Why Would Your Teeth Need Root Canal Therapy?

You could probably make a strong argument claiming that root canal therapy, which is often referred to as endodontic therapy, is the most dreaded dental procedure there is. Sadly, even mentioning root canal therapy can make most people extremely uncomfortable. However, there are a few things you should probably know about this important procedure. You… Read more »

Receiving the Gift of Whiter Teeth for the Holidays

As the weather winds down and the air begins to chill, why not seek out a winter wonderland for your mouth this holiday season. Thanks to the amazing teeth whitening expertise of our dentists at , we can help you achieve the snow-white set of teeth you’ve always wanted just in time for the winter… Read more »

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth It?

It’s a sad fact that many people are living with a smile that they’re not happy with. From discolored to missing or chipped teeth, the problems are various and it can seem like any solution may not be worth the cost or effort. However, that’s just not true. Let’s look at some of the reasons… Read more »

A Routine Dental Checkup Always Includes an Oral Cancer Screening

A routine dental checkup with Dr. is designed to thoroughly address all aspects of a good oral health. Beyond merely examining your teeth and gums for cavities or periodontal disease, will also perform a cursory oral cancer screening. Early detection and diagnosis will improve your chances of successful treatment. The American Dental Association reports that… Read more »

Pulling Teeth and Healing Gums

Getting a tooth pulled isn’t fun, but the pain will soon give way to a much more enjoyable and comfortable mouth to enjoy. We use our mouths so often, yet we tend to take it for granted. It isn’t until we lose the ability for it to function properly, that we begin to cherish how… Read more »

A Severely Fractured Tooth Might Need to Be Extracted Before Being Replaced

Your tooth enamel is technically harder than bone. Despite its durability, there are rare instances when a hard fall or blow to the face can actually crack or shatter a tooth. This is often a traumatic experience that requires timely first aid and treatment. In many cases, the damage is so severe that Dr. needs… Read more »

Porcelain Dental Veneers Resist Deep Stains and Give You a White and Winning Smile

If you consume dark foods and beverages on a regular basis, there is a chance you struggle with chronic tooth stains. While minor surface stains can often be removed by whitening toothpaste or strips, moderate to deeply stained tooth enamel often needs professional whitening treatment. Another alternative to successful whitening treatments is to have your… Read more »

Dental Implants Can Be Used to Effectively Replaced One or More Knocked Out Teeth

One of the common threats posed by playing in contact sports is to have one or more teeth knocked out from a blow to the face. While a quality mouth guard can prevent this from happening, many athletes mistakenly forgo using one. As a result, it is estimated by the American Dental Association that nearly… Read more »

When to Floss Your Little Ones Teeth

If you’re interested in caring for your child’s teeth, there are a few thing things you should probably know. For instance, you should start to brush your child’s teeth as soon as it erupts. Incidentally, you should also remember to wipe your baby’s gums before their first tooth even appears. Still, do you know when… Read more »

Make Sure to Pack These Items in Your Travel Dental Kit

At Family Dental of Roscoe in Chicago, Illinois, we know summer is a time when many of us like to travel. Whether your family is exploring our beautiful state or flying to new destinations, preparation is key to keeping your smiles healthy. To protect your family’s oral health, our dentist, Dr. Dennis Rivera and our… Read more »