general dentistry

Less Is More In Dentistry

There are consequential new developments in Illinois dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of Dr. David Rice and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist. Less Pain Improved painkillers, lasers, and cutting-edge

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It Doesn’t Take A Lot Of Time To Beautify Your Smile, Elgin

Are you a busy Elgin resident who can’t find the time to improve your smile? The truth is, it may not take as long as you think. My name is David Rice and my staff and I at David A. Rice, DDS can help restore missing, cracked, or discolored teeth – sometimes in just one

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Healthy Lifestyles For Healthy Lifesmiles

Dental health and a sensational smile depend on much more than simply brushing regularly. In today’s David A. Rice, DDS post, we present a quick refresher course on essential lifestyle practices that affect oral health. You are probably familiar with most of these recommendations, but it is helpful to get a reminder once in a

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All Tooth Stains Are Not Created Equal

Will any of our locally advertised teeth whitening options remove the stains from your teeth? The effectiveness of teeth bleaching in St Charles IL depends partly on the types of stains. Extrinsic tooth stains are the easiest to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused

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A New Reason To Eat More Fish In St Charles IL

Hello St Charles IL dental blog visitors, welcome to the David A. Rice, D.D.S. blog. I am Dr. David Rice. I came across an interesting dental article on the Web MD Health News site the other day. The article is entitled ‘Fatty Fish, Nuts May Prevent Gum Disease.’ Author Jennifer Warner explains that a recent

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Our Elgin Dental Team Takes Care Of You

At David A. Rice, D.D.S., each dental professional on our team allows our practice to operate smoothly and provide the highest caliber of dental care. Today’s Elgin general dentistry article will focus on the duties of a dental assistant. You probably think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the

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Beware Of Hidden Sugar

We advise our St Charles IL general dentistry clients at David A. Rice, D.D.S. to watch their sugar intake to prevent cavities and other health problems. If you are trying to unsweeten your diet, you are probably skipping the usual suspects: candy, soda, and baked treats. But not all sugar is as obvious as the

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Dental Check Up

When is the last time you had a dental checkup? Most people in the St Charles IL area between the ages of 20 and 80 need a general dentistry checkup every six months. If you live in Elgin and are at higher risk for oral diseases, you should have your teeth checked every four months,

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What is Crown Lengthening?

Perfect smiles created at David Rice DDS often require crown lengthening. Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some clients undergo crown lengthening surgery at David Rice DDS to alter their gummy smile. A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too

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The David A. Rice, D.D.S. Guide To Dental X-Rays

Don’t know a periapical from a bitewing? Today’s West Dundee general dentistry blog takes a look at dental x-rays. Panoramic If you have ever stood in a huge camera apparatus and struggled to stay motionless while an automated camera made one slow pass around your head, then you have had a panoramic x-ray taken of

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