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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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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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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For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

Your teeth can last a lifetime. With regular checkups at David Rice DDs in Elgin and a few daily precautions, you’ll go a long way toward making sure they do. If you do any of the following, we recommend that you stop: Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or compromised bridgework may

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Let’s Work Together To Keep Your Smile Healthy And Beautiful

At David Rice DDS in Elgin, we remind our patients that good dental health is the result of two things: what we do in our office and what you do at home. We recommend regular cleanings and checkups here at the office: on average, every six months. Your teeth get a thorough cleaning, and we examine

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