What Exactly is a Cavity?

Growing up, you probably learned early that you need to brush your teeth twice a day or you'll get cavities. What few people know is that failing to have good dental hygiene can actually cause other health problems for your body as well. Recent studies have shown that...

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How a Bad Diet can Affect Your Oral Health

Maintaining good eating habits is very important for your oral health. Sugary foods and beverages can harm your teeth and gums, as well as allow plaque to accumulate on your teeth. If you do not clean your teeth properly, this plaque will erode the enamel and cause...

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Dental Care for Smokers

For those who are smokers, good dental hygiene and care is critical for a healthy mouth. There a number of problems caused by smoking including gum disease, oral cancer, tooth loss, bad breath and a dulled sense of smell. In addition, smoking can create an excessive...

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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

In the case of a dental emergency, use the following first-aid procedures, then see your dentist as soon as possible. Knocked-out adult tooth: Without touching the root, attempt to put the tooth back in the socket. If you cannot replace the tooth, put it in milk or...

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Why Your Children Need Sealants From Creekside Dental

Brushing and flossing every day is the first line of defense to keep your teeth clean and prevent cavities. However, cleaning the molars in the back of the mouth can be difficult, as food tends to accumulate in these spaces, leading cavity-causing bacteria to grow and...

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Sensitive Teeth Are A Common Complaint

Teeth that are sensitive to hot or cold foods are a common dental complaint. Sensitive teeth could come from worn dental fillings or dental enamel, exposure of dental root, cavities or tooth decay, or broken or otherwise damaged teeth. Dental enamel protects the...

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Keeping Your Teeth Strong and Healthy As You Age

Taking proper care of your teeth and oral health becomes increasingly important as you grow older. Although many people believe it is impossible to avoiding losing their teeth as they age, teeth can stay healthy for a lifetime if they are properly maintained. As the...

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Causes of TMJ and How to Treat It

TMJ - a disorder involving pain and limited movement in the jaw - can be caused by a variety of conditions included arthritis, teeth misalignment, teeth grinding, jaw dislocation, stress, and more. Prior to treatment, a dentist will evaluate your mouth and check for...

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William L. McCune
B.S., D.D.S., General Dentist
1149 Weiland Road,
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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