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What Does It Mean To Be A Metal-Free Practice?

Whether you’re interested in seeing the team at the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc., LTD, or you’re exploring other dentists in Oak Park who are “metal-free,” you may be wondering what this means, and why it’s important.

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Understanding The Stages Of Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions in America. Nearly half of all adult Americans have gum disease, according to the CDC. Without proper treatment, the earliest stage of the disease (also called gingivitis) can easily progress and cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums. Here are a few things to consider if you think you may have gum disease or if you want to do your best to prevent the condition: 

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Top 5 Ways To Remove Wine Stains

Bold, bright, fruity, acidic, full-bodied, sweet — there are so many ways to describe a good wine. And May 25th is the day we get to break out a few bottles for a tasting, or visit our favorite wineries to see what’s new on the market. However you choose to celebrate National Wine Day, we have a few tips on how to remove those stubborn stains.

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Gingivitis FAQ: Recognizing, Preventing, And Treating the Disease

Gingivitis is the most common and least severe form of gum disease (periodontal disease). It has been estimated that at least 47% of all American adults suffer from gingivitis. At the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc, we want our patients to be well-informed about common dental health issues. Here are a few frequently asked questions about gingivitis along with their answers to help you keep an eye out for this common disease:

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Do I Need A Tooth Extraction?

Do you have a nagging toothache or suspect a serious tooth infection? Are your wisdom teeth growing in? The team at the office of Wesley C. Wise wants to make sure our patients have everything they need to know about tooth extractions to help determine whether this is the right treatment option for you.

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What Should I Look For In An Emergency Dentist?

Whether you are currently undergoing a dental emergency, or you are simply preparing for the unexpected, Dr. Wise is here to help. With flexible hours, same-day appointments available, and a patient-focused approach to emergency dentistry, he can help relieve your pain and discomfort, and ensure you get back to your normal, day-to-day life.

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3 Reasons Fluoride Treatments Are Critical For Oral Health In Children

Despite the many misconceptions about fluoride, it is completely harmless when administered properly, and fluoride is especially important for children since they have a higher risk of tooth decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities by supporting healthy tooth enamel and fighting bacteria that can harm teeth and gums.

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Demystifying X-Rays

During your dental exam, Dr. Wise may suggest an x-ray to get a thorough picture of your dental health. X-rays are often misunderstood, and they tend to be feared and associated with negative health issues.

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Welcome to the office of Dr. Wise!

In all our work, we prioritize the patient’s experience. That’s why we’ve put a lot of time and effort into making this new website accessible for all our patients, new and returning. The site is designed to assist you as much as we can. We hope it adds to your experience with our practice and gives you the information you need for your dental health.

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