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Is Chewing Ice Bad For Your Teeth and Health?

01/17/2023 ~ Schumer Family Dental Care

According to the American Dental Association (ADA) chewing ice is bad for your teeth for a few reasons. Chewing ice can chip or break teeth, damage enamel, or even damage oral apparatuses like braces, bridges, crowns, and so on.  Any kind of damage to teeth puts your overall dental health at risk, and may lead […]

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A General Dentist in IL – Do Carbs Cause Cavities

02/03/2022 ~ Schumer Family Dental Care

The Connection Between Carbs and Tooth Decay We all know what sugar can do to our teeth, so many of us are constantly watching our children to make sure they don’t eat too many sweets, and even a number of adults avoid sugar as much as possible. If you are aiming to maintain your dental […]

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Smart Candy Choices from Your Elk Grove Village Dentist

10/28/2021 ~ Schumer Family Dental Care

This Halloween, you and your family will undoubtedly find yourselves eating a large number of holiday treats. One of the best parts of Halloween is trick-or-treating with your kids, and rifling through the goodies at the end of the night. However, even if the season calls for it, sweets like bubble gum, lollipops, taffy, gummies, […]

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Does Your Child Have “Shark Teeth?”

09/30/2021 ~ Schumer Family Dental Care

Your Elk Grove Village Dentist on “Shark Teeth” in Children There is a dental condition where children’s new adult teeth may grow in behind their baby teeth, rather than replace them after the baby teeth fall out. This condition is referred to as “shark teeth” because sharks have many rows of teeth in their mouths. […]

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The Relationship Between Fluoride and Your Oral Health

05/01/2021 ~ Schumer Family Dental Care

What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral found in some foods, and typically, our drinking water. It is often added to toothpaste, as well. This is because fluoride is known for benefiting our oral health by strengthening our teeth. Fluoride helps protect teeth against bacteria and resulting decay by fortifying and restoring the outer layers […]

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