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Good News For Chocolate Lovers

Good News for Chocolate Lovers 

Know that guilty feeling that creeps in every time you bite into a piece of chocolate? Well, enjoy yourself this holiday season! Recent studies show that chocolate is actually good for your teeth – and your overall health.

It turns out that chocolate contains powerful antioxidants called polyphenols and flavanols. Polyphenols prevent bacteria from turning the sugar and starches contained in chocolate into acids that cause decay. They can help reduce the chances of hypertension and stroke and may even help protect the heart. Dark chocolate is particularly high in flavanols – and has more antioxidant power than green tea.
 
The cocoa butter contained in chocolate also packs a healthy punch. When you eat a piece of chocolate, the cocoa butter in it coats your teeth, preventing plaque from sticking to your teeth. And what about the “butter” part of cocoa butter – should you worry about fat? Nope. This kind does not raise cholesterol.
 

 

October is Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease?
People with diabetes are more at risk for mouth infections, specifically (gum) disease which can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications. “In fact, periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes” according to the American Academy of Periodontology. People with diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to have gum infections and are at greater risk of losing teeth.
Can gum disease treatment help control diabetes?
“Yes, the good news is that in people with type 2 diabetes, treatment of severe disease (for instance, deep cleaning) can lead to a drop in blood sugar levels. The benefit is about the same as you might find if you added another drug to your usual diabetes medicine” according to the American Dental Association. Read more.....

What does Dr. Paul Chaiken at North Dental Professionals recommend if you have diabetes?
• Make sure you include this on your medical history.
• Regulate your blood glucose as close to normal as possible.
• Brush your teeth twice a day and after each snack.
• Floss daily.
• Use a fluoride toothpaste.
• Schedule your cleanings at North Dental Professionals every 3 or 4 months.
• Sip water throughout the day if your mouth gets dry.
• If you do not have teeth or wear a denture or partial, schedule a yearly check up so Dr Chaiken can identify any changes in your gum tissue.

Call North Dental Professionals at (847) 679-0555 or at (773) 774-1272 for your dental cleaning and stay ahead of gum disease!
 
 
 

 

Time To Use Your 2017 Dental Benefits!

The end of the year will be here before we know it. Unfortunately, dental insurance benefits do expire each year on December 31st.   
 
You can save time and money if you take care of your cavity, broken filling or cleaning early. We can help to prevent more costly treatment down the road, if we take care of your dental needs early.  Please call North Dental Professionals so we can help you maximize your remaining dental benefits before the end of the year.  If you do not have any pending treatment, this is a great time to upgrade your smile and invest in cosmetic procedures before the holidays.
 
Make sure to utilize your dental insurance benefits or flexible spending dollars before they expire!  
 
 
 
 

White Fillings

Composite Fillings In Skokie

Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Paul Chaiken places white cosmetic fillings for his patients.   Our Skokie dentist wants to ensure that all of his patients have an aesthetic smile.  Dr. Chaiken uses tooth colored composite resin material to give patients a youthful cosmetic appearance. No one will be able to see your fillings when you laugh or smile.

If your silver fillings make you feel self-conscious when you smile, or it's simply time to replace them, consider white fillings. White fillings are just as durable as they are attractive! White fillings are strong, stain-resistant and require less removal of your tooth structure than amalgam fillings.

When can you use a composite resin?

Composite resin filling material has been used in dentistry since the 1960s. Today's composites not only look more natural but are stronger, more versatile and can be used to:

·        Restore small- to mid-sized cavities

·        Reshape chipped teeth and broken teeth

·        Replace amalgam fillings

Contact North Dental Professionals to make your appointment to replace your silver amalgam fillings to improve your smile and appearance.  We have appointments available in our Skokie and our Chicago dental office locations.  Call our Skokie office at (847) 679-0555  or call our Chicago office at (773) 774-1272.

 

Want dentures that fit?

 


Dentures that fit | North Dental Professionals | dental couponChoose Dr. Chaiken at North Dental Professionals for your dentures.  He has extensive experience making dentures that are cosmetically pleasing and that fit correctly.

Dr. Chaiken offers a variety of dentures:

  • Complete Dentures - These are sometimes called full dentures.  These dentures are made after any remaining teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed completely (usually two to three months).  
 
  • Immediate Dentures - These dentures are ready to wear the same day teeth are removed so you don't have to spend the healing period toothless. 
 
  • Partial Dentures -  A removable partial consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base. Removable partials are connected by a metal framework that helps keep them in place by attaching to your permanent teeth. 
 
  • Implant Retained Dentures - This type of denture is supported by dental implants.  It is sometimes called a permanent denture because it will not move and will not rock.  You can go back to eating all of your favorite foods you've been missing.   

 

Dentures at North Dental Professionals are affordable.  We have payment options including a senior discount!  

Learn more about dentures....

 

Happy Labor Day!

Dr. Chaiken and the staff at North Dental Professionals would like to wish you and your family a Happy Labor Day!

 

 

 

Labor Day Holiday Hours

In celebration of the Labor Day Holiday, we will be closed on Monday, September 4th.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th.