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The Dirty Truth About Your Toothbrush

Grabbing your toothbrush first thing in the morning is a ritual you share with millions of others around the world. Brushing your teeth properly is necessary for good dental hygiene and clean breath. But before you start brushing, learn about … Continue reading

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Alin Alkass: How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

Dental X-rays emit a very low level of radiation, and are considered to be safe. Dr. Alin Alkass notes that there is always some risk where radiation is concerned, even at low levels. However, because X-rays enable early detection of … Continue reading

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Is a Pediatric Dentist or Regular Dentist Best for Your Child?

The decision on whether to choose a pediatric or general dentist for your child depends very much on the specific dentist and your specific child. Dr. Alin Alkass notes that pediatric dental practices are set up to entertain and comfort … Continue reading

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Alin Alkass: Best Toothbrush Bristles for a Total Clean

Most dentists, including Dr. Alin Alkass, agree that the type of toothbrush used matters less than whether it’s used consistently and properly. That said, there are several different bristle choices, and it can be helpful to know which are best … Continue reading

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First Dentist Visit for Young Children: What to Expect

On the first visit, the dentist will mainly work to get to know your child. Dr. Alin Alkass explains that the dentist will gently examine your child’s mouth to check the development of her teeth and ensure that her bite … Continue reading

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Dr. Alin Alkass on the Importance of Fluoride

Tooth enamel needs to be strengthened and protected. Fluoride is essential for keeping teeth healthy and strong, as it builds enamel’s resistance to acids and bacteria, and reverses early tooth decay. Fluoride is found in tap water, some foods, and … Continue reading

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Dr. Alin Alkass on Encouraging Children to Brush

Brushing is essential to children’s oral hygiene, and developing good brushing habits is important to their future dental health. However, it can be difficult for young children (and even some older ones) to sit still and brush for the two-minute … Continue reading

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Manual or Electric Toothbrushes? Dr. Alin Alkass Weighs In

The numerous toothbrush options available can make choosing difficult. The first difficult choice to make is whether to use a manual or electric model. At first glance, more expensive electronic models may seem too expensive, intimidating and awkward. However, that’s … Continue reading

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Dr. Alin Alkass on Protecting Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is actually harder and more durable than bone. However, it can wear away over time, and once it’s gone, it doesn’t come back. To protect your dental enamel, Dr. Alin Alkass suggests ensuring that your teeth are getting … Continue reading

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Dr. Alin Alkass Beautifies the Chicagoland One Smile at a Time

Dr. Alin Alkass, a native of Illinois, believes the best way to beautify our world is with smiles. From his younger days in school to his current work in his private dental practice, he has worked to help others feel … Continue reading

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