A Dental Filling Can Restore a Tooth

What is a dental filling? A filling is a dental restoration that may be used by Drs. Pallotto and Osmolinski when a tooth has decay. The filling can restore the tooth back to its normal function and shape after the decay is removed. Do I need a dental filling? When you visit Oak Dental Associates for a routine dental checkup,... read more »

Keeping a Teen’s Mouth Safe from Oral Catastrophes

Not all oral ailments are the result of harmful acids within your mouth. Sometimes, the decisions you make in the physical world, especially as a teenager, can have a drastic impact on your smile and your overall oral health. With the coming of age comes the responsibility in making the right decisions to protect yourself and your smile, even if... read more »

Have a Painful Abscess? Treat It Today!

Bacteria may enter and cause an infection if the inside of your mouth gets irritated or injured. Painful and red swelling of the gums can possibly be an abscess. Our dental professionals here at Oak Dental Associates will be happy to examine and give you the best treatment for your teeth. Some symptoms include general discomfort, a fever, red or... read more »

A Tooth Suffering a Large Cavity Might Need a Crown

When a cavity forms on one of your teeth and it goes untreated, it will inevitably spread. In time, the tooth decay can compromise so much tooth enamel that your dentists, Drs. Pallotto and Osmolinski, might not be able to repair it with a dental filling. In a case like this, they might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »