A Dental Bridge Can Help Prevent Alignment Problems After Tooth Loss

Tooth extraction is often a treatment plan of last resort to address a badly damaged or decayed tooth. It is often followed up by any necessary prescriptions for pain medication or antibiotics. After your gums and other affected oral tissues have fully healed you should consider scheduling a consultation with one of our skilled dentists, Dr. Nidal Obeid and Associates.... read more »

Ways to Be a Tooth Fairy

Are you looking for a way to be a great Tooth Fairy and keep the tradition alive? The fairy has been around for over a century. It is likely that you’ve had your own experiences but trying to find ways to make tradition new and exciting can be difficult. Remember, everyone has their own take on traditions but here are... read more »

Protect Your Dental Bridge From the Effects of Gum Disease

A new dental bridge can improve the appearance and function of your smile by replacing missing teeth. While dental bridges include materials that are not susceptible to tooth decay, such as gold, porcelain, and metal, basic maintenance and daily cleaning are still needed to protect your dental bridge from the effects of gum disease. If you develop an infection in... read more »

Untreated Gingivitis Could Worsen into Periodontitis

The gum inflammation of gingivitis is often attributed to inconsistencies with your oral hygiene habits. This allows plaque and other bacterial material to harden into tartar on the bases of your teeth near the gumline. As this happens the periodontal tissues can become inflamed. As gingivitis develops it can cause your gums to bleed easily when brushing and flossing, and... read more »

Achieve Optimum Holiday Health with Dental Erosion Prevention

Your smile is extremely precious, and at the same time extremely susceptible to damage. Beyond instantaneous damage that can arise due to oral accidents or injuries, microscopic damage can also occur to your tooth enamel without you being aware of it. Harmful acids in your mouth caused by plaque and bacteria can eat away at your tooth enamel and lead... read more »

Check with a Dentist Before Using a Dental Whitening Product

The dental whitening products sold in stores are often tempting for people struggling to deal with chronic dental stains on their teeth. Unfortunately, many of these products rely on exorbitant marketing claims to make the mild potency of the hydrogen peroxide that is often used as their primary whitening agent. At the same time it’s also worth noting that excessive... read more »

Solving Cracked Tooth Syndrome

In most cases, if you have an injury to your mouth or teeth, you will know it right away. You may have pieces of a broken tooth, or blood; or you will feel the the pain caused by a cavity or an abscess. But not all damage to your teeth is easy to spot right away. You may have a... read more »

Dental Crown Restorations

If a tooth needs to be restored, Dr. Nidal Obeid may recommend a dental crown in Chicago, Illinois. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to protect it and to restore its shape, size, and strength. When is a dental crown necessary? Our dentist may suggest a dental crown to: - Protect a weak... read more »

First Aid for an Injured Tongue

A fall, an accident or blow to the face can result in a tongue injury. Should this happen, you want to be prepared with the correct knowledge on appropriate first aid and emergency care. That’s why we at Family Dental of Roscoe’s Chicago, Illinois clinic offer you the following information. If your tongue bleeds profusely and doesn’t stop, this probably... read more »