7 Steps For A Healthy Smile

Chicago Extreme Smile Makeover

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When Benjamin Franklin said that he meant fire safety. But like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more aspects of modern life. At Mantis Dentistry and Implant Center in Wilmette, we apply it  to dental health. Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done…

Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

Toothbrush Wars in Chicago

Is an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush for cleaning your teeth? In this article from Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette we won’t recommend one over the other. We’re just going to take a close look at the electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes have been commercially available in the United States since the…

Still Have Your Wisdom Teeth?

wisdom teeth removal Wilmette

Wisdom teeth usually come in between ages 16 and 24. They aren’t always troublesome, but they often are. We extract wisdom teeth at Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette. Wisdom teeth are sometimes called “third molars.” That’s because they really are: the molars furthest back in the mouth. For some people they never present…

Can You Name 9 Dental Specialties?

Kenilworth Pediatric and Cosmetic Dentistry

Most people probably know how a pediatric dentist differs from an orthodontist. But you may not know that the American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties. This post from Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette looks at disciplines within dentistry, and the years in which they were formally recognized by the ADA. Endodontics (1983):…