Do You Have Gum Disease?

Did you know that most people don't show indications of gum disease until they are in their 30s or 40s? This oral disease is commonly caused when bacterial plaque builds up along and under the gum line because it isn't removed every day through proper oral hygiene. You see, the mouth harbors millions of bacteria that mix with mucus and... read more »

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 New Bridge Needs Daily Care and Cleaning

Even though your new bridge is made from artificial materials that are not subject to tooth decay, it will still need daily care and cleaning. Gum disease can still pose a very serious threat to its long-term integrity. If residual food particles and plaque are not effectively cleaned from your teeth, it can harden into tartar. Tartar at the gumline... read more »

A Broken or Damaged Bridge Is Often a Dental Emergency

Our dental team at Trine Dental Group designed your bridge to be strong and durable. Unfortunately, there are times when an accidental fall or blow to the face can impact with enough force to damage your bridge or the abutments anchoring it in place. In a situation like this you will need to call Dr. Christopher Pavletic’s office in Orland Park, Illinois at... 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 »