The Trouble With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Do you or a loved one snore? If so, are you aware that snoring could cause many serious conditions to their health? Yes, it’s true! There are many forms of sleep apnea, but the most common type is called obstructive sleep apnea, which if identified needs to be treated and addressed for quality sleep and health. Our dentist, Dr. Blaine... read more »

The Rewards of Flossing

If you floss regularly, you are giving your smile the reward of positive oral health. Flossing can be a critical step in keeping your smile healthy and repelling the effects of cavities and gum disease. Flossing is a great way to clean your teeth where your toothbrush can not reach. That is why flossing is essential to your oral health.... read more »

Toothbrushes: A History

Have you ever wondered how our beloved toothbrush came to be? Our dentist and team are happy to briefly go over the history of the toothbrush with you. The Ancient Toothbrush People have been making tools to clean their teeth since ancient times. Around 3500 to 3000 BC, the Egyptians and Babylonians used a twig with a frayed end to... read more »

Tooth Extractions: The Differences Between Simple and Surgical Treatments

Did you know there are two different types of tooth extractions? Well, it’s true. There are simple and surgical tooth extractions. These treatments are typically offered when a tooth is severely decayed or injured, when a tooth is causing harm to the smile, or when there isn’t enough room in the mouth. To help you know more about the two... read more »

The Facts About Pregnancy and Your Teeth

Would you be surprised to hear that there are a number of thing you should do when you’re pregnant if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy and strong? Naturally, you should still brush and floss your teeth for two minutes at a time and you should floss daily. Similarly, did you know that you should visit your dentist during... 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 »

Skipping your Nightly Brushing can Hurt Your Teeth

Usually, it’s fairly easy to brush your teeth as a part of your morning routine, but did you know that many people forget to brush their teeth right before they go to bed? As you can probably guess, this can lead to a number of negative consequences. If you don’t brush at night, your mouth will become dry, creating a... read more »