gum disease

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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Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Elgin?

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Elgin and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at David Rice DDS, we can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.

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Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Elgin Tobacco Chewers

At David Rice DDS, we encounter serious consequences of smokeless tobacco use because many occur in the mouth. Oral cancer, mouth lesions, gum disease and tooth decay are the most common dental problems caused by smokeless tobacco.

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Does My Bartlett Dentist Care About My Diet?

When people in the Bartlett, Elgin, and St Charles areas think of diet and oral health, they probably think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the issue.

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4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Elgin Dentist

We all go to our Elgin dentist for check-ups and toothaches, but there are other less-obvious issues that your dentist can help you with.

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Time To Floss In St Charles IL

I hope this gives you some ideas to help you make flossing part of your daily routine. Flossing is essential for anyone in Elgin or St Charles IL who wants to have a healthy smile.

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Oral Health For St Charles IL Diabetics

Today’s St Charles IL dental article is entitled ‘Oral Health For St Charles IL Diabetics.’ Many St Charles IL people with diabetes have dental problems. However, gum disease, tooth loss, and periodontal disease are not unavoidable. Blood sugar is the complicating factor. St Charles IL diabetics who control their blood sugar have lower rates of

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Elgin Dentistry: The Body-Mouth Connection

At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, we often treat dental patients with tooth and gum problems and helping with preventative dentistry. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health. Diabetes patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues. If you have diabetes, contact us

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Prevention-Oriented Dentistry

Are you a St Charles IL area parent of young children? Do you want them to develop better oral hygiene habits than you did when you were young? Perhaps you have a beautiful smile and want to prevent tooth decay. Many Elgin people have a mouth full of fillings and don’t want to add another

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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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