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Tilden Dental Group: General Dentistry FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions our patients in the Loop, River North, Gold Coast, and greater Downtown Chicago have asked about general dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment at our Chicago dental office, make sure to contact our staff today! We also serve nearby River North, Old Town, Gold Coast, and Streeterville!

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Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

Q: What are my options if I have missing teeth?

Q: What can be done about old, unattractive, or discolored fillings?

Q: What does heart disease and other medical conditions have to do with periodontal (gum) disease?

Q: When are sealants recommended?

Q: What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?

Q: Why straighten teeth?