How to Protect Your Smile During Lacrosse Season

Did you know your smile could be in danger during lacrosse season? Well, it’s true, especially if you fail to care for and protect it while you compete. This is why our dentists, Dr. Caesar Ciaglia and Dr. Jean Murphy, encourage you to keep your smile in mind. There are... Read more »

Understanding Gum Disease

Are you struggling with bad breath or tender gums? If so, you could be experiencing early signs of gum disease. Gum disease is a serious oral health problem that can in most cases be avoided with proper oral health care. To help you learn more about gum disease, Drs. Ciaglia,... Read more »

Smile Therapy: TMJ Disorders

Have you ever experienced jaw pain when chewing gum or performing any other similar activities that involve moving your jaw? If you have, it could be linked to a TMJ disorder. TMJs, also known as temporomandibular joints, are joints in your mouth that are crucial for proper oral health care.... Read more »

How to Have Good Oral Health

If you want a top-notch oral health, then our dentists, Dr. Ciaglia and Dr. Murphy, will be more than happy to help you achieve that goal. Having a good oral health can help you have the strong, healthy, and functional smile you deserve. To have good oral health, they encourage... Read more »

How Can You Keep Your Smile in Good Health During the Holidays?

A beautiful smile makes spending the holidays with loved ones and friends much more enjoyable. To keep your smile in good shape, we urge you to not neglect your oral health care habits. When oral hygiene begins to slip, it can affect both your oral health and the aesthetic appeal... Read more »

Take Care of Your Mouth While You Are Sick

Winter is here, and unfortunately, this means cold and flu season is also on its way. While being sick is no fun, it is still important to take care of your mouth. Here are some ways to take care of your oral hygiene while you’re feeling under the weather. First,... Read more »

The Ins & Outs of Brushing Your Teeth

You know that brushing your teeth is incredibly important for your oral health, but you may still have questions about the correct way to brush your teeth and how to choose the right tools. That is where our dentist and team can help. What Is the Correct Way to Brush... Read more »

A Water Flosser Device Can Augment Your Daily Routine

Brushing your teeth each morning and night and making a conscious effort to floss at least once per day represents the foundation of an effective oral hygiene routine. This daily measure helps to remove residual food particles and plaque before they can harden into tartar or cause a chronic buildup... Read more »

Preventing Dry Socket After an Extraction

As the years have gone by, the science of dental medicine has evolved in ways that the original practitioners could never have predicted. Today’s dentists can do things that would have been a distant dream to their forbearers. Dentists can save teeth that would not have been salvageable before, but... Read more »

Mouth Guards Can Protect Smiles

Do you or your child participate in sports? Drs. Ciaglia and Murphy may recommend a sports mouth guard in New Lenox, Illinois, especially if you or your child participates in contact sports. A mouth guard is piece of plastic that is molded to fit around your upper teeth. When worn... Read more »