Fall has arrived
and the leaves
are almost gone. It maybe
time to change your toothbrush. Your toothbrush
should be changed at least every 3 months to keep
the brush working effectively. Feel free to stop by
and pick up a new soft
Fall is upon
us and with it a new season for you to feel and look
your best! When was the last time you had a professional
cleaning and Oral Cancer exam?
Schedule an appointment today!
Your dazzling smile can be one of your best assets. The
first thing people see when you walk into a room is your
smile. Don't you want to make your best first
impression? Treatments are fast and more affordable then
ever before. Porcelain veneers can transform your dull,
worn and fractured teeth making you look years
younger. A beautiful and uninhibited smile increases
confidence and self esteem! This is an investment that
you can see every time you look in the mirror. Your
smile will look so natural that your friends will wonder
what has changed! Click on the link below to see what we
have done for others.
See Before and After
|Halloween is over, the holiday parties are coming soon and the holiday treats linger. It is important
to remember good oral hygiene and a few helpful tips to
keep your teeth healthy and restorations
1) Limit your partaking of treats
from the trick or treat bag. Chewy or sticky candies
have a tendency to pull out crowns and
2) Don't freeze any candy bars and
then chew on them, teeth or fillings can crack under the
3) Brush 30 minutes after having
4) If you forget the above and
have a problem, please give the office a call, at
I have many guests still
putting off needed work, citing we will do it next
year. Next year is now this
And this year is coming to a
importantly, prompt treatment can avoid more
extensive and more expensive dental procedures. What is
simple now, can turn into a more severe problem later.
We would hate for you to have a problem arise at an
any insurance benefits that renew Jan 1, are lost Dec
31st. You have paid for these benefits, why don't
you use them.
Our office will be closed Thanksgiving and December 24 through December 28. I will have emergency coverage during that time.
I want to give
our guests and friends a heartfelt thank you for your
loyalty and friendship over the past
want to help each and every one of our guests get
the needed care during these tough times. We will
work with you to help you afford the treatment. Contact Nichole to see what we
can do for you.
look forward to seeing you at the office in the near
Ron Widen and Nichole
Have you used
any of your
2012 insurance benefits?
used your Flexible Spending Account for 2012? If
you don't use it, you lose it and it's your money. Call
Check our web
the money saving
| Halsted Dental
Halsted Suite 202
Chicago, IL 60614
Monday.......... noon - 8 pm
Tuesday......... 7 am - 2
Wednesday.... noon - 8 pm
Thursday........ 7 am - 2
Office (312) 266-0044
Web Site: halsteddental.com
important to us!
Don't be afraid to ask us
We accept Cash, Check, American Express,
MasterCard, Visa and Discover. For your
convenience we have CareCredit and Springstone to help with
your treatment financing!
up to 12 months is
Let Us Widen Your Smile!
Do Toothpastes Really Matter?
All toothpastes are not created equally!
Yes, the ingredients in the toothpastes are different.What do you want your toothpaste to do?
Some toothpastes can:
- fight gingivitis
- control plaque
- prevent cavities
- prevent tarter
- help sensitive teeth
- whiten your teeth
There are only 2 toothpastes that have proven to fight gingivitis; Crest Pro-Health and Colgate Total. The active ingredients are Stannous Fluoride and Triclosan respectively. The FDA is currently reviewing Triclosan for safety. These ingredients eliminate the bacteria that is associated with gingivitis. So if you have any reddened gums or any bleeding our suggestion is Crest Pro-Health toothpaste. The sign of healthly gum tissue is the absence of bleeding on probing. Make that your new year's resolution!Please call us at
Sometimes it is necessary to come in for a cleaning 3 or 4 times a year to keep your gums healthy. Most insurance companies will not pay for it, but then they don't care if you lose your teeth.
Let us know what you want your toothpaste to do and we can steer you in the proper direction. Don't forget to stop in for your free samples of toothpaste.
Recently, Dr. Widen donated two days of services to help a good cause.Learn More!
The Illinois Mission of Mercy clinic was a huge sucess, over 1 million dollars of services were performed on the people of Illinois that needed it the most.
Dr. Widen attended an all day seminar on
Medications in Dentistry
Many of our guests are on medications. These medications can have interactions with each other and have reactions with some of the anesthetics and other medications we prescribe. So it is manditory that we update your dental record to reflect the current medications taken.
Many of these medications can cause your mouth to become dry, called Xerostomia. If this condition
continues for even a short period of time it can have a deleterious effect on you teeth. There are ways to help increase your saliva flow and protect your teeth, please contact us or tell us at your next visit.
Some of our guests in the past needed to be premedicated before coming into the office. The guidelines have changed and you may not need to be premedicated. Give us a call and we can tell you if you need to take anything before your appointment.
More Tips from Dr. Widen:
Brush your teeth
for a full two minutes every day. Be careful not
to brush too hard, and pick a soft-bristled brush
with tapered tips. Electric toothbrushes have proven to remove more plaque, if interested in one, please discuss it with us!
using a circular stroke and start in a different
area of your mouth each time you brush. That
way you minimize the abrasive effects of the toothpaste on the teeth.
Don't like the burning of Listerine? Reach for a mouthwash
that is both alcohol and sugar-free.
Crest Pro-Health is both sugar and
alcohol free, receive a free sample with your next
Chewing sugarless gum and mints
is a great way to help protect your teeth against
enamel decay, but make sure what you chew is
sugarless in order to prevent tooth
like Orbit removes food particles from the teeth
that can cause decay if left, it will also
stimulate your salivary glands to neutralize the
acid bacteria produce when they consume
in the News!
that may benefit
Yogurt is a healthy alternative to ice cream!
Research has shown that higher yogurt levels corresponded to higher beneficial HDL levels and had other beneficial cardiovascular health benefits. Researchers also found that consuming at least 2 ounces of yogurt reduced the risk of deep pockets by 60%.