4 Tooth-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for Loved Ones

With the holidays in full swing, do you have all your gifts ready to go? If you are still looking for stocking stuffers for your loved ones, our Midwest Family Dentistry team in Granite City and Highland, IL, has some fun, tooth-friendly ideas for you! 1- Toothbrushes: These always make fun gifts, but have you… Read more »

Why You Should Visit the Dentist at Least Twice a Year

The American Dental Association recommends that patients of all ages visit the dentist twice a year or more for routine dental exams and cleanings. While these visits may seem inconsequential or unnecessary, they are an opportunity for your dentist and her team to detect and diagnose any hidden dental problems. Advanced dental problems such as… Read more »

Three Tips for a Healthy Halloween

October has arrived. Fun costumes, trick or treating and loads of Halloween candy are on their way! Dr. Schuman and our wonderful staff support you having a fun time. We also understand that it can be a challenge to help your family’s mouths stay healthy. It’s ok to eat candy, but it’s important to have… Read more »

The Reasons Why You Should Floss Your Teeth

Your oral hygiene routine is vital for your oral health, which means it’s important to perform each step thoroughly. If you forget to floss, your smile could be in grave danger. Flossing is extremely important, and it’s strongly recommended to floss at least once a day. Our dentist, Dr. Laney Schuman, is happy to elaborate… Read more »

You Should Always Seek Professional Diagnosis for Tooth Sensitivity Symptoms

In recent years tooth sensitivity toothpaste has grown in popularity amongst people who struggle with discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or overly acidic things. Most are formulated with potassium nitrate to help numb the sensitivity reaction. This can sometimes encourage people to dismiss the tooth sensitivity when it could potentially be linked to a… Read more »

How to Reduce Your Chances of Cavities Harming Your Teeth

If you’re like many others, you wish to keep tooth decay at bay and maintain a healthy smile. Fortunately, there are things you can do to do just that! Dr. Laney Schuman and our dental team at Midwest Family Dentistry have the perfect tips that can help you achieve your oral health goals. The first… Read more »

Your Sensitive Teeth

Did you know that if you eat ice cream, enjoy a cool drink or even a hot coffee, these treats can give you pain if you suffer from sensitive teeth? Well, it’s true! This is an important warning sign from your smile. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, your smile could be trying to give… Read more »

Halitosis: Prevention Techniques to Give You Fresh Breath

Are you a victim of chronic bad breath, which is also known as halitosis? If so, there is no need to worry. There are things you can do on a regular basis that can help you eliminate your halitosis and give you the fresh and pristine breath you desire. To help you know a little… Read more »

Increased Oral Health Risks as a Teenager

Did you know that life as a teenager is one of the defining periods in the growth of your smile? Not only is it the time when caring properly for your teeth becomes crucial due to a number of social risks that will slowly be introduced, but it is also the age at which the… Read more »

Gum Disease Has Many Dangerous Effects On Your Smile

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t brush and floss regularly? One of the major results aside from cavities and losing a tooth or two would be having gum disease. Gum disease is dangerous and costly to your smile. That is why our team is happy to help you in any way… Read more »