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  • The Secret to Keeping Your Teeth for Life
    The secret to keeping your teeth for life involves more than one secret. The first is that there is no secret; and in fact, there really is no difficulty involved. Read more
  • Alleviate Tooth Sensitivity
    There’s nothing like the simple seasonal pleasures. What’s more enjoyable than a cup of hot apple cider on a blustery winter day, or a tall glass of ice water in Read more
  • Teeth Grinding
    It might seem like you’ve gotten a great night’s sleep—but why aren’t you well rested? Worse, why are you waking up with: A headache Ringing in your ears or an earache Pain in Read more
  • Back to School? Remember Your Dental Homework!
    It’s a busy time of year. Book lists! Supplies! New clothes! (How did they outgrow those shoes already?) And while you’re preparing your family’s list of back-to-school necessities, here are Read more
  • Labor Day: Our favorite holiday to rest!
    Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday each September here in the United States, is a holiday devoted to the American working community. The purpose of the holiday is honoring Read more
  • How a High-Tech Office Helps Your Dental Treatment
    A dental office on the cutting edge of technology offers numerous benefits to its patients. Whether you are in need of a simple cleaning or extensive restorative work, these technologies Read more
  • In the Pink
    Our gums cover and protect the sensitive roots of our teeth and the bone around them. While we often think of gum tissue as a rosy shade of pink, that’s Read more
  • Help! My gums hurt when I floss!
    By no stretch is it rare for your gums to hurt during and after flossing. Even some bleeding is to be expected. This is especially true if you have not Read more
  • Hot Day? Three Drinks to Leave Home When You’re Packing the Cooler
    Whew! It’s a hot one! And whenever the temperature soars, you need to stay hydrated, especially when you’re outside or exercising. But all cold drinks aren’t equal when it comes Read more
  • Best Tips to Make Your Teeth Look Whiter
    Your teeth were once naturally white and bright. Wouldn't it be great to keep them that way all of your life? Unfortunately, everyday living can dim our smiles. Food, coffee, Read more
  • Baby Teeth and Cavities
    We know how frustrating it can be to discover your child has one or more cavities when you come to visit Richard R. Marek, DDS. There are several ways to Read more
  • Surprising Ways to Prevent Cavities
    There are numerous ways to prevent cavities. Some, like brushing your teeth regularly and visiting our Chicago, office, are more obvious than others. Beyond the standard methods of preventing Read more
  • Summer Sports and Mouthguards
    School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other Read more
  • Summer Sports and Mouthguards
    School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other Read more
  • Summer Sports and Mouthguards
    School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other Read more
  • Summer Sports and Mouthguards
    School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other Read more