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The Benefits of a Family Dentist Who Is Also a Children’s Dentist

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At Prairie Dental Care, we treat the entire family, including children. It is our mission, in fact, to instill positive oral health habits in our patients no matter their age.

If you’re looking for a fun dental office in Aurora, IL for your child, our skilled dentist makes children feel comfortable and relaxed. Even better, because we treat patients of all ages, we can be your child’s dentist into adulthood.

Family Dental History in One Location

When your child sees the same dentist as the rest of the family, dental records are in the same location.

This helps our dentist cross-reference and spot genetic issues, for example.

Familiarity Breeds Ease

Your child is likely to ...

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Will My Dentures Look Natural?

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If you plan on having multiple teeth extracted or already have missing teeth, you’ve likely considered dentures in Aurora, IL, as a quick, cost-effective way to replace your teeth. It’s natural to have questions about how dentures will impact your appearance. The good news is that not only will dentures help you eat and speak better, but they can also restore your smile and even support your facial muscles, making you look younger.

Today’s dentures are created to match your own gums, teeth color, and teeth shape. Your teeth will be beautifully you and add an element to self-confidence to your smile.

Types of Dentures

There are two main types of dentures: ...

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What To Do During a Dental Emergency

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At one time or another, we have all needed emergency dental services. It can be anything from an excruciating toothache to a tooth knocked out accidentally. 

Relieving your pain and saving your tooth means finding emergency dental services ASAP and caring for yourself in the meantime. 

Here are a few tips describing what to do during a dental emergency. 

Tooth Loss

Tooth loss through trauma is a dental emergency. In this situation, it is best to keep the tooth wet. You can try placing it back in the socket. Alternatively, you can place the tooth in milk or use a tooth preservation product. 

Meanwhile, you should be contacting your dentist for emergency services. Time ...

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3 Orthodontic Problems Invisalign Can Correct

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When you think of Invisalign, you probably think of straight teeth, and you should! But there’s more to these clear, plastic aligners than a radiant smile. In the hands of a skilled dentist or orthodontist, like those at Prairie Dental Care, Invisalign can also correct orthodontic problems that lead to pain and early tooth loss.

Invisalign is cosmetic dentistry with orthodontic benefits built right in! Here are a few ways Invisalign helps correct orthodontic problems.

Invisalign Can Fix Your Bite

Bite problems, referred to as malocclusions, can change your facial profile or the way you speak. When your bite is off, wear on teeth and strain on your jaw can even lead ...

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What Is the Dental Implant Process?

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Dental implants are one of the most popular choices to replace missing teeth in our Aurora, IL dental office because of the health and cosmetic benefits they provide for a long-term solution to missing teeth.

Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth. 

The Dental Implant Process in Steps

Planning dental implants is a large part of the process and requires an experienced dentist who has the surgical skills and restorative capabilities to receive ideal results.

Step #1 Evaluation of oral health – We need to rule out periodontal disease or bone loss prior to beginning any surgical treatment. If gum disease exists, we will treat ...

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Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

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The end of the year is fast approaching. Have you made the most of your dental benefits? If you have any benefits remaining, there’s still time to use them before you lose them! 

Dental Cleanings

From cleanings to cavity fillings, or even getting started on more ...

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Holiday season tips to protect your smile!

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The holiday season is fast approaching.  Are you prepared to protect your smile from the sugar-laden sweets that lay ahead?  You can enjoy the season without sabotaging your oral health.

Daily Tips to Keep Cavities Away

To keep cavities at bay from Halloween to New Year’s Day and beyond, try to do these things daily: 

  • Sip beverages through a straw to help minimize acid contact with your teeth
  • Brush and floss after every meal, especially after enjoying rich desserts
  • Bump up your water intake to help rebalance your mouth’s PH and minimize oral bacteria growth
  • Limit snacking to allow your saliva to neutralize acid and work on restoring enamel
  • Chew sugar-free gum to satisfy your sweet tooth ...

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