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Should I Get a Root Canal or Extraction? Which One is Better?

June 3, 2024

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Woman positioned as if she's weighing two options

Like with many dental treatments, whether a root canal or tooth extraction is better for you isn’t so black and white. The truth is that it ultimately depends on your unique oral situation.

While your friendly neighborhood dentist is the only one capable of determining which option you need, it is nice to get an idea of which category your care might fall under. Let’s review when it might be appropriate to get a root canal vs. a tooth extraction – as well as why root canals are almost always preferred.


A Quick Guide on Using Your Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

May 31, 2024

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Invisalign trays, case, box, and cleaning crystals

Your Invisalign welcome kit will come with a few exciting goodies, including a few packets of cleaning crystals. However, most don’t have instructions on the back. As a result, you might be wondering how to use them (and how often!). If that’s the case, then read on for a quick guide on how to use your Invisalign cleaning crystals.


Smile Safety Basics: 4 Things You Should Never Put in Your Mouth

April 11, 2024

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A nervous man looking to the side while biting his fingernails

It’s a fact of life that many dental emergencies can’t be prevented. These issues often stem from factors beyond a person’s control. Still, you can steer clear of some urgent oral care problems. One fine way is to avoid things you should never put in your mouth. If you’d like, your New Lenox dentist will explain this approach in detail. Read on to learn four key things that you shouldn’t ever put in your mouth.


In the Hot Seat: What Happens at an Emergency Dental Appointment?

March 15, 2024

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Patient holding their cheek at an emergency dental appointment

Dental emergencies can strike unexpectedly, leaving you in discomfort and uncertainty. Whatever your issue, knowing what to expect during an emergency dental appointment can help minimize anxiety and ensure swift treatment. So, if you want to learn exactly what happens once you step into the dentist’s office, continue reading.


How Invisalign Patients Do Date Night

February 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — atriumfamily @ 2:43 am
Someone smiling and holding an Invisalign aligner

One of the main appeals of Invisalign aligners is how incredible they look—or, rather, don’t look. Patients who are interested in straightening their smile without the need for wires and brackets are often drawn to this treatment, which is part of the reason why this procedure has become so popular.

If you’re currently going through clear aligner treatment, you might wonder how it could affect your love life. Valentines’ day is around the corner, so if don’t want your clear aligners to affect your date night, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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