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Tooth Pain in Peru IL

How to Deal With Tooth Pain in Peru IL

January 13, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Deal With Tooth Pain in Peru IL

When you’ve got a tooth ache, it can be hard to do much of anything. The pain can be localized to tooth or spread out into the jaw and even cause headaches and earaches. In addition to being painful, the pain could be caused by an infection that can be life threatening. If you’re from […]

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Make Dental Care A New Year's Resolution

Make Dental Care One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Make Dental Care One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Dr. Ed and the staff at A Lifetime of Smiles does their best to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible, but we understand it’s not your favorite thing to do. Too many people don’t have regular dental checkups because of fear, worries about money and other reasons. As we embark on 2019, make […]

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Cold medicine can impact your tetth

Cold and Flu Remedies Can Impact Tooth Health

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Cold and Flu Remedies Can Impact Tooth Health

When cold and flu hit your home, it can be miserable. Fever, sniffles and other issues are common problems and the first thing you do is grab those over the counter medications and herbal remedies. You know it won’t do much for the actual illness, but if you’re lucky, it will relieve the symptoms. These […]

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Smoking can cause pain with dry socket

Avoid Painful Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction

November 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Avoid Painful Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction

When a tooth extraction is necessary, it’s never pleasant. We realize that and do our best to help your work through the pain, but what if that pain doesn’t get better. In fact, it gets worse. The pain from a tooth extraction should be temporary and gradually heal, but if gets worse, then you might […]

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dry mouth can cause gum disease and tooth decay

Is Dry Mouth Hurting Your Teeth?

November 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Is Dry Mouth Hurting Your Teeth?

Do you wake up with your mouth so dry it feels like you’ve been trapped in the Sahara for a month? Is your breath so bad paint peels and small children run away screaming? You might have dry mouth and it could damage your teeth. Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a common problem […]

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Does sugar cause cavities?

Does Sugar Really Cause Cavities?

October 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Does Sugar Really Cause Cavities?

Does sugar cause cavities? It’s an age-old question that people don’t want the answer to. We like sugar. It makes our desserts taste great and businesses pour it into just about everything. Why? Your body will crave it and will want to go out and buy more. It may seem like eating that cupcake isn’t […]

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elderly dental care

Dental Care For Older Patients

October 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Dental Care For Older Patients

Elderly people need to take special care of their teeth. As they age, the needs of their teeth change and the many years of use can create issues later on in life. When you add mobility issues and other factors, it’s easy for older people to not keep up with dental cleanings, etc. There are […]

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Your Child Started To Lose Teeth…Now What

September 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Your Child Started To Lose Teeth…Now What

Many of us remember waking up early in the morning and feeling around for that quarter or dollar under the pillow after losing our tooth. It’s not only an important part of childhood, but also tooth development. It’s natural for children to lose their teeth through the years, but what’s normal and what should you […]

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Deal with braces pain

How To Deal With Pain From Braces

September 10, 2018 | Comments Off on How To Deal With Pain From Braces

The end goal of braces is a beautiful smile, but along the way you may experience pain in your mouth caused by braces. It takes a while for your mouth to get used to them and there may be discomfort after tightening, so you’ll develop the occasional sore, etc. There are ways to help with […]

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Thumb sucking and pacifier can lead to tooth problems.

Can Thumb Sucking and Pacifiers Impact Children’s Teeth?

August 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Can Thumb Sucking and Pacifiers Impact Children’s Teeth?

It’s perfectly normal and natural for children to suck their thumbs and use pacifiers. When their baby and permanent teeth begin to come in, the cute habit can have detrimental effects on their jaws and tooth formation. Why Children Suck Their Thumbs It’s something most babies do at some point in their young life. They […]

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