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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

Learn About the Cavity

When our team asks you about your brushing and flossing habits, they are just looking out for you. When you fail to brush your teeth consistently, you are placing yourself at risk of getting cavities and other forms of tooth decay, which can result in greater harm to... read more

How to Prevent Tooth Decay with Proper Nutrition

Tooth decay is caused by consuming sugary foods and drinks. To prevent tooth decay, limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks, and brush your teeth after eating. Plaque is a bacteria found on the teeth that thrive on food sugars. Plaque uses sugar to produce acids... read more

Dental Tips for Smokers

Smoking is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. The risks of periodontal disease, leukoplakia, inflammation of the salivary gland and more increases when you smoke. Not only are these issues harmful to your health, a smoker also deals with bad breath, stained... read more

Common Dental Emergencies

For common dental emergencies, following these tips may help you save the tooth in question: If your tooth is cracked, rinse your mouth out immediately with warm water. Press a cold compress on the area to help keep any swelling down. For toothaches, use warm water to... read more

How Sealants Help Protect Your Teeth

Your first line of defense to keep your teeth free of decay is regular brushing and flossing. But there are methods of protecting your teeth than can do more. One of these methods is to have dental sealants put onto your molars, the back teeth with the largest chewing... read more

Hopeless Teeth—Dental Pain and Long Term Solutions

What is a “Terminal Dentition” or Hopeless Teeth? Is There a Solution? Currently in the United States fewer than 2% of dentists are trained in IV dental sedation. Dr. Gibbs as such sees many patients who are very phobic, medically compromised, or embarrassed by their... read more
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