East Peoria Dental Group Blog


How Can Poor Oral Health Affect the Rest of the Body?

Oral health is extremely important for many reasons. If patients suffer from gum disease, cavities, or bad breath this can cause issues with your teeth and mouth. Our mouths are a pathway for bacteria to enter the body. The bacteria are able to enter the blood stream, and this can also cause infection or inflammation

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Is it Better to Get A Dental Implant or a Bridge?

When deciding on a restorative solution it is important to look at all of your options to help you decide on the best option that works for you. A common question patients face is if they should choose a dental bridge or dental implants when they are looking for a tooth replacement solution. Both are

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When Should a Person Switch Dentists?

Switching dentists can be a hard decision, but patients need to make a change if they notice things aren’t working out with the current practice. Knowing when to make the move can be hard, but there are some tips you can follow to help you find your new dental office or dental clinic in the

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How Often do Dental Implants Need to Be Replaced?

If you have been recommended for dental implants, you may wonder if they will ever have to be replaced. Implants are a permanent restorative solution for patients seeking that perfect smile. Dental implants look and feel natural in the mouth, and last upwards of 25 years if they are cared for properly. At East Peoria

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What is the Difference Between Dental Implants & Veneers?

Dental Veneers and Dental Implants both can give patients a beautiful white smile. Deciding what restorative or cosmetic option works best for you depends on the condition of your teeth. Our staff at East Peoria Dental in East Peoria, IL provides cosmetic and restorative consultations to all our patients to take a detailed look at

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Dental Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking

While cigarette smoking use has rapidly declined over the past few decades, there is still a decent enough portion of the population that does. Therefore, I feel it is important to address nicotine use and its affect on the human body and our health, and more specifically how it affects our mouth and the health of our teeth and gums.

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Everyone is concerned about the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the CoronaVirus. We too are on a heightened level of concern and are taking every precaution possible to minimize its spread and assure that everyone who enters our doors is safe. As with any blood borne or airborne pathogen, our office has been practicing

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Tips And Recommendations For Proper Oral Hygiene

Bacterial plaque control methods are those procedures aimed at the elimination of deposits that accumulate on dental surfaces. The elimination and control of bacterial plaque is essential to achieve dental and periodontal health. This can be achieved by mechanical and chemical techniques. Mechanical procedures are performed using tools that drag the dental surface plate. Chemists are intended to interfere with all chemical reactions of growth and bacterial metabolism.

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Importance Of Preventing Tooth Loss

The data indicate that most people go to the dental doctor only when they feel any discomfort that affects the performance of their daily activities.
This situation is alarming, especially for dentists, who have to implement more complex treatments that require many medical appointments. In addition, we must say that sometimes it is also practically impossible to provide patients with conservative treatment, since dental disease is already very advanced. Under this logic, it is very important that people begin to develop a culture of prevention that not only improves their quality of life, but also allows for impeccable oral health.

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The Difference Between A Tooth Whitening And A Descaling

At the end of an intervention at the dentist, we often have white teeth and very bright. It is for this reason that it is difficult to know the difference between the technique of teeth whitening and descaling. The peculiarity of teeth whitening is its exclusively aesthetic vocation. As for descaling, it is an operation that consists of removing the tartar that has accumulated on the teeth.

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