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Health Issues Your Dentist Can Help Diagnose and Treat Part III – TMJ Disorder / Migraines

What is The TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull, which allows our jawbone to move as needed for eating, speaking, and yawning. The joint is supported by muscles located on top and at the sides of the head, underneath the jaw near the throat, and […]

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Health Issues Your Dentist Can Help Diagnose & Treat Part II – Sleep Apnea / Snoring

Sleep Apnea, Snoring, and Dental Exams
A good night’s sleep is vital to your overall health. When you sleep, your body and mind have a chance to heal as your body makes countless physiological repairs on a cellular level. Consequently, high-quality sleep is important to proper immune system function. Sleep apnea and snoring can […]

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Health Issues Your Dentist Can Help Diagnose & Treat Part I – Oral Cancer

The Hidden Benefit of Regular Dental Exams
When you book an appointment with your dentist, you are probably thinking about your teeth. Afterall, a dentist’s area of expertise is the teeth and gums – right? The short answer is yes. However, when you visit your dentist, you might be surprised to know that your […]

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Is it Difficult to Care for Dental Implants?

There is really no difference between taking good care of your natural teeth and caring for your dental implant. Your gums might be sore during the first week after the implant procedure, and therefore, you should stick with liquids and soft foods until the inflammation is gone. Sometimes cold (not frozen) foods can help to […]

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Gum Health Basics

While most people think of teeth when they think of oral health, the gums play an equally important role in the overall health of your mouth. In fact, research points to the gums having an impact on not only our oral health, but our overall health as well. As one of the top cosmetic dentists […]

By |August 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gum Health Basics

Can You Really Transform Your Smile in One Day?

If you’ve been on the hunt for a long-term solution for your smile but you want results fast, you may have stumbled upon same-day dentistry as a facet of cosmetic dentistry in Winnekta. Computer-aided design or computer-aided manufacturing (CAD or CAM) technology utilizes digital imaging that allows our team to produce results on the same […]

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Tooth-Friendly Summer Snacks

Temperatures that are creeping into the 80s and even 90s make it tempting to reach for the nearest ice cream cone. While indulging in a sweet treat like ice cream is okay once in a while, it shouldn’t be your go-to snack of choice. The excess sugar can build up on your teeth and cause […]

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FAQs About Dental Implants

A beautiful, confident smile is something that everyone should have, which is why our team at Chicago Beautiful Smiles is committed to helping every patient who walks through our doors. One way to improve both the appearance and functionality of your smile is through dental implants. Dental implants in Highland Park are a permanent tooth […]

By |May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FAQs About Dental Implants

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month: What You Should Know

While we are currently temporarily closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are always doing our part to keep our community educated and informed about the facts. Every April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, something that not everyone is properly educated about. Roughly 53,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with this type of […]

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Our Temporary Closure & the Coronavirus

WIth the coronavirus panic taking over, it’s easy to fear common activities like going to the dentist due to the fear of catching the virus. Every few years there seems to be a new virus that pops up and catches the media’s attention. On a bright note, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) […]

By |March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Temporary Closure & the Coronavirus

COVID-19 Safety First Protocol


To our valued patients,

We’d like to share with you the measures we have taken to ensure your safety at Chicago Beautiful Smiles, here is a video we prepared COVID-19

Physical office modifications:

  • Each treatment room, and throughout the office, there are air filtration systems that remove airborne particles smaller than the COVID-19 virus
  • Additional disinfection of all surfaces with hypochlorous acid
  • Temperature and pulse oximeter checks to ensure no one presents with a fever or a low oxygen saturation level
  • All team members are wearing masks at all times, our clinical team uses KN95 masks along with face shields
  • Our scrubs are professionally laundered and our jackets are replaced throughout the day to protect against cross-contamination
  • All team members are screened daily for symptoms, temperature and oxygen saturation levels

We want you to know that we will be ready for you, as we always have in the past, always considering your safety first.

Yours for better, and safer, dentistry,

Dr. Christopher Ching and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb