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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 best and most well-educated dental professionals are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating seemingly unrelated health issues.

We Offer More than Cosmetic Dentistry in Glenview

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry in Glenview, our dental team will work with you to create the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of. However, before we begin any cosmetic dentistry procedure, we will perform a thorough examination of your mouth, including your teeth, gum tissue, lips, tongue, hard and soft palate, and jaw. During the exam, make sure to inform your dentist about any problems you have speaking, chewing, swallowing, or moving your jaw.

Oropharyngeal Cancer

Oropharyngeal cancer often starts as a tiny red or white spot, sore, or swelling anywhere in the throat or mouth. Regular dental check-ups (including those for cosmetic purposes) can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be found early – when cancer can be treated more easily and successfully.

Symptoms of Mouth and Throat Cancer

If you have a sore that bleeds easily or won’t heal, a roughened or crusted area, a hard or thickened spot or lump, numbness, pain or tenderness, call and make an appointment for a check-up immediately. A thorough examination of your entire mouth at the first sign of trouble is essential when it comes to the early detection of precancerous and cancerous conditions.

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Real Patient Reviews

Real Patient Reviews

I have been going to this practice for several years now. I seemingly never have to wait when I arrive at the office and they are all very professional. Dr. Hartlieb and Dr. Ching have been terrific. In addition to doing great dental work, each has a great rapport with their patients. All of their assistants have been top notch as well.

- Neil H.

I recently met with Dr. Ching to have some dental work done, and had an exceptional experience at this office! I usually hate going to the dentist, but this experience was different–this office is hands-down, THE nicest dental facilitiy I have ever seen.

- Shaun F.

This dental office is something I haven’t seen before. I had many past dental experiences at other dental offices (unfortunately not good) and finally I found Chicago Beautiful Smiles. Dr. Hartlieb had helped me restore my teeth to a beautiful smile.

- Natasa R.

I am a loyal patient for over (yikes!) 20 years because I appreciate the time, skill and patience of the entire team. As proof of my gratitude, I live in the city and reverse commute every six months for my appointment.

- Dennis H.

Dr. Hartlieb is by far the best dentist I have ever been to. He has transformed my smile into something of beauty. In fact, many people comment on how beautiful my teeth are who do not even know that I have had major dental work performed. I used to never want to smile that large before, but now I smile as big as possible when photographed.

- Fran L.

I always have a great experience when I go to Chicago Beautiful Smiles. The staff is amazing and Dr. Hartlieb and Dr. Ching are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The facility is incredible and I feel like I’m being treated with the best technology in the dental industry. Go to Chicago Beautiful Smiles for a consultation and I guarantee you will go back time and time again. It does not get any better in the Chicago area.

- Antonio S.

I had a great experience with Dr. Ching – very professional and thorough in his craft. I had been seeing my previous dentist for the past 15 years; however, I am ready to make the permanent switch to Chicago Beautiful Smiles. Dr. Ching is great at explaining the procedures he was performing and made my visit comfortable.

- Brian M.

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