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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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Back to School Drawing

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Kid's Dentist Aurora ILAt Prairie Dental Care, we feel all of our child patients are winners!  When the children come to our office for their preventative care, we can help them keep their "winning smiles!" 

Preventative Children's Dental Care

Preventative care for kids is simple and painless. Visits include a professional cleaning that kids usually describe as "tickling their gums", a checkup to make sure teeth are developing properly, and a fluoride application to help keep those teeth strong and healthy! This coupled with the proper home hygiene help ensure cavity-free teeth. When we do find cavities, we hope to catch them early on ...

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Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer

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An all-time classic song by Nat King Cole titled, "Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer" pretty much sums up how we feel about summer. Especially when he sings, "You'll wish that summer could always be here."

We all know as we enter into August, it is a sign that our summer months of fun will be ending. This is the time we think about going back to school, finishing our summer vacations, and planning for the fall season as it will soon be approaching. 

Back-to-School Dental Appointments

Illinois laws require school children entering Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades to have a dental examination prior to the start of the school year. Exams, cleanings, and fluoride ...

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