Augmenting Your Oral Hygiene Efforts With a Water Flosser

The American Dental Association advocates a consistent daily oral hygiene routine for the prevention of cavities and periodontal disease. This starts with always brushing your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. This should be followed up by making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss between your teeth and along the gumline at least once... read more »

Improve Your Smile With Dental Crowns

Is your smile being marred by an unsightly tooth? Have you practiced safe and effective oral hygiene only to have your mouth afflicted by a bad tooth? If so, you may not have to have the broken or damaged tooth removed, but instead have it fitted with a dental crown. We are happy to improve your smile with dental a... read more »

The Curious Case of Mouthwash

Mouthwash can be a polarizing topic in the dental community as to what exactly its benefits can be. Some mouthwashes are much more effective than others, but none can replace the need for brushing and flossing. So the important question is what exactly mouthwash can do for you, and which products are effective at accomplishing those goals. Here some tips... 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 »

Time for a Dental Restoration?

At Oak Dental Associates in Oak Lawn, Illinois, we offer traditional dental fillings made from strong, durable materials including gold, porcelain, or composite fillings for patients who require a dental restoration. Dental fillings are created to withstand the ongoing pressures of biting and chewing, and with good oral care and maintenance, they can last 5-15 years, depending on their composition.... read more »