Dentist in Bloomingdale Participates in Chase and LivingSocial “Mission: Small Business” Program

Dr. Steven Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, asks patients and other community members to vote for Aesthetic Dental LLC to win a “Mission: Small Business” grant so that he can give back to the community.

Dr. Steven Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, asks patients to support his dental team on their quest to win a small business grant through Chase and LivingSocial’s “Mission: Small Business” program. Patients can show support by voting for “Steven Yuan DDS” on the “Mission: Small Business” website. The grant will be used to help Aesthetic Dental LLC better serve the community through volunteer dental work.

“With around 50 million Americans lacking dental insurance, I feel it is our duty to do something to help our community members. We already provide pro bono dental work for people with limited access to dental care, and we would like to expand the scope of our volunteer projects. This grant would help us obtain the medical equipment and team members we need to help as many people as possible,” said Dr. Yuan, dentist in Bloomingdale.

“Mission: Small Business” is a new grant program launched by Chase and Living Social. The program, which is supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, awards up to 12 individual grants of $250,000 to small businesses. The goal of the grants is to help give small businesses the resources needed to positively impact the businesses and their communities.

To show their support for Dr. Yuan, patients can visit http://www.missionsmallbusiness.com and click on the blue “Log In & Support” button on the bottom right of the page. Once logged in, patients can type “Steven Yuan DDS” into the search box to be taken to the pledge page. Patients should click on the blue “Vote” button on the pledge page in order to show their support for Dr. Yuan. The voting period is open from May 7, 2012 to June 30, 2012.

To keep updated on Dr. Yuan’s “Mission: Small Business” news as well as Aesthetic Dental LLC’s special offers, office news, and more, please follow Aesthetic Dental LLC’s Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/DrStevenYuan and “Like” its Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aesthetic-Dental-LLC/15118….

About Aesthetic Dental LLC:

At Aesthetic Dental LLC, Dr. Steven Yuan and his team of dental professionals offer high quality dental treatment in a comfortable environment. Dr. Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, treats TMJ headaches and provides root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, dental implants and teeth whitening.

First time patients who are interested in visiting Aesthetic Dental LLC can call (630) 893-1300 to book an appointment and/or ask any questions. To learn more about the general, cosmetic, and implant procedures provided by Dr. Yuan, please visit the Aesthetic Dental LLC procedural web page at http://www.drstevenyuan.com/procedures.html. Dr. Yuan and the Aesthetic Dental LLC staff are dedicated to providing professional, compassionate dental care in their family-friendly office.

Dentist in Bloomingdale Shares 5 Ways to Keep Your Children’s Teeth Cavity-free During the Summer

Dr. Steven Yuan, dentist in Bloomingdale, shares five pediatric dental care tips to keep your child’s teeth cavity-free during the summer.

Melting ice cream, frozen lemonade, and barbecue chicken: while seemingly classic childhood summertime staples, did you know that each item on this list can contain more than 25 grams of sugar per serving? Combined with the lax dental hygiene habits the routinelessness of summer may present, the warmest season can also be the worst for pediatric cavities. However, there is hope for parents struggling to prevent cavities in their children: studies have shown that forming healthy dental habits at a young age will help children have healthy teeth for life. By following the simple tips below, you can significantly reduce your children’s chances of developing cavities.

1. Make tooth brushing fun!
Purchasing toothbrushes that light up or have your child’s favorite cartoon characters on them is a good way to make a daily routine fun. Bubblegum or fruit-flavored toothpastes also encourage children to brush their teeth, eliminating the “stinging” feeling of minty toothpastes. Make sure that the toothpastes you purchase for your child list that fluoride is included.

2. Limit summertime sweets
Cold desserts and sugary drinks can lead to plaque buildup, making it much more difficult for your child to remove bacteria through tooth brushing. Some summertime foods may also contain a surprising generous amount of sugar—such as ketchup and barbecue sauces—so it is recommended that you read the nutrition facts before purchasing food.

3. Schedule biannual dental cleanings and exams
Dental cleanings remove calcified plaque that is impossible to get rid of through tooth brushing and flossing alone. Dental exams allow dentists to catch potential dental problems in their earliest stages, preventing expensive, complicated dental work down the line. During your child’s dental exam, your dentist will also check to ensure that the teeth are properly developing.

4. Wash hands after outdoor activities (especially before eating!)
Outdoor bacteria can spread to the teeth and gums for children who have a habit of sticking unwashed fingers in their mouths. Make sure your child washes his or her hands after going outside, especially before eating a meal. The hygienic practice of washing hands before a meal goes a long way in not only preventing illnesses, but also preventing dental cavities.

5. Avoid chewing ice cubes
While a seemingly harmless activity, frequent ice cube chewing can lead to dental fractures and weakened enamel. Additionally, craving ice cubes may be symptoms of iron deficiency or obsessive-compulsive disorder. If your child is craving ice cubes, it is advised that you schedule an appointment with your pediatrician to check for mineral deficiencies. You can also replace ice cubes with fresh fruits and veggies if your children want something to munch on.

About the Author, Dr. Steven Yuan, D.D.S.

At Aesthetic Dental LLC, Dr. Steven Yuan and his team of dental professionals offer high quality dental treatment in a comfortable environment. Dr. Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, treats TMJ headaches and provides root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, dental implants and teeth whitening. Please visithttp://www.drstevenyuan.com to learn more about Dr. Yuan’s family dentistry services.

Dentist in Bloomingdale Shares How to Prevent Gingivitis in Teens

Dr. Steven Yuan, dentist in Bloomingdale, shares tips for preventing gingivitis in teenagers–one of the age groups most vulnerable to poor oral health.

Sunny beaches, warm weather, and sports: with the exciting opportunity to catch up on outdoor activities during the spring, dental hygiene can fall by the wayside for some teenagers. The 13-17 year old age group is particularly vulnerable to gingivitis due to increased sugar consumption and decreased oral care maintenance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that about one in four teenagers drink soda daily, and a Gallup poll reports that only 13% of teenagers floss their teeth daily. Dr. Steven Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, recommends that parents remind their teenage children to maintain proper dental hygiene to prevent gingivitis-causing bacteria and other dental complications.

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a mild, inflammatory gum disease that can cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into an advanced form of gum disease, damaging the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. Advanced periodontal disease can cause irreversible damage such as loose teeth and receding gums; periodontitis has also been linked to heart disease and high or low blood sugar levels. It is imperative to treat gum disease at its earliest stages, when treatment is simple and inexpensive, than to wait until it advances to the point that complicated surgical procedures are necessary.

Symptoms of gingivitis include:

• Swollen, irritated gums
• Tender, sensitive gums
• Gums have a red appearance
• Bleeding gums when flossing or brushing teeth

Gingivitis Prevention in Teens

Lack of proper oral hygiene habits in teens is often due to stress or fatigue, so parents should encourage their teenagers to manage stress and get at least 8 hours of sleep. Also, teenagers should be reminded that a proper brushing and flossing session will only take a few minutes—two for brushing and one for flossing. Some additional gingivitis prevention tips for teens include:

• Don’t brush too roughly. Teenagers should use soft-bristled toothbrushes and brush using short, gentle motions. The toothbrush should be angled at 45 degrees to better reach all tooth surfaces.
• Choose water over sugary drinks. A single can of soda may contain as much as 39 grams of sugar. Fruit juices don’t fare much better—many fruit juices have at least 25 grams of sugar in one serving. Sugar aids in the growth of plaque, which becomes more and more difficult to remove as it grows in thickness and hardness.
• Floss your teeth at least once a day (no exceptions!). Flossing helps keep plaque at bay and cleans tooth surfaces that your toothbrush cannot reach. It is advised to floss before bed to remove debris buildup from earlier in the day. You should use quality floss that “glides” in between your teeth rather than “snapping.” Some new products, such as air flossers or water flossers, may also help make flossing a little more fun.
• Visit your dentist every six months. A professional dental cleaning removes hardened, gingivitis-causing plaque. Once the cleaning is completed, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to make sure they are free of cavities and diseases.
• Look for the word “antigingivitis” on the label of your toothpaste. Antigingivitis toothpastes are specifically designed to fight gingivitis-causing bacteria on the surfaces of your teeth.

Clue Dental Marketing manages public relations for Dr. Steven Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist and owner of Aesthetic Dental LLC (http://www.drstevenyuan.com). Dr. Yuan is an experienced dentist in Bloomingdale who provides orthodontic treatment, teeth whitening in Bloomingdale, dental implant restoration, veneers, root canal therapy, TMJ headache treatment, Invisalign, and other family-friendly dental services.

Bloomingdale Dentist Announces Free Dental Exams and X-rays for New Patients

Dr. Steven Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, encourages new patients to try out Aesthetic Dental LLC by offering a free dental exam and four X-rays.

Dr. Steven Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, is starting a mass letter campaign for Bloomingdale area residents to enjoy free dental services at Aesthetic Dental LLC. New patients who bring in their welcome letter or coupon to an appointment will receive a free dental exam and four X-rays.

“In this economic climate, it can be risky for patients to try a new dentist when they don’t know the quality of care they’ll be receiving. I want to give patients a chance to get to know my practice and staff before they choose us as their dental home,” stated Dr. Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist at Aesthetic Dental LLC.

Letters and coupons will be sent out to Welcome Wagon address book recipients in the Bloomingdale area. Additionally, prospective patients can obtain discounts by visiting the Aesthetic Dental LLC website at http://www.drstevenyuan.com and printing out the special deals. Dr. Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, is also offering a $500 off Invisalign coupon and a 50% discount on a dental exam/cleaning/bitewing X-ray package.

First time patients who are interested in visiting Aesthetic Dental LLC can call (630) 893-1300 to book an appointment and/or ask any questions. To learn more about the general, cosmetic, and implant procedures provided by Dr. Yuan, please visit the Aesthetic Dental LLC procedural web page at http://www.drstevenyuan.com/procedures.html. Dr. Yuan and the Aesthetic Dental LLC staff are dedicated to providing professional, compassionate dental care in their family-friendly office.

About Dr. Steven Yuan, D.D.S.

At Aesthetic Dental LLC, Dr. Steven Yuan and his team of dental professionals offer high quality dental treatment in a comfortable environment. Dr. Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, treats TMJ headaches and provides root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, dental implants and teeth whitening.

Bloomingdale Dentist Offers Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Bloomingdale dentist, Dr. Steven Yuan, is now offering adult orthodontic treatment.

Bloomingdale dentist, Dr. Steven Yuan of Aesthetic Dental LLC, announces that he is offering adult orthodontic treatment. Often, adults believe that if they didn’t receive braces as children, it is too late to correct their teeth. This is a misconception, since there are a variety of orthodontic treatment options available to achieve the perfect smile for adults as well. From regular braces to almost completely invisible aligners, adults can easily find a discreet, effective orthodontic treatment that meets their needs.

Besides often making people feel self-conscious about their smiles, misaligned bites can lead to painful dental problems and abnormal facial appearances if left uncorrected. A severe underbite causes the jaw to protrude, while an overbite causes the jaw to recede. These symptoms not only cause one’s confidence to suffer; they can also cause jaw pain and tooth grinding. Brushing and flossing improperly aligned teeth may be an additional challenge, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

To correct the painful symptoms of a misaligned bite, Dr. Yuan offers braces and Invisalign for adults and children alike. “I want all of my patients to have a healthy, confident smile regardless of age. It’s never too late to treat an imperfect smile or an uncomfortable bite,” says Dr. Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist.

While some adults may be hesitant to get braces due to youthful memories of heavy headgear, dental technology has evolved significantly. Now, most braces are lightweight and virtually painless. Patients can choose from a multitude of different brace bracket styles, such as clear brackets.

Invisible aligners are also a good option for adult orthodontic treatment. For patients who want a more discreet solution, Dr. Yuan offers Invisalign. During Invisalign treatment, a clear aligner tray is custom-designed to fit over your teeth. As your teeth straightening progresses, you will receive new aligners to fit over your shifting teeth. There is no need to avoid certain foods with Invisalign, as you can easily remove your aligner to eat or brush your teeth.

Patients who are interested in receiving adult orthodontic treatment can call Aesthetic Dental LLC at (630) 893-1300. To learn more about Invisalign and other cosmetic procedures that Dr. Yuan performs, visit http://www.drstevenyuan.com. Dr. Yuan and the Aesthetic Dental LLC staff are dedicated to providing professional, compassionate dental care in their family-friendly office.

About Dr. Steven Yuan, D.D.S.

At Aesthetic Dental LLC, Dr. Steven Yuan and his team of dental professionals offer high quality treatments in a comfortable environment. Dr. Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, treats TMJ headaches and provides root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, dental implants and teeth whitening.

Bloomingdale, IL Dentist Dr. Steven Yuan Now in Network with Most Major Insurance Providers

Dr. Steven Yuan, dentist in Bloomingdale, officially announces that he is in network with most major dental insurance providers.

Dr. Steven Yuan, dentist in Bloomingdale, IL, announces that he is now in network with most major dental insurance providers. Dr. Yuan recognizes that many patients have limited access to dental care due to the economic recession. In order to ensure that more members of the Bloomingdale community can receive the treatment they need, he is working diligently with multiple insurance providers to include as many insurance plans as possible.

Dr. Yuan believes that quality dental care should not depend on a certain type of insurance provider, but should be available to a wide breadth of patients. “I would rather my patients pay only a little now versus a lot later,” said Dr. Yuan, dentist in Bloomingdale.

For patients who do not have any dental insurance, Dr. Yuan also offers CareCredit, a credit line that is only used for healthcare purposes. With CareCredit, patients can pay out-of-pocket expenses with no interest if paid in full within the promotional period of 6 months or more.

Learn More
To learn more about Dr. Yuan’s insurance and Care Credit policies, visit http://www.drstevenyuan.com or call Dr. Steven Yuan at (630) 893-1300. Dr. Yuan is committed to working with his patients so that they understand their treatment options and are able to receive the treatments they need.

About Dr. Steven Yuan, D.D.S.
At Aesthetic Dental LLC, Dr. Steven Yuan and his team of dental professionals offer high-quality treatments in a comfortable environment. Dr. Yuan, dentist in Bloomingdale, treats TMJ headaches and provides root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, dental implants and teeth whitening.

Bloomingdale Dentist Treats Headaches Caused by Bad Bites

Dr. Steven Yuan, Bloomingdale dentist, treats TMJ headaches through the use of mouth guards and occlusal treatments.

Bloomingdale dentist, Dr. Steven Yuan, DDS, announces that he is offering specialized treatments for headaches caused by TMJ disorders. At Aesthetic Dental LLC, Dr. Yuan helps patients who suffer from chronic TMJ headaches by creating mouth guards and performing occlusal treatments to correct bad bites.

A TMJ disorder is the inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects the mandible to the skull. When the jaw or teeth are improperly aligned, the TMJ must work harder to compensate for the misalignment. Over-extension of this joint may affect areas that are connected to the TMJ, especially the head and neck.

Custom-fit mouth guards are one method Dr. Yuan uses to prevent overstretching of the TMJ. When patients feel uncomfortable with their bite, this can cause teeth grinding and jaw clenching. These symptoms occur because the jaw is unable to properly relax due to misalignment, leading to headaches and migraines from TMJ fatigue. Mouth guards are made out of durable materials and fitted to the teeth to restrain them from gnashing together. The treatment helps alleviate headaches caused by overworked teeth and jaws because it places less stress on the mandible to adjust an improper bite.

To further combat TMJ-related pain, Dr. Yuan provides occlusal treatments, such as crowns, dental bridges and implants. Occlusal treatments are used to correct uncomfortable bites that result from unevenly surfaced teeth. Crowns aid in the restoration of damaged teeth, whereas dental bridges and implants replace missing teeth. These treatments even out the surface levels of the teeth and fill in gaps, preventing the headaches associated with painful tooth and jaw alignment.

For more information about TMJ disorders and treatments, visit http://drstevenyuan.com or call Dr. Steven Yuan at (630) 893-1300. Dr. Yuan is dedicated to providing patients with informational resources to help them learn about which treatments are best for their individual needs.