Back to Basics in 2018

The new year is right around the corner, and for many of us, this means New Year’s Resolutions! This year, resolve to touch up your oral hygiene habits to make sure you have a mouth-healthy 2018. Brush: Make sure you brush your teeth for a full 2 minutes, twice daily. This removes plaque (a sticky film made up of bacteria)... read more »

How to Keep the Smile You Love

Did you know that beyond basic oral hygiene, there are things that you should be doing to preserve the health of your smile? Dr. Blaine Cusack and our team are happy to offer advice on things you can do for your smile. Visit Our Dentist For the health of your smile, visit our dental office at least twice a year... read more »

Double-Check Your Dental Hygiene Habits This Year

While brushing your teeth, be sure to move the brush in small circle motions in order to remove food particles from the gum line. To clean the surface areas of the teeth, angle the brush and be sure to take the time to clean the between the teeth as well as the front, back, and side area of the teeth... read more »

Why You Should Floss

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about keeping your teeth clean? If you thought about brushing or flossing your pearly whites, you’re not alone. However, would you be surprised to hear that not flossing could actually have a negative impact on the health of your teeth and on your overall health? Similarly, would it surprise... read more »

Gum Health Matters

If you've ever wondered why so many dental professionals worry about the health of your gums, then you're not alone. Many people don't grasp the fact that your gum health actually matters, and plays a huge role in the quality of your oral health. With that in mind, let's take a deeper look at that relationship to see if we... read more »

Halitosis Causes and Treatments

The holiday season is approaching. This means fun parties, visits from friends and family, and possibly meeting someone new this season. If you are suffering from halitosis, also known as bad breath, then this could be a cause of anxiety. That is why our team here at Blaine P. Cusack, DDS in Countryside, Illinois, is happy to offer you advice... read more »