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Apr 22

When gum disease, or periodontal disease, is left untreated, it can lead to a long list of serious oral and systemic health issues. Gum disease typically begins with gingivitis, characterized by inflammation or infection of the gums. If not addressed promptly by a dentist like Dr. Janet Stopka of Janet S. Stopka, DDS, PC in […]

Apr 22

As it is in any field, it has been incredibly important for the techniques and materials used in dentistry to evolve and progress. One great example of this is how dentistry has witnessed a significant shift away from the use of mercury in recent years. This marks a crucial turning point in the field’s commitment […]

Feb 01

Your dental hygiene routine isn’t complete without routine dental cleanings. Regular teeth cleanings free your teeth from plaque and tartar buildup that can cause cavities and gum disease. If you live in Burr Ridge, Illinois, or surrounding communities, you can visit the office of Janet S. Stopka, DDS, PC, for a dental cleaning. What Happens […]

Feb 01

A chipped or cracked tooth shouldn’t be ignored. Even a minor injury can put your tooth at risk of crumbling. At the office of Janet S. Stopka, DDS, PC, in Burr Ridge, Illinois, we can repair your compromised tooth with a zirconia crown. Zirconia crowns have the strength, durability, and longevity to restore damaged teeth […]

Feb 01

At the office of Janet S. Stopka, DDS, PC, you benefit from the services of a biological dentist in Burr Ridge, Illinois, to meet your dental care needs. Dr. Janet Stopka takes a holistic approach to dentistry, providing natural treatments and using non-toxic dental materials to preserve the health and beauty of your smile. If […]

Aug 07

For many patients, the idea of undergoing months or years of traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces is enough to make them avoid asking their dentist about smile alignment. Teeth alignment plays a vital role in one’s oral health, as well as self-confidence. At Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC, patients can straighten their teeth with an alternative […]

May 20

Do you currently wear complete dentures on either the top, bottom, or both arches of your mouth for tooth replacement? If so, you have likely experienced some drawbacks of traditional dentures. Because they simply rest on your gums, they can slide around, fall out, feel uncomfortable, and more. Did you know that there is an […]

Mar 30

Do you have gingival inflammation? If so, you might have gum disease. You need to address gum disease as quickly as possible to prevent it from getting worse and when the chance of reversing the damage is better. What must you do to reverse gum disease in Burr Ridge, Illinois? Take a look at a […]

Jan 23

It is an incredibly rare occurrence that an individual goes their whole life without ever needing a filling. Safe mercury-free fillings such as composite resin are used to repair many dental issues, including cavities and broken teeth. However, many out there still have an older metal amalgam filling. These fillings contain toxic mercury within them. […]

Jul 18

A bright, beautiful smile is hard to miss. Unfortunately, the same can be said about crooked, misaligned teeth. If you’re unhappy with your smile due to misaligned, crooked, or overcrowded teeth, take steps to correct these issues with Invisalign treatment. Through Invisalign orthodontic treatment, you can achieve straighter, more attractive teeth in as little as […]

Apr 27

While no longer widely used, many Americans still have at least one metal amalgam tooth filling. Back in the day, these were the go-to for treating cavities. As time passed and more research was done on the potential dangers of mercury-containing silver fillings, dentists began to seek alternatives. One such alternative is composite resin (or […]

Dec 28

Following a set dental hygiene regimen is a vital cog in your overall dental health. Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing combined with regular dental exams and cleanings will allow you to retain healthy and beautiful teeth. Dr. Janet Stopka and the team at Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC. like to work together with every patient […]