Friday, November 28, 2014

A Sparkling Holiday Smile

What’s the best accessory for this season’s holiday parties? A bright, beautiful and healthy smile! With wonderful breakthroughs in aesthetic dentistry, a terrific smile is possible for just about everyone.

Most procedures are minimally invasive, quick (great results can usually be accomplished in just a few office visits), and affordable.

Here is a quick look at the ways Dr. Neuhaus can make any smile sparkle:

● Whiten stained and discolored teeth
● Restore alignment and add symmetry to uneven or misshapen teeth
● Correct gaps and chips
● Plump out lines around the mouth
● Add volume and fullness to the smile

If you’re curious to see how you might benefit from aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Neuhaus can show you a computerized image of what your new smile could look like.

Wilmette Dental has been providing dental care at the 4th and Linden location for over 35 years.  We wish to thank you for your trust and confidence, and the opportunity to help you and your family achieve a healthy smile, which will last a lifetime. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact any of our dental team directly at

Friday, November 21, 2014

Keeping Fido’s Teeth Healthy

Have a dog age three or older?  If so, chances are your pet already has problem teeth.  According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80 % of dogs three and older have some form of periodontal disease.  As your pet ages, this can result in infection, bad breath and even tooth loss.

Manually brushing Fido’s teeth can be difficult.  To solve that problem, the pet care market is now booming with dental cleansing treats and chews that promise to reduce tartar and clean teeth by simply letting your pooch enjoy a good nosh.  But do these treats actually work?

The answer is a guarded “yes.”  While manually brushing your dog’s teeth is still the best, giving Fido a dental chew is better than absolutely nothing.  Most dog dental chew treats are made to microscopically rub against the teeth and remove debris.  Long-lasting chew treats - and things like rubber, nylon or rawhide chew toys, offer the most cleansing benefit.

If you are looking for a dentist in the Chicago area, please consider Wilmette Dental, a North Shore tradition in family dentistry for more than 40 years.  Feel free to call our office at 847-251-0085 or request an appointment online at

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tips for a Photogenic Smile

With everyone snapping smartphone photos these days, it’s good to know a few tricks for being in front of the camera! Here are a few tips for being your photogenic best:

● Keep your smile natural. Strike a smile you can hold comfortably for a few moments.
Smiling gently gives your face a relaxed look. Open your mouth slightly, and allow your
lower lip to match the curve of your upper teeth. Your cheeks will rise a bit, but not too much.

● Maintain good posture. Don’t slouch or lower your head too much. Instead, turn your head slightly and drop your chin a bit so you’re not front on with the camera.

● Be proud of “you.” Nothing makes a photo look better than an air of confidence...a twinkle in the eye. Enjoy being in front of the camera, and as they say on the runway, “work it!”

If you think your smile could use a little enhancing, be sure to talk with Dr. Neuhaus about the many easy and affordable options available for whitening and correcting problem teeth. Dr. Neuhaus can even show you a computer enhancement of your smile.

If you are looking for a dentist in the Chicago area, Wilmette Dental is accepting new patients.  Feel free to call our office at 847-251-0085 or request an appointment online at