Sharing Your Toothbrush: What You Should Know

Have you ever thought that sharing or borrowing a toothbrush is probably harmless, especially if you rinse the brush off first? In reality, though, you shouldn’t share your toothbrush or ever let anyone else use your brush. As you may know, everyone has different bacteria in their mouth. Toothbrushes can... Read more »

Using Fillings and Crowns to Repair Cavities

Cavities are tooth decay that chews a hole in your tooth enamel, the outer layer of your teeth. If you don’t brush and floss consistently, a sticky film of bacteria, called plaque, can form on your teeth. These bacteria make acid that eats at your teeth from the sugars you... Read more »

The Tips You Need to Take Care of Your Dental Bridge

Your dental bridge is strong and reliable, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take good care of it. In fact, you need to take care of it on a regular basis to keep it in tip-top shape for many years. So, to help you keep your dental bridge in pristine... Read more »

Important Tips for Safely Removing Something Stuck in Your Gums

It’s relatively common for a small piece of tough food, like meat fibers, popcorn hulls, fruit peels and even small, hard seeds, to become lodged in your gums while you’re eating. Sometimes it can be cleared away by brushing and rinsing. Unfortunately, there are also times when something gets stuck... Read more »

Should You Brush or Floss Your Teeth First?

You know that brushing and flossing your teeth are both important, but do you know which should come first? Would you be surprised to learn that the order doesn’t really matter? In reality, it’s far more important that you brush and floss properly. As you may know, you should brush... Read more »

The Truth About Black Hairy Tongue

Does your tongue look black or feel a little hairy? While this is uncommon, it is actually a harmless condition referred to as black hairy tongue. Luckily, while this isn’t a pleasant experience, it isn’t typically too difficult to prevent. You see, black hairy tongue is caused when too much... Read more »

Dental Implants for a Magnificent Smile

Many people require a tooth replacement at least once in their lives. Over time, teeth can decay or wear down to the point that the best option is to extract them. They can also be irreparably damaged due to injury. Although there are various options to replace a missing tooth,... Read more »

Mercury-Free Fillings to Restore Your Beautiful Smile

At Magnificent Mile Family Dental, the practice of Dr. Olaitan Okediji in Chicago, Illinois, we are pleased to offer mercury-free fillings for our patients' healthy smiles. Amalgam fillings, or mercury fillings, consist of a combination of silver, tin, copper, zinc and mercury. Because amalgam fillings have mercury in them, they release... Read more »

Get a Smile to Be Proud of With Dental Veneers

There are many people who, for one reason or another, don’t like their smile. Regardless of the cause, feeling shame or self-consciousness about one’s smile is not anything anyone should have to live with. Cosmetic dentistry helps people with damaged or discolored teeth have a smile they are proud of... Read more »

Don’t Forget To Take Care of Your Teeth With These Habits

We all can get caught up in our lives without thinking about what is best for our health. The same is true when it comes to oral health. That is why our team is here to discuss five habits and tips that will help you keep your smile in pristine... Read more »