It’s been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, but have you ever heard that the tongue is a mirror of your health? The muscular organ, so essential for tasting and speaking, can actually provide clues about your overall health and well-being. By paying close attention to the details of your tongue, […]
Everyone is aware that candy and sugary drinks can seriously affect your smile by causing tooth decay and gum disease. But did you realize that there are foods that can improve your smile by strengthening tooth enamel, preventing cavities, and removing harmful bacteria? That’s right! There is a strong link between dietary choices and the
Thumb sucking is a normal and developmentally-appropriate tool that infants use to soothe themselves and interact with the environment around them. But when the habit continues into toddlerhood, and beyond, the effects of thumb sucking can start to play out in some negative ways, particularly in terms of dental health. As family dentists, we see
There are many myths and misconceptions regarding oral care. A commonly held belief is that fluoride isn’t an important ingredient in mouth products, but it’s time to learn the truth about fluoride and its many benefits! Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water, soil, and various types of food. It is often added
The correlation between sugar and tooth decay is certainly well-known, but there’s still much to say when discussing sugar and proper preventative oral care. Since tooth decay can cause detrimental consequences to both our physical and mental health, it’s important to be aware of how it happens and why. By analyzing how sugar leads to
Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw? Do you start your mornings with a mild headache, or toothache? Do you experience stiffness while eating? If these scenarios sound familiar, then you might be suffering from sleep-induced teeth grinding. This bad habit, also known as bruxism, refers to the involuntary clenching, grinding, and gnashing
Sleep apnea can cause a lot of potential health problems like cardiovascular and respiratory issues, diabetes, strokes, depression, a decreased immune system, and even dental disease. Read more in our latest blog post!
Kids start to lose their baby teeth, also called primary teeth, around the age of five or six. If you’re a first-time parent of a child around that age, you probably have some questions. Our latest blog post has the top FAQs we get from parents. Hopefully it helps you!
Are you looking for a new Orland Park IL dentist? We strongly suggest Dr. Erica Zolnierczyk and here’s just a few reasons why…