Have You Ever Had a Tooth Ache?

It is one the most jarring and painful experiences ever and you really want to visit the dentist right away! There are many reasons that a tooth suddenly starts hurting, one of the most common reasons being decay and infection in the tooth has reached the nerve in the tooth which is impinging on the nerve […]

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Dental Fear and dental Anxiety

Alleviating Dental Fear and Anxiety

In her several years of dental practice, the most common reason Dr. Shah has heard about not going to the dentist or not returning for dental treatment is the fear and anxiety associated with the visit. Dr. Shah knows and understands how intimidating going to the dentist can be, as well as the reason why […]

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Gum disease

Diagnosing Gum Disease

My gums bleed, my breath smells and my teeth are loose. What should I do? Have any of these scenarios happened to you? You are brushing one morning and suddenly notice that your gums are bleeding. You are concerned, but dismiss it as “I probably brushed too hard.” The same thing happens repeatedly every time […]

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gum disease

Gum Disease – Get the Facts!

How serious is Gum Disease? Gum disease called Gingivitis or Periodontitis affects 75-80% of the population and, now more than ever before, an emphasis is being placed on this dangerous disease! What is Gingivitis? It is the first stage or the beginning of gum disease where you may experience bleeding gums upon brushing and/or see […]

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west loop Invisalign

Metal Braces or Invisalign®? The choice is clear!

You’ve made the exciting decision to finally do something about your teeth, so that you can have the million-dollar smile you’ve always wanted! But now what? Whether you have crooked teeth, gapped teeth, an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or teeth crowding – all of which are common issues that doctors treat – you have a few […]

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dental health

Celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month

This February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Dental Smiles of West Loop is excited to join thousands of dental specialists, healthcare providers, and educators across the country in observance! According to the American Dental Association (ADA), National Children’s Dental Health Month is designed to “raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM […]

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Invisalign | Dental Smiles Of West Loop

Dental Crowns To Save Your Smile

Each tooth is made up a clinical crown and a root. The root serves as an anchor while the crown makes up the upper part of the crown which sits below the gum-line in the case of the upper jaw and above the gum-line in the case of the lower jaw. A dental crown is […]

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Invisalign Women Smiling | Dental Smiles Of West Loop

No One Has to Know Your Secret!

Invisalign makes it possible to straighten and perfect your smile without all the metal. That’s an improvement, isn’t it? Wearing braces no longer has to hold the stigma that it used to. A beautiful smile can be yours without all the hardware and in less time. Typically, you can get that perfect smile in about […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry with Doctor and Patient | Dental Smiles Of West Loop

Cosmetic Dentistry And The Common Procedures Available

Oral healthcare has over the past few decades taken on the cosmetic dentistry, which seeks to correct uneven or broken teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is very different from orthodontic treatment, which helps straighten teeth through the use of devices like braces. Otherwise known as aesthetic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry generally helps individuals improve their appearance much the […]

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teeth grinding

What is Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)?

Teeth grinding or bruxism as it is medically called, is one of the common complaints by patients. You might clench them during the day or grind them at night. According to the Mayo Clinic, People who clench or grind their teeth (brux) during sleep are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as snoring […]

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