Family Dentistry

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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Is The Humble Toothbrush Obsolete?

Are manual toothbrushes obsolete? Would you believe people have been asking that question for more than fifty years? At David Rice DDS in Elgin, we assure you that the answer is no. When it comes to maintaining your dental health, an old school manual toothbrush is one of your best friends. “Wait a minute,” you

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Be Glad We Have X-Ray Vision

During a dental checkup at David Rice DDS in Elgin we do a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums. But visual inspections can’t tell us everything we need to know, which is why we take x-rays. For most patients, we update our x-rays once a year. They help us to make accurate diagnoses by

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Patient Education Improves Dental Outcomes

The more you know, the better off you are. That’s a general truth that applies to a lot of things in life, including dentistry. At David Rice DDS in Elgin we want all our patients to be as informed as possible about the procedures they have. A question that patients bring to us a lot

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Crowning Achievements In Dentistry

This message from David Rice DDS in Elgin looks at one of the miracles of modern dentistry: the dental restoration. Let’s pretend you are a biomedical engineer working in the field of dentistry before the conception of dental restorations. The men and women of your generation who have missing or damaged teeth want to repair

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