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13 September 2022
The Most Asked Questions About Fountain of Youth (FOY) ® Dentures - Answered by Meyer Dental Group in Mount Prospect

Do you provide dentures in Mount Prospect? We receive this question from our patients on a regular basis. Below you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the dentures we recommend: Fountain of Youth (FOY) ® Dentures: What is the difference really? Do I need implants? Will they be more stable? How will […]

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24 August 2022
What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction? Dental Treatment Explained.

A full mouth reconstruction refers to the combination of dental treatments and materials used to restore an individual’s smile after the loss of teeth or damage to their existing ones.  A full mouth reconstruction is often necessary when the teeth are severely damaged or decayed. The goal of this type of dental treatment is to restore […]

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28 July 2022
Don't Let Missing Teeth Hold You Back - 5 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

When your adult teeth start to wear out, you can find yourself frustrated with the way your smile looks and feels. Especially when your smile is missing teeth. Fortunately, dental implants can help you get your confidence back by replacing one or more missing teeth with a permanent fixture that looks and feels just like the real […]

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23 June 2022
3 Benefits of a Custom Snore Guard Appliance vs. an Over the Counter Anti Snoring Device

Are you looking to find a solution to stop snoring? (Or is your bed-partner looking for a solution to stop the noise … ?) Everyone knows there are cheap, temporary solutions like over the counter snore guards out there that could get you through the night. But you might need something more permanent, like a custom […]

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30 May 2022
Facial pain? 5 Signs You May Have TMJ and What to Do About It

When you have constant facial pain and discomfort, it can be difficult to identify the cause of your symptoms. You may think your problems are caused by sinus issues or a dental issue, but you could actually be suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) which accounts for up to 70% of all cases of facial […]

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30 April 2022
Can Fountain of Youth Dentures Make Me Look Younger?

The prospect of wearing dentures can be worrying and even embarrassing, especially if you’re worried about how they’ll look or whether people will be able to tell you have them in. With Fountain of Youth Dentures (FOY® Dentures) we have an easy solution to this problem – you can rest assured that your new dentures will make you […]

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31 March 2022
10 Ways to Prevent Your Dental Veneers from Breaking

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there is understandably a lot of confusion around the longevity and function of the different types of cosmetic dental treatments. As a dental veneer provider in Mount Prospect, we're here to help answer any of your questions about this topic!  Dental veneers can be a very positive cosmetic dental treatment that you can […]

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25 January 2022
How long do dental implants Mount Prospect last?

The best solution for missing teeth: Dental Implants. Let's find out if dental implants are the right solution for you! There are numerous reasons why a smile may have a missing tooth or teeth. Tooth loss can occur as a result of an accident, gum disease, overcrowding, or genetics. When your smile is missing teeth, you […]

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27 December 2021
Do dental veneers ruin your real teeth?

Dental veneers can help bring back your self esteem and boost your confidence. If you think your smile needs a boost because your teeth don’t look quite right, we believe we have the right solution for you and that is fitting dental veneers. You may have damaged your teeth at some time or you may […]

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15 November 2021
Get the smile you want with SureSmile® Clear Aligners

Get $250 back for your SureSmile® Aligners To make your journey to a better smile more accessible and afforable, we participate in SureSmile®'s rebate program.   Before the end of 2021, you can receive a $250 rebate for your SureSmile® clear aligners! This is paid directly back to you in the form of a SureSmile® Reward Visa® Prepaid […]

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21 October 2021
Professional teeth whitening vs. over the counter kits

Professional teeth whitening may seem like an unnecessary expense. These days, over the counter kits have advanced in technology and they may seem like a great way to get a white smile fast and without breaking the bank. There are lots of over the counter options available now, from gel strips to whitening rinses to […]

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29 September 2021
3 Reasons why we believe you shouldn't be afraid of a root canal

Root canals are a treatment we offer at the Meyer Dental Group which repairs and helps to save a badly infected or decayed tooth. We perform root canal when a tooth’s nerve has been damaged or is infected. Both the pulp and the nerve are removed, the cavity is cleaned and filled and sometimes we […]

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30 August 2021
What are the signs of oral cancer screening?

Gum tissue abnormalities, like swollen gums, can be a sign of many different issues. Something that a lot of people don’t know is that abnormalities, like swelling, could be a sign of a much more serious condition: oral cancer. You could be experiencing irritation from a piece of popcorn that’s stuck in your gum pocket. […]

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26 July 2021
Are Dentures Right For Me?

Finding the right set of dentures can be a challenging process. You may have had previously poor experiences with ill-fitting, uncomfortable, and unstable dentures that become more of a hindrance to your life than a benefit. To add an extra layer of frustration, the cost of dentures in Chicago can be incredibly high and inaccessible. […]

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23 June 2021
What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?

Hubby keeps you awake at night? Sleep Apnea Mount Prospect What are the warning signs of sleep apnea? Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep breathing disorder caused by airway obstruction, when a person stops breathing while they sleep. The tissues in the throat collapse, narrowing the airway, despite one's efforts to breathe. Apnea is defined […]

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18 May 2021
Get the smile you want with Invisalign® treatment!

Have you looked in the mirror for many years and wished you had straight teeth and a better smile? Are you envious when you see people on television with perfect teeth? Do you feel self-conscious when you smile and you’re finally ready to do something about it? There are many dentists and orthodontists in your […]

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18 April 2021
We believe… you should protect what you have while doing what you love

Sports guards are mandatory in many high contact sports. Most mouth injuries occur when children between the age of 7 and 14 are playing casual sports or doing activities like riding a bike or a skateboard. Broken or lost teeth are the most common type of mouth injuries. Though jaw bone fractures and dislocations can […]

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22 March 2021
How long does it take to get a Dental Crown?

Dr. Tom Meyer, cosmetic dentist in Mt Prospect, explains the process of getting a dental crown! Your dentist gave you the news….you need a dental crown. The last time you had one, you had to wait for 2 weeks for the crown to be created in a lab and had the hassle of trying to chew […]

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15 March 2021
We believe… our custom fitted orthotics will really help to heal your jaw

our custom fitted orthotics will really help to heal your jaw Has your treatment for pain so far been in vain? While many pains can be identified easily and treated, there are a number of seemingly unrelated pains and symptoms which are caused by a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint, or more […]

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22 February 2021
We believe…our snoring devices can improve your sleep – and your relationship!

People often joke about snoring, but it’s no fun for the snorers and even less fun for anyone who has to sleep within earshot of them. Snoring excessively can impact the quality of your sleep and eventually cause deterioration in your health if left to continue. Snoring, in fact, is a wake-up call to alert […]

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30 January 2021
Get a beautiful smile with invisible braces at a Mount Prospect dentist

Would you like to have a beautiful smile with straight teeth? Have you looked in the mirror for many years and wished you had straight teeth and a better smile? Are you envious when you see people on television with perfect teeth? Do you feel self-conscious when you smile and you’re finally ready to do […]

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28 January 2021
We believe…there are comfortable alternatives for CPAP users

Have you been using CPAP on a regular basis to help with a sleeping problem? Do you find it uncomfortable and are wondering whether there are any other effective alternatives? While CPAP is a very effective apparatus for anyone who has had trouble sleeping regularly, especially for someone who has been diagnosed with a more […]

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24 December 2020
We believe…physical pain can impact negatively on those near and dear to you

Chronic pain can be unbearable and it is not always easy to diagnose. Many people come to us at the Meyer Dental Group with symptoms of TMJ disorder – a malfunction of the temporomandibular joint – the main jaw joint. They have found that their pains and other symptoms experienced may not have been accurately […]

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26 November 2020
Looking for a holistic dentist in Chicago?

Integrative dentistry could be the solution At the end of the day, most of us want to achieve the healthiest and strongest version of ourselves to enjoy a more fulfilling quality of life. In the process of achieving that, you may be seeking a holistic dentist Chicago who uncovers and treats your health problems at […]

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20 November 2020
We believe… TMJ disorder can cause unwanted neck pain

There are all sorts of reasons why you get muscle pain. It could happen when lifting something or overexertion during work or sports but some pains just don’t seem to go away. It may be hard to work out why they keep going on and on. Typically muscle pain can be related to a nerve […]

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14 October 2020
We believe…TMJ related ear pain has a dental solution

Is something ringing in your ears? Sometimes there are circumstances when your own doctor can’t quite work out what is wrong. If you have been experiencing a ringing in your ears accompanied by ear pain and haven’t been able to have it diagnosed or treated satisfactorily yet, it may have a dental solution. If the […]

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9 September 2020
6 Ways to Stop Jaw Popping and Locking - Jaw Doctor Explains Stop Jaw Popping Mount Prospect

Why does my jaw keep locking? Jaw pain can be tolerated for a short while but if it continues to bother you or is accompanied by other pains or annoying jaw popping and clicking sensations, it may be time to find out what is really causing the symptoms you experience. Want to stop jaw popping? […]

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15 August 2020
We believe…unexplained headaches and migraines could be related to your jaw and teeth

Most headaches tend to be temporary and can be treated with a mild painkiller such as Aspirin. If a headache or migraine doesn’t go away and it is not related to an ongoing health concern like a cold or the flu, it should be a concern. Your own doctor may be able to diagnose why […]

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30 July 2020
We believe… that a full mouth reconstruction will put a smile back on your face

Is a full mouth reconstruction what your jaw needs? If you have severe problems that have developed with regard to your jaw joints – more correctly called the temporomandibular joints or TMJs, we may advise that you have a full mouth reconstruction. This is only suggested when your jaw, neck, face or back pain is […]

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18 May 2020
4 Things you should know about dental sedation

If you are hesitant about visiting the dentist, you are not alone! At Meyer Dental Group, we see many patients who require additional support to reduce anxiety and pain during an appointment or procedure. Here are four things to know about sedation dentistry in Des Plaines, IL: 1. It Can Improve Pain Management and Help […]

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15 May 2020
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 […]

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14 April 2020
What can a dental crown do for you?

A dental crown is a “cap” that is fixed into place over a tooth that has lost its full use. It restores not only its appearance but its size, shape and strength too. The crown fully encases the visible part of a tooth up to the gum line. It offers protection to a weak tooth; […]

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6 April 2020
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 […]

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11 March 2020
We believe… good oral health can help you live longer

Dental hygiene is the practice of maintaining your mouth in a clean and healthy condition by using correct, regular brushing and flossing techniques. By doing this, you can prevent dangerous unsightly plaque from forming on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria that develops on the teeth’s hard surfaces that can progress to […]

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10 February 2020
3 affordable ways to improve your smile

3 affordable ways to improve your smile Have you looked at your teeth lately and thought they looked duller, darker or deeply stained? Are there a few visible chips and cracks? Do you have more than a few metal fillings that you wish blended in with your teeth a little better? These are all very […]

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9 January 2020
Are you suffering with facial pain?

People who suffer from facial pain might not be clear on what is causing it as there are several possible sources. It is important to recognize and treat causes of facial pain that are related to tooth decay, injury to the head, neck or jaw, or misaligned bites and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Another source […]

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8 December 2019
Seniors with Missing Teeth: Solutions and How it Impacts Their Overall Health

As we get older, our bodies aren’t as strong as they used to be. It isn’t uncommon to receive diagnoses of osteoporosis, heart disease, arthritis, or even experience tooth loss. Some people assume that a missing tooth or two is common, something that we’ll all have to deal with eventually. A few people even believe […]

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29 November 2019
3 Best Ways to Fix Spacing in Teeth

You’ve been taking good care of your teeth over the years. You’ve flossed, brushed, and done everything your dentist, Dr. Tom Meyer, recommended to keep your teeth clean and white. For the most part, you love your smile – except for the gap between your front teeth. Spacing in your teeth may be small, but […]

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29 August 2019
6 Ways to Stop Jaw Popping and Locking - Jaw Doctor Explains

Stop Jaw Popping Mount Prospect Pain and discomfort in your jaw can really ruin your day. At our Mount Prospect dentist office, we have seen it become chronic and truly debilitating. So, why do these issues come up? What causes your jaw to pop and lock up? What can you do to avoid it in […]

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26 July 2019
What are (FOY) Fountain of Youth dentures®?

I've actually found the Fountain of Youth. Finding the right set of dentures can be a challenging process. You may have had previously poor experiences with ill-fitting, uncomfortable and unstable dentures that become more of a hindrance to your life than a benefit. To add an extra layer of frustration, the cost of dentures in Chicago can be incredibly […]

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2 April 2019
Eating with Traditional Dentures - Common Problems We Hear At Our Mount Prospect Dental Office

Are you struggling with eating while wearing dentures? You’re not alone. Many people have problems eating with traditional dentures. It’s my goal to help you find a denture solution that can help you chew, drink, talk, and look better. We believe… that dentures should enhance life. Denture technology has changed a lot in the last […]

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21 February 2019
Is Teeth Shifting Normal and Is There Anything You Can Do About It?

Have you noticed your teeth shifting lately?Waking up one day to find that your teeth have shifted can be alarming. They might not look as straight as they used to, and you may even experience some pain. This is a definite cause for concern, but it’s a fairly common occurrence. Today, you’ll learn why this […]

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16 January 2019
Is there a link between TMJ disorder and dental damage?

Dental issues are no fun. They take time out of your day, money out of your wallet, and, at times, they can be uncomfortable or even painful. It is for those reasons that most people will do whatever it takes to avoid dental damage. But this can be difficult if you don’t know what’s causing […]

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30 December 2018
Crowded teeth isn’t only a cosmetic concern

Taking care of your teeth can be one of the more challenging aspects of keeping your body healthy.Most people know enough to brush twice a day and floss after every meal, but other than this, the teeth remain mostly an enigma to the average person. One of the most common yet least known about issues […]

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24 September 2018
Think Snoring is Not a Health Concern? Think Again

For as long as anyone can remember, snoring has plagued the nights of countless sleepers across the globe. Despite its reputation as merely being a nuisance, snoring can sometimes be a symptom of greater issues. What are these issues and how can they be treated? That’s what I’m here today to discuss. Here’s everything you […]

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30 July 2018
How Much Do Same Day Dental Crowns Cost?

My primary goal as a family dentist in Mount Prospect is to get people out of pain and do all I can to ensure that my patients are at their optimal oral health. When patients are confronted by a cracked tooth, for instance, it’s important that they are given affordable and long-lasting options. If one […]

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10 July 2018
Sinus Headache or TMJ Migraine: How to tell the difference

We’ve all had bad headaches from time to time. The pain can be so intense that you can’t seem to imagine anything worse. And then you have a migraine episode that seems to take the pain to the next level. In addition to the pounding headache, your cheeks and teeth seem to ache, too. Unfortunately, […]

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13 March 2018
TMJ Tinnitus: Is Your “Bad Bite” the Cause of Your Ear Ringing and Pain?

Do you suffer from tinnitus or constant ear pain? Have you been to your doctor for your pain and ringing but still haven’t found a solution? The reason for this may be because the issue is not solely medical – it is also dental. You could be experiencing a condition called Temporomandibular disorder or TMJ […]

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15 January 2018
How to Fight Excessive Dry Mouth: Mount Prospect Dentist Explains

There are health problems that many people ignore without a second thought. From migraines to acid reflux, we all have symptoms that we classify as “normal” or passable. One of the health problems that I see patients shrug off is excessive dry mouth, medically known as xerostomia. At first, this may seem like a small problem that […]

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8 December 2017
Lifestyle Changes for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Do you find yourself waking up multiple times throughout the night—jolted awake by your own snoring? Perhaps your partner has begrudgingly moved to another bedroom just to get away from your nightly sawing away. Whatever your situation, if you are a snorer, don’t overlook it as a simple inconvenience. Snoring can be caused by a […]

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10 August 2017
Seniors with Missing Teeth: Solutions and How it Impacts Their Overall Health

Seniors with Missing Teeth: Solutions and How it Impacts Their Overall Health As we get older, our bodies aren’t as strong as they used to be. It isn’t uncommon to receive diagnoses of osteoporosis, heart disease, arthritis, or even experience tooth loss. Some people assume that a missing tooth or two is common, something that […]

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11 May 2017
Honoring Moms and Ladies this May

Moms are extraordinary people. They do so much for their families and sometimes it’s taken for granted. Thankfully, we have a special day for mom each year—a day when we can tell her why we think she’s so amazing. A day when we can do something for her that shows our appreciation.
At our Des Plaines […]

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25 April 2017
What’s the link between your dental health & sleep apnea?

Is there a link between your teeth and your sleep? Most people think the only link is sore jaw muscles after a night of clenching or grinding their teeth. However, your sleep – or lack thereof – can be linked to your oral health. Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Do your family members complain […]

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26 October 2016
Why White Fillings? 3 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Mercury Fillings Fast

There have been debates for years regarding whether or not mercury fillings are safe. At Meyer Dental Group, we do not believe these fillings are even remotely safe. With the data we’ve seen from a variety of clinical tests we want to warn our patients about the dangers of mercury fillings, also known as silver […]

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13 September 2016
Get Checked: Your Swollen Gums Might Be A Sign Of Oral Cancer

Gum tissue abnormalities, like swollen gums, can be a sign of many different issues. You could be experiencing irritation from a piece of popcorn that’s stuck in your gum pocket. Or, you could be in the early stages of periodontal, or gum disease. Something that a lot of people don’t know is that abnormalities, like […]

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13 September 2016
How Regular Teeth Cleanings can Actually Save you Time and Money

We Believe that … Regular visits with a dental hygienist can help you save money and your oral health! If it’s been a while since your last checkup, don’t wait to make an appointment. Bi-yearly teeth cleanings could save you trouble in the long run! Coming in for a checkup just twice a year is […]

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11 August 2016
Learn about traditional braces

A “bad bite” or malocclusion can affect your dental health, overall health, and self-confidence. Malocclusion is the dental term for teeth that don’t fit together properly. It literally means “bad bite.” Malocclusion that is not corrected can affect your profile and appearance. Traditional braces can be used to bring teeth into proper alignments again. About […]

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10 August 2016
Don’t hide your smile – straighten your teeth regardless of your age!

Traditional braces used to be the only way to straighten your teeth. Now, with the use of clear aligners (invisible braces), you can get the straight smile you desire without the look of metal brackets and wires. You can always smile more Your smile (or lack of it) is the first thing people notice about […]

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22 June 2016
4 Things You Should Know About Sedation Dentistry

If you are hesitant about visiting the dentist, you are not alone! At Meyer Dental Group, we see many patients who require additional support to reduce anxiety and pain during an appointment or procedure. Here are four things to know about sedation dentistry in Des Plaines, IL:   1. It Can Improve Pain Management and […]

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21 June 2016
Dental Anxiety and NuCalm

Afraid of the dentist and toxic sedation techniques? Have you ever heard about non-toxic dental sedation techniques? If you are afraid of the dentist talk to us about our holistic approach to sedation dentistry. We limit invasiveness and the need for sedation by utilizing new technologies. We also have seen first-hand the impact a system […]

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15 May 2016
What causes TMJ Headaches and Migraines?

One of the most painful headache types is the ‘TMJ Migraine Headache’. These migraines may cause ‘Auras’ that are a sense of an impending migraine coming, affect vision, cause nausea, photosensitivity and severe pain. TMJ headaches and migraines are often related to a malocclusion (a bad or imbalanced bite) and TMJ treatments can effectively prevent […]

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27 April 2016
CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns – When TIME is important to you

The benefits that CEREC same-day dental crown can offer are significant. In today’s bustling and demanding times, no one has the time to undergo expensive and repeated treatments. That’s why same-day dental porcelain crowns make use of the latest technology to provide people with high-quality and cost-effective dental care that is far more convenient. Whether […]

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28 December 2015
Dental solutions to TMJ pain

3 dental solutions to TMJ pain Headaches and other pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorder can be continuous until the source of the problem is treated. TMJ pain can be felt anywhere in your head, your face and sometimes even in other parts of your body. There are several dental solutions for TMJ that can ease your […]

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11 December 2015
Sleep better in Mount Prospect

How can a “sleep dentist” help you sleep better? Do you often feel sluggish and unrefreshed when you wake up in the morning, even after a full night of rest? Has your sleep partner ever complained that you snore loudly or awaken gasping for air throughout the night? Do you suffer from headaches nearly every […]

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6 May 2015
Arlington Heights Jaw Joint Problems

4 parts of your body that can be affected by jaw joint problems We all know that our joints can cause tremendous pain and interfere with our daily lives when they do. When we think of joints, we usually think of knees, shoulders and knuckles as the real problem causers. The joints that are responsible […]

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24 October 0202
Missing a tooth? Try dental implants

Don’t let missing teeth make you miss out on life — dental implants can help Living with an unflattering smile caused by missing teeth can be damaging to your self-confidence. Your smile is a focal point of your self-expression and shouldn’t cause you distress to show off. Dental implants can be a great solution to […]

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