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Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Posts for: January, 2015

Teeth Whitening Special For You & A Loved One!

Give yourself and a loved one a Brighter Smile for Valentines Day.

Purchase our Take Home Whitening System with Custom Trays and get the second one for FREE! (Over $450 Value)

Offer Valid through 3/31/15

Importance Of Expectant Mothers’ Oral Health 

Before You Get Pregnant

Try to make a dental appointment before getting pregnant. That way, your teeth can be professionally cleaned, gum tissue can be carefully examined, and any oral health problems can be treated in advance of your pregnancy.

Dental Care While Pregnant

  • Tell your dentist (and doctor) if you are pregnant. As a precautionary measure, dental treatments during the first trimester and second half of the third trimester should be avoided as much as possible, except in the case of an emergency. These are critical times in the baby's growth and development and it's simply wise to avoid exposing the mother to procedures that could in any way influence the baby's growth and development. However, routine dental care can be received during the second trimester. All elective dental procedures should be postponed until after the delivery.
  • Tell your dentist the names and dosages of all drugs you are taking – including medications and prenatal vitamins prescribed by your doctor – as well as any specific medical advice your doctor has given you. Your dentist may need to alter your dental treatment plan based on this information.
  • Avoid dental X-rays during pregnancy. If X-rays are essential (such as in a dental emergency), your dentist will use extreme caution to safeguard you and your baby. Advances in technology have made X-rays much safer today than in past decades.
  • Don't skip your dental checkup appointment simply because you are pregnant. Now more than any other time, regular periodontal (gum) exams are very important, because pregnancy causes hormonal changes that put you at increased risk for periodontal disease and for tender gums that bleed easily – a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. Pay particular attention to any changes in your gums during pregnancy. If tenderness, bleeding or gum swelling occurs at any time during your pregnancy, talk with your dentist or periodontist as soon as possible.
  • Follow good oral hygiene practices to prevent and/or reduce oral health problems.



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    January 22, 23, & 24

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January 07, 2015
Category: Informational
Tags: Cold Weather  

Be Safe and Prepared!
Extreme cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills are forecast for our region in the next few days. Proper preparation can help avoid dangerous and costly consequences from extreme cold temperatures. 

Here are some important steps to take:

Keep HVAC circulation fans and ceiling fans running to minimize cold spots throughout property.
Keep property temperature set at a comfortable daytime temperature and forgo night time setbacks during extreme cold.
Keep cabinet doors open under sinks for heat circulation especially for sinks on exterior walls.
Keep a small trickle of water running at faucets to help prevent pipes from freezing.
Catch potential problems early by inspecting any known trouble areas of your property at least twice daily for any signs of cold related damage.
Check all chimney and exhaust flues to be sure they are clear of snow or ice.
Inspect all carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and replace batteries if more than one year old.

Fill fuel tank each night to minimize chance of condensation and be prepared in event you become stranded for any period of time.
Add fuel system additive to prevent fuel system freeze ups.
Keep emergency kit in your vehicle with water, high protein snacks, blankets, gloves, and hats.
Check tire pressures as cold temperatures can reduce pressures.
Bring vehicles in a garage if possible.

Stay indoors as much as possible and cover all exposed flesh when outside. Frostbite can occur in as little as ten minutes at the extreme cold temps forecast for our area.
Have four day supply of food and water in your home.
Have adequate supply of any medications you require.
Charge cell phones.
Keep flashlights and batteries close by and ready.
Keep close watch on elderly and young; they are less able to sense temperature changes and more susceptible to hypothermia.
Brings pets inside.
Setup a communications plan with loved ones and set check-in intervals.