Rolling Meadows Cosmetic Dentist: The Importance of Gorgeous Teeth

Work MeetingWhile dental care costs money, there is a social cost of going without dental care. There is even a chance that having missing teeth might lower your income. Research led by Daniel Hamermesh (professor of economics at the University of Texas) found that better looking people had 5 to 10 percent more income, on average, than people with what would be considered “average”  or “below average” in looks. According to the research, teeth played a huge role in deciding someone’s level of attractiveness. Rolling Meadows dentist, Dr. Brent A Engelberg, will speak more about the high cost of not replacing missing teeth.

More Fluoride, More Teeth

Fluoride infused water supplies have been standard in many neighborhoods, causing a significant decline in tooth decay over the last 75 years or so. When you are exposed to ample fluoride, tooth decay rates drop and you are more likely to be able to keep all of your natural teeth. This is interesting when looked at in a research study. Sherry Glied and Matthew Neidell of Columbia University School of Public Health examined the connection between fluoridation and job income. Their research found that women who grew up in communities with fluoridated water tend to earn 4 percent higher salaries than similar women who have access to such a fluoride supply. (more…)

Crowning the “King” of Dental Restorations

RomanGuyYou would probably figure that if you were an Etruscan in the 8th to 5th century B.C, your dental care would be extremely primitive. While technology has certainly brought the dental field a very long way, there actually were forms of dental crowns being used all the way back then. The materials that have been identified from that time period include ivory and human teeth.

As time went on, gold was found to be a strong and longer lasting restorative option for decaying teeth. Still porcelain and other tooth-colored dental crowns might not be as new of an invention as you’d think. In fact, porcelain jacket crowns were fashioned out of hollowed out dentures as far back as the 1700s. Your Elk Grove Village dentist, Dr. Brent A. Engelberg, most highly recommends lithium disilicate (e.max) and zirconia (lava) crown materials for the ultimate in form and function. Read on to learn more about why the more common gold and porcelain crowns tend to have a few drawbacks.

Save the Gold and Silver for Mining

Why have metals long been some of the most popular materials in dental restorations? The simple answer is strength and longevity. With (more…)

Quiz on Dental Veneers from Schaumburg Dentist

Beaming ManDo you have porcelain veneers on any of your teeth, or have you ever considered them? They are one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments out there. Dr. Brent Engelberg, your Schaumburg cosmetic dentist, would like to challenge you to a quiz on porcelain veneer care.


Q1. True or false – Porcelain veneers require specific and special dental care.

Q2. True or false – Dental checkups will no longer be necessary if you have veneers. (more…)

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Kids?

White Smile CloseWe have been writing about teeth whitening a great deal in recent blogs, because we find that it’s one of the cosmetic procedures patients have the most questions about. No doubt about it, teeth whitening is a sure-fire way to shave years off of your looks with a minimally invasive treatment. However, some people worry about the safety of teeth whitening, especially regarding children. At this point, there’s still a fairly limited amount of clinical research evidence proving the best age ranges for teeth whitening. Palatine cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, will tell you about one compelling whitening trial done on preteens and teens. (more…)