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Dentistry Blog

Gum Sensitivity: What to Do About It

You’ve just taken a sip of hot coffee, or a bite of ice cream, and you feel a searing pain in your gums. This unpleasantness is quite common, and many people suffer from sensitive gums. What’s the best way to reduce sensitivity and enjoy your favorite foods without discomfort? Let’s explore the factors that cause… Continue Reading →

Perk Up Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Have you ever wondered about the secret to Hollywood stars’ flawless smiles? Many of Tinseltown’s most famous actors have had cosmetic dentistry treatment at some point in their careers. Porcelain veneers are the gold standard of cosmetic dental treatment, so it’s no surprise that they’re very popular in Hollywood. Even if you’re not a glamorous… Continue Reading →

Dealing with a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and are scary and stressful. If you or a loved one has a dental emergency, please call Lincoln Park Smiles dentistry at 312-337-1665, and we will schedule you in as soon as possible. If an accident occurs after hours, and you cannot get in touch with us, please… Continue Reading →

Why Preventive Dental Care Is Important

Preventive dental care is important at any stage of life to maintain the health of the teeth and gums and ward off serious problems like cavities, gum disease and excessive tooth enamel wear. Preventive dental care includes at-home habits like brushing, flossing and following a nutritious diet, as well as periodic visits to the dentist… Continue Reading →

How to Beat Bad Breath

No one is immune to bad breath: whether it’s a quick bout or a lingering problem, everyone has stinky breath at some point. Popping a mint or piece of gum covers up the smell, but only temporarily (it’s similar to spraying cologne to cover up body odor). For longer-lasting fresh breath, try these tips from… Continue Reading →

In-Office vs. At-Home Teeth Whitening

A few years ago, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted a survey in which they asked adults, “What would you like to improve most about your smile?” The majority said they’d like whiter and brighter teeth. One of the most economical ways to enhance the color and appearance of stained or discolored teeth is… Continue Reading →

5 Reasons to Straighten Your Teeth

Crooked, crowded teeth are more than a visible eyesore – they are also a potential threat to your oral and overall health. Though orthodontic treatment is traditionally thought of as a rite of passage for adolescents, you are never too old to straighten your teeth and beautify your smile. Chicago Invisalign dentists Jack Manikowski and… Continue Reading →

What to Know about Dental Sedation

It’s understandable that some of our patients experience anxiety or fear about dental treatment. Trips to the dentist aren’t as pleasurable as, say, spending an evening with friends or enjoying a warm cup of coffee and a good book. Your comfort and relaxation are important to our team of dental experts and support staff. We… Continue Reading →

Brighten Your Smile in Time for Spring

The first official day of spring is nearing, and bringing with it feelings of fresh, new beginnings. Spring is the perfect season to think about rejuvenating your appearance and pampering yourself. If you are feeling motivated to make over your smile, our Chicago cosmetic dentists, Drs. Jack Manikowski and Karina Zaygermakher, have a few ideas… Continue Reading →

Is Sleep Apnea Affecting Your Relationship?

Sleep apnea, a condition where the breathing ceases involuntarily, affects more than 18 million Americans, according to the National Sleep Foundation. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you’ve probably experienced certain undesirable side effects, like loud snoring, drowsiness during the day and low libido. If you’re in a relationship, your significant other may also be… Continue Reading →

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