3 Tips to Minimize Dental Anxiety


If you experience anxiety before you visit your dentist, you’re not alone—approximately 36% of the American population experience dental fear or anxiety. Around 12% have a severe dental phobia. Whether this is your first dental exam or if you need to go in for a dental emergency, try these strategies to help you cope with … Continued

How Thumb Sucking Can Harm Your Child’s Oral Health


Thumb sucking brings comfort to many babies and toddlers. Unfortunately, it can become habitual and harmful to their oral health development if they continue it beyond the toddler years. If you have concerns about your child’s thumb-sucking habit, here’s what you need to know. Thumb Sucking is a Normal Part of Childhood Babies often use … Continued

How to Get White Teeth: Treatment Options


Pearly white teeth give you the confidence to show off your best smile. Unfortunately, eating and drinking stain the outer layer of your teeth (enamel) over time. Professional teeth whitening is the most popular treatment to return your teeth to their natural white color. Teeth whitening options are available at Hinsdale Dental with in-office Philips … Continued

5 Toothpaste Ingredients to Avoid


If you follow standard oral hygiene recommendations, then you are brushing your teeth twice per day with a good quality fluoride-based toothpaste. While many kinds of toothpaste on the market are healthy for your teeth, there are several harmful ingredients in toothpaste that can do more harm than good for your pearly whites. Protect your … Continued

Why are Teeth Sensitive After a Filling?


While dental fillings are a common, safe and effective tooth restorative treatment, some patients may experience tooth sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure. In most cases, tooth sensitivity dissipates within a few days, but what can cause it to linger? Causes of Tooth Sensitivity After a Filling Most often, patients experience post-filling tooth sensitivity once … Continued