Bayberry Dental Care

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

How to Keep Your Smile White

It can seem difficult to keep your teeth nice and white; however, with a few tips and tricks, it’s actually pretty easy. At Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park, IL, we offer professional teeth whitening to give you a head start. In addition, take some of our tips for avoiding staining.

Dark foods and drinks like blueberries, coffee, wine, and soy sauce are common stain culprits. Avoid these dark foods and drinks as much as possible to keep a white smile. We do know that it is not always possible to avoid a consuming something dark, though. So after you eat a dark food or drink something like coffee, be sure to rinse your mouth out with water afterward. It is safe to brush your teeth thirty minutes after eating or drinking. You can also try sipping dark drinks through a straw to avoid contact.

Along with avoiding stain-causers, you will want to keep good oral hygiene. Plaque can cause yellowing, darkening of teeth, and it can trap in stain-causers close to your enamel. To remove plaque, brush two or three times per day and floss once per day.

To learn more about our professional teeth whitening, be sure to contact us. To schedule an appointment with Bayberry Dental Care in our Tinley Park, IL office, call us at (708) 802-8300 or visit our website,

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Dental Care with Braces

While wearing braces, you want to ensure you are keeping a clean mouth so you are not increasing the risk of cavities and uneven staining. At Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park, IL, we want all of our patients to understand how to keep great oral health. Keep reading for some tips on how to brush and floss while wearing braces.

When brushing, you need to hit all sides of your teeth as you normally would. When it comes to brushing the surfaces where the brackets are wires are attached, you will need a special brushing technique. Brush along the tops and bottoms of all the brackets. Then, take an interdental cleaning brush and brush both sides of each bracket. Look to be sure that there is no leftover plaque on the sides of the brackets.

To floss, using a threader will help you get underneath the wires easier and quicker. Floss threaders or floss with threaders attached at often found where dental supplies are sold.

Keeping a good at-home hygiene routine and coming in for your professional dental cleanings will ensure a healthy mouth after the braces come off. To schedule your cleaning and examination at Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park, IL, call us at (708) 802-8300 or visit our website,

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dental Implant Details

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth. The goal of teeth replacement is to restore function as well as aesthetics. At Bayberry Dental Care, Dr. Kathleen Falsey will examine the area to be considered for the dental implant and make a clinical assessment of whether you are an eligible candidate.

While the primary function of dental implants is for teeth replacement, there are areas in which implants can assist other dental procedures. Due to their stability, dental implants can be used to support a removable denture and provide a more secure and comfortable fit. Dental implant surgery is usually performed under local anesthetic and therefore, no pain should be felt during the procedure. After the local anesthetic has worn off, the post-surgery discomfort will vary with each individual case.

If you have missing teeth and would like to discuss your treatment options, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kathleen Falsey, DDS in our Tinley Park, IL office, call Bayberry Dental Care at 708-802-8300.