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Your Mundelein Dentists at Markiewicz Dental Answer Your Question:  Does Red Wine Stain My Teeth?

January 22nd, 2020

As Cosmetic Dentists who provide beautiful Crowns and Veneers and offer Teeth Whitening, Dr. Anthony and David Markiewicz along with their team help you maintain your beautiful smile and your dental health.

So, how do you reduce staining when you drink red wine?

"The strength of your enamel and how prone you are to plaque buildup is key to how much your teeth might stain," said Dr. Uchenna Akosa, head of Rutgers Health University Dental Associates.

When you drink red wine, you're encountering a triple threat to your teeth's whiteness:

  • The pigments in the grapes that give red wine its rich color.
  • The tannins, which help bind the pigment to your teeth.
  • The acidity found in wine, which etches your enamel, making it more porous and easier for the stain to stick to the tooth.

So, how do you reduce staining from Red Wine?

  • Plaque can make it appear that your teeth are stained, so you should brush your teeth 30 minutes before drinking red wine -- but not right after, since toothpaste can cause more etching.
  • Avoid mixing wines.Don't drink white wine before red wine, because the extra acid in the white wine will worsen the staining.

  • Have some water.Swishing water in your mouth after drinking wine helps reduce the wine's acidity and stimulates saliva flow, this helps maintain the ideal pH in your mouth.
  • Chew your food. Chewing also stimulates saliva. Cheese is a perfect partner to wine because it stimulates saliva and reduces the acidity from the wine.
  • Get regular dental cleanings. Cleanings help remove plaque, an acidic substance that damages your tooth enamel. If not cleaned, it can lead to cavities.

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Contact us to get started at the Markiewicz Dental. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

What's the Hype About Charcoal Toothpaste

January 21st, 2020

Markiewicz Dental of Mundelein is your source for dental information.  Here is some information on Cosmetic Dentistry and Oral Hygiene.
Dr. David and I have been asked numerous times about charcoal toothpaste and mouth rinses. Numerous claims have been made in the media and by celebrity  spokes-people that they are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and do a remarkable job of whitening your teeth.
If you don’t want to read the details, our advise: 
Don’t use charcoal products
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In 2017, the American Dental Association reviewed over 100 studies that had been done on charcoal products and found the anti-fungal and antibacterial claims to be unsubstantiated.
The review, published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), found that charcoal and charcoal-based products may even do your teeth more harm than good, and concluded that there was not enough clinical data to back these products’ safety and efficacy claims.
Charcoal toothpastes don’t usually contain fluoride.  Fluoride is necessary to eliminate plaque and prevent tooth decay.  Charcoal powders also tend to be quite abrasive and can remove enamel and contribute to root abrasion.  Most tooth abrasion is not caused by your toothbrush, but by your toothpaste.  Sure, they can remove stains, any abrasive can do that, but what else is the abrasive removing.  The key to a good toothpaste is stain removal with limited abrasion.  
What about Tooth Whitening?  Also, stain removal is not the same as whitening.  In a review published in 2019 in the British Dental Journal (BDJ), experts said that nearly all of the 50-plus charcoal-based pastes and powders tested were found to contain an insufficient amount of free-radical bleaching agent for them to have any whitening or stain-removal effect. They added that charcoal-based toothpastes that promise to whiten teeth are a “marketing gimmick”.
Researchers also found that charcoal can “deactivate” fluoride, so even if the charcoal product you use contains fluoride, it may not be effective in fighting tooth decay.  There may be other negative aspects to using these charcoal dental products. The BDJ and JADA reviews highlighted the potential presence of carcinogenic compounds in  charcoal-based toothpastes.  
So, if you want to keep your teeth and gums in good condition and minimize stains, it is best to stick to a proper oral care routine.  This involves twice-daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, seeing your Mundelein Dentists at Markiewicz Dental regularly, and avoiding heavily pigmented foods and anything with artificial colors.
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EMERGENCY

We recognize that emergencies do occur. Our office phone number is answered 24 hours a day by a voicemail system informing you of how to reach the doctor on call. If one of our doctors is unavailable, you will be given instruction on how to reach the dentist covering emergencies for Markiewicz Dental. We provide special priority status for you or any family member who has been seen during the previous year in our practice.

QUESTIONS

Our team members are well trained and dedicated to make a difference for each and every person we are privileged to serve. No question is too small or insignificant for us to answer. Please give us feedback as your opinions and ideas are very important to us.

CONTACT US

Please browse through our website for more detailed information on the services that we offer. To schedule an appointment, simply contact our office to schedule an appointment online or request an appointment and one of our team members will be in touch shortly thereafter.
Contact us to get started at the Markiewicz Dental. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

Mundelein Dentists: Root Canal or Implant?

January 20th, 2020

Root Canal or Dental Implant, Which is Better?

Our dentists at Markiewicz Dental of Mundelein is your choice for a Mundelein Dentist when you need to a root canal or dental implant.

When you have a dental injury or infection, saving your natural tooth should always be your first choice. Even the most advanced implants or bridges cannot truly replace your natural tooth. For this reason, if you are experiencing dental pain or discomfort you should contact our Mundelein Dentists for help.  Whether treatment is provided entirely in our office, or in collaboration with one of our excellent specialist partners, you can be confident we will provide excellent care.

If our Mundelein Dentists, Dr. Anthony Markiewicz or Dr. David Markiewicz, recommend saving your tooth with root canal treatment, you can rest assured that they will utilize the most advanced techniques.  Markiewicz Dental of Mundelein is one of the few general dental practices which utilizes both 3D scanning (CBCT) and Operating Microscopes.  Both standard technologies used by Endodontists.

After Root Canal treatment, our Mundelein Dentists will restore your tooth with a crown.

Our Mundelein Dentists can often save even the most severely injured teeth, so it pays to learn more about your treatment options. Do everything possible to save your teeth before considering extraction.

If an endodontic procedure can’t save your tooth and it must be extracted, you should consider a dental implant which will enable you to bite and chew properly, keep healthy teeth from shifting, and help you maintain a natural appearance. Carefully discuss your options for treatment with our Mundelein Dentists to ensure you pick the treatment that is best for you.

If an extraction is necessary, be sure to discuss your treatment options with our Mundelein Dentists.  Our team of highly trained dentists can discuss the options of Dental Implants, Dental Bridges, Partial Dentures, and Full Dentures.  Our team is ready to help you navigate the options for treatment.

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EMERGENCY

We recognize that emergencies do occur. Our office phone number is answered 24 hours a day by a voicemail system informing you of how to reach the doctor on call. If one of our doctors is unavailable, you will be given instruction on how to reach the dentist covering emergencies for Markiewicz Dental. We provide special priority status for you or any family member who has been seen during the previous year in our practice.

QUESTIONS

Our team members are well trained and dedicated to make a difference for each and every person we are privileged to serve. No question is too small or insignificant for us to answer. Please give us feedback as your opinions and ideas are very important to us.

CONTACT US

Please browse through our website for more detailed information on the services that we offer. To schedule an appointment, simply contact our office to schedule an appointment online or request an appointment and one of our team members will be in touch shortly thereafter.

Contact us to get started at the Markiewicz Dental. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

Dr. Anthony Markiewicz again named Top Dentist by his peers!

January 13th, 2020

Dr. Anthony Markiewicz was again named a Top Dentist by his peers!  If you are looking for a Dentist, be sure to contact our office or call 847.566.2811.

Dr. Markiewicz has been providing patients in the Mundelein area quality dental care since 1988.

Be sure to see What Sets Us Apart!

Some of the services Dr. Anthony Markiewicz and Dr. David Markiewicz offer:

QUESTIONS

Our team members are well trained and dedicated to make a difference for each and every person we are privileged to serve. No question is too small or insignificant for us to answer. Please give us feedback as your opinions and ideas are very important to us.

CONTACT US

Please browse through our website for more detailed information on the services that we offer. To schedule an appointment, simply contact our office to schedule an appointment online or request an appointment and one of our team members will be in touch shortly thereafter.

Contact us to get started at the Markiewicz Dental. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

 

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