Tired of poor-fitting dentures?

Tired of poor-fitting dentures?

A crooked, uneven smile caused by ill-fitting dentures can largely impact your quality of life. When you’re unhappy with the condition of your smile, you may be inclined to hide it or stifle it, preventing you from truly expressing yourself. Uncomfortable and unsteady dentures might also force you to miss out on meaningful experience with friends and family and your favorite foods. This can be a really hard hit on your self esteem. 

A lack of understanding and knowledge about better denture solutions can hinder you from creating the lifestyle you want. Fountain of Youth Dentures® are specialty dentures customized for your specific needs and are an excellent option to revitalize your confidence. 

As Fountain of Youth (FOY®) Dentures providers, Meyer Dental Group the process of achieving a healthier smile should be accessible, affordable and straightforward. 

How can Meyer Dental Group help? 

In your pursuit of stronger, reliable dentures you deserve proactive support from mount prospect dentist Dr. Tom Meyer who: 

  1. Has 30+ years of dental experience, including FOY® Denture solutions 
  2. Is a Graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Cosmetic Dental Studies
  3. Is a Member of the American Dental Society

How you can boost your self-esteem with FOY® Dentures

Dentures have garnered a bad reputation for being uncomfortable, ill-fitting and a headache to clean. They are also known to limit what you can eat as well — say good-bye to popcorn and apples! 

FOY® Dentures are designed with breakthrough technology that provides the following benefits: 

  • Better fits your unique mouth shape 
  • Supports your face for a more youthful appearance 
  • Prevents facial pain and discomfort 
  • Allows you to eat, laugh, sing and smile without worry 
  • Gives you a full, beautiful smile 

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Getting started is easy:

STEP 1: Give us a call

STEP 2: Experienced personalized treatment

STEP 3: Feel like yourself again

Consequences of settling with poor-fitting dentures

Forcing yourself to stick with an uncomfortable, unflattering set of dentures can come with serious setbacks that can harm your systemic health: 

  • Feeling self-conscious 
  • Poor oral health 
  • Facial disfiguration
  • Limited self-expression
  • Missing out on foods you love

Uplift yourself and live a happier lifestyle 

By pursuing a more robust and reliable smile with FOY® Dentures, you can: 

  • Boost your self-esteem
  • Save more money 
  • Enhance your appearance 
  • Express yourself with pride 
  • Enjoy all your favorite foods 

A better quality of life and greater systemic health is within your reach. Don’t hesitate to give yourself a life where you can express yourself and share in meaningful moments to the fullest extent. With the help of mount prospect dentist Dr. Tom Meyer and your new FOY® Dentures, you can achieve exactly that and enjoy life in new, invigorating ways.

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Fearing the Simple Act of Smiling?

Fearing the Simple Act of Smiling?

Boost your Confidence with Invisible Braces

Having crooked and uneven teeth can come with heavy self-esteem issues. Constantly fearing the simple act of smiling is exhausting, disheartening and uncomfortable. And the thought of traditional metal braces may feel very unappealing to you.Invisible braces by SureSmile® or Invisalign® are an excellent alternative to achieving a greater confidence, a straighter smile and a greater overall quality of life 

However, a lack of understanding and trust in how clear braces works can be deterring, intimidating and confusing.

As an invisible braces provider, at Meyer Dental Group, we believe that the process of achieving straighter, stronger teeth should be accessible, affordable and clear.

How Meyer Dental Group can help 

In your journey towards a healthier smile, you deserve support from Dr. Tom Meyer, who: 

  • Has 30+ years of dental experience, including orthodontic treatment 
  • Is a Graduate of Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Cosmetic Dental Studies
  • Is a Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Has his Masters in studying the head, neck, and jaw with International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics

What are Invisible Braces?

Invisible braces, such as SureSmile® or Invisalign® aligners are transparent, removable braces designed to straighten your smile and let your confidence shine! They are custom-made for your teeth with advanced 3D printing technology and exert slight force to gradually move your teeth into place. They are made to fit perfectly over your teeth for a seamless, discrete look that function effectively.

Benefits of Invisible Braces

Getting any form of braces at any stage of life can feel awkward and uncertain. However, the resulting improved smile, self-esteem and savings on future dental work from getting invisible braces can be very positively life-changing. 

Key benefits of invisible braces:

  • Clear, unnoticeable braces that work effectively 
  • Comfortable and custom fit for your needs 
  • Removable for eating, brushing and flossing your teeth 
  • Less hassle to clean than metal braces 
  • Have an average treatment time of 1 year — 50% less time than other straightening procedures 

For effective treatment, the SureSmile® invisible braces or Invisalign® aligners need to be worn constantly during the day, only to be removed for meals and brushing and, of course, your dental hygiene routine. You can still eat your favorite foods and even wear them while playing sports or being active, meaning they don’t interfere with your regular lifestyle.

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Getting started is simple. Here is the plan: 

STEP 1: Come in for a consultation 

STEP 2: Receive personalized treatmen

STEP 3: Enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile

Consequences of not getting invisible braces

Leaving your teeth crowded, crooked and/or excessively spaced can put you at great risk of developing the following issues: 

  • Tooth decay and cavities
  • Cracked and chipped teeth
  • Altered facial appearance 
  • Jaw pain and headaches 
  • Tooth loss 

Don’t let these costly and painful dental problems develop due to lack of proper preventative treatment with Invisalign aligners® or SureSmile® invisible braces:

  • Stop worsening dental/oral health issues 
  • Avoid spending more money 
  • Prevent feeling insecure 
  • Don’t struggle with confidence 
  • Stop hiding your smile 

Grow your smile and your self-esteem 

By taking action and receiving clear teeth aligners for your smile, your life could be enriched by: 

  • Enhanced dental health
  • Major savings 
  • Feeling secure in your smile
  • Enjoying greater confidence 
  • Proud self-expression 

You are in full control of pursuing a life where you’re no longer afraid to express joy, share in laughter with others and shine your brightest with a stunning smile. It’s never too late to take action and gain a greater quality of life with invisible braces, such as SureSmile® or Invisalign aligners®, with the help of Mount Prospect dentist, Dr. Tom Meyer. Doing so can be a powerful investment in your oral health and your sense of self. 

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Sleep Apnea Myths That Can Endanger Your Health

Sleep Apnea Myths That Can Endanger Your Health

Tired of being tired and feeling terrible? Living with sleep apnea, a condition where your breathing is interrupted during sleep, is painful, upsetting and overwhelming. It can be especially difficult to manage  due to the prevalence of sleep apnea myths, which can be confusing, prevent you from seeking proper treatment and are costly to your health — and your wallet. 

Getting trapped in a web of this disorienting information can cause you to feel frustrated, stressed  and hopeless. As sleep apnea treatment providers,  Meyer Dental Group believes that sleep apnea solutions should be straightforward, accessible and affordable. 

Don’t let the following sleep apnea myths lock you into the common sleep apnea cycle of physical torment, compromised cognitive function and depression — a cycle that could eventually lead to the loss of your life. 

5 Common Sleep Apnea Myths 

1. Sleep apnea is not a big deal

As subtly as they may occur,  brief interruptions in breathing can cause extreme tiredness, increase risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart failure, hormonal damage and could lead to stroke among many other health implications. It is a BIG deal. 

2. Only people who snore have sleep apnea

While snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, some people who are diagnosed with the disorder do not snore. In fact, in severe cases, your airway can be blocked completely, preventing snoring. 

3. Sleep apnea is specific to seniors

Although sleep disorders are more likely to affect the elderly than younger individuals, sleep apnea can also impact children and young adults as well depending on the structure of their mouth’s airways.

4. Surgery is necessary to treat sleep apnea

You don’t need to go through grueling, nightmarish surgery to resolve your sleep apnea. It is treatable through non-invasive approaches that Dr. Tom Meyer offers. Surgery is often only recommended for very advanced cases.

5. Sleep apnea only affects overweight individuals

While sleep apnea can be a consequence of weight gain, it is often caused by the design of your mouth’s airways based on your genetics. Sleep apnea is often the cause of weight gain in the first place. 

Sleep Apnea Support

We understand that seeking clear sleep apnea solutions can be misleading, stunt your journey to better health and can be quite costly. To put a stop to your struggle, you deserve effective, affordable and proactive support from Mount Prospect dentist Dr. Tom Meyer at Meyer Dental Group. 

  • Dr. Meyer has 30+ years of robust dental experience, including sleep apnea treatment
  • He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
  • Is certified by the AADSM to create custom-fitted oral appliances to treat sleep apnea

To get started is easy. Here’s the plan:

STEP 1: Come in for a diagnoses

STEP 2: Let’s create a personalized treatment plan 

STEP 3: Get your life back with better sleep

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Dangerous Consequences of Sleep Apnea 

Did you know sleep deprivation resulting from sleep apnea can cause death? By being led astray by sleep apnea myths and not seeking adequate  treatment, you could:

  • Sacrifice important relationships
  • Lose your job 
  • Fail to participate in the hobbies you love

At the same time, sleep apnea can cause you to endure the following  dangerous symptoms: 

External symptoms 

  • Extreme physical weakness
  • Headache
  • Poor concentration 
  • Memory loss
  • Breathing complications
  • Weight gain  
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure 
  • Abnormal cholesterol
  • Unhealthy liver

Internal symptoms 

  • Stress
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Irritability
  • Hopelessness 

Improve Your Life with Sleep Apnea Solutions

By seeking treatment and recovering, your life can be lush with:

  • Elevated social bonds
  • Enhanced career growth
  • Engagement in meaningful hobbies

Don’t fall for the sleep apnea myths that put your safety, health and wellness at severe risk. Summer is here for only a little while longer — get started as soon as you can to make it count! Mount Prospect dentist, Dr. Meyer can assist you with finding clear sleep apnea treatment options that can help change your life for the better.  

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Could Anxiety Be Causing Your TMJ Headache?

Could Anxiety Be Causing Your TMJ Headache?

There are many factors that can cause recurring headaches but it’s easy to overlook that your jaw could be the source and that you may be experiencing a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) headache. 

The TMJ is the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. It makes it possible for you to chew, talk, yawn, and many other critical physiological functions. If your jaw joints shift from its proper position, it can cause debilitating complications known as TMJ disorder.

While there are many forces that can strain and shift your jaw joint, a major cause is stress. High levels of stress can cause you to grind your teeth and clench your jaw while you’re asleep or subconsciously throughout the day.

As a result, the muscles in your jaw tense up, causing pain to spread to other muscles in your face and throughout your head, inducing a painful headache.

Symptoms of a TMJ Headache

Headaches are caused by a variety of factors however there is a set of distinct symptoms that can  accompany a TMJ headache, such as:

1. Facial Pain

When you injure a muscle, it causes pain and swelling that can quickly spread to surrounding areas. TMJ disorder can cause the muscles supporting the temporomandibular joints to become inflamed,  spreading pain to your head, temples, cheeks, ears, which can also radiate down to the neck and into your shoulders.

2. Bite Misalignment

Does your bite feel off? The condition of your jaw joint will determine the structure of your bite. If your teeth don’t fit well when you rest them together, that’s a sign that your temporomandibular joints are not in optimal positioning.

3. Snoring

Snoring is often a sign of disturbed breathing during sleep. If your lower jaw has shifted back, it also means your tongue is no longer in its right position, causing it to vibrate against your soft palate. This closes up your airway, resulting in snoring.

4. Popping or Clicking Sounds

When your jaw makes clicking and popping sound when you move it, this is usually a sign that something is wrong. The noise that comes with jaw movements indicates that the lower part of the joint has shifted and is causing your jaw to overexert. Even if you don’t feel pain, you can see a Mount Prospect dentist like Dr. Meyer for support in finding a solution and preventing your jaw from deteriorating into a critical condition.

How to Manage TMJ Headache Pain

If you’ve noticed one or more symptoms of TMJ headache, here are ways to manage the pain:

  • Avoid hard or gummy food
  • Avoid moving your jaw too often to prevent worsening the situation
  • Place ice packs on your jaw to numb the pain (no longer than 15 minutes)
  • Practice jaw exercises to help relieve pain
  • You can also manage pain by using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs) like aspirin

Develop a Personalized Solution for TMJ Headache with Your Mount Prospect Dentist

While the techniques listed above can help remedy your pain, these are not often long-term solutions. To get to the root cause of your TMJ,  you can seek the support of Dr. Meyer and the Meyer Dental Group team. Dr. Meyer is highly skilled in treating TMJ and can help you develop a customized solution to end your pain. He takes a careful and compassionate approach to ensure the root cause of your ailments is addressed and corrected. You and Dr. Meyer will work together in your journey to achieving greater health. 

Do not suffer in silence. Take back control of your health with Dr. Meyer. Schedule an appointment online or call 847-827-6290 today.

How Stress & Anxiety can Cause TMJ Disorder

How Stress & Anxiety can Cause TMJ Disorder

Since COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, many people have experienced an increase in stress. Many are concerned about it’s socio-economic and emotional impact. 

Stress and anxiety is a normal part of life, especially amidst a pandemic. However, experiencing it chronically can unfortunately  increase your risk of developing other problems, such as your dental health.

Stress & Anxiety Can Lead to TMJ Disorder

Stress and anxiety are your body’s natural way of reacting to difficult situations, and when persistent, can be detrimental to your health. Common symptoms of stress can be an inability to sleep, headaches, teeth grinding, and muscle pain.

Because of the common link between stress and teeth grinding, it is easy to develop TMJ disorder as a result. Dr. Meyer explains that temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) can develop over time. This is as a result of restless, stress-induced sleep where you are grinding your teeth and jaw clenching unconsciously. Constant wear and tear can misalign your jaw and cause chronic neck and muscle strain as well. When you’re in constant pain and lacking quality sleep, your body remains in a heightened state of stress. creating a vicious cycle.

TMJ disorder can be physically and emotionally hard on you and the people around you. However, TMJ treatment is possible and your suffering does not need to continue.

TMJ Pain Solutions

Recommended Treatments for Your TMJ Disorder

At Meyer Dental Group, we believe that TMJ disorder and its symptoms, such as night grinding, can be improved and treated non-invasively. While we can’t guarantee a complete cure, making positive lifestyle changes can aid TMJ treatment and your health in general.

1. Relax the Jaw Muscles

Headaches and jaw pain are often a sign of TMJ disorder and treatment often depends on how severe your case is. However, a TMJ disorder can be treated. Most often, this is with the relaxation of the jaw muscles and frequent use of a mouthguard. This can help in repositioning your jaw muscles into a more natural state with time and lessen the impact of grinding and clenching in your sleep.

2. Massage and Stretches

Gentle massage and stretching of the jaw and neck muscles can help ease the pain and also help relax your body that may be tense from stress. Your Mount Prospect dentist, Dr. Meyer can suggest effective stretching and massage techniques for you.

3. TMJ Dental Orthotic

Dr. Meyer can help build an orthotic device that can ease your jaw  into a more comfortable and less straining position. At Meyer Dental Group, we use the K7 Sensing and mapping tool to diagnose the true position of your jaw. The outcome of the diagnosis will determine the needed shape of orthotics to be specifically designed to help heal your unique jaw misalignment.


How We Help Flatten the Curve

To play our part in flattening the curve, we are currently only able to treat emergency dental needs. At Meyer Dental Group, our patient’s health is always our number one priority. We will continue striving to care for you and our community the very best we can, even at a distance. We want to help you pursue the healthiest and happiest version of yourself by ceasing the poor quality of sleep accompanying teeth grinding — which can spiral into a non-stop cycle of stress and chronic pain. 

You Mount Prospect dentist, Dr. Meyer, is here to help!  Contact Dr. Meyer by phone at 847-827-6290 or online to address your dental concerns and TMJ treatment options.

New Protocol at our Mt Prospect dental office: Panoramic Digital X-Rays being recommended for patients at the ages of 6, 12 and 18

New Protocol at our Mt Prospect dental office: Panoramic Digital X-Rays being recommended for patients at the ages of 6, 12 and 18

We believe… being proactive and preventative is best in all oral health care situations! We want to be aggressive in the early detection of dental concerns, jaw disorders, and airway issues. This is why we’re taking this approach to how family dentistry is done! 

We are recommending digital panoramic dental x-ray on children at three important stages of their developmental lives. This will allow me to identify any potential concerns and needs for your child and be able to make informed and educated decisions to help them before any issues become potentially serious.

At the early stage of your child’s life, around age 6, we will be able to learn whether there are any complications with their new emerging teeth, those still yet to erupt, or possibly any teeth that may be missing altogether.

When done again at age 12, we will be able to evaluate and determine any potential orthodontic and/or airway issues, like crowding of teeth, missing teeth, bad/misaligned bite, over/underbites, and narrow jaw causing restricted airways.

By age 18, we can then advise what is happening with their wisdom teeth, and identify any potential concerns.

The panoramic digital x-ray is done in conjunction with the recommended yearly bitewing films we take on all patients to detect cavities in between the teeth.

Panoramic and bitewing digital x-rays are proven to be safe, and we take extra precautions to ensure safety to all our patients with any exposure. 

By introducing this protocol of taking panoramic dental x-rays for kids, teens, and adolescents at these three important stages of their growing lives, it’s our hope that we can quickly address and best correct any oral health issues that may develop.

Questions? Send them our way! info@meyerdentalgroup.net or call us.

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