Treat Your Smile To A Healthy Diet

Proper nutrition can benefit you in many ways: increased energy, improved immunity, glowing skin, mental clarity, and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL we ask: How often do you consider how your diet affects your dental health? Your diet influences your risk of cavities, enamel health,

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How To Make Brushing Your Teeth A Habit

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is one of the best things you can do to maintain good dental health. You’ve probably heard us say that more than once, at David Rice DDS in Elgin IL. Not many patients like to admit it, but studies show that some people have a hard time

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Teen Teeth: Adolescent Oral Health

If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager, this David Rice DDS in Elgin IL post is for you. We’ll discuss dental issues of special concern to adolescents. Dental risks for teens include both developmental and lifestyle-related factors. At our practice, we see decay and gum disease far too often in teens.

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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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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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Our Top Priority

At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, our top priority has always been our patients, and nothing is ever going to change that. Not only do we want want each one of you to enjoy excellent dental health, we want you to have a positive experience in our office. What do we mean by a

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Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

This post from David Rice DDS in Elgin IL is about your tooth enamel, and how you can best protect it. Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel – the hardest substance in the body. Sadly, enamel erosion is extremely common,

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Help For Tetracycline Stains

There’s hardly anyone out there who wouldn’t like to have a brighter, whiter smile. With professional teeth whitening at David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, getting the whitest possible smile has never been easier. You might think that over-the-counter whitening products are a simple shortcut to whiter teeth. It’s true there are lots of whitening

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