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5 Things Your Dentist Can Tell From Looking in Your Mouth

Hygiene visits and dental checkups at our Franklin Park, Channahon, Aurora, Sycamore, Lake Zurich, or Wilmington dental office are an important part of a proper oral health routine. We’d go so far to say they may even be THE most important part. At these appointments, we’re not only able to identify common dental concerns like […]

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Gluten Sensitivity & Oral Health

Many people choose to eat a gluten-free diet, but there are some individuals who don’t have a choice. Those with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity become seriously ill when gluten is consumed, so they avoid it as much as possible. Predominantly, celiac disease affects the gastrointestinal tract, but at our dental offices in Franklin […]

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Attention Men: Why Are You Avoiding Your Dentist?

The benefits of regular dental exams and cleanings are applicable to everyone from women and men to children. Yet, according to research, American women are ⅓ more likely to get preventive dental care than men. At our dental offices in Franklin Park, Channahon, Aurora, Sycamore, Lake Zurich, and Wilmington, we wanted to know more about […]

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3 Disgusting Things Found on Toothbrushes

You know that brushing is part of a good oral hygiene routine. But this is only true if the toothbrush is clean and free of dangerous bacteria. At our Franklin Park, Channahon, Aurora, Sycamore, Lake Zurich, and Wilmington dental offices, we know that there are some pretty disgusting things that can be found on toothbrushes, […]

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Diabetes and Your Teeth: The Importance of Extra Care

At our Franklin Park, Channahon, Aurora, Sycamore, Lake Zurich, and Wilmington dental offices, one of the first things we do when meeting new patients is go over a complete health history. What are we looking for? Things like diabetes, heart disease, etc. Why? Because they can sometimes cause specific symptoms that affect not just your […]

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Reshape Your “Vampire” Fangs With Tooth Recontouring

While having extra-pointy canine teeth, sometimes called vampire teeth, isn’t dangerous to your health, it’s not uncommon for patients of our dental offices in Franklin Park, Channahon, Aurora, Sycamore, Lake Zurich, and Wilmington to express concern, or even embarrassment, about their sharp, spiked teeth. But we’ve got an easy solution that can transform your smile […]

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Everyone Say “Cheese!”

Your husband has been complaining about a toothache for a week now. You think maybe Susie needs braces. Your dad’s dentures are slipping again. And your smile could definitely use a whitening before your coworker’s wedding. What can you do? You really don’t have time to run all over town getting your family the dental care they need. Grand Dental Group gets it. Many of the doctors and team members in our offices have families of their own and clearly recognize what families need to stay healthy and smile all they want.

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Are my teeth moving?

Have you noticed that your teeth are tighter together or that you have more spacing between your teeth than before? If so, it is possible that your teeth are shifting or moving, and that indicates it is time to see your dentist for an evaluation. There are many reasons why teeth can shift or move […]

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I don’t understand my dental insurance!

Dentists know how important dental insurance benefits are to patients. Navigating the muddy waters of the dental insurance world is challenging, and our Grand Dental insurance specialists are happy to answer some of your most common questions. Why doesn’t my insurance cover this? There are many reasons why your dental insurance may not provide complete […]

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What is Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?

Why does my child need phase 1 braces? Have you been told your child needs braces? Was “Phase 1” braces recommended? At Grand Dental Group, we pair with the specialists at AIM Orthodontics to determine if a pediatric patient would benefit from two phase or single phase orthodontic therapy. Let us help explain why Phase […]

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