General and Family Dentistry in Elgin, IL

Are you looking for a first-class general and family dentistry practice in the Elgin area? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We are taking new patients at David A. Rice, DDS. 11 Reasons to Visit David A. Rice, DDS in Elgin Let’s discuss some reasons to call today to set up an exam

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Tips for Keeping Teeth Clean During Your Workday Illinois

Maintaining clean teeth throughout the day is essential for oral hygiene, social courtesy, and overall confidence. However, the demands of a busy workday can sometimes make it challenging to prioritize dental care. Here are some practical tips from our team at David Rice DDS to help you keep your teeth clean and maintain optimal oral

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How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

As I stand over my sink and contemplate the frayed bristles of my number one toothbrush, I wonder if I should replace it. It’s a good question. We all brush our teeth daily. Like a good pair of jeans, it seems the more we use a toothbrush, the more comfortable it gets. As it turns

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Do You Eat a Smile-Healthy Diet?

Today’s post explains how specific foods and eating behaviors affect our teeth. The Sugar Problem Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids. The acids begin to attack enamel and initiate decay for men and women of all ages, necessitating professional teeth cleaning. Fruits have high water content which can dilute the effects

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Our Top Five Great Toothpaste Recommendations

When it comes to maintaining good oral health in Illinois, using toothpaste is an essential part of daily dental hygiene. Toothpaste helps to remove plaque and food particles from teeth, preventing cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. It also freshens your breath which makes for a good starting point on social success. With

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Embracing the Social Importance of a Complete Smile in Illinois

A confident smile has always been a powerful social asset, and one of its key components is a complete set of healthy teeth. Tooth restoration, with its various techniques and advancements, has transformed the lives of countless individuals by restoring their dental aesthetics and functionality. Let’s review the significance of tooth restoration in Illinois and

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The Vital Importance of Caring for Your Gums in Illinois

When it comes to maintaining oral health, many people focus primarily on their teeth. However, the significance of gum care should never be overlooked. Healthy gums play a crucial role in overall oral well-being and are essential for preserving the stability and longevity of your teeth. Let’s look at a few reasons why it’s important

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Optimum Oral Health Includes Exams and Cleanings

If you’ve ever visited our blog, you’ve probably heard the guidance to have dental exams and cleanings twice a year. In fact, dental professionals have been advising the twice-yearly frequency for over 50 years. The American Dental Association counsels individuals to visit their dentist twice a year as well. Is that an arbitrary schedule? Let’s

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Why Visit The Dentist?

In today’s post, we share a personal story from a patient: For many years, I didn’t have ‘go to the dentist’ at the top of my to-do list. But all that has changed. I now consider visits a fundamental part of my personal health plan.  Here’s why… Teeth won’t stay healthy without scheduled dental visits.

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The Key to Successful Social Engagement in Illinois is Good Dental Hygiene

Social interaction plays a vital role in personal and professional relationships. It’s crucial to put your best foot forward when it comes to social engagement. While many factors contribute to making a positive impression, one aspect that often gets overlooked is dental hygiene. You can dress for success, make yourself up with the best of

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Memberships & Associations

Dr. David Rice, DDS, KOIS Center Clinical Instructor membership page The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry membership logo for Dr. Rice, DDS Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice is a member of the American Dental Association Illinois State Dental Society membership badge for Dr. David Rice, DDS

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