Category Archives: General Dentistry

Reasons You Should Floss

The truth is that flossing is important. A relatively quick, cheap, and effective procedure, flossing can protect not just your long term oral health, but can also potentially save you time and money at the dentist. A regular and diligent … Continue reading

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Halloween Candy And Your Teeth

The scariest part of Halloween is the damage all that candy does to your teeth! Spooky plaque feeds off sugar, allowing it to rapidly spread and take over your mouth. Plaque buildup can cause gum disease, bad breath, sensitive teeth, … Continue reading

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Fighting Tooth Decay

Tooth decay and cavities affect most patients at some point in their lives. Children and adults are equally susceptible to decay, which is the result of harmful bacteria making their way into the crevices in our teeth, filled by sugars … Continue reading

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Oral Health And Halitosis

Do you suffer with persistent bad breath? Is your bad breath affecting personal and professional interaction? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be the result of many things, including what you ate for dinner! However, if you have persistent … Continue reading

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Keep Your Smile Healthy

Dental health can have a huge impact on the overall quality of life and wellbeing. This is why it is so important to maintain good oral health and to visit Dr. Tom Prendergast regularly. At the Fox Lake, IL office, … Continue reading

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Screening For Oral Cancer

We have all heard the phrase “the eyes are the window to the soul.” This is also true of the mouth, which is a window into the state of your overall health. During a routine visit to our Fox Lake, … Continue reading

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Routine Dental Care And Disease Prevention..

“The mouth is a portal into the rest of the body,” according to Dr. Donald Ratcliffe, chairman of the department of dental medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. Research is consistently showing a relationship between bacteria and … Continue reading

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Foods to Avoid to Keep a Healthy Smile

The New Year is upon us and some may be adjusting their diet to adhere to a resolution of self improvement. Many of us have resolved to exercise more, eat right and become a better version of ourselves for 2015. … Continue reading

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Use these strategies for a calmer, more relaxed dental visit

Do you experience anxiety or fear at the thought of visiting a dentist? If so, you are not alone. Anxiety is one of the number one reasons why patients delay dental treatment or do not visit their dentist on a … Continue reading

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Brush your teeth for good oral health! Fox Lake family dentist

Fox Lake family dentists at Infinity Dental recommend that their patients brush their teeth twice per day- also the recommendation of the American Dental Association. Brushing twice per day and flossing once a day will help to keep dental health … Continue reading

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