La Grange Dental Associates Blog

Coffee, Tea, Flavored and Carbonated Waters!

People are used to looking for sugar in the list of ingredients on food labels. What about our more modern day beverages such as coffee, tea, flavored and carbonated waters?

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What To Do If My Child Knocks His/Her Tooth Out!

It is a frightening experience for any adult or child to have a tooth knocked out. This condition is also known as an avulsed tooth. The steps you take immediately following the event directly impact whether or not the tooth can be saved.

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Show Your Mouth a Little Love This Valentine's Day!

It may be the most romantic time of the year, but we are reminding people searching for the perfect gift not to neglect your oral hygiene. Show your loved one how much you care by keeping your pucker perfect.

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New Year's Resolution!

Did you make a New Year's resolution? It isn't too late to turn over a new leaf this year. How about committing to better oral health for a New Year's Resolution? Current research shows that there are numerous links between oral health and systemic health.

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Dreaming of a Snowy White Smile for Christmas?

La Grange Dental Associates offers three types of teeth whitening to Chicagoland patients. We offer universal take home trays, customized take-home whitening trays and in office whitening. Both the universal and customized take-home whitening kits allow you to control the color change of your teeth in the comfort of your own home.

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Use It or Lose It, Dental Benefits!

Most dental insurance companies provide benefits based on a 12 month calendar year. Eligibility is usually from January 1 through December 31. Unfortunately, benefits do not role over into the next year. Any unused dollars that remain on December 31 are kept by the insurance company.

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Are dental x-rays safe? Are dental x-rays necessary?

Stated simply, catching a small problem early can prevent major problems later on. The images below can clearly show a very typical scenario. Image A is what we would see upon visible examination. Image B would allow us to diagnose the presence of significant decay. Image C shows how decay penetrates deep into the tooth. Image D shows bleeding from the pulp or chamber where the nerves and blood vessels are housed. Treatment once the nerve is involved is Root Canal Treatment. Only then can restoration of the lost tooth structure can be initiated.

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Welcome to our practice, Dr. Joseph Balice!

La Grange Dental Associates would like to introduce and welcome Dr. Joseph Balice! Dr. Ron Smith has decided to retire and put a great deal of thought into choosing a stellar individual to take care of his patients. Dr. Balice is passionate about learning and new technology. He graduated from Loyola Dental School in 1989, and then completed a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.

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