How to Deal with Sensitive Teeth

Do you know what causes sensitive teeth? Sadly, there are many reasons you could be coping with this problem, and there may not always be anything you can do to treat this problem—though there are solutions you can try. Still, do you know exactly why your teeth could be sensitive? There are several layers to each of your teeth, including... read more »

Your First Cavity

The whole point of visiting Dr. Christopher Pavletic at Trine Dental Group in Orland Park, Illinois, is to ensure that your teeth are in the best shape possible. Sadly, we can’t all keep our teeth in perfect health, and most people will end up with a cavity at some point in their life. So if you have your first cavity,... read more »

For a Healthy Mouth, Follow These Tips

A healthy smile begins with a healthy mouth, and caring for those precious pearly whites and gums lay the foundation for good oral health. Your smile is prone to enamel decay, tooth sensitivity, cavities, and tooth loss thanks to the buildup of acid in the mouth. Bacterial acid forms into plaque and calculus on your teeth and around the gum line... read more »

Sharing a Toothbrush is Bad for You

Do you ever consider using someone else’s toothbrush? Do you think using a toothbrush isn’t a problem, especially if you’re only sharing with a significant other? Would you be surprised to learn that you should actually never share your toothbrush with anyone? As you’ve probably guessed, you also shouldn’t lend your toothbrush to anyone. You see, there are a number... read more »

Nightly Brushing: Is it Really Important?

Usually, it’s fairly easy to brush your teeth as a part of your morning routine, but did you know that many people forget to brush their teeth right before they go to bed. As you can probably guess, this can lead to a number of negative consequences. The consequences associated with forgetting to brush your teeth before bed can be... read more »