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  • How do I know if I need a root canal?
    Tooth decay affects everyone, with studies reporting that 92% of adults have had a cavity at one point in their lifetime. In more serious instances of tooth decay, however, the Read more
  • Oral-Systemic Health
    Oral-systemic health is the idea that oral health is a critical and interconnected component to a patient’s overall health and well-being. Studies show that people who have poor oral health Read more
  • Does smoking affect oral health?
    By now, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. But the truth is its broad-reaching health effects are not all known by everyone. This is especially true of oral Read more
  • Improve your oral health with xylitol!
    Xylitol tastes sweet, but unlike sugar, it is not converted to acid that can cause your teeth to decay. It’s a naturally occurring sweetener found in plants, fruits, and vegetables; Read more
  • A Prescription for Oral Health
    You and your endodontist are partners in making sure you have the best dental care. You do your part by eating a tooth-healthy diet, brushing and flossing as recommended, seeing Read more
  • What's on your fall reading list?
    How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a book in hand? the doctor and our team at North Read more
  • Pregnancy: What should I know about my oral care?
    the doctor and our team at North Suburban Endodontics know this is an exciting time as you anticipate the arrival of your new little one. We want to take this Read more
  • What’s an intraoral camera?
    One of the greatest features our team at North Suburban Endodontics offers is the ability to see first-hand how we can help our patients. While X-rays help us detect any Read more
  • I’m on a diet and getting MORE cavities!
    Health gurus rave about replacing unhealthy food choices with healthy ones in your diet. If you want to maintain your beautiful smile as well as your waistline, choose foods that Read more
  • Is Your Broken Tooth An Emergency?
    When you chip a tooth badly, it can be a very nerve-wracking situation. the doctor and our team want to provide you with some information that can help if you Read more
  • Happy Labor Day!
    Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last Read more
  • Crushing the Ice-Chewing Habit
    It's a habit many people have and not only can it be annoying to the people around you, it can be detrimental to your dental health. Chewing ice is so Read more
  • How Endodontic Treatments Save Teeth
    When you have a dental health concern about one or more of your teeth, the best option is always to keep your natural teeth! Often, the only alternative to endodontic Read more
  • What is a water pick and do I need one?
    Water picks, sometimes called “oral irrigators,” make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. Especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and Read more
  • Top Five Best Foods for Oral Health
    Some foods are just terrible for your teeth — think cookies and candy bars — but there are certain foods that are beneficial to your oral health. Below, the doctor Read more
  • Endodontic Surgery: Is There a Dress Code?
    If you’re scheduled for endodontic surgery at our Gurnee, Illinois office in the near future, you probably have a lot of very important questions: Will it help? An endodontist has the Read more