Showers Bring May Smiles!!
Hopefully mother nature got the email informing her that
spring has arrived and the weather will continue to be
be as nice as it was last
Spring is upon us and
with it a new season for you to feel and look your
It is also time to change your
toothbrush. Your toothbrush should be changed
every 3 months to keep the brush working
effectively. Feel free to stop by and pick up a new
Do you have any sensitive teeth
or bleeding gums? These are signs you should not
Most 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
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
did for our featured case.
See Before and After
Spring has arrived
means we have another season of the White Sox and
the Cubs. The Blackhawks squeaked into the
playoffs and thankfully the Bulls are playing awesome,
have clinched home court and we hope to see them as
World Champions this year.
Next Year is the frequent mantra used to help the fans
of Chicago sports teams. Unfortunately, I have
many guests that have been putting off needed work,
citing we will do it next year.
Maybe Next Year will be This
want to give our guests and friends a heartfelt thank
you for your loyalty and
want to help each and every one of our guests get
the needed care during these tough times. We will
work with you to allow you to afford the treatment
without hardships. Contact Nichole to see what we
can do for you.
wish everyone a Happy Easter and Happy
We look forward to seeing
you at the office in the near future.
Dr. Ron Widen and Nichole
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any of your
2011 insurance benefits?
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you don't use it, you lose it and it's your money. Call
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2001 N. Halsted Suite
Chicago, IL 60614
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Tuesday......... 7 am - 2
Wednesday.... noon - 8 pm
Thursday........ 7 am - 2
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Snoring is caused
by air trying to get through a narrowed air
passage in your throat while sleeping. Snoring on
it's own is not harmful but if it a symptom of OSA
it could be deadly.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea has been getting more
press. Obstructive sleep apnea is when you
stop breathing for a period of time while sleeping
because something is blocking the
The following may increase your
risk for OSA.
A soft palate that is
tonsils and adenoids in
Large neck 17+"
-men & 16
which may fall back and block the
Retruded or small
If untreated, your are at
greater risk from a motor vehicle accident
from falling asleep while driving, high blood
pressure and even stroke.
treatments ranging from dental appliances to
wearing a CPAP mask while sleeping to treat
the condition successfully.
If you think you may
have OSA please call Nichole at 312-266-0044 so we
can get you treated.
According to recent surveys, 33% of Americans are
living with extreme stress. Whether it be
from the ecomomy, losing a job or the housing
crisis it is important to reign it under
control. The increase use of stimulant
containing drinks, such as Red Bull, 5-hour
Instant Energy and
even coffee, don't help the
Stress is your body's reaction
to anything that disrupts your normal
routine. In small doses, its ok, but large
doses are harmful to your body.
symptoms include, jaw clenching and
grinding. Grinding or bruxism can be
temporary and cause headaches and a poor night's
sleep or can cause lasting effects. Loss of
appetite, over-eating, upset stomach, memory
problems and irritability are also common
Chronic stress can lead to
obesity, immune system weakening, anxiety,
depression, increase in blood pressure,
cholesterol and heart rate which can progress
to heart disease and stroke.
best way to combat stress is to learn how you
body reacts to stress and recognize the
signs. Then find the source of the stress
and try to get it under control. Eating
healthy foods, eliminating bad habits like
smoking and drinking, exercising,
getting a good nights sleep and finding a
relaxing hobby are all great ways to eliminate
excess stress. Feel free to talk to friends
and family about your stress and how they have
handled theirs. If you need further help
a trained practioner may help you
Most importantly if
you have a night guard, please wear
it. If you don't talk to Dr. Widen about the
benefits of wearing one. It will protect
your teeth and help lessen the effects of
Call us at
312-266-0044 if you want to discuss a problem you
in the News!
that may benefit
Ever wondered which wine
stains the most? It is apparent that red
wine stains teeth immediately, but white wine
allows teeth to stain later
The red pigments visibly
stain teeth on contact but the white wine is more
acidic and actually etches the teeth and creates
small pores which will stain later. So you
must be careful not to follow white wine with any
dark liquids or smoking. The pigments will
inhabit the pores and will cause
also imperative that you do not brush your teeth
immediately after drinking white wine or any
acidic beverage, because you wear down the
weakened enamel quicker. Allow time for your
saliva to neutralize the acid and strengthen the
If you are
unhappy with the color of your teeth please call
us at 312-266-0044 to discuss your options.
No More Unsightly
White Spots !
Do you have white
spots on your front teeth left by braces and want
to get rid of them without shots and frequently
is a new treatment, called
Icon, that will eliminate
the white decalcifications left by braces and
early cavities. A simple painfree procedure will
eliminate those ugly white spots without any shots
or damage to the natural tooth. This will also
seal those areas to prevent future
If you are
interested in learning more about this procedure
please call the office at 312-266-0044.
of having to wait weeks for your new
Temporaries keep falling
Short on time? Don't
want to have to come in for a second
inlays, onlays and crowns can be manufactured in
the office in a little over an hour.
Watch as your restorations is being milled right
in front of you. Then they are bonded in and
do not require a second visit.