Gum Disease: Signs & Risk Factors to Watch For

Gum disease attacks the gums and bone structures that support and surround the teeth. If left untreated, this disease can cause the loss of healthy jawbone structure and even tooth loss. Signs of Gum Disease Gum disease can be reversed and treated more easily if it is caught in its... Read more »

Take the Pain Out of Your Canker Sore With These Easy Remedies

If you are dealing with a canker sore and feel as though it is never going to fade away, but causing significant pain and discomfort forever, Dr. Harry Castle suggests you try a few simple remedies treatments to bring relief while your canker sore heals. At-Home Remedies   Apply ice... Read more »

Detecting Oral Cancer

Oral cancer includes cancers that occur in the lip, the mouth, the throat, the tonsils, or the salivary glands. When oral cancer is not detected early, it requires intensive treatment like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. In addition, oral cancer can be fatal. Detecting oral cancer early is important to successful... Read more »

Flossing Technique for Healthy Teeth

Not only should you brush your teeth twice everyday, but you also need to remember to floss your teeth everyday. It is the only way that you can get the clean and healthy smile you desire. Flossing your teeth is actually not difficult. It is a very simple process that... Read more »

What to Do in the Case of a Sore Dental Crown

Are you experiencing discomfort around a new crown, or even one that has been in place for some time? There are some things you can do at home to alleviate this discomfort. However, you may ultimately need to visit Oak Park Dental so that our dentists can treat the tooth.... Read more »

How to Further Care For Your Smile

Dental care is about more than brushing and flossing. There are many small things you can integrate into your day to give round-the-clock care for your smile.   Chew Gum: After eating, your teeth are more sensitive to abrasions. Abrasive toothpastes and the action of brushing can actually do more... Read more »

Your Questions About Dental Crowns Answered

What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to protect it and to restore its strength, shape, and size. When a dental crown is placed, it will cover the entire visible portion of the tooth. Do I need a dental... Read more »

Tips on How to Care for Your Child After They Have Had IV Sedation

If your child is about to undergo extensive dental treatment, Dr. Harry Castle might recommend the use of IV sedation. This sedative helps your child feel calm, relaxed, and comfortable in the dental chair. It is completely safe, and it will send your child into a deep sleep. This will... Read more »

Chew Sugarless Gum to Help Your Teeth

It may come as a surprise to hear that chewing sugarless come can help you avoid tooth decay. It’s true! Studies have shown that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after meals can help prevent cavities. How Does Chewing Gum Help My Smile? Chewing sugarless gum increases the saliva flow.... Read more »

Understanding Gum Disease

Do you understand what is causing your gum disease? Did you know, most cases can be avoided? To help you understand more about why you might have gum disease, our team of experts here at Oak Park Dental is happy to give you this information. By understanding the different triggers... Read more »