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  • I drink a lot of coffee. Could it be hurting my smile?
    At Paula S. Fillak, DMD, Ltd., we know most of our patients enjoy a cup of coffee or two throughout the day. But what many of you don’t know is Read more
  • Thanksgiving Trivia
    At Paula S. Fillak, DMD, Ltd. we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, the doctor wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a Read more
  • Detergent Foods: Clean your teeth while you eat!
    Did you know that there are certain foods you can eat which help to clean your teeth? We call them "detergent foods." In dentistry we look at the impact of Read more
  • Should I use mouthwash?
    Mouthwashes are commonly used as a part of a daily oral care regimen. Not only do they freshen breath, but some are capable of improving dental health too. Using a Read more
  • Getting Ready for Winter
    Winter Is Coming. Okay, that sounded a lot more dramatic in a popular fantasy series. But here in the real world, winter is coming as well, so let’s look at some Read more
  • Halloween: Candy, costumes, and more!
    All Hallows' Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is a yearly event celebrated on October 31, and one that is anticipated by the young and young at heart all over Read more
  • Xerostomia: What does that mean anyway?
    Does your mouth always feel like it’s dry? If it does you may be suffering from xerostomia. Xerostomia is defined as dry mouth resulting from reduced or absent saliva flow. Read more
  • Need Another Reason to Stop Biting Your Nails?
    Painful nails and cuticles, ruined manicures, reluctance to shake hands—there are so many good reasons to overcome the nail biting habit. But did you know that biting your nails is Read more
  • Year-End Insurance Reminder
    the doctor, as well as our team at Paula S. Fillak, DMD, Ltd., would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end Read more
  • Do you suffer from sleep apnea?
    At Paula S. Fillak, DMD, Ltd., we know our patients love a good amount of rest each night in order to be energized for the day and week ahead. After Read more
  • Teeth, Bones—What’s the Difference?
    They’re often mentioned together, and that’s understandable. After all, they’re the strongest parts of the body, they’re made of many of the same elements, they both require a diet rich Read more
  • Things You Should Know Before Getting an Oral Piercing
    Have you been thinking about getting an oral piercing lately? It could seem enticing because they look trendy or cool, but it’s worth know the health risks associated with oral Read more
  • Some Benefits to Giving Your Smile an Extra Boost
    For many individuals, autumn brings with it a number of new beginnings. Fall is the time that many people return to school, get back to the daily grind after an Read more
  • Happy Labor Day!
    Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last Read more
  • When to Begin Dental Care for Your Baby
    Children’s oral health differs from the needs of adults in many ways. It’s vital for you to understand what your child needs to keep his or her teeth healthy. the Read more
  • 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