How to improve your at Home Dental Care Routine

Proper at home dental care goes hand in hand with regular dental check-ups. One without the other can result in costly and painful dental problems down the road. These tips will help you improve your dental routine to ensure that you are giving your teeth and gums the best care you can provide.
Brush twice a […]

Why you Need a Regular Dental Exam

If nothing is wrong with your teeth, why do you need a dental exam? If your teeth appear to be in excellent health that is good news, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have regular dental exams and cleanings to keep your dental health in check. Dentists are specially trained to recognized early warning signs […]

By |February 15th, 2018|Dental Exams & Cleanings|0 Comments

Ring in the New Year with a Brighter Smile

Nothing feels better than starting the New Year with a brighter and whiter smile. If your New Years resolutions involve finally getting that raise, a job promotion, or switching careers, a whiter smile can help you. Research shows that those with a whiter smile are perceived as more successful, attractive, friendly, and more likely to […]

By |January 15th, 2018|Teeth Whitening|0 Comments

Understanding Root Canals

Root canals are needed when there has been extreme tooth decay, repeated work on the same tooth, trauma to a tooth, or infection to a tooth. Luckily, the root canal procedure has become far less painful and more efficient over the years. Here are the basics of root canals.
What is a root canal?
When a tooth […]

By |December 15th, 2017|Root Canal Therapy|0 Comments

Easing your Dental Phobia

9%-20% of Americans completely avoid visiting the dentist due to fear or anxiety. Dental phobia is a universal fear but goes beyond general anxiety. With a dental phobia, you felt panicked and terrified over the very thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair. Those with dental phobia understand that their fear is unfounded but are […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Dental Health|0 Comments

Halloween Candy Safety for Kids

Fall ushers in a tasty trio of holiday celebrations: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. These dessert and candy packed months are pure joy to children (and many adults), but they bring with them added health cautions. This October, there are several ways you can have a healthy and safe Halloween.
Be careful about how much candy your […]

By |October 15th, 2017|Dental Health, Preventive Dentistry|0 Comments

Lend Your Student a Hand

There are multiple ways that parents help their children. During the school years, it is not uncommon to find a parent in the classroom, on the field, or baking cupcakes for the thousandth time. Parents sit with children as the write papers or work out hard math problems. They may sit with them when they […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Dental Health|0 Comments

Smokey the Bear’s Right about Forest Fires…and Periodontitis

Everyone has heard Smokey the Bear giving us the business about not being a bunch of lunkheads and starting forest fires. Even though Chicago isn’t exactly the hotbed of forest fires, we still all know the saying, “Only you can prevent forest fires.”

True enough. But only you can also prevent gum disease. Now, who’s the […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Periodontal Disease|0 Comments

How to Makeover your Smile

Dr. Steven Hoffenberg offers several cosmetic dentistry options to highlight your most important asset: your smile. A smile makeover can do wonders to enhance self-confidence in both professional and private settings. A brilliant smile makeover involves improving the appearance of your smile by incorporating one or more of the following: teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental […]

By |July 15th, 2017|Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments

These four habits could be hurting your dental health

Maintaining a brilliant and healthy smile takes daily dedication. Overtime, you may have picked up harmful habits that are diminishing your dental health. If you’ve picked up any of these four habits, don’t worry. The first step toward a healthier smile is recognizing what is keeping you from it.

Using teeth as tools: Tearing a […]

By |June 15th, 2017|Dental Health|0 Comments