Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures to Help You Prep for a Big Event

November 11, 2019

Filed under: Blog,Community — puredental @ 7:53 am

With November officially upon us, many of us are now turning our attention to the holiday season that is right around the corner. The best accessory that you can invest in before the holidays is your smile! Our dentist in Bloomingdale and West Loop understands the importance of not only looking your best but feeling your best! Allow our team to improve your smile with the following cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneersand Lumineers are an excellent option if you aren’t pleased with your current smile because of chipped, cracked or misshapen teeth. Veneers have a beautiful, natural appearance and are placed over your natural teeth to help transform them. Plus, they are stain-resistant, so you can rest assured that your veneers will hold up through everyday wear and tear.

Professional Teeth Whitening

It’s tempting to opt for over-the-counter whitening products from your local drugstore, but you won’t get the same results that you would if visited our dentist in Bloomingdale or West Loop. We offer different teeth-whitening methods, all outlined here.

Dental Bonding

Another way to improve your smile is through dental bonding. It’s ideal for repairing minor chips, cracks or gaps without having to endure a more intense procedure and downtime. The procedure is safe, quick, long-lasting and inexpensive.
Now is the perfect time to invest in your smile before the holiday season is in full swing! We look forward to seeing you at either our Bloomingdale or West Loop location.

The Link Between Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Filed under: Blog,Community — puredental @ 7:52 am

Every November is American Diabetes Month in the U.S., and while most people understand the effects of diabetes, did you know that there is a link between diabetes and your oral health? Not only does diabetes impact your blood sugar, but it can take a toll on your oral health as well. Our Bloomingdale and West Loop dentist wants to help our patients understand the link between diabetes and how it impacts your mouth.

The Connection

Those with diabetes need to consistently control their blood sugar levels, and if it is poorly managed, there is a higher risk of oral health problems developing. If diabetes isn’t properly controlled, white blood cells become weaker. Your body’s main line of defense against bacterial infections is through white blood cells, so this puts you at an increased risk of developing a bacterial infection in your mouth.

Oral Health Risks Associated with Diabetes

If you currently suffer from diabetes, keep in mind that you are at a higher risk of developing the following:
-Poor tissue healing: Uncontrolled diabetes could result in the inability to properly heal following surgery. This is because there is a lack of blood flow to the treatment site.
-Dry mouth: We take for granted the ability for our mouths to consistently produce saliva, but those suffering from diabetes may experience dry mouth because of a decrease in saliva production. Excessive dry mouth can even lead to ulcers, soreness, infections and decay.
-Thrush: Many diabetes sufferers take medications to help keep infections at bay. However, this makes them especially prone to developing a fungal infection of the mouth and tongue, referred to as thrush.
In order to keep your risk of oral health complications to a minimum, we recommend visiting our Bloomingdale or West Loop dentist on a regular basis. Contact our team at Pure Dental Spa to schedule your reservation!

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