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How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

Preserving your oral health is your general dentist’s top priority. In fact, they offer a variety of preventative dental treatments to decrease the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. While many people are familiar with the importance of semi-annual cleanings, not as many people are familiar with other types of preventative dental treatments.  One…

Start The Year With Invisalign!

New Year’s resolutions incite personal growth and aspiration, especially when it comes to personal health. While many people consider quitting smoking, exercising more, travel, and changing diet to be the more typical choices for the new year, many people tend to forget how a person’s smile and their teeth affect the way they look at…

4 Types of Dental Cleanings

We have all been told the importance of brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits. Although many people brush their teeth daily, not everyone regularly flosses or schedules appointments with their local dental office. It is recommended by the American Dental Association to brush twice a day for two minutes, floss daily, and schedule a dental…

5 Things to Know About Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Restorations

Restorative dentistry offers a variety of dental treatments that can restore function to teeth that are damaged, decayed, or even missing. In addition to different restoration methods, there are also a variety of dental materials that can be used to fabricate dental restorations. One such material is known as porcelain fused to metal or simply…

3 Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extraction

In most cases, dentists are committed to the preservation of your natural teeth. However, there are some cases where the presence of certain teeth can be detrimental to your oral health. These are the cases that usually require tooth extractions.  A tooth extraction is the removal of a single tooth or multiple teeth. There are…

Dental Technology: Making the Dentist’s Chair More Enjoyable

Nowadays, we can take talk, text, take photographs, calculate math problems, research, play games, and so much more with just our cell phones. This tiny piece of modern technology has become not only enjoyable, but a necessity for most. Just as modern technology allows us to carry tiny computers in our pockets, it has affected…

Am I a Candidate for Implant Supported Dentures?

Got missing teeth? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth and 36 million Americans have no teeth. For individuals who are missing multiple teeth or for those who have many teeth that are significantly damaged or decayed, dentures are often recommended. In fact, about 90%…

Brighten Your Smile With These Smart Food Choices That Whiten Your Teeth

There’s something refreshing about taking a forward thinking and natural approach to your dental health, and it’s even more exciting when you learn that you can whiten your teeth without harsh chemicals and expensive treatments. For generations, there have been certain foods that people knew that eating would help to whiten your enamel, and we’ve…

Planning for Implants

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and get yourself a brand new smile through the use of Dental Implants.  Congratulations! Thousands of patients every year are regaining their smile and their confidence through the use of this thousands of years old, but only recently perfected, technology.  Of course, now that you’ve decided to get…

Types of Implants

Dental implants are an effective way of restoring or replacing teeth that have been lost as a result of damage or decay. They provide an aesthetic replacement tooth while also maintaining stability and support through the use of artificial tooth roots that both stimulate the jaw bone and prevent bone loss. Nowadays, there are different…

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

During our late teen years into our early twenties, the last of our permanent teeth begin to erupt. These teeth are our third molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth. However, despite their name, they tend to be anything but wise, often coming in sideways or sometimes failing to erupt at all. Because of this,…

Who Do I See For My Wisdom Teeth?

If you are in your late teens or early twenties and you are beginning to feel an aching pain in the back of your mouth from your wisdom teeth erupting, you may be wondering where to go to get the problem fixed. A good place to start would be Fox Valley Dental. Your dentist can…

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You Career

Did you know that having a dazzling smile is an important element of furthering your career? Your smile is the first thing people notice about you and potential employers report that a person who smiles naturally during interviews is a more likable and memorable candidate. Just as potential employers are more likely to hire someone…

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