These days there are tons of new ideas, products, and trends flooding the Internet and grabbing the attention of people everywhere. There are life hacks, health tips and bits of advice for virtually every topic—especially oral care. But with so many trends out there, how do you know which ones will safely work and which ones are phony or potentially dangerous? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Highland Park about five of the latest popular trends that are bad news for your teeth.(more…)
Highland Smiles Dental Blog
July 3, 2022
June 7, 2022
Do you plan on traveling anywhere for a summer vacation? While you’re probably excited about all the fun you’ll have, the last thing you’d want is to have a dental emergency during your trip. Since an urgent situation can happen when you least expect it, it’s best to have a plan in advance. Read on to learn three tips for handling a dental emergency during your vacation from your dentist in Highland Park!(more…)
May 3, 2022
Summertime is finally here! There are probably plenty of fun things you’d like to do this summer. But before you hit the road or cannonball into the swimming pool, have you thought about visiting your dentist for cosmetic treatment? There are plenty of options that can enhance your smile and give you a huge boost of confidence—so why not take advantage of them and really make the most out of your summer? Keep reading to learn more about three of these treatments and how they can upgrade your smile this season.(more…)
April 5, 2022
It’s that time of year again! Tax day, April 15, is fast approaching. If you haven’t already, be sure to file your tax return before the deadline, especially if you think you may be in line to receive a tax refund. According to CNBC, the average tax refund in 2021 was $2,815. That’s a lot of money! You may be tempted to use your tax refund to splurge on an expensive item like a new gas grill or a bigger TV. However, the smarter route would be to use the money to invest in your smile. Keep reading to discover why you should visit a dentist in Highland Park after filing your taxes.(more…)
March 23, 2022
With spring in the air, you’re probably thinking about dusting off your cabinets or getting rid of the junk you’ve accumulated and stashed in your closet over the past year. However, your home isn’t the only thing that deserves a spring cleaning. Why not take some steps to also spruce up your dental hygiene this year? Read on as a dentist in Highland Park shares four simple tips for helping your smile look and feel fresh and clean!(more…)
February 3, 2022
February is finally here! While you are probably preparing for a date with your special someone this coming Valentine’s Day, there is another reason that you should be thinking about your heart at this time of year. February is Heart Health Month! One of the many ways you can work to keep your heart healthy is by maintaining your oral health. The two are related more than you may think. Read on to learn about how you can keep your cardiovascular health in check.(more…)
January 6, 2022
Did you know that 80% of Americans are unsatisfied with their smiles? If you’re part of that statistic, New Year’s resolutions are an excellent way to perfect your pearly whites. By taking better care of your teeth, you’ll have the confidence it takes to be the life of the party. To help you get started, read on for four ideas for resolutions that will help you end the year with a healthy smile.(more…)
December 9, 2021
Christmas is almost here! As the most wonderful (and most hectic) time of the year, it can be difficult to keep up with everything you need to get done before your family arrives or you leave town to go visit loved ones. If the busyness of the season caused you to forget to buy stocking stuffers, here are five smile-approved options as well as tips to keep your oral health in good shape.(more…)
November 4, 2021
Can you love vegetables if you’ve never grown your own in a garden before? Certainly, but when you put effort into nurturing tomatoes, carrots, and bell peppers of your own to serve to your family, your appreciation for these foods is likely to elevate.
This concept can be applied in other areas, even oral care. When you are young, and maybe even now, you are taking care of your teeth because someone relentlessly told you to. But when you understand other parts of the mouth and the roles they play, it can make you more invested in taking care of yourself and your oral hygiene.
Keep reading to learn more about your mouth from your dentist in Highland Park.(more…)
October 4, 2021
Do you have the sweet tooth of an eight-year-old in the body of a 48-year-old? You’re definitely not alone, since many adults never give up their love of candy. You may not be compiling candy door-to-door in your costume anymore, but one way or another there’s a good chance you will have a lot of opportunities to eat candy this time of year.
Here are some tips from your dentist in Highland Park to prevent your consumption of Halloween candy from wreaking havoc on your teeth and gums.(more…)