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  • How do I know if I need a root canal?
    Tooth decay affects everyone, with studies reporting that 92% of adults have had a cavity at one point in their lifetime. In more serious instances of tooth decay, however, the Read more
  • Aging and Dental Health
    As you grow older, your mind may be preoccupied with the health of your bones, heart, or brain. However, our team at Paula S. Fillak, DMD, Ltd. will tell you Read more
  • Water: It’s Not Just for Brushing!
    We turn on the tap and it comes rushing out. We walk down the hall at work or school and stop at the fountain without even thinking about it. It’s Read more
  • How do I clean my baby’s teeth?
    Creating good dental hygiene habits early in your child’s life is essential to the health of his or her teeth, even when your infant doesn’t have any. By starting now, Read more
  • How to get Brighter Teeth for Life
    Have you ever wondered why some people have dull and yellow teeth, while others have bright, white smiles? It’s not luck. Everyone’s teeth naturally dull over time because of aging and Read more
  • Crushing the Ice-Chewing Habit
    It's a habit many people have and not only can it be annoying to the people around you, it can be detrimental to your dental health. Chewing ice is so Read more
  • Don’t let a dental emergency ruin your summer vacation!
    For many of our patients at Paula S. Fillak, DMD, Ltd., summer means a season of relaxation, vacation, and outdoor fun and activities. While you can’t take a vacation from Read more
  • Don’t let a dental emergency ruin your summer vacation!
    For many of our patients at Paula S. Fillak, DMD, Ltd., summer means a season of relaxation, vacation, and outdoor fun and activities. While you can’t take a vacation from Read more
  • Don’t let a dental emergency ruin your summer vacation!
    For many of our patients at Paula S. Fillak, DMD, Ltd., summer means a season of relaxation, vacation, and outdoor fun and activities. While you can’t take a vacation from Read more
  • Don’t let a dental emergency ruin your summer vacation!
    For many of our patients at Paula S. Fillak, DMD, Ltd., summer means a season of relaxation, vacation, and outdoor fun and activities. While you can’t take a vacation from Read more
  • Happy Fourth of July
    Every year, Americans all over the world celebrate the birth of the country and its independence on the Fourth of July. There are countless ways that people celebrate and they Read more
  • The Many Types of Sedation Dentistry
    There are many reasons to choose sedation dentistry. Perhaps anxiety is an issue, or your teeth are extremely sensitive. You may have a low pain threshold, an easily triggered gag Read more
  • Celebrate Your Dad's Smile
    Father’s Day is coming up, and, just in case your dad has enough ties, we have some gifting suggestions for you. Here’s a selection of gifts large and small tailored Read more
  • Dental Tips for Your Summer Vacation
    Summer’s here, and it’s time to enjoy a well-deserved break! But even though school’s out, please take a few minutes to learn some tips from the doctor to keep your Read more
  • Flossing Fact or Flossing Fiction?
    Somewhere in a bathroom drawer or medicine cabinet, we all have one—that little plastic dental floss dispenser. And whether you use your floss every day (yay!), or have completely forgotten Read more
  • Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!
    “The purpose of all war is peace.” - Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American Read more