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Welcome To Our New Website!

October 4, 2016

Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center has a new website designed for our new and existing patients.

Now is it easier than ever to get all the information you need regarding your oral health and the many ways Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center can help you achieve your total well-being. Our list of “Dental Services” provides you a comprehensive list of all the ways we can care for your all your dental health needs.

North Shore dentist Dr. Dino Mantis prides himself on the skill and expertise he provides his patients, and our gallery shows you some of our many satisfied patients and the procedures that have improved their smiles and their health.

Read our reviews! Don’t take our word for it — read what our patients are saying out us. If you are new to Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center, read “Meet Dr. Mantis.” Dr. Mantis makes your oral health his top priority and his training and expertise are unparalleled. More >

One Out of Two Adults Over 30 Have Gum Disease

August 16, 2016

What are receding gums?

The term “receding gums” means that some of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth has worn away, exposing more of the tooth and the tooth’s root. Receding gums are usually a sign of gum disease, and it means that gum disease has been active in your mouth for quite awhile.

What causes gum disease?

Bacteria in tooth plaque is the number one cause of gum disease. Toxins produced by the bacteria, as well as good enzymes that the body produces to fight infection, can start to break down the bone and tissue that hold the tooth in place.

Other factors that may cause gum disease include hormonal changes, illness, smoking, grinding your teeth, taking certain medications or poor oral hygiene.

Why is gum disease a problem?

The problem is that as the gum recession occurs, small pockets can form around the gumline and tooth. These tiny spaces between teeth and gums collect debris and can become infected. More >

Women’s Hormones and the Link to Oral Health

August 9, 2016

Women’s hormones and oral health

Throughout the course of a woman’s life, she undergoes several changes in which her hormonal levels fluctuate dramatically. During these times, the body, and the mouth, is affected in a variety of ways. At my Wilmette dental office, we’d like let all of our patients know the oral health complications that can occur during phases of a woman’s life.

There are five major occasions when female hormones fluctuate and can cause oral health concerns like gum disease and other serious problems. This makes visits to your Wilmette dentist and a proper at-home hygiene routine even more important for women than men, especially during these key moments in a woman’s life.

Puberty

In the adolescent years, girls start the process of puberty where a lot of bodily changes occur because of hormonal differences. But these fluctuations in hormone levels not only affect the body, they affect the mouth as well. More >

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