Dentistry in Motion: Contamination Risks

Due to the importance of keeping your smile safe at all times, it is important to eliminate the risk of contamination that can occur from time to time. This can include issues with your cleaning habits, your lifestyle choices, and even your dietary selections. If any aspect of your life... Read more »

A Small Cavity Might Be Treated With a Dental Filling

The exterior tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth provides them with the hardness to efficiently bite and chew food before swallowing. Sometimes trapped bacterial deposits and lingering plaque acids caused by poor oral hygiene practices can gradually start to demineralize tooth enamel. In time a small cavity can... Read more »

A Dental Crown Can Protect A Tooth

Dental crowns have many purposes in the world of dentistry. That is why they are a common form of restoration that can help you keep or achieve positive oral health. To help you learn more about dental crowns, Dr. Ashok Jhanji with Southwest Dental Center in Hometown, Illinois, has provided... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Able to Replace an Extracted Tooth

A severe fracture, an oral trauma or an untreated cavity could compromise a tooth to the point that our dentist, Dr. Ashok Jhanji may suggest that your tooth be extracted. Although a root canal can save many damage teeth, in extreme cases, an extraction may be necessary to reduce the... Read more »

The Keys to a Great Smile with Chewing Gum

Are you aware of the benefits that chewing gum can provide for your smile? Even though brushing and flossing are the cornerstones of effective oral health care and hygiene, it's always a good idea to consider adding a new form of cleaning utensil. One highly effective technique to consider is... Read more »

Discover Your Smile with Cavity Prevention

Optimum oral health begins with cavity prevention. If left untreated, cavities can leave to severe oral ailments. Thus, cavity prevention treatments will be needed. Tooth decay is often caused by poor oral health or even a lack of saliva in your mouth. To keep your smile safe, you need to... Read more »

Unseen Issues of Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Do you frequently grind or clench your teeth? Do you have sensitive teeth that hurt when exposed to hot or cold temperatures? These are some of the signs and symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome. Cracked tooth syndrome is the term for minuscule, near undetectable cracks in your teeth. They can... Read more »

Eat Sweets at Meal Time

During this holiday time of year, many of us spend time with friends and family eating special meals and enjoying lots of foods. However, this increased chomping time can have a negative effect on your health, and if you’re not cautious, all that extra snacking can result in cavities or... Read more »

Achieve a Younger Smile With Restorative Treatments

If your teeth are looking dull or discolored, are weakened or broken, or are missing entirely, we encourage you to speak with Dr. Ashok Jhanji about receiving restorative dentistry. Depending on your needs and preferences, we may recommend one or more of the following restorative treatments to create your ageless... Read more »

Why You Need to Visit the Dentist Regularly as You Age

As the years have passed, you have no doubt noticed changes in your oral health. Maybe your bite feels different or your gums have receded. One of the significant concerns you should be aware of is what your teeth DON’T feel. As you get older, the nerves in your teeth... Read more »