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.
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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?
Choose 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:
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.