How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, and this can contribute to poor dental health. At Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette IL we recommend a new toothbrush about every three months. How often you replace your toothbrush depends, of course, on how often you use it. We recommend, strongly,…

Suspect A Bite Problem?

malocclusion examination Wilmette

At Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette IL, we know that a common dental problem tends to go undiagnosed for years. This is because people chalk it up to genetics and don’t even realize it’s a problem. The problem we’re talking about is, of course, malocclusion.  Literally meaning “bad bite,” it is a term…

Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Wilmette?

If you feel tooth sensitivity when you sip coffee or bite into ice cream, Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette IL is here for you. Millions of Americans have sensitive teeth. Problems with hot and cold foods and drinks are one of the most common complaints. Tactile issues – biting or chewing hard foods…

Five Fast Ways to Improve Your Smile

cosmetic dental and implants Wilmette

Do you have a special event coming up? Perhaps a wedding, graduation, milestone birthday, anniversary, or reunion? At Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette IL, we have five cosmetic dentistry procedures that can quickly improve your smile! Dental Veneers: Porcelain veneers have been a successful treatment for decades but we never fail to be…

Schedule Your Coronation

dentist crowns Wilmette

We treat all of our patients royally here at Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette IL, but some of them receive actual crowns. Not what a king or queen wears, of course, but crowns for their teeth! Crowns are sometimes called caps, and they’re placed over a tooth to restore its shape and strength,…

The Future of Tooth Decay in Wilmette

Tooth decay is the single most common dental issue there is. Unlike a cut on your finger, a cavity will not heal itself. In a worst case scenario, an untreated cavity can lead to future problems, up to and including tooth loss. That’s why we stress regular brushing and flossing to all of our patients,…

Sealants Prevent Cavities For Kids

Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center Sealants Prevent Cavities For Wilmette Kids

Regular brushing and flossing are essential in preventing tooth decay. But another valuable tool are dental sealants, and at Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center in Wilmette IL, we have the info you need on how they work! Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars. Applying them…