Receiving Dental Sealants for Cavity Prevention

Your teeth are designed to fulfill functions such as chewing food. This is especially true for your back teeth, also known as molars and premolars. To fulfill this purpose, they have ridges called cusps that chomp food into bits, and while these cusps are a great help to you, they... Read more »

Food Tips for Healthy Teeth

Many foods can help keep your teeth healthy. Did you know, your teeth have minerals, which means you need healthy foods with vitamins and minerals in them to help keep your teeth healthy? Our dentist, Dr. Alex Osovsky at Dental Esthetics of Buffalo Grove in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, cares about... Read more »

Bruxism Can Lead to Significant Oral Health Complications

Some people are prone to clenching their jaw muscles and grinding their teeth subconsciously or while they sleep. This chronic condition, which is also known as bruxism can lead to oral health complications. Over time, the excessive force applied to the surfaces of your teeth can potentially chip or fracture... Read more »

Hide Flaws in Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Do you have embarrassing teeth? Perhaps your teeth make you feel nervous about your smile. If so, then dental veneers may be an excellent option for you! To give you more information about dental veneers, our dentist, Dr. Alex Osovsky with Dental Esthetics of Buffalo Grove in Buffalo Grove, Illinois,... Read more »

A Composite Dental Filling Can Treat an Active Area of Tooth Decay

The American Dental Association recommends having a regularly scheduled dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. Alex Osovsky every six months. This simple outpatient appointment is important for clearing away bacterial deposits from your teeth, while also identifying any early developing oral health conditions. It also includes an important... Read more »

Fluoride Supplements Can Help Maintain Strong Tooth Enamel

Each of your teeth has an outer layer composed of strong tooth enamel. This mineral substance protects the sensitive inner core structures of your teeth while also giving them the hardness to bite off and breakdown food for safe swallowing. Dental checkups play an important role in monitoring the health... Read more »

A Knocked Out Tooth Might Need Some Basic First-Aid While Seeking Emergency Dental Care

There are some rare times when an accidental blow to the face can carry enough force to knock a tooth out of its periodontal socket or cause it to severely fracture near the gumline. In a situation like this you will need to apply some basic first aid measures to... Read more »

Dentistry Year-in-Review: The Causes of Halitosis

Although we often think of halitosis, also known as bad breath, as a common condition that is not serious, the truth is that it often arises due to bacteria that could indicate something more serious in your mouth. Furthermore, if bacteria are causing bad breath, it means your mouth is... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Play an Important Role in Cavity Prevention

As your child’s permanent teeth gradually replace their primary teeth, maintaining their early health and structural integrity can factor very heavily in their long term quality of life. Early problems with tooth decay can require multiple dental fillings and dental restorations. Many permanent molars and premolars have deep textures on... Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Side Effects

Did you know that tooth decay and tooth sensitivity are related? Noticing the times when you have sensitivity and logging them can be beneficial during your next visit to Dr. Alex Osovsky's office. Read on to find out more about what tooth breakdown and tooth sensitivity have in common. Side... Read more »