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What to Do in Case of a Dental Emergency

Accidents and injuries happen, and that’s something we can’t always control. What we can control, however, is how prepared we are in case they do occur. This is especially true for dental emergencies. Knowing what counts as a dental emergency and how to seek emergency dental care will greatly improve your recovery and help decrease…

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What to Expect with IV Sedation

Whether you’re not particularly fond of needles or the dentist, both can be necessary for receiving proper dental care for the sake of your oral health and overall health. Fortunately, dentists are trained to provide many solutions to help manage pain and ease anxiety in patients who require more extensive dental treatment. One of these…

Deep Dental Cleaning
What Happens During a Deep Dental Cleaning

Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing at least once, and using a mouthwash twice daily after brushing is the best day-to-day method to maintain oral hygiene between semi-annual dental checkups and cleaning. However, under certain circumstances, you may need a deep cleaning to stop the progression of early-stage periodontal disease. Let’s take a look…

What is periodontal gum disease
What Is Periodontal Gum Disease?

When you go to the dentist, you may only be thinking about the health of your teeth — but did you know your gums are equally as important to your oral health and your overall health? Poor oral hygiene can result in gum disease and many dental conditions, but it isn’t the only cause of…

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What Exactly Is a Dental Emergency?

NK Family Dental’s top priorities are the health and safety of our patients. We want you to know that we are here for you during these challenging times, and are proud to be a member of our strong Chicago community. With that, we want to focus on dental emergencies in order to educate you about…

Gum Healthy
How Can I Keep My Gums Healthy?

We often think about keeping our teeth healthy, as we all should. But, do you ever think about your gums? They may seem like the soft protection around your teeth roots, but keeping your gums healthy is vital to keeping your teeth and the rest of your body healthy. In other words, your gums are…

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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

We’re all told by our dentist that we need to floss daily, but how many of us actually keep up with flossing? Every day? For a few weeks after seeing the dentist? A few days? Not at all? More of us may stick to a daily flossing regimen if we really knew the benefits and…

Gum recession
Can Anything Be Done about Receding Gums?

Have you noticed your teeth looking a little different in the mirror lately, like they might be showing more at the gumline than they should? It could be that you are experiencing gum recession. When detected early, gum recession can be treated and even reversed with the help of periodontics. Periodontics is a subcategory of…

Thumbsucking Habit
Is My Child’s Thumbsucking Habit Really that Bad?

Thumbsucking is a common habit among newborns and infants. However, when the habit persists past two years old, it might be time to help your child quit. Thumbsucking in children beyond two years of age can lead to significant dental problems as their teeth begin to grow and develop, and it can also lead to…

The Effects of Sugary Drinks on Your Smile
The Effects of Sugary Drinks on Your Smile

It’s the eternal debate. Do you call it soda or pop? Here in Chicago, most of us call it pop, but you’re more likely to call it soda if you’re from the South. Just as there are many colloquial terms for soda pop, the effects of those carbonated sugary drinks on your smile also come…