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5 Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums

5 Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums

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Five Easy Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums Floss Daily  You’ve heard it over and over again, but we cannot stress the importance of flossing enough. Your toothbrush does an excellent job of brushing the surfaces of your teeth, but bits of food and plaque can become stuck between your teeth and contribute to the beginning stages of gum disease. Starting the habit is the hardest part, but you’ll reap the benefits of a healthy mouth if you can find five minutes each day to floss. Try spending a bit less time scrolling through social media in the evenings and you’ll have more than enough time to floss!…Read More

Learn About the Stages of Periodontal Disease

Learn About the Stages of Periodontal Disease

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Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease refers to chronic inflammation of the gums that can lead to tooth loss and increase your risk of developing heart and lung disease. In today’s post, we’ll explain the stages of periodontal disease and walk you through a few ways you can reduce your…Read More

Periodontics FAQs — Part II

Periodontics FAQs — Part II

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Many people in the United States are not aware that dentistry involves so much more than simple tooth extractions, braces, and cleaning appointments. One of the most interesting areas of dentistry is periodontistry, but many people are unaware of the services and treatments this area entails. We ans…Read More

Periodontics FAQs

Periodontics FAQs

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Would you like to learn more about periodontics? You've come to the right place! In today’s post, we’ll answer a few of the most common questions we receive about periodontistry. If you would like to learn more, or if you need to schedule an appointment, then get in touch with our office at 847-276-2500 or schedule an appointment using our convenient online contact form. We look forward to speaking with you soon!…Read More

Do You Need to Schedule a Periodontics Appointment?

Do You Need to Schedule a Periodontics Appointment?

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If you’re looking for a periodontist in Buffalo Grove, then you’ve come to the right place! In today’s post, we’ll explain why you should choose North Shore Smile Surgery for all of your periodontistry needs. If you need to schedule an appointment, then get in touch with our office at 847-256-2500 or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to get started.…Read More

An Introduction to Periodontics

An Introduction to Periodontics

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To understand the area of periodontistry, it’s helpful to understand what a periodontist does. A periodontist is a dentist who has undergone additional training to specialize in periodontal disease and dental implants. Generally, this specialization requires three additional years of schooling after completing dental school.…Read More

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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Have you ever wondered why some people are subjected to wisdom tooth extractions at a relatively young age, while others can go a lifetime without one? In today’s post, we’ll explain why wisdom tooth extraction can sometimes be a necessity. North Shore Smile Surgery is Buffalo Grove’s Top Rate…Read More

Common Dental Bone Graft Questions

Common Dental Bone Graft Questions

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Surgical procedures are understandably nerve-racking for many people, and dental surgeries are no exception. If you’re considering a dental bone graft procedure, you probably have more than a few questions about what to expect. In today’s post, we’ll answer four of the most common questions ou…Read More

What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction

What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction

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Tooth extractions are one of the most commonly performed oral procedures. While recovery is generally fast and usually takes between three and four days, many people have a fear of what tooth extraction procedures entail. In today’s post, we’ll walk you through what you should expect from a toot…Read More

6 Tips on Preventing Tooth Decay

6 Tips on Preventing Tooth Decay

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Our last baby teeth typically fall out somewhere between the age of nine and 12. The adult teeth that grow in their place should last our entire lives. However, bacteria that naturally occurs in our mouths, other environmental factors, and personal habits can cause cavities to form, plaque to develo…Read More

Common Dental Problems To Look Out For

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If you’re like most people, you probably dread the idea of having to go to the dentist. Whether you have to go for an annual checkup or you’ve had tooth pain for weeks, the unfortunate reality is that our mouths are a breeding ground for bacteria, both the good and the bad. In order to maintain…Read More

The Basics of Dental Implants

The Basics of Dental Implants

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If your dentist has said that you need dental implants, you may be wondering what that means. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to decay or from a fall, dental implants can provide a natural lookin…Read More

What Is A Tooth Extraction?

What Is A Tooth Extraction?

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At North Shore Smile Surgery, we’re completely dedicated to giving you a beautiful smile through dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, and bone grafting. Many of these procedures require the removal of a tooth from its socket inside the bone, also known as a tooth extraction. I…Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Everything You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

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If your dentist has told you that it’s time to remove your wisdom teeth, he may have referred you to an oral surgeon to schedule an appointment for the procedure. Wisdom tooth extraction is a specialized surgical procedure to remove one or more of the four wisdom teeth located at the back corners…Read More

Get Your Teeth Replacements From A Leading Oral Surgeon

Get Your Teeth Replacements From A Leading Oral Surgeon

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You have been doing your research. You know you want to replace your missing teeth. You know that you want dental implants. Now, you just need to decide where you will go. We welcome you to visit North Shore Smile Surgery. Dr. Scott Frank, our oral surgeon, is based in Buffalo Gro…Read More

The Modern Approach to Tooth Replacement

The Modern Approach to Tooth Replacement

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Tooth replacement techniques and technology have come a long way thanks to modern innovation. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with a brief overview of what tooth replacements are and why you may want to consider them for yourself. Call 847-276-2500 or contact North Shore Smile Surgery online…Read More

Visit Our ‘Very Friendly, Very Informative’ Oral Surgeon [video]

Visit Our ‘Very Friendly, Very Informative’ Oral Surgeon [video]

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We understand that no one wants to have oral surgery. If you need it, that usually means there is a problem. But if you do, you want to visit an oral surgeon you can trust to do the job right. You need to go somewhere like North Shore Smile Surgery. Dr. Scott Frank, our oral surge…Read More

Find Out Why Dentists Recommend Our Oral Surgeon [video]

Find Out Why Dentists Recommend Our Oral Surgeon [video]

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We understand that oral surgery can be scary for most if not every patient. That’s also why we hope you will schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Frank, our oral surgeon. We could go on about Dr. Frank’s education and experience. Instead, we want you to hear from Dr. Mark Jacob about why he fe…Read More

Innovation Has Made Dental Implants Even Better

Innovation Has Made Dental Implants Even Better

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Technology keeps moving forward, and that’s just as true in modern dentistry as in any other field. Perhaps nothing illustrates this point better than dental implants. In restorative dentistry, dental implants are the new gold standard in teeth replacement. Whether you need to replace a single too…Read More

Feel Secure With Your Teeth Replacements With A Bone Graft

Feel Secure With Your Teeth Replacements With A Bone Graft

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We all know that nothing lasts forever. If you’ve lost teeth, then you can appreciate this more than most. What you may not know is that losing teeth can cause your jaw to shrink as well. If that happens, then a bone graft may be needed as part of getting your teeth replacement. The team at…Read More

Save Time, Get Secure Dentures Faster With Refresh Smile

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In one day, your smile and your life can be different. With Refresh Smile, you can get dental implant-supported dentures in a single visit to North Shore Smile Surgery. With many dental implant procedures, you have to wait months before your dentures can be attached. If you come t…Read More