Effects of Smoking on Oral Health Blog
By Dr. Lars Johnson / Oral Health / 0 Comments

Most of us are aware that smoking and other tobacco products can lead to issues of the lungs and overall health problems. For this post, we are going to focus on the effect of smoking specifically on our oral health. Our mouth, gums, and teeth are all negatively impacted by tobacco use.

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Porcelain or Composite Veneers
By Dr. Lars Johnson / Cosmetic Dentistry / 0 Comments

Whether you are looking for a smile makeover or to fix a cosmetic correction, veneers are often an excellent option. There are primarily two types of dental veneers: porcelain and composite. Determining which type of veneer is right for you comes down to multiple different factors. Read below to learn about the differences and then schedule a dental veneer consultation with your Hoffman Estates cosmetic dentist.

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why are my gums sore blog post
By Dr. Lars Johnson / Bleeding GumsGum Disease Treatment / 0 Comments

When gums are tender, red, swollen and/or bleeding; gum disease is quite often looked to as the culprit. However, there are other reasons gums may be “acting up”. Even if no discomfort is experienced, it is incredibly important to visit the dentist so the source of the symptoms can be addressed. So what causes gums to turn red? Swell? Bleed? Read below for possible causes of irritated gums.

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pregnant woman hands on belly
By Dr. Lars Johnson / Pregnancy Dental Care / 0 Comments

Oral health care is an exceptionally important component of a healthy pregnancy. It is important for both the care of the expecting mother, as well as the health of the unborn child. There is quite a bit of discussion around if dental visits are safe while pregnant. Forest Edge Dental and Dr. Johnson want patients to know dental care during pregnancy is not only safe, it is essential and effective at combating pregnancy gingivitis and promoting overall health for mother and child. The American Dental Association, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics all support women receiving dental care while pregnant.

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