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What do I do if I lost one or more teeth?

Losing a tooth is not only uncomfortable, but it’s embarrassing and a huge blow to the self-esteem. No matter how old one is, one is never prepared for the loss of a tooth! If you’re suffering from tooth loss, I understand your pain, but I am here to tell you that you are never beyond hope, and that there is always a solution. Aside from not replacing your tooth (which, in my mind, is never an...
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Dr. Holevas Shares His Knowledge Free of Charge

Mark your calendars for December 12th for Dr. Holevas’ program about Life Changing Dentistry. This is a great opportunity for you to meet Dr. Holevas and learn how you can restore a good night’s sleep, and how the health of your oral cavity affects the rest of your body. This is a free program that Dr. Holevas offers to the Elgin community. He is an expert on the oral/systemic link and can...
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So Many Myths About Gum Disease

There are many myths about gum disease. Some of them are harmful misunderstandings that, without having the right information, could lead to serious complications. If you thought gum disease was not common, think again—it is very common. Gum disease is caused by plaque that has not been removed from the gum line and forms into a harder substance like calculus or tartar. When it is untreated it...
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Being There To Address Our Patients Concerns Makes All of the Difference.

We believe in building trusting relationships with all of our patients. Trust, so that you can speak with us openly about your concerns. Trust, so that we can help you face your fears or anxiety. Trust, so that you can be confident in the dental process and happy with the final results. Trust, so that you know you can come to us again and again, and you know we care. Trust, so that  through all...
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Oral Care is Important For Little Ones Too

Did you know that a baby’s teeth actually begin formation during the second trimester of pregnancy? Additionally, proper care for children’s teeth begins even before the first baby tooth breaks the gumline. By massaging your baby’s gums with a damp washcloth you help keep bacteria away. As teeth begin to come in use a soft bristled toothbrush to gently scrub the teeth. Around age two, children...
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Science Investigates Link Between Oral Health and Other Ailments

The fields of science and dentistry are now accumulating enough data to support the theory of a link between oral health and cardiovascular disease. Several other studies indicate a link between periodontal disease and heart attack and stroke. The exact cause or basis of this link is not certain yet, but it is suspected to be plaque build up under the gums. The chronic inflammation that results...
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Your Dentist Offers Complimentary Sleep Apnea Screenings

I feel strongly about my role in improving the health and quality of my patients’ life beyond merely standard dental care. My team and I also offer innovative oral appliances for sleep apnea. These devices can seem like a miracle to people who’ve been suffering with sleep apnea and to their spouses who’ve had to put up with it. Once people start getting a good nights sleep their whole life...
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