Thursday, 13 December 2012

Smoking - Things That Can Ruin Your Smile


Smoking turns your teeth yellow, but it can be much more damaging than that.
"Using any form of tobacco can harm your teeth and gums in a number of ways," says Halpern.
"It can cause throat, lung, and mouth cancer, and even death. Additionally, the tar from tobacco forms a sticky film on teeth, which harbors bacteria that promote acid production and create irritating toxins, both of which cause gum inflammation, tooth decay, and loss."

Above article by: Kristin Koch, Health.com

Cosmetic Dentistry Tinley Park 
North Creek Dental Care 
Tom Ryan, DDS • John W. Athos, DDS • Kate Goesel, DDS
18425 West Creek Drive • Suite I
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-4131
NorthCreekDentalCare.com

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Bottled Water - Things That Can Ruin Your Smile


Tap water often contains fluoride—about 60% of people in the U.S. have fluoride in their water supply.
However, most bottled waters contain less fluoride than recommended for good oral health (it will be listed as an ingredient on the label if it is an additive).
"Fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before damage is even visible," explains Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson, Charles H. Perle, DMD, FAGD. "Studies have confirmed [that] the most effective source of fluoride is water fluoridation."

Above article by: Kristin Koch, Health.com

Cosmetic Dentistry Tinley Park 
North Creek Dental Care 
Tom Ryan, DDS • John W. Athos, DDS • Kate Goesel, DDS
18425 West Creek Drive • Suite I
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-4131
NorthCreekDentalCare.com

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sports Drinks - Things That Can Ruin Your Smile


In the last decade, sports beverages have become increasingly popular, but they aren't great for your teeth.
"Scientific research has found that the pH levels in many sports drinks could lead to tooth erosion due to their high concentration of acidic components, which could wear away at the tooth's enamel," says David F. Halpern, DMD, FAGD, president of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Additionally, these drinks are often high in sugars that act as "food" for acid-producing bacteria, which then sneak into the cracks and crevices in your teeth, causing cavities and tooth decay.

Above article by: Kristin Koch, Health.com

Cosmetic Dentistry Tinley Park 
North Creek Dental Care 
Tom Ryan, DDS • John W. Athos, DDS • Kate Goesel, DDS
18425 West Creek Drive • Suite I
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-4131
NorthCreekDentalCare.com


Monday, 12 November 2012

Cosmetic Dentistry TInley Park IL

Don’t Hide Your Smile – Remake It! 
We emphasize the aesthetic aspect in ALL our work because we know that when your smile looks good, you feel good! We use the best combination of preventive care, tooth-colored fillings, and restorative techniques for optimum dental health. Modern smile makeovers are so easy (and affordable!) that there’s simply no reason why you can’t have the perfectly beautiful, natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted. Ask us what veneers, bonding, and whitening can do for YOUR smile!


Cosmetic Dentistry Tinley Park 
North Creek Dental Care 
Tom Ryan, DDS • John W. Athos, DDS • Kate Goesel, DDS
18425 West Creek Drive • Suite I
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-4131
NorthCreekDentalCare.com

Dentists Tinley Park IL

Drs. Ryan, Athos, and Goesel are pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to their neighbors in Tinley Park and the surrounding communities.

Tom Ryan, DDS, was born and raised in nearby Oak Forest, where he attended St. Damian grammar school and graduated from Oak Forest High School. He earned his dental degree with honors from the Loyola University School of Dentistry, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Loyola. Upon graduation from dental school, he was inducted into the dental honors fraternity, Omicron Kappa Upsilon – an honor achieved by only the top ten graduating dentists. Dr. Ryan has served on faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroanatomy at Loyola.

Dr. Ryan has taken over 600 hours of advanced courses, learning the latest dentistry techniques to keep improving his dental skills and ensure his ability to offer his patients the most comfortable options for achieving the smiles of their dreams. A consultant for dental articles in the Chicago Sun-Times and the Southtown Star, Dr. Ryan is also a fellow in the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has been interviewed by ABC News. He is involved with many charitable causes and donates his time as a volunteer dentist to serve patients in need who have fallen through the cracks of the system.

Dr. Ryan and Cheryl, his wife of 29 years, are very proud of their three children. Rebecca is recently married and a music teacher in Schaumburg, IL. Steven just graduated from Illinois State University with dual degrees in finance and insurance. Colleen is a figure skater and senior at Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park. The youngest is Sydney, Dr. Ryan’s five-year-old Australian Sheppard. In his spare time, Dr. Ryan loves golfing, spending time with family and friends, keeping current on the latest advances in dentistry, and rooting for all the local sports teams (especially the Cubs!).

John W. Athos, DDS, earned his dental degree from the Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He loves all phases of dentistry, but is especially skilled in dental implant restoration. His advanced training in CEREC™ same-day restorations allows him to provide individualized treatment in all aspects of implant dentistry. He maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society.

Dr. Athos grew up in Homer Township and is a proud graduate of Providence High School. He currently lives in Palos Park, and volunteers his expertise at a community center in the west loop of Chicago. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and spending time with his three wonderful children.





North Creek Dental Care
Tom Ryan, DDS • John W. Athos, DDS • Kate Goesel, DDS
18425 West Creek Drive • Suite I
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-4131
NorthCreekDentalCare.com

Dental Office Tinley Park IL

North Creek Dental Care

A Different Kind of Dental Relationship 
 When you visit, our first goal is to establish a feeling of trust. Our job is to listen to you, respect your feelings and concerns, and educate you, rather than judge your decisions. We understand that you may be anxious about the process of receiving dental care; therefore, we make it a point to carefully explain your proposed treatment plan and we take the time to answer all of your questions. Only then will we take you through your treatment with the utmost of care. Modern dentistry has many techniques, local anesthetics, and relaxation methods to increase your comfort. The more involved you are in making your dental health decisions, the less room there is for fear and uncertainty.

Caring, Personalized Treatment 
Our top priority is to treat each patient as an individual, to get to know them personally, and not merely treat them as a chart number or “the next patient.” We promise all our patients the same things: a caring and attentive staff, an enthusiastic manner, and dental care delivered with exceptional comfort in a friendly atmosphere. We can't wait to meet you! Give us a call today at (708) 532-4131 for a personal consultation to discuss how North Creek Dental Care can work with you to achieve your healthiest smile.


North Creek Dental Care
Tom Ryan, DDS • John W. Athos, DDS • Kate Goesel, DDS
18425 West Creek Drive • Suite I
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-4131
NorthCreekDentalCare.com