Bayberry Dental Care

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Custom Take-Home Teeth Whitening Trays

For a bright and dazzling smile, sometimes a little boost is needed. For this purpose, Bayberry Dental Care of Tinley Park, IL is offering our patients custom take-home teeth whitening trays. Now you can reach that Hollywood smile you have always dreamed about right in the comfort of your own home.

Take-home whitening systems are convenient because you do not have to sit in the dental chair for long periods of time while waiting. You can take your time and have the freedom of being in your own home with our system. In addition, choosing a professional system from your dentist will yield real results.

Our custom trays are created from impressions of your teeth. This creates a whitening process that hugs your teeth perfectly and whitens your smile evenly. Once the trays are created, we provide you with a whitening gel that you will put into the trays and wear every day for a short period of time over about a week’s length. The end result is a noticeably brightened and whitened smile!

If you are tired of hiding your smile because you are not confident in its color, it may be time to try our professional custom take-home whitening trays. To schedule a consultation with Bayberry Dental Care in our Tinley Park, IL office, give us a call at (708) 802-8300. For more information about teeth whitening, visit our website,

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gum Disease

Gum disease is a condition of the mouth that can cause great pain and frustration. Gum disease can be difficult to get rid of and long-lasting. It is for these reasons that here at Bayberry Dental Care of Tinley Park, IL, we want our patients to be aware of how gum disease is caused and how to prevent it.

Gum disease arises when the gums become irritated and frequently unclean. Bacteria in the form of plaque and tartar can bother the gums and even wedge down between the gums and the teeth. When this happens, bacteria hide in rough patches along the tooth’s root, collect deep down and forms pockets within the gums. These gum pockets swell and cause the gum tissue to separate from the tooth. More bacteria are then able to enter the pockets. This situation allows infections, can cause the loss of teeth, and it causes pain. Not to mention, gum disease is not very nice looking for a smile.

In order to prevent gum disease, you have to make sure you are keeping up with an at-home oral health routine and visiting your dentist. You should be brushing your teeth for two minutes, two to three times per day. You should also floss every day. Visiting your dentist will ensure you are getting regular professional cleanings and that you are being told if there are any areas you frequently miss.

Gum disease is a pain, but it is completely preventable. To schedule your appointment with Bayberry Dental Care in our Tinley Park, IL office, call us at (708) 802-8300. For more information, visit our website,

Friday, November 13, 2015

Experienced Tooth Extractions in Tinley Park, IL

While the best outcome is to save natural teeth, sometimes they do have to be extracted. Here at Bayberry Dental Care of Tinley Park, IL, we are well-experienced in extractions and perform them for patients when a tooth is not able to be saved. Removing a problematic tooth can prevent infection from spreading, relieve major pain, and improve the overall health of your mouth.

There are many reasons a tooth may need to be extracted including damage, decay, infection, overcrowding, and more. Very commonly-extracted teeth are the wisdom teeth. While some people experience no problems with their wisdom teeth, many experience overcrowding and impaction. When a tooth is impacted, it does not have enough room in the mouth to fully erupt. This can cause damage to other teeth, cause gum infection, and be very painful. In other cases, wisdom teeth are just too far back in the mouth to clean properly.

To extract a tooth, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area, or a more general anesthetic, depending on the complexity of the extraction. If an incision is needed to remove the tooth, your dentist will make that incision and remove any bone tissue, if necessary. The tooth is rocked back and forth until it is loose enough to be pulled out. Some cases need the tooth to be broken into pieces first. Afterward the area is stitched together if necessary.

If you are struggling with a painful tooth, come in for an examination. Appointments may be made in our Tinley Park, IL office by calling (708) 802-8300. For more information, visit the Bayberry Dental Care website,

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

How Root Canal Therapy Works

Infected teeth are painful and can be dangerous to your overall health. At Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park, IL, we perform root canal therapy for patients with infected teeth. New technology allows us to perform this quicker and more comfortable than ever before.

Root canal therapy is necessary to clear out an infected tooth so it can heal and function healthily again. In the past, root canals got a bad reputation for being painful and scary. These days, thanks to rotary endodontics, the process is usually no more uncomfortable than receiving a filling.

Your dentist will first drill an access hole into the tooth. A flexible file is inserted into the tooth with an electric drill. The decayed dental pulp is cleared out and the root canal is scrubbed clean. A sealant will then be applied to fill the empty space. A filling will be placed on the access hole. The tooth is now decay-free and nerves that were once irritated have been removed. The tooth can now heal from any damage caused from the infection.

Infected teeth can cause damage to the gum and bone tissue in the area. It can also be dangerous for someone with a compromised immune system. If you are experiencing irritated gums, a sensitive tooth, or pain while chewing, come see us. To schedule an appointment in our Tinley Park, IL office, call Bayberry Dental Care at (708) 802-8300. For more information about root canal therapy, visit our website,