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Teeth Whitening For a Bright Summer

July 3rd, 2019

Summer brings sunshine and warm weather, and many of our patients begin thinking about brightening their smiles this time of year. A whiter smile is one just one visit away at Grimley Family Dental!

Teeth whitening is safe, quick, and inexpensive. It can be used to correct many tooth discolorations which may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating the beautiful smile you've always wanted. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like a brighter smile.

Get your beautiful smile today! Give us a call at our convenient Naperville, IL office to schedule an appointment!

July 2nd, 2019

For Jody at Grimley Family Dental, there's nothing more exciting than to plan out her summer vacation getaways. Whether it’s just a local trip or a faraway destination, traveling is a time of excitement and exploration. But probably the most essential part of traveling for Jody is the quality time spent with her family. From all the amazing food they eat to capturing special moments in photos to fondly look back later down the road--there’s nothing better than bonding time with family! 

What you pack on a trip is just as important as your destination! Jody never travels without her camera, sunscreen, a backpack, a Cubs baseball hat, and a good pair of walking shoes! Besides enjoying long road trips with her family, Jody has aspirations of seeing places that are a little further away. Some of the places on her travel bucket list are Egypt, Ireland, and taking an Alaskan Cruise. 

What are your summer travel aspirations? Let us know the next time you’re in the office!

Protecting Your Smile with Mouthguards

June 26th, 2019

If you participate in sports or other physical activities, it’s wise to consider getting a mouthguard. Also known as mouth protectors, mouthguards are a device worn over the teeth to lessen the impact of a blow to the face.

This reduces the chance that you might lose teeth or sustain other serious oral injuries. We recommend that all patients involved in a contact sport such as wrestling, football, or hockey wear a mouthguard because of the high risk of such injuries.

However, anyone involved in a physically demanding sport or activity should wear a mouthguard as well.

Can you imagine what it would be like to lose a few of your front teeth? The way you talk, eat, and smile would all change. Potential injuries when you don’t wear a mouthguard include chipped and broken teeth, fractured jaws, root damage, damage to crowns and bridgework, concussions, and/or injury to the lips, cheeks, or gums.

Types of Mouthguards

There are three different types of mouthguards — typically made of a soft plastic material or laminate. You can decide which works best for you in terms of budget, fit, and comfort.

  • Stock mouthguards are prefabricated to a standard size. They offer adequate protection, but you need to make sure you find one that fits properly and comfortably. Stock mouthguards are readily available at department stores, sporting goods stores, and online.
  • Boil-and-bite mouthguards are placed in boiling water to soften them, then into the mouth so they can conform to the shape of the teeth. Boil-and-bite mouthguards are more expensive, but offer a more customized fit than stock ones. You can find these in department stores, pharmacies, sporting goods stores, and online.
  • Custom-made mouthguards are created just for you by Dr. Jeffrey Grimley. These offer the best fit and comfort of all the options, but they are also the most expensive. Ask a member of our Naperville, IL team for more information.

The American Dental Association says a good mouthguard should be easy to clean, fit properly, be comfortable, and resist tearing or damage. It shouldn’t restrict speech or breathing.

Still not sure if you need a mouthguard or which kind is right for you? Ask Dr. Jeffrey Grimley or one of our staff members for more information.

Happy Birthday, Jody!

June 24th, 2019

Grimley Family Dental is excited to celebrate our awesome dental assistant Jody's 47th birthday!! Jody has been with the practice for three years. To celebrate Jody's birthday we will be taking her out for a healthy lunch at 'Be Good'. Happy birthday Jody!!!  Thank you for all of your hard work and always having a smile on your face and making our patients relaxed and happy. All the best to "Our Sunshine"!

Be sure to wish Jody a “Happy Birthday” if you see her!