Jacobson and Tsou Orthodontics Blog

  • Dry Mouth

    11 Aug 2017 | 0 Comments

    Everybody gets dry mouth now and then. Sometimes temporary mouth dryness can be brought on by dehydration, stress, or a normal reduction in saliva flow at night. However, if your dry mouth persists long past the norm, you may have a chronic condition known as xerostomia.

  • Tooth Sensitivity

    05 Jul 2017 | 0 Comments

    Tooth sensitivity is a surprisingly common problem, affecting more than a third of the US population at one point or another. Unlike normal tooth pain, which refers to the constant ache you might get from a cavity, tooth sensitivity usually occurs when teeth are exposed to certain stimuli like cold, heat, pressure, sweetness, or acidity.

  • Gum Disease

    07 Jun 2017 | 0 Comments

    Periodontal disease—more commonly known as gum disease—ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious disease symptoms that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth.

  • Mouthguards

    10 May 2017 | 0 Comments

    Orthodontists and dentists alike often stress the importance of protecting teeth from the internal harm of decay and disease. However, it is just as important to protect your teeth from external force and trauma—everything from teeth grinding to obtaining an injury during a sporting event.

  • Early Dental Care

    07 Apr 2017 | 0 Comments

    Just because your child won't keep his or her first set of teeth forever, doesn't mean those tiny pearly whites don't need conscientious care. Primary teeth (baby teeth) serve some extremely important functions. As your local Chicago and Vernon Hills orthodontics team, we believe maintaining your child's dental health from an early age will lead to health benefits that last throughout adulthood.

  • Good Foods for Your Teeth

    06 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments

    We all know that a healthy, balanced diet is critical to overall health; but did you know that diet has a huge impact on teeth? You may not realize it, but certain foods can contribute to developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, while others can reinforce the integrity of your teeth and help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.

  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    14 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments

  • It's Never Too Late for a Beautiful Smile

    05 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

  • The Early History of Orthodontic Treatment

    22 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments

  • Bite Misalignment: The Big Picture

    03 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

  • A Summer of Braces-Friendly Recipes

    14 Jul 2016 | 0 Comments

  • All About SureSmile

    13 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

  • The Benefits of Early Treatment

    22 May 2016 | 0 Comments

  • Three Reasons to Ask Your Orthodontist About Invisalign

    25 Mar 2016 | 0 Comments

  • Braces-Friendly Healthy Recipes for the New Year

    06 Jan 2016 | 0 Comments

    This is the time of the year when many of us make New Years resolutions as a way to improve upon our lives. Many people make health-related resolutions like losing weight, exercising more or eating better. If you're currently wearing conventional metal braces or clear braces in Chicago or Vernon Hills, you know that there are some foods you must avoid eating because they can damage or break your braces. That's why it's a great idea to add eating a wide array of healthy, braces-friendly foods to the list of New Years resolutions you make this year. Here are two healthy braces-friendly recipes to try that are easy to make and nutritious.

  • October is National Orthodontic Health Month

    31 Oct 2015 | 0 Comments

    October is National Orthodontic Health month in the United States. This important, month-long event sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is designed to increase awareness of the positive impact orthodontic care can have both on long-term dental health and self-esteem. Throughout the month of October, orthodontists, dentists and other healthcare professionals will be reminding people of how important a straight, healthy smile is.

  • Why Wear Mouth Guards? An Ounce of Prevention

    20 Jul 2015 | 0 Comments

    Summer is in full swing and fall sports are around the corner. We all want our kids to be safe and, as an orthodontist, I see too many children with damaged front teeth from falls taken during competitive sports.

  • Welcome To Our Blog

    13 Jul 2015 | 0 Comments

    Our skilled Vernon Hills and Chicago orthodontists and team would like to welcome you to our blog! As a leading orthodontic practice, providing adult and kids braces in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL and the surrounding communities, we are dedicated to offering patients high quality orthodontic care.