of course this is a celebration our Hyde Park dental office can certainly get behind. The … Continued