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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.

 

Dr. David's Childrens Book

January 7th, 2020

Dentists are Monsters by Dr. David Markiewicz

As Featured in the ADA News

Dentists are Monsters is Dr. David Markiewicz’s debut children’s book.  It is a beautifully illustrated story written to help ease children’s fear of the dentist.

As a general dentist practicing in Mundelein, IL, Dr. Markiewicz often sees children who are initially afraid of the dentist.  “Let’s face it; a dental office can initially be a scary place for children.  Nearly 75% of all adults and children experience some sort of dental anxiety.  I wanted to create a story that could help parents reduce the anxiety a child may have when preparing to visit the dentist.” Said Dr. David.

My story is told through the eyes of Tony the Tooth.  Tony is a new tooth, having just erupted into the mouth full of teeth.  The older teeth begin scaring Tony with frightening stories of the dentist.

Tony becomes fearful when he learns they are going to the dentist. Does the dentist really wear a mask because she can breathe fire like a dragon?  He hopes not!

Dentists are Monsters helps parents teach children that many of the perceptions causing a fear of the dentist just are not true.  Visiting the dentist doesn’t need to be scary and can often be rewarding.  In his practice, Dr. David is able to make each individual patient he sees feel comfortable.  He hopes Dentists are Monsters can help spread the message that dentists shouldn’t be feared to a larger audience.

Dr. David spent over two years writing and working with his illustrator, Adela Rezna.

Dr. David stated; “I love dentistry.  It has been a very rewarding career choice.  Whether it is relieving pain, restoring an individual’s ability to eat, or creating a great smile, as dentists, we improve our patient’s lives.   A lifetime of dental health needs to begin as a child.  I hope Dentists are Monsters can help make children more comfortable when visiting the dentist and help set the table for a lifetime of dental health.”

Dentists are Monsters is available directly from our office or on Amazon.

Dr. David Markiewicz is available for interviews, book readings/signings, and speaking events. For inquiries, please contact Dr. David directly at drdavid@markiewicz.dental or phone the office at 847.566.2811.

At Markiewicz Dental of Mundelein, We are Always Working to Improve!!

November 17th, 2019

At Markiewicz Dental of Mundelein, We are always working to improve!!

After 34 years, I remain excited about being a dentist.  My career in dentistry has been so much more rich than I could ever have imagined.  My passion must be contagious as I have had two children and a nephew who also make dentistry a career.

When I am asked what I have enjoyed the most about my career in dentistry, my answer has been the same for decades:

  • The relationships we develop with our patients:  We are privileged to share in the lives or our patients.  I cherish the relationships we develop with our patients.
  • Change: I love learning and implementing new stuff.  I am always looking to find a new twist on a tried and true idea.  I also love to learn something brand new.

Over the years, I have sought to improve our practice and my skills by finding the highest quality Continuing Education available.  I was lucky enough to have great mentors while I served in the United States Navy.  After college and four years of dental school, I have to admit, I wanted to forget about school.  That was not an option while in the Navy. My mentors taught me the value of continuous learning.

Upon leaving the Navy, I struggled a bit.  I had spent three years training under some very skilled dentists who guided my development as a clinician.  I soon realized that Dentistry is so much more than clinical procedures.  Much of Dental Continuing Education is technically focused and I needed to learn so much more.  In hindsight, I needed to develop a philosophy of practice.  I won't bore you with the details of my journey, but I found my way and it has been exciting.

I have been lucky enough to be taught by some of the best our profession has to offer at the Pankey Institute, Pride Institute, and Spear Education, among others.  I learned the things that Set Us Apart.   I am now excited to share these experiences with Dr. David Markiewicz.  

Dr. David and I spent three days in a workshop at Spear Education.  Three exciting and very tiring days.  Yes, we learned valuable technical skills, but it is the mentoring by visiting faculty that is the most valuable.  Dentists come from all over to volunteer their time to teach.  Often, the most valuable insights are learned over a glass of wine after a long day in the clinic.

Trust that at Markiewicz Dental of Mundelein, we are always working to improve your experiences at our office.

Tony Markiewicz

 

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.  Call our office anytime at 224.358.3454.

Please browse through our website for more detailed information on the many dental services that we offer.  Whether you need a Crown or Bridge, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants, Root Canals, Dentures, or a dental cleaning, schedule an appointment by contacting our office at 224.358.3454 or request an appointment. You can also

We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

Oral Hygiene

September 28th, 2019

Oral Hygiene

At Markiewicz Dental of Mundelein, we partner with our patients to help them keep their teeth for a lifetime.   Yes, it is a partnership!  We provide the great dental care while coaching our patients to great oral hygiene.

What does good oral hygiene mean to you?

  • A pearly-white smile?
  • Fresh smelling breath?
  • Feeling that squeaky-clean sensation all around your teeth and tongue?

All of these can be indicators about the state of your oral health — and they're often the first thing people notice when they meet you. But getting your teeth, gums and mouth really clean, and maintaining that healthy state throughout the day (and in the months between professional dental cleanings) can be challenging.

Of course, there's much more to oral hygiene than just a bright smile. Take tooth decay, for example: Despite all our efforts, it's still the single most common chronic disease of childhood, affecting two-thirds of U.S. kids aged 12-19. It is five times more common than asthma, seven times more common than hay fever — and it's almost totally preventable. Several other diseases commonly affect the mouth, including periodontitis (gum disease), which, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and possibly systemic (whole-body) inflammation.

In many ways, the health of the mouth mirrors the health of the body. Diseases in other parts of the body often cause symptoms we can observe in the mouth; likewise, oral maladies (like tooth loss) not only reduce an individual's quality of life, but may also lead to problems in other areas. That's another reason why maintaining good oral hygiene is so important.

MAINTAINING YOUR ORAL HEALTH

Regular dental visits play a critical role in maintaining your oral health — not only to find and correct any problems with teeth or gums, but also to assess the general condition of your oral health, point out potential trouble spots, and offer suggestions for preventive care. Between visits, the best way to keep your teeth clean and free of disease, your gums pink and healthy, and your breath fresh, is a program of daily oral hygiene. Your regular routine must remove the bacteria which cause the most common dental issues, primarily cavities and gum disease.  It is all about removing the bacteria!

BUSHING AND FLOSSING

It is said that you should brush at least twice a day and floss at least once daily, but some of you can’t floss, or at least not very well.  When a dental professional refers to flossing, we really mean removing bacterial plaque that forms between your teeth.  Brushing and rinsing doesn’t clean those areas.  Bacteria thrives, untouched, causing inflammation and decay.  The surface area of the tissue between your teeth is larger than you probably imagine.  It is about the size of the palm of your hand.  Imagine never washing the palm of your hand!  Yikes, that’s a disgusting thought.

So, what do you do?  Our Hygienists are Preventive Dentistry Specialists who will prescribe appropriate tools to help you clean between your teeth.  A WaterPik, AirFlosser, SoftPiks, Interdental Brushes, SuperFloss, Floss Threaders…. Are some of the options.  Let the dental professionals at Markiewicz Dental coach you to excellent Oral Hygiene.

What does Dr. David have to say about toothbrushes

Flouride 

Make sure you're getting the proper amount of fluoride. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel — it's essential for children's developing teeth, and helps prevent decay in both kids and adults. Even if your municipal water is fluoridated, you should always use fluoride toothpaste. If more fluoride is needed, it can be applied directly to your teeth here at the dental office. 

Diet

Limit between-meal snacks. Sugary snacks are the perfect fuel for decay-causing bacteria — and when eaten throughout the day, they keep the acid constantly on the attack. So, give your mouth a break, and limit sugary treats to mealtime.  Also, don’t sip on those sugary drinks.  They can be very harmful to your teeth.

Mouth Rinses

Use an appropriate Mouth Rinses — especially if you're at increased risk. Therapeutic Mouth Rinses do more than temporarily mask bad smells or tastes in your mouth — they can improve your overall oral hygiene. While some over-the counter products offer primarily “cosmetic” benefits, therapeutic rinses contain anti-bacterial and anti-cariogenic (cavity-fighting) ingredients. Using a therapeutic Mouth Rinses has been proven to control plaque bacteria and prevent cavities better than brushing and flossing alone.

See What Dr. David has to say about Mouth Rinses

Quit tobacco

Whether smoked or smokeless, tobacco use greatly increases your risk of oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay (not to mention heart disease and lung cancer … but you already knew that). If you use tobacco, ask us how to quit now.

Examine your mouth regularly. Once you've established a regular routine, you'll quickly recognize any changes in your mouth — like chipped teeth, red or swollen gums, or unusual sores. If you find something of concern, let us know. Early treatment offers the best chance to remedy many problems.

A major goal of modern dentistry is to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. By following a conscientious program of oral hygiene, you have the best chance at making this goal a reality.

At Markiewicz Dental of Mundeleinwhat sets us apart is our commitment to you, our valued patients. Drs. Anthony and David Markiewicz focus on delivering the kind of outstanding experience that exceeds your expectations. We strive to make every phone call and every office visit an exceptional experience.

Whether it is greeting you by name with a warm, friendly smile, doing our very best to remain on schedule to minimize or eliminate your wait time, or taking that extra few minutes to make sure you fully understand your treatment, financial arrangements, or post-operative instructions, we promise that you will be treated in the manner that we would like to be treated if we were you.

At Markiewicz Dental of Mundelein, we have been improving lives through quality dentistry since 1988. Our focus is to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. Our patients benefit from the quality, long-term dental health care they receive in our office. We hope that you agree and will join our family of very satisfied patients.

If you're interested in learning more about our practice or scheduling an appointment, we’re here to help. Call or contact us or schedule an appointment online!

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