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Veneers: It’s Almost As Easy As Painting a New Smile On

Veneer is defined as an attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something’s true nature or feelings. When referring to veneers in dentistry, this same definition applies. William J. Holevas and his dental team will do all they can to make your porcelain veneers look perfect. Unless you live on a diet that consists mostly of water and apples, you’re bound to see some changes to...
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Over-the-Counter Tooth Whitening Solutions

There are so many over-the-counter whitening solutions to choose from that we couldn’t possibly include them all in one blog without overwhelming you with options, prices, pros and cons. In this post, we’ll talk about the two most popular of the over-the-counter whitening solutions… Whitening Strips: If you don’t already know, whitening strips are thin, flexible, gel-coated strips that are made...
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Collaboration Between Your Dentist and Your Doctor

The oral-systemic connection is the link between your oral health and your overall health. For much of it’s acknowledged existence, it was believed that the greatest contribution of this discovery was being able to diagnose existing medical conditions by diagnosing particular oral conditions. However, while using oral health issues as tools for spotting deeper medical problems early on is still...
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My dentures are loose, what can I do?

There is nothing worse than loose dentures! Loose dentures are uncomfortable, painful and just plain embarrassing! When dentures are loose, they slip around in the mouth, cause sore spots and make an embarrassing “clacking” noise that everyone can hear. They make it difficult to eat, drink and even talk. If you suffer from loose dentures and you’re like most people, then you will probably agree...
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Will Your Smile Change in 2014?

Welcome to 2014! Now is the time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the new year. Did you know that your smile is your greatest non-monetary asset? It’s true. Think of what you notice first when you meet someone. If they flash a gorgeous, gleaming smile, on some level you notice it. It exudes confidence and joy, perhaps even playfulness. If you meet someone with an unattractive...
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for Gum Disease, Tooth Decay and More in Elgin, IL

Dental lasers are making their way into offices across the country, including the office of William J. Holevas in Elgin, Illinois. The word laser stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation” and we can use this technology to treat the following dental problems: Tooth decay- Lasers can be used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare surrounding enamel for...
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Going To The Dentist Should Be Like Seeing A Good Friend

Your teeth are an important component of your life and should be cared for so that they last you as long as possible. Healthy straight teeth help your confidence and the quality of your overall health. They are the first thing many people notice when you flash them a smile for the first time, and keeping them in good condition is the easiest way to look and feel younger. Good oral health...
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We Promise Honest Communication & a Relaxed Environment

Before we ever discuss your dental needs, it is important to me that you feel comfortable enough to share how you feel about your dental health and your appearance.  We are sensitive to any uneasiness you have—our practice is based on honest communication and a relaxed environment.  It is important to us that you feel comfortable with our ability as well as the dental procedures themselves. Life...
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Beautiful Teeth in a Snap!

A beautiful smile doesn’t have to be complicated and take years to achieve with painful metal braces. No, the smile of your dreams could be just a snap away. Snap-On Smile is a simple and painless solution. Snap-On Smile is a patented hi-tech dental resin that is very thin yet very strong. It fits right over your teeth and suddenly you have a wonderful smile. I am happy to offer Snap-On Smile at...
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Wedding Prep: Don’t forget to get your smile ready.

So you are making plans for your wedding! Congratulations! We know there are a lot of things to plan for but don’t forget to prepare your smile. Going in for your regular checkup is a good start to make sure your smile is bright. You may also want to talk with your dentist about any tooth realignment procedures that will help you feel confident smiling widely for the camera. There are modern...
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