Are Dental Implants Experimental?

Dental implants are tooth replacement marvels that have been placed in millions of people. They look and function just like the real thing, and are available at David Rice DDS in Elgin IL. Technically, dental implants are not replacement teeth. The actual implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. In a

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You Won’t Be Out Cold – Unless You Want To Be!

Does your heart start pounding at the mere thought of having a cavity filled? Do you get sweaty palms when you drive by a dental practice? If you cope with dental anxiety, then sedation dentistry from David Rice DDS in Elgin IL can help. Dental anxiety is common: millions of Americans dread going to the

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Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

Plaque is that filmy stuff that forms on teeth. Since it is caused by the breakdown of the foods we eat, plaque formation is a constant process. And that’s why we keep reminding our patients to brush and floss twice a day, at David Rice DDS in Elgin IL. The plaque process goes something like

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Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again!

You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to autopilot morning and night and get it over with. But David Rice DDS in Elgin IL has a question: are you doing it right? We ask this in all seriousness. There is always room for improvement, even in something as basic as brushing your

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3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL our objective is to help every patient who comes in for an appointment to have the best possible oral health. This post focuses on something that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste. A happy mouth is not only a healthy

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Can I Objectively Evaluate My Smile?

A beautiful and healthy smile can be your best physical attribute. After all, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, we use cosmetic dentistry to help our patients get fabulous smiles. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you look at

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Think It’s Not Necessary To Replace Missing Back Teeth?

Sometimes when people lose a back tooth, they wonder whether they should bother doing anything about it. After all, the gap doesn’t show when they smile and there are other teeth to do the chewing. Why not leave it be and save some money? Actually, there are several very good reasons to replace a back

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Tooth Whitening: In-Office vs. DIY

If you would like to improve your smile with teeth whitening, the first step is deciding how you’ll do it. At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. There are lots of whitening products out there, but what they have in common is a peroxide-based

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Dental Miracles At David A. Rice

At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, we deliver dental miracles every day. Regardless of the number of teeth affected, we use cosmetic dentistry to re-design smiles and correct problems. In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, we do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition

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The Future Of Tooth Decay In Elgin

Tooth decay is the single most common dental issue there is. Unlike a cut on your finger, a cavity will not heal itself. In a worst case scenario, an untreated cavity can lead to future problems, up to and including tooth loss. That’s why we stress regular brushing and flossing to all of our patients

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