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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Local naperville Dentist – Gentle Family Dentistry
... When you first contact Advanced Family Dental of Naperville, we will arrange an introductory visit to examine your individual dental needs, the state of your teeth, and your overall oral hygiene and health...

Pediatric, Family Dental Care
... The benefits of pediatric care from Advanced Family Dental of Naperville: Commitment to treating the specific needs of all children State-of-art technology Friendly, comfortable atmosphere Preventative dental care and education Set your child up for a lifetime of good dental health with regular dental visits and excellent oral hygiene at Advanced Family Dental of Naperville...

Christie Brinkley's All-American Smile
... Brinkley attributes her famous smile to a combination of good genetics (she inherited her mother's “beautiful straight teeth”), combined with the intelligence to practice good oral hygiene and have regular dental appointments...

What You Can Expect With Treatment Of Gum Disease
... Behavior change: We will collect a thorough medical history to obtain facts about your oral hygiene, eating and other personal habits such as alcohol and tobacco use to determine their impact on your periodontal disease...

Senior Health: Testing Your Oral Health Expertise?
...On a positive note, you can prevent gum disease by having good oral hygiene that includes flossing daily and brushing at least twice a day with a proper technique and fluoride toothpaste...

Common Questions About Whitening Your Teeth
...Keeping up with your regular oral hygiene routine at home and your professional cleanings at the dentist's office will help maintain the results; so will avoiding tobacco and beverages that stain, such as red wine, tea and coffee...

Your Guide to Whiter Teeth
... Whitening Your Teeth at Home: If you are an adult who practices good oral hygiene and doesn't suffer from periodontal disease, our office can help you decide whether an at-home whitening system, or having your teeth whitened in our office best meets your needs...

Your Cure for Bad Breath
...Dry mouth, sinus problems, diet and poor oral hygiene can also cause bad breath...

John Lennon's Tooth Sold at Auction for $31,200!
...His brushing and flossing routine may not have been that conscientious either! For healthy teeth, it's important to have a good daily oral hygiene routine at home and regular professional cleanings here at the office...

Family Dentist
Home ›Our Services ›Family Dentistry Family Dentist Aurora, IL A family dentist is similar to a general dentist, as each provides services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health...

Gum Disease and You: A True-False Test
...But when oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) is lacking, these can build up in a dental plaque, or biofilm...

Oral Piercing Can Lead to Problems With Your Teeth and Gums
...It can also interfere with oral hygiene and contribute to the growth of tooth decay and gum disease...

Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene While Wearing Braces
... The goal of oral hygiene is to remove biofilm, a layer of leftover food particles called plaque that is a haven for disease-causing bacteria...

Reality Star Kept His Eyes on the Prize: New Teeth!
...But with regular dental exams and good oral hygiene on your part, bridgework can last many years...

Your Body's Intolerance to Gluten can Cause Dental Problems
...CD patients should continue with normal oral hygiene efforts, with one exception: hygiene products (including polishing pastes and fluoride gels used in professional cleanings) should be gluten-free...

Laila Ali: A Passionate Advocate for Family Dentists
...   What techniques help your kids maintain proper oral hygiene...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health While Taking Blood Pressure Medications
...This abnormal growth can be painful and uncomfortable, and can make oral hygiene more difficult to perform...

Preserve Your Teeth as They Age and Avoid Excessive Wear
... Through advances in dentistry and oral hygiene, two of teeth’s greatest enemies, dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal (gum) disease, are not only quite treatable but even preventable...

Actress Jennie Garth Shares Tips for Making Oral Health Fun!
...Teaching children to develop good oral hygiene habits as early as possible helps set them up for a lifetime of superior dental health...

Keep Tooth Decay Away
... The top two traditional steps can't be stressed enough: Good Oral Hygiene...

Gum Inflammation Could Have an Effect on Your Heart Health
... Gum disease begins with poor oral hygiene...

Bone Loss Around Root Furcations Poses Treatment and Cleaning Challenges
...This loss is most likely due to periodontal (gum) disease, an inflammation arising from bacterial plaque on the teeth that hasn’t been removed through proper oral hygiene...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...It doesn't matter if you do it in your own home, or on the sidelines of an NFL game… as long as you do it! If you would like more information about flossing and oral hygiene, contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Even if you are meticulous about your daily oral hygiene routine at home, there are plenty of reasons for regular checkups...

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
... A combination of hormones, lifestyle changes and poor oral hygiene habits raises the risk of oral health problems among adolescents...

Limiting Refined Sugar in Your Diet can Reduce Risk of Tooth Decay
... Last but not least, practice good oral hygiene with daily brushing and flossing, along with regular office cleanings and checkups...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...Here are some other oral hygiene tips you can try at home: Brush to the music — Plenty of pop songs are about two minutes long… and that's the length of time you should brush your teeth...

Gingivitis Could Become a More Serious Form of Gum Disease
...To prevent reoccurrence, it’s important for you to consistently practice effective oral hygiene to remove plaque — brushing twice and flossing once each day, and visiting us at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups...

Prompt Treatment for Gum Disease Could Ultimately Save Your Teeth
...Gum disease is caused by bacterial plaque, a thin biofilm that collects on teeth and is not removed due to poor oral hygiene practices...

June Is Men's Health Month
...If your gums bleed or show other signs of disease, we can help you get it under control with instruction for more effective oral hygiene, and/or appropriate treatment...

Take Care of Your Dental Appliance and It Will Take Care of You
...The first thing to remember about appliance cleaning is that it’s not the same as regular oral hygiene, especially if you have dentures...

Don't Take a Vacation From Oral Hygiene This Summer!
... If you have been careful about keeping up your oral hygiene all year, you’ve probably already noticed the rewards it can bring—like a sparkling smile, fresh breath, and good dental checkups...

A New School Year, A New Beginning
...A routine office visit is a great opportunity to “brush up” on proper techniques for tooth brushing and flossing, and to ask any questions you may have about oral hygiene...

If You're Considering Braces, Here's How They Work
...These risks can be reduced by closely monitoring dental health during the entire treatment process and through stepped up efforts in daily oral hygiene...

Inflammation: the Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
...Likewise for your gums, daily oral hygiene and visiting the dentist at least twice a year reduces the risk for gum disease...

Don't Let GERD Ruin Your Teeth's Health
...If you’ve been diagnosed with GERD, be sure to maintain good oral hygiene practices like brushing or flossing, especially using fluoride toothpaste to strengthen enamel...

Legal or Not, Marijuana Poses a Health Risk to Your Gums
...Poor oral hygiene is the biggest factor for an increased risk of gum disease; thinner gum tissue (an inherited condition or related to poor tooth position) is another factor, as well as lifestyle habits like tobacco use or excessive alcohol consumption...

Beat Dental Plaque While Wearing Braces with These Tools and Tips
...The principal goal of oral hygiene is to remove dental plaque, a thin film of accumulated bacteria and food particles that can cause tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease...

Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...