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What Causes Oral Thrush?

What Causes Oral Thrush?

If you have a compromised immune system or you regularly use inhaled steroids, you need to be aware of oral thrush. Oral thrush is an infection that is caused by an overgrowth of yeast in your mouth or throat. In other words, it is essentially a yeast infection that... read more
Visiting the Dentist? You May Skip the Flu

Visiting the Dentist? You May Skip the Flu

Did you know that oral health is a major factor in overall physical health? When your mouth is healthy, the rest of your body is more likely to be healthier, too. In fact, a recent study found that people who regularly visit their Glen Ellyn, IL dentist for check-ups... read more
Don’t Want Cavities? Know What Causes Them

Don’t Want Cavities? Know What Causes Them

Even though it can sometimes feel like cavities can’t be avoided, there are ways you can keep from having to deal with the pain and frustration it causes. Understanding what a cavity is and how it can be prevented can help you improve your dental hygiene and... read more
Can Oral Health Prevent Cancer?

Can Oral Health Prevent Cancer?

Having a healthy oral hygiene routine is important to your health in more ways than you might realize: recent research is showing by preventing the development of gum disease, you may potentially help prevent certain cancers. Researchers at the University of Helsinki... read more

Teething May Not be Causing Your Child’s Fussiness

When your baby is teething, sometimes we have been taught to expect runny noses, fevers, and trouble sleeping as parts of the months-long teething process. Turns out it’s just not so, according to Dr. Thomas Gibbs. Here is a look at the problems teething can cause... read more
Dental Implants for a New You

Dental Implants for a New You

Dental Implants might just be your new best friend! Why? If you have been faced with some challenging dental health issues in the past or are currently, you may want to consider this procedure. This American Dental Association-approved procedure is not only safe, but... read more
Sugar-Free Drinks Not Helpful For Teeth

Sugar-Free Drinks Not Helpful For Teeth

Most of us think of sugar as the number one enemy of healthy teeth. However, there are other foods and drinks that can wreak havoc on your oral health as well. This is why simply eliminating or reducing the amount of sugar from your diet is simply not enough. Dr.... read more
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
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