Personal dental hygiene is the responsibility of each individual, says Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS, a General and Cosmetic Dentist who has been practicing in the Hinsdale, Illinois area for nearly three decades. It is an essential part of personal health, as important as bathing and washing your hands. Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS says that if you neglect or abuse your teeth early in life, you will find yourself becoming shyer about your smile and your mouth as you age. Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS says that abuse of teeth takes many forms – smoking, drinking lots of caffeine, eating too much sugar, and not brushing regularly are some of the most common.

Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS says that if your teeth begin to show a yellow tinge or perhaps are experiencing increased sensitivity to hot and cold, these are sure signs that it is time to ramp up preventative dental care at home. Like many valuable things in life, Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS says people don’t notice their smile until they are threatened with losing it due to stained teeth or tooth decay.

Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS urges you to think about how important the human mouth is to the whole of life. People use their mouth and teeth to communicate during every waking hour of the day. Your teeth, says Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS, are at the forefront of any impression you make on other people. If you feel your teeth are ugly, your confidence level drops, explains Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS, affecting everything from your personal life to your work life.

Hopefully, after reading this, says Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS, you will better understand the importance of keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS says this is the perfect time to revise and update your personal dental care program.

Brush 2 to 3 times per day, begins Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS. Brushing any more often will irritate your gums. In addition to brushing, says Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS, floss your teeth after every meal. Remove the food particles that contribute to plaque buildup and gingivitis. Visit a knowledgeable and experienced dentist, like Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS, to learn the proper techniques of brushing and flossing to keep your gums safe. Supplement flossing with a mouthwash gargle.

Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS says these three simple methods, practiced daily, will significantly improve the health and appearance of your pearly whites. Make a decision to update your personal dental hygiene plan today. Dr. Gregory Daniels DDS assures you that the benefits of a healthy mouth are beyond counting.


Dental Twittering


An interesting thing happened to me last week.  I was emailing a colleague during a snack break when a post showed on my  ‘in’ box.  I had been forwarded a plea about someone seeking help for a serious toothache.  The woman didn’t have a regular dentist, and was afraid to call a dentist with whom she was not familiar.

She had the idea to Twitter her fellow Twitter acquaintances.  (Are they called Twits? I am not quite “hep” on the Twitter phenom.)  Anyway, one of her contacts referred her to my office with the assurance that I would take good care of her.  That I read her message within seconds of her posting was extraordinary. I called her immediately and arranged for a visit that afternoon.

It worked out well because she indeed had a true emergency and I was able to help.  What an amazing world we live in! I did not really know that Twitter worked in the way that it does.  That day it certainly did well for us both.  I look forward to more of these encounters.

bridegroomToday’s bride wants everything to be perfect on her wedding day – the weather, the dress, the party and now, her smile.

According to a nationwide study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. If you are one of the thousands of people who are considering enhancing your smile, why not do it before that walk down the aisle?

Here’s some important things for a bride-to-be to consider when scheduling a smile consultation with an AACD member cosmetic dentist:

  • Expect the dentist to recommend a comprehensive examination before any treatment begins. The dentist should be able to assess all aspects of your dental health, such as gum disease, tooth decay, overall oral function and the potential longevity of the completed cosmetic treatment.
  • Be sure to find a dentist who will listen to your needs. Many dentists offer consultations, which allow you to discuss your needs one-on-one. Be prepared to discuss how you feel about your smile and what changes you would like to make to achieve a desired outcome.
  • Ask to see the dentist’s before-and-after photographs of actual patients.
  • Ask the dentist how they keep up-to-date with new techniques and technology, and make sure they are an active member of the AACD.
  • Be sure to find a dentist that matches your personality.

Congratulations, and enjoy your wedding day!

Dr. Gregory J. Daniels is an AACD member cosmetic dentist practicing in Hinsdale, Illinois. For patient consultations, contact the doctor at  630-655-8815. Comprised of over 8,000 cosmetic dental professional in 70 countries, the AACD is the world’s largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing excellence in cosmetic dentistry.