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  • The ABCs of Vitamin C
    A as in Ascorbic Acid Ascorbic acid is just another name for vitamin C, which is one of the so-called “essential nutrients.” These are nutrients that are necessary for our bodies Read more
  • Caring for Your Cat’s Dental Health
    While you make sure your family is getting the best care possible, with regular dental checkups and cleanings at our Chicago, office, there is one family member that might Read more
  • I have sensitive teeth. What are my options?
    At Richard R. Marek, DDS, we have patients coming in asking us why a taste of ice cream or a sip of coffee becomes a painful experience, or why brushing Read more
  • Playing “Tooth or Dare”
    Our teeth perform several vital roles for us. We use them to bite and chew, to help form words, to support our facial structure. And never underestimate the power of Read more
  • Make this the Year You Stop Smoking
    It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read more
  • Smile, the New Year is Almost Here!
    We’ve been celebrating the new year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the Read more
  • Foods can Wreak Havoc on Your Enamel
    It’s possible to develop tooth decay even when you take great care of your teeth. Brushing and flossing may not be enough to keep your teeth healthy, depending on your Read more
  • Oral Health during Pregnancy
    Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, as you eagerly wait for the birth of the new addition. Needless to say, pregnancy comes with Read more
  • ‘Tis the Season—for Healthy Dental Choices!
    It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but if you’re dashing through the snow to an emergency dental appointment, you’re not feeling very jolly. And post-holiday, no Read more
  • Tooth Sensitivity
    Most of us know that unpleasant feeling. You’re happily enjoying an icy milkshake with lunch or having a piping hot cappuccino break, and suddenly an innocent binge turns to cringe—your Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At Richard R. Marek, DDS, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Chicago, Read more
  • Dental Anxiety
    If you suffer from dental anxiety, a visit to Richard R. Marek, DDS might seem like a daunting prospect. Perhaps you had a bad experience in the past, but whatever Read more
  • Canker sores, cold sores, and mouth sores: What's the difference?
    At Richard R. Marek, DDS, we know many people have experienced some form of mouth sores or irritation. Some mouth sores are harmless and go away on their own after Read more
  • November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month
    Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases the risk for many serious health problems, including severe gum disease. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and it’s a great time for us Read more
  • The Intriguing History of Halloween
    Halloween is fast approaching, and the doctor wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is Read more
  • Brushing Your Toddler’s Teeth
    At Richard R. Marek, DDS, we know that brushing your toddler’s teeth can be an intimidating prospect. So we’re providing a few tips in the hope of making the process Read more