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Keeping Dental Patients Comfortable

To state the obvious, nobody enjoys pain. Dr. Rice knows this, and that is why the dental team at David A. Rice, DDS have made patient comfort our top priority. In conjunction with creating a calm environment, we have various medications that can reduce and even eliminate pain associated with different dental procedures to give you a

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Beautiful Teeth For Your Every Emotion

If you are looking for a dentist that will serve you with a smile and help keep your teeth ready for a smile at a moment’s notice, we invite you to schedule a consultation at David A. Rice, DDS in Elgin. Dr. Rice and the caring dental team at David A. Rice, DDS has been cleaning,

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David A. Rice, DDS Treats Canker Sores, Lesions, And Fever Blisters

At David A. Rice, DDS, one of the most common complaints we hear from Elgin dentistry patients is problems with mouth sores. There are many different kinds of oral lesions which can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying yet harmless, while other sores are more serious and require medical intervention. Though not contagious,

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Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your Smile

Hello, I’m Dr. David Rice. At my Elgin practice I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Elgin men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health. Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be

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Unexplained Headaches Or Jaw Pain?

Hello! I’m David Rice, DDS, of David A. Rice, DDS in Elgin. I have been practicing quality general and cosmetic dentistry since 1986. Today’s post focuses on malocclusion, or bad bite. Malocclusion is the dental term for a problem in the way your top and bottom teeth come together. The ideal bite is when the

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Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

Beautiful smiles require healthy teeth, healthy gums, and healthy bone. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and other problems. However, it is frequently the other way around. The bone loss occurs as a result of a lost tooth because the blood supply and stimulus necessary for maintaining

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David A. Rice, DDS In Elgin Is Accepting New Patients

Hello, I am Dr. Rice David. Whether you are a local Elgin dentistry patient, or a blogosphere visitor, welcome to my dental blog. My dental practice is called David A. Rice, DDS and is located at 1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1 in Elgin Illinois. I have been practicing dentistry since 1986. Since opening my Elgin

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The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

Hello. I am Dr. David Rice. Thanks for visiting my blog. Today’s post focuses on missing teeth and bone health. Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around

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How Do You Measure Dental Success?

How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth? It could mean all those things and many more. For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an

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Hate Your Dentures?

Perhaps you have heard or seen the St Charles IL dental industry’s advertising about dental implants. Most Elgin dentists claim that dental implant dentures can change your life. Does this sound like hype? Exaggeration? Let’s look at the facts about dental implant anchored dentures in St Charles IL: Chewing: An oral implant denture can restore

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