Professional Teeth Cleanings

Brushing and flossing your teeth is important for cleaning away plaque and residual food particles from your mouth before they can harden into tartar. Maintaining good oral health in the long term also includes attending your regular dental checkups at Oak Dental Associates. The appointment starts with a thorough dental cleaning performed by one of our dental hygienists. This will... read more »

Cavity’s Location Will Largely Determine the Filling Material Needed to Repair It

Applying a dental filling is one of the most common methods Dr. Chris Pallotto & Eric Osmolinski employs to repair small-to-medium-sized tooth decay. The filling’s location on the tooth, its visibility in your smile, and the tooth’s function all factor into the material used for the dental filling in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Composite fillings are made from a resin material... read more »

Dental Veneers Gives Perfect Smiles

Have you ever desired a more appealing smile? If so, you are not alone. That is why more people are turning to dental veneers than ever before. Cosmetic dentistry is a thriving branch of dentistry that is growing like wildfire across smiles everywhere. Having the perfect smile is now achievable and the first step in achieving this is to talk... read more »

Mouthwash: What You Should Know

Mouthwash is a great tool to use if you’re interested in keeping bacteria away from your teeth. However, with so many kinds of mouthwash available, how do you choose one that best meets your needs? For instance, did you know that some mouthwashes can actually fight off bad breath, tooth decay, and even bad breath? For instance, you may want... read more »

Tips for Keeping your Toothbrush Clean

Brushing your teeth daily is an important habit to keep your teeth healthy. So is keeping your brush in good condition. Regular use will wear it out and allow it to gather bacteria. So it is a good idea to care for it so it keeps your mouth healthy. To care for your toothbrush, Drs. Chris Pallotto & Eric Osmolinski... read more »

What You Need to Know About Dental Veneers

What Are Dental Veneers? Veneers are custom-made shells of tooth-colored material that are used to cover the front side of the teeth. Dr. Pallotto and Dr. Osmolinski may recommend veneers if you have smile flaws that you would like to correct. Improving the appearance of your smile can increase your confidence and self-esteem. What Smile Flaws Can Dental Veneers Fix?... read more »

A Knocked-Out Tooth Requires Immediate Care

If you participate in contact sports or other high-contact activities without the protection of a quality mouthguard, then you are at extreme risk of having one or more of your teeth knocked out. It is estimated by the American Dental Association that nearly three million teeth are knocked out during athletic activities each year. If one of your teeth is... read more »

What Should I Expect When Bonding a Tooth?

If you’re about to improve your oral health and enhance your smile’s appearance with dental bonding treatment in Oak Lawn, Illinois, then our Oak Dental Associates team is happy to tell you what you can expect during treatment! When you come into our office to meet with Dr. Chris Pallotto & Eric Osmolinski, the following things will occur: Step 1... read more »

Using Whitening Strips to Brighten Your Smile on the Go

Many people feel that a white and even smile says a lot about them. Unfortunately, the natural processes of aging, dark food and drinks or tobacco use can stain the teeth in your smile. This might leave you feeling self-conscious and wanting to explore your whitening options. It’s a good idea to consult with Dr. Chris Pallotto & Eric Osmolinski... read more »

Jump-start Your Tooth Brushing Today

Most people have a habit of brushing their teeth at least twice a day, which is awesome. But any habit, no matter how good, can easily become a thoughtless routine. And while any tooth brushing you do is beneficial, the better you do, the better your oral health. Here are some suggestions to help put new life into how you... read more »