Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics

If you have been paying attention to orthodontics in recent years, you probably have heard about clear braces. They have been welcomed by many people, especially adults who want an alternative to traditional metal braces, and are available at David Rice DDS in Elgin. There’s more good news for those who want to straighten their

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Dental Implants Are Truly Life-Changing

Patients who are thinking about a dental implant from David Rice DDS in Elgin often ask how long they last. An implant is a significant investment, after all. Do they really last a lifetime, like people say? The answer is yes, but an explanation is in order. A dental implant is not a replacement tooth,

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Protect Your Teeth!

A smile can reflect a good heart and your best intentions. It’s one of your most valuable assets, and at David Rice DDS in Elgin we remind you to do whatever you can to protect it. We’ve drawn up a list of five things we call “smile wreckers.” Sports Injuries. Nothing can wreck your smile

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What Can Fluoride Do For You?

This post from David Rice DDS in Elgin focuses on fluoride. What is it, exactly, and why is it so good for your dental health? The Miracle Mineral Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. It is found in different foods as well as in water. Many cities adjust the fluoride content of their municipal

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Multi-Procedure Dental Visits Save Time And Hassle

At David Rice DDS in Elgin we want to see each one of our patients for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. Most of the time we try to get you to schedule your next appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one. There are some very good reasons for seeing

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Beautiful White Smiles

Teeth whitening is the most in-demand cosmetic dentistry procedure there is, and at David Rice DDS in Elgin we provide whitening that is safe and painless, and above all, highly effective. Teeth naturally lose their luster as time goes by. It’s just an unfortunate fact of life. It’s also one of the main reasons people

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A Big Difference: Implant-Supported Dentures

More than five million Americans have dentures made every year, in order to replace missing natural teeth. More and more of them are choosing implant-supported dentures, like those available at David Rice DDS in Elgin. Implant-supported dentures look much like ordinary dentures, but there is a big difference. Where ordinary dentures are held in place

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What To Expect From Your Dental Checkup

Along with your daily dental health routine, regular checkups at David Rice DDS in Elgin are essential to maintaining good dental health, and the peace of mind that comes with it. For most patients, we recommend a checkup every six months. Sometimes we need to see a patient more often, and sometimes less often. But

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Don’t Skip the Dentist! Sedation Dentistry

If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by David Rice DDS in Elgin. Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both,

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Gum Disease: Completely Preventable

Gum disease is a progressive condition that, left unchecked, can result in the loss of some or even all of your teeth. It is also a treatable condition, at David Rice DDS in Elgin. Formally called periodontal disease, it attacks the tissue that support your teeth. In its milder form it is called gingivitis. According

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