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Pregnancy Gingivitis and Other Unknown Side Effects

Pregnancy Gingivitis and Other Unknown Side Effects

Pregnancy creates many changes in the body. Even your teeth and gums can be affected because pregnancy increases the blood flow in the body, creating changes in your oral health that can make you susceptible to infections. It’s a good idea to know what to expect... read more
Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements Make Your Smile Last

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements Make Your Smile Last

If you want to keep your own teeth for a lifetime, Dr. Thomas Gibbs has a recommendation. According to results of a multi-year study, simply adding the supplements vitamin D and calcium to your healthcare routine can produce major benefits. Researchers gave... read more
Fluoride Toothpastes vs. Fluoride-free – Which is Better?

Fluoride Toothpastes vs. Fluoride-free – Which is Better?

Dr. Thomas Gibbs recommends to most people that they use fluoridated toothpaste. While there are new fluoride-free options gaining some traction in the market that may be welcome for you if you have specific conditions like fluoride allergies, your Glen Ellyn, IL... read more
You Need to Clean Your Tongue

You Need to Clean Your Tongue

The breakdown of food debris by bacteria inside your mouth is the major cause of bad breath. Proper brushing techniques that also include giving your tongue a good scrub will go a long way in taming halitosis, or bad breath. Bacteria Tongue Coating The tongue provides... read more
Whitening Your Teeth Professionally

Whitening Your Teeth Professionally

A radiant smile is something that we all desire. It has the ability to make us feel more attractive and boost our confidence. Sometimes though, our smile needs a little help. Professional tooth whitening is a procedure that can restore a smile to its better days.... read more
What Dentists Can Do to Prevent Opioid Abuse

What Dentists Can Do to Prevent Opioid Abuse

The use and abuse of opioids have risen to epic levels. In 2016, there were more deaths resulting from opioid abuse than ever before. The American Dental Association has decided to take a firm stance to stop it’s spread by making education and prevention a top... read more
Why Your Dentist Won’t Let Up on Flossing

Why Your Dentist Won’t Let Up on Flossing

Your Glen Ellyn, IL dentist probably reminds you at every appointment about the importance of flossing as part of your oral hygiene routine. Cleaning between your teeth prevents plaque buildup around the teeth and gums. Combined with brushing and professional... read more
What to do About Canker Sores

What to do About Canker Sores

Canker sores are small-sized ulcers which can form in the mouth, or on the cheeks, lips, tongue, gums, and on the roof of your mouth. They can be caused by a number of different things, and are not contagious, but should be taken seriously if they last a particularly... read more
5 Things Causing Your Bad Breath

5 Things Causing Your Bad Breath

Most people don’t realize they have bad breath until someone else points it out to them. Rather than trying to mask it with breath mints and chewing gum, dental professional Dr. Gibbs of Smile Glen Ellyn points out that fixing the problem at its root is the better... read more
What Your Mouth Says about You

What Your Mouth Says about You

Contrary to the popular belief that dentists are only after cavities and plaques, your mouth is the first gateway for diagnosis of various diseases that Dr. Gibbs can spot by simple regular examination. Your mouth can not only help provide early detection of diseases,... read more
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