Dentist in Lombard Extends Special Online Offers, new patients stand to gain from Internet-only deals

LOMBARD, Ill. – In difficult economic times such as these, some might put off the dental work they need to be able to smile with confidence. That’s why Lombard Dental Arts now has available special online offers that give budgets a helping hand.

“We don’t want financial concerns to stop our patients from getting the smiles they want and deserve,” says Dr. Scarpiniti. “In addition to the online offers, our office will also work with visitors to work out a payment plan that fits their lifestyles.”

New patients can receive a free cosmetic consultation from Dr. Randy Scarpiniti and a free orthodontic screening. Dr. Scarpiniti will review an array of cosmetic and orthodontic procedures, such as teeth whitening and crowns in Lombard, and customize the options to fit each patient’s personal case.

Newcomers can also receive special savings. Those visiting Dr. Scarpiniti’s office for the first time can receive a free complete examination, full-mouth digital x-rays and a personalized treatment plan.

Patients can take advantage of the online offers by simply mentioning the deals when making an appointment. Deal descriptions can be found by logging onto http://lombarddentalarts.com/online-offers.html. The dentists in Lombard are available by phone at 630-916-9156 or by filling out the online contact form that is found on the web site.

Lombard Dental Arts is full-service cosmetic dentistry practice that performs an array of state-of-the-art procedures to help smiles shine to their full brilliance. The dentists in Lombard offer teeth whitening, dental implants, bonding, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns and veneers and invisible braces.

Let’s Lose Allergies

The cause of your sniffs and sneezes isn’t always related to microscopic body invaders. Advanced Integrative Medicine in Plainfield helps many people who suffer from allergies, which can masquerade as a cold or flu but require quite different treatments. So, how can you know what you have? Below is the low-down on four of the most common allergies so you can do battle properly.

Pollen

Sources: Flowers, shrubs and other plants

Symptoms: Sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes, runny nose and congestion

Common treatments: People who are allergic to pollen can often tell what season it is outside just by sniffing—and sneezing. Dr. Kalpesh Patel typically prescribes antihistamines, decongestants and other drugs that reduce swelling and thin mucus to make breathing easier. The doctor in Plainfield also recommends that patients limit their time outdoors, especially on windy days.

Animal dander

Sources: Most dogs and cats

Symptoms: Sneezing, itchy eyes, water eyes, runny nose and congestion

Common treatments: Similar to pollen allergy sufferers, those who are allergic to pet dander also experience respiratory distress. Therefore, the same treatments apply. It might also be necessary to stay away from dogs and cats, or if that is not possible, to regularly wash furniture, rugs and other areas where animal hair gathers.

Peanuts

Sources: Peanuts, peanut butter, cookies and other products made with peanuts

Symptoms: Swelling of the face, hives, asthma, diarrhea, vomiting and restriction of the airway.

Common treatments: The reactions of those who have a peanut allergy range from mild to deadly, so the doctor in Plainfield urges that those who suspect they could have such an allergy visit his office for a full evaluation. Depending upon the severity of the allergy, Dr. Patel might recommend refraining from peanuts and all peanut products. When exposed, taking antihistamines or steroids can reduce facial swelling. In life-threatening cases, an epinephrine injection might be necessary to reverse the allergic reaction.

Penicillin

Sources: Drugs used to treat a range of infections, including sinus infections and strep throat

Symptoms: Skin rash, hives, itchy eyes, congestion, lung restriction and swelling in the mouth and throat.

Common treatments: Upon meeting new patients, the internal medicine doctor in Plainfield asks whether they are allergic to any medicines, and “Penicillin” is a common answer. The severity of the allergic reaction can vary, and so can treatments. Our doctor in Plainfield typically recommends avoiding penicillin altogether, but sometimes exposure cannot be avoided. Swelling is treated with antihistamines or steroids, and drugs called “bronchodilators” can treat airway and lung restriction. During severe reactions, an epinephrine injection might be necessary.

Before starting any treatment plan, call Advanced Integrative Medicine in Plainfield for a full allergy test and personalized treatment regimen.

About Dr. Kalpesh Patel, M.D.

Dr. Kalpesh Patel is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went on to receive his M.D. degree from Ross University. After completing his Internal Medicine residency at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois, he decided to settle down in the West Suburbs. Visit Dr. Patel’s practice website at http://www.aimhealthcenter.com.

Villa Park Dentist Launches New Web Site

Dr. Jaspreet Dhingra-Bajaj, dentist in Villa Park, provides insight into the launch of her new web site.

Dr. Jaspreet Dhingra-Bajaj, the founder of Bright Dental Smiles in Villa Park, has announced the launch of her brand new web site at http://www.brightdentalsmiles.com.

“At Bright Dental Smiles, we are equipped with state of the art equipment and provide contemporary treatments that ensure the ongoing health of your teeth and smile,” says Dr. Dhingra-Bajaj. “We want our online presence to reflect our high-quality and patient-friendly treatment methods and environment.”

Bright Dental Smile’s new web site has an abundance of information regarding treatments, as well as convenient online forms and easy appointment scheduling. The dental office in Villa Park makes it easy for patients to find out information about general dental health and hygiene.

The site’s interactive features help bridge the gap between doctor and patient. According to Dr. Dhingra-Bajaj, a long time resident and dentist in Villa Park, “we like to build relationships with our patients.” The new web site was created with that in mind and presents a number of ways to communicate with the doctor and staff, and to learn about proper oral care.

Bright Dental Smiles of Villa Park enjoys a beautiful, brand-new office suite that has a décor that provides an atmosphere of serene comfort. The web site was developed with a similar aesthetic, the intention being to produce a tranquil manifestation of the practice.

To schedule an initial consultation, please call Bright Dental Smiles at (630) 501-0404 or visit the new site at http://www.brightdentalsmiles.com. Dr. Dhingra-Bajaj and staff are devoted to providing the best care for their patients. They endeavor to provide an ambiance that is calm, where you can relax in the knowledge that your smile is in good hands.

About Dr. Jaspreet Dhingra-Bajaj:

Dr. Jaspreet is the founder of Bright Dental Smiles, which serves the families of Villa Park and its surrounding suburbs. She takes pride and finds great joy in educating people in the proper management of their oral health. Dr. Jaspreet loves working with patients of all ages to provide the best quality dental care with the most up to date dental treatments. She, along with her team, aims to provide each patient with the highest standard of dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Dr. Jaspreet also loves to stay up to date with current research and literature by participating in continuing education programs. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.

Sedation Dentistry in Joliet

Sedation dentistry is designed for patients that experience pain or anxiety during dental procedures. The levels of sedation vary depending on the type of procedure being done and how the patient wishes to feel during the procedure. Sedation can be given to eliminate anxiety, nervousness, pain, and discomfort. Dr. James Babiuk of the Centre for Oral Surgery in Joliet shares options for sedation dentistry in Joliet.

The first level of sedation dentistry is inhaled minimal sedation. Minimal sedation is inhaled through a mask. Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas” is administered through a facial mask with oxygen to help the patient relax. The amount of gas administered can be easily controlled before and during the procedure.

The next level of sedation dentistry is known as minimal sedation. At this level of sedation, the patient will take a pill about an hour before their procedure. During the procedure, the patient may be drowsy but they will still be awake. The patient will remember little to none of their procedure with minimal sedation.

The next level of sedation dentistry is the most common, it is known as IV moderate sedation. This level of sedation works very quickly because it is administered into the bloodstream during treatment.  This method makes it is easy to adjust the level of sedation throughout the procedure. With IV moderate sedation, patients do not feel any pain or discomfort and do not recall any of the procedure. Dr. Babiuk can perform surgery for longer with this method of sedation because the patient is still conscious. If a patient is unconscious, it makes it more difficult to perform surgery for a longer period of time.

General anesthesia is the next level of sedation after IV sedation. These medications will put the patient in a state of deep sleep; the patient will be almost if not completely unconscious. Unlike other levels of sedation, this level is the hardest to control because the patient cannot be woken up immediately after it is administered. The general anesthesia either needs to wear off or a medication needs to be administered to reverse the effects of the anesthesia.

Sedation dentistry up to IV moderate sedation is the most common when completing dental procedures. They are easy to control and monitor during the procedure. They allow for Dr. Babiuk to work for the longest periods of time while controlling the sedation. At the same time, it benefits the patient because the patient will not feel anxiousness, nervousness, pain, or discomfort during the surgery. Many patients do not want to remember their dental procedures, and this is simple to accomplish with IV sedation dentistry.

To learn more about sedation dentistry in Joliet, visit http://www.wisdomteethjoliet.com.

About Dr. Babiuk:

Dr. Babiuk specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery meaning that he treats and diagnoses complications of the neck, head, jaw, face, mouth and teeth. It is required that oral surgeons complete an additional 4-7 years of hospital training to become fully trained and specialized in their field.

About The Centre for Oral Surgery in Joliet:

Dr. Babiuk and his team are dedicated to informing patients about all of their options when it comes to deciding on an oral surgery. They have made it their top priority to put the patient first, providing them with the best and most comfortable dental surgery in Joliet.

Plainfield Doctor Shares Five Tips for Successful Diabetes Management

Dr. Kalpesh Patel, doctor in Plainfield, explains how patients can simplify their diabetes management plan.

Controlling diabetes may require some lifestyle adjustments, but remembering this key point can simplify any diabetes management plan: if you can control your blood glucose levels, you can control your diabetes. The following five tips by Dr. Kalpesh Patel, Plainfield doctor, are not only designed to help you keep your blood sugar levels in check, but also to improve your overall wellbeing.

1) Monitor your blood glucose levels.
Self-monitoring your blood glucose (sugar) levels is crucial to understanding your diabetes. It is important to know what your blood glucose levels are before a meal, after a meal, and after fasting. This will give you a better understanding of how you need to manage your diabetes.

An electronic meter is extremely accurate in reading blood glucose levels. Dr. Patel will help you decide how often you should monitor and what type of electronic meter would work best for you. It may be necessary for you to test once or several times a day depending on your specific needs. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), blood glucose should be between 70 and 130 mg/dl before a meal and less than 180 mg/dl after a meal.

2) Maintain a healthy diet.
•   Eat on a schedule. Your blood glucose levels will stabilize if you eat at the same times every day. Your body will get used to the set schedule and maintain a more stable blood glucose level.
•   Eat a balanced diet. A diet rich in vegetables, fruit, lean meats, whole grains, and low-fat dairy can offer the most stability in your blood glucose levels. These foods nourish our bodies and give us a steady amount of energy. They will also prevent blood sugar spikes and drops. Additionally, a balanced diet will help you maintain a healthy weight, which is critical in managing your diabetes. According to the ADA, “A healthy meal plan for people with diabetes is generally the same as a healthy diet for anyone – low in fat (especially saturated and trans fat), moderate in salt and sugar, with meals based on whole grain foods, vegetables and fruit.”

3) Exercise regularly.
Your body uses glucose for energy during periods of physical activity. Daily exercise will improve the way your body reacts to insulin. In combination with a balanced diet, daily exercise can help keep your blood glucose levels down by using excess energy.

4) Maintain low blood pressure and cholesterol.
A healthy diet and daily exercise will contribute to healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Diabetics have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure that can lead to further complications such as heart attack, stroke, or other diseases.

•   Healthy blood pressure. The ADA recommends that blood pressure be under 130/80 mm Hg. Treatment and lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and exercise, can both contribute to healthy blood pressure.
•   Healthy cholesterol. A healthy diet and daily exercise can improve your cholesterol. The ADA recommends LDL, or “lousy” cholesterol, be under 100 mg/dl. HDL, healthy cholesterol, should be over 40 mg/dl for men and over 50 mg/dl for women. Cholesterol levels may be too high or too low if blood glucose levels are off, so if you keep your blood glucose levels under control, you have a better chance of keeping your cholesterol under control as well.

5) Maintain good oral hygiene. 
Gum disease is a common problem among those with diabetes. High blood glucose levels increase the risk of developing dental problems such as cavities and gum disease. Keeping blood glucose levels down will decrease these risks. For optimal oral hygiene, make sure to:

•   Brush teeth at least twice a day
•   Floss at least once a day
•   Schedule regular dental exams (every six months)

Being diagnosed with diabetes does not mean that you cannot be healthy. Diabetes can be managed by monitoring your blood glucose levels, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol, and maintaining good oral hygiene. For more information regarding diabetes management, please visit Dr. Patel’s complex disorder management web page: http://www.aimhealthcenter.com/complex_disorder_managemen…. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel by calling 815.577.6446.

About Dr. Kalpesh Patel:

Advanced Integrative Medicine was started by Dr. Kalpesh Patel as part of a joint medical and dental clinic with his wife, Dr. Shefali Patel (the dentist at Ivory Dental). Both doctors strongly believe that every patient deserves the best quality of medical and dental care that is available today. When designing their unique facility, both Doctors Patel went to great lengths to create an office that offers not only the latest technologies in the health industry, but also one that provides a relaxing spa-like environment for patients to experience health care in the most comfortable setting possible.

Dr. Kalpesh Patel is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went on to receive his M.D. degree from Ross University. After completing his Internal Medicine residency at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois, he decided to settle down in the West Suburbs. Learn more about Dr. Patel by visiting http://www.aimhealthcenter.com.

Dentist in Plainfield Now Offers ZOOM! Whitening for Brighter Smiles

Dr. Shefali Patel, Plainfield dentist, announces that she is using ZOOM! Whitening technology to rapidly whiten patients’ smiles.

Plainfield, IL, October 19, 2012 – Dr. Shefali Patel, dentist in Plainfield, is pleased to announce that she now provides ZOOM! Whitening at Ivory Dental. This special technology enables Dr. Patel to whiten patients’ smiles up to eight shades lighter in only 45 minutes. As a result, patients can achieve the radiant smile they have always wanted within a single dental appointment.

“We are excited about offering ZOOM! Whitening at Ivory Dental. When I ask my patients what they do not like about their smile, many respond that they are concerned with tooth discoloration. The ZOOM! Whitening process is a fast, safe, and effective way to achieve a whiter smile. This is a great way for our patients to obtain the youthful, radiant smile they have always dreamed of,” said Dr. Shefali Patel, Plainfield dentist.

During the ZOOM! Whitening process, Dr. Patel applies a special hydrogen peroxide gel to the patient’s teeth. Then, in three segments lasting 15 minutes each, Dr. Patel exposes the teeth to the ZOOM! Lamp. This is a special light that activates the gel. After the 45-minute treatment, the patient’s teeth will be up to eight shades lighter. Dr. Patel may provide the patient with special take-home kits for touch ups.

At Ivory Dental, Dr. Patel and her staff are dedicated to providing high quality dental care. Besides ZOOM! Whitening, Dr. Patel offers other cosmetic dental treatments, such as dental implants in Plainfield, veneers, Invisalign, crowns, and adult braces. Patients seeking to improve their smiles are encouraged to visit Ivory Dental for consultations and treatment.

To learn more about Ivory Dental, patients can visit the practice website at http://www.ivorydentalhealth.com. They may also follow Dr. Patel’s Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/IvoryDentalIL and Like her Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ivorydental. To schedule an appointment, please call the office at (815) 577-0900.

About Dr. Shefali Patel:

Ivory Dental was started by Dr. Shefali Patel as part of a joint medical/dental clinic. She and her husband, Dr. Kalpesh Patel (Advanced Integrative Medicine), opened their clinic in August of 2005.

Dr. Shefali Patel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She continued her post-graduate education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Patel’s philosophy is to put the patient’s needs and oral health before anything else in the office, which includes helping patients overcome dental phobias.

Gingivitis… Gum Disease… Periodontal Disease…

In the most basic terms, gum disease is the growth of bacteria in your mouth. The disease eventually progresses to more advanced stages, attacking the gum tissue that provides stability to your teeth and attaches your teeth to your gums.

As bacteria spreads in your mouth, it creates a substance called “plaque” on the teeth. If plaque is not removed, it builds up and hardens into tartar, a firmer matter. This is very difficult to get off your teeth, as it is attached like glue, becoming much harder to scrape off. This stage is known as gingivitis.

During the initial stages of gingivitis, you will begin to notice your gums turning red, and  you’ll see that you are bleeding when you brush your teeth. If treated quickly at this point, you will be able to save your teeth.

You can take preventative measures early on with a dedicated oral hygiene program, which includes routine professional cleaning appointments with your dentist. You should also make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally after all your meals. You should also floss regularly. With a consistent oral program, you can reduce plaque and prevent gingivitis.

Signs and Symptoms

Healthy

  • Gums are pink and healthy-looking
  • No bleeding
  • Gum line is tight around the teeth; no pockets

Gingivitis

  • Gums are inflamed, tender and red
  • Bad breath and bad taste
  • Gums bleed when brushed or probed gently

Periodontitis

  • Bad breath and bad taste
  • Slight bone loss
  • More pronounced bleeding, puffiness and inflammation
  • Gums start to pull away from the teeth
  • Pockets of 4 millimeters form between teeth and gums

Advanced Periodontitis

  • Chronic bad breath and bad taste
  • Tooth roots become exposed; sensitive to hot and cold
  • Teeth may become mobile or loose
  • Pockets over 6 millimeters deep between teeth and gums
  • Severe angular and horizontal bone loss on X-ray

Gum Disease May Affect Your General Health

Alzheimer’s

Tooth infections and gum inflammations caused by periodontal disease may be associated with cognitive decline and dementia.

Respiratory Infections

The buildup of dental plaque serves as a breeding ground for bacteria that may reach the lungs through inhalation. Additionally, inhaling oral bacteria can lead to pneumonia.

Severe Osteopenia

Gum disease and tooth loss have shown to be linked with a reduction in bone mass (osteopenia).
Post-menopausal women are especially at risk for tooth loss-related severe osteopenia.

Pregnancy Complications

The heightened levels of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy cause the gums to react differently to plaque bacteria. This reaction causes bleeding, swelling, redness or soreness in the gum tissue—signs of gingivitis. 60-70% of women will develop gingivitis during their pregnancy. This is called pregnancy gingivitis.

Stroke

Adults who suffer from periodontitis may have an increased risk of stroke.

Oral Cancer

Chronic periodontitis may lead to bone loss, thus increasing the risk of oral cancer.

Heart Disease

Periodontitis is associated with several diseases related to the cardiovascular system. Oral bacteria may cause problems with clotting in the cardiovascular system. Periodonditis also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and fatal heart attacks.

Uncontrolled Diabetes

People who suffer from type 2 diabetes are three times more likely to develop periodontal disease than are nondiabetics. This is because diabetes can alter the environment of the healthy mouth, contributing to bacterial growth. If diabetes is combined with smoking, the chance of tooth loss increases by 20 times.

Schedule your consultation by calling 815-439-2731 or visiting www.RMartinezDental.com

Munster Implant Dentist Offers Patient Educational Resources on New Website

Dr. Jay Platt, Munster oral surgeon, is pleased to announce that he is now providing detailed procedural information and continuing education event schedule on his new practice website.

Dr. Jay Platt, implant dentist in Munster, is excited to offer doctor and patient educational resources on his practice’s new website. On the Jay Platt Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center website, patients and referring doctors are now able to view detailed explanations of single and multiple dental implants in Munster, frequently asked questions, and other procedural information. General dentists can download an online form from the website for easy patient referral.

“In today’s world, an increasing amount of patients are conducting online research on the best dental implant options. Launching this dental implants-specific website allows both patients and referring doctors to learn more about tooth replacement from a trustworthy source. They can view read more about the various procedures and click on the links of interest for a compilation of dental information. This easy-to-navigate website also helps referring doctors stay up-to-date on implant-related continuing educational dates,” said Dr. Platt, Munster implant dentist.

Patients and referring doctors can visit http://www.jplattdentalimplants.com to read about dental implants procedures, view the biographies of Dr. Platt and his staff, and learn more about his state-of-the-art-Munster dental office. Dr. Platt’s mission is to make each patient’s visit a positive and relaxing experience.

For referring doctors interested in learning more about the latest dental implant techniques, Dr. Platt regularly hosts continuing educational courses. His upcoming presentation, titled “Dental Implants: Assessment & Maintenance Strategies,” is scheduled for late October. Please contact Dr. Platt’s office at 219.864.1133 for specific details.

Besides dental implants, Dr. Platt also provides bone grafting, wisdom teeth extractions, jaw surgery, oral pathology, TMJ disorder treatment, and more to residents of Schererville, Munster, and the surrounding areas. The Jay Platt Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center team is dedicated to providing high quality oral surgery procedures in a comfortable environment. To contact Dr. Platt, please visit http://www.jplattdentalimplants.com/contact.html for full contact options.

About Dr. Jay Platt:

Dr. Platt practices all phases of oral and maxillofacial surgery, concentrating on all types of extractions, placement of dental implants, exposure of impacted teeth, pathology and corrective jaw surgery. He has great interest and experience in intraoral bone grafts and placement of dental implants. As the founder of the Northwest Indiana Dental Implant Study Club, he has been a leader in the area of dental implants for many years. The use of nitrous oxide and IV anesthetics in the office to allow for maximum patient comfort is a big part of his practice.

Jay Platt, DDS is originally from Fort Wayne, graduating from high school in 1979. From there, he spent 3 years at Indiana University in Bloomington and entered Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1983. After graduating from IUSD in 1986, he did a one-year general practice residency at the Indiana University Medical Center, gaining his certificate in 1990. In 1992, Dr. Platt became Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He was awarded fellowship in the American College of Dentists and is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, Indiana Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Northwest Indiana Dental Society. Dr. Platt is also a diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the International College of Oral Implantologists. He is a past member of the Board of the Northwest Indiana Dental Society and past President of the Indiana Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Platt currently resides in Munster, Indiana with his wife, Bobbie, and three sons.

Bolingbrook Dentist Shares Five Ways to Improve Oral Health

Does seeing your smile make you sullen? Have you endured dental checkups that weren’t up to your standards? Lily Cache Dental in Bolingbrook believes that every patient has the potential of a gorgeous smile just underneath the surface, and we want to help you let it shine.

These five simple steps will have you smiling wide once again:

  1. Regular brushing: Your mother’s loving reminders as a child were true. Your toothbrush is one of the most important weapons you have against tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing removes leftover food particles that can lead to plaque buildup and bad breath. And don’t just brush in the mornings and at bedtime.  Scrubbing those pearly whites after lunch and after snacks keeps your mouth even cleaner. Be sure to use a soft-bristled brush with a head that is small enough to reach the back molars.
  2. Brush your tongue: Your tongue needs a scrubbing, too! It’s spongy and wet and is a playground for bacteria. Using a scraping tool after every tooth brushing, or simply brushing with a toothbrush, removes disease-causing germs from the tongue’s nooks and crannies. Plus, with those microscopic bad guys gone, your mouth will also smell fresher.
  3. Rinse: In addition to brushing and scraping, our dentists in Flossmoor recommend adding rinsing to your routine. Mouthwash can flow between tight spaces that floss and bristles can’t reach to remove even more debris—all while killing germs. Be sure, though, to choose a mouthwash that does not contain alcohol. Alcohol can dry the mouth and gum tissues, disabling the natural ability of saliva to fight bacteria.
  4. Eat well: You might give your dog a bone to help keep her teeth clean. Well, the same principle goes for us humans. Foods that rub against the teeth while eating them are actually better for your oral health. Popcorn is an excellent choice, as are apples, which naturally kill germs and freshen breath.
  5. Stay away from dark foods: If you want to keep your teeth white or help them whiten, refrain from drinking foods that will stain. A good rule of thumb is that if it’s dark going in, it’ll darken your teeth. This rule includes red wine, coffee, tea and soda. If you just can’t stay away, brush your teeth immediately after consuming dark foods and drinks.

If you want even more tips for maintaining oral health, contact Dr. Suzy Azalea, dentist in Bolingbrook.

About Suzy Azalea, D.M.D.

Dr. Suzy Azalea graduated from the Southern Illinois School of Dentistry in 1998. After graduating from dental school, she became a founding member of the American Oral Systemic Health Association. Dr. Azalea began practicing dentistry in Nashville, TN and then moved back to Illinois to open Lily Cache Dental. To learn more about Dr. Azalea, visit http://www.lcdentalimplants.com.

Dentistry From The Heart and Plainfield Dentist Provide Free Dental Care for 69 Patients

Dr. Justin A. Ahoyt, Plainfield dentist, teamed up with Dentistry From The Heart on September 13th to provide free dental care to 69 patients.

Dr. Justin A. Ahoyt, dentist in Plainfield, is teaming up with Dentistry From The Heart to provide free dental exams, tooth extractions, fillings, and cleanings on September 13th, 2012. Along with Ahoyt Family Dental’s full staff, a team of dental associates will be on hand to provide dental care for as many people as possible.

“With almost 50 million Americans without dental insurance, I felt it was only right that we do our part to aid the Plainfield community,” said Dr. Justin Ahoyt, Plainfield dentist. “Our goal is to help save the smiles of as many people as possible.”

Patients will be served on a first-come, first-served basis and must be 18 or older. A valid ID is required in order to verify the participant’s age. Patients will be seen from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Ahoyt Family Dental office in Plainfield. It is advised that participants bring water, snacks, chairs, and entertainment.

Food and refreshments will be served throughout the day from local restaurants. A DJ will be also be playing music and engaging with participants in trivia games.

To learn more about obtaining free dental care in Plainfield through Ahoyt Family Dental’s Dentistry From The Heart event, contact Tawni Schmidt at (815) 436-3377. Participants can also visit http://www.ahoytfamilydental.com/events.html to learn more about the event.

About Dr. Justin A. Ahoyt:
Dr. Ahoyt obtained his D.D.S. degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and now practices general dentistry in Plainfield at Ahoyt Family Dental. Dr. Ahoyt regularly participates in continuing education dental courses to stay up-to-date with the latest dental technology and techniques, ensuring that his patients continue to receive quality dental care. To learn more about Ahoyt Family Dental, please visit http://www.ahoytfamilydental.com. Dr. Ahoyt proudly serves patients from Plainfield, Aurora, Naperville, Yorkville, Oswego, and other surrounding areas.

About Dentistry From The Heart:
Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people who need it. In the past nine years, Dentistry From The Heart events have contributed more than $5.5 million in free dentistry and helped more than 25,000 patients across the country. For more information please  visit http://www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.