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Dental Bridges Aftercare

June 28, 2017

Filed under: Dental Bridges,Restorative Dentistry — atriumfamily @ 3:59 pm

Dental BridgeA dental bridge is a sort of small denture appliance that uses the teeth surrounding an area where one or more teeth were lost to support the false teeth. There are many types of dental bridges, and they can be a good solution for New Lenox dental patients who need a faster, more affordable method for replacing just a few teeth. Here’s what you need to know about dental bridges aftercare:

General Dentistry FAQs

June 13, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — atriumfamily @ 9:59 pm

Have you ever wondered how to fix bad breath, or how to know if your gums are truly healthy? There are many general dentistry FAQs that our patients in New Lenox at Atrium Family Dental ask when they come in for their regular checkups. Here are just a few:

FAQ: How do I fix bad breath?

Bad breath is caused by many things that we treat with preventative dentistry, such as gum disease. However, if you have a good bill of health and still struggle with bad breath, consider what you eat. Dieting can make your breath smell, as can dehydration. Also consider quitting smoking if you do, and be sure to check that your medications are not causing bad breath. Untreated diabetes and liver problems could also be the culprit.

Dental Emergency FAQs

May 24, 2017

Filed under: dental emergency — atriumfamily @ 3:35 pm

Do you have your dentist on speed dial? If you do not, key that into your phone right now. Who else are you going to call if you take a punch to the mouth or something else happens that causes you to break a tooth?

The thing is, if you have a dental emergency, you might not have a lot of time before you end up losing a tooth forever. Sometimes, all it takes is 30 minutes. So, what are dental emergencies? Keep reading.

Cosmetic Dentistry Overview

April 12, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — atriumfamily @ 4:05 pm

How often do those popup ads about cosmetic dentistry come up on your Facebook? Chances are that if you have ever asked even a single question about cosmetic dentistry, Facebook will know about it and send you a ton of ads. So, by now, you already know a fair bit about cosmetic dentistry. But you still might not be sure if it’s just a single treatment, a ton of treatments, or if there is even more that you need to know. Here is a quick and easy cosmetic dentistry overview.

3 Brushing Habits to Break Today

February 25, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , — atriumfamily @ 11:47 pm

The ADA has listed several brushing habits they want you to break.  Here are our top 3 from their list.

  1. We don’t brush long enough.  Most people brush their teeth for 45 seconds, but the optimal time for brushing is a full two minutes a day, twice per day, according to
  2. We brush too soon after a meal.  Brushing after a meal is a good idea, but wait at least 30 minutes, especially if you enjoyed something acidic, such as lemons or soda. recommends chewing sugarless gum or drinking water while waiting to brush.
  3. We brush too hard.  Ease up! According to, some people brush their teeth harder than they need to for an effective cleaning. “Too much pressure may wear down the hard outer shell on your teeth and damage your gums,” according to the website.

Try breaking your unhealthy brushing habits today.  Come see us for more helpful tips, and remember twice a year, regular cleaning is best.

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