What To Look For In A Toothpaste

 

Does the toothpaste aisle in your supermarket seem daunting to you? Not only are numerous brands available, but toothpaste (known in the dental profession as dentifrices






)






is formulated to serve a wide variety of needs. Some promote their whitening ability, others are intended to prevent tartar build-up, and so on. But which type is right for you? We’ll cut to the chase and advise that you



 



ask your dentist






, who is familiar with your oral health history and specific issues that can make your teeth and gums more susceptible to decay or periodontal disease. Your dentist will be able to recommend the best toothpaste type for your particular situation.

 

 

However, if we left it there, this would be the shortest blog post in history! Your dentist should be the one to steer you in the right direction, but as an informed consumer, it’s to your advantage to know about the different types of toothpaste and what they do. You may be surprised to learn that a toothpaste formulated to help in one area may cause problems in another! For example, an article for



 



Dental Choice






points out that using a whitening toothpaste if you have sensitive teeth can increase sensitivity because of the stronger ingredients used to lighten stains.

 

 

Before we look at the main categories of toothpastes for specialized needs, make sure that the toothpaste you choose has the



 



American Dental Association






(ADA)



 



Seal of Acceptance






. This ensures that it has been tested and ensured by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, which means the claims are confirmed and the ingredients are safe and effective.

 

Fluoride Toothpaste – Popular with Dentists and Patients for Cavity Prevention

 

Toothpastes containing fluoride are frequently recommended by dentists for protection against tooth decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that’s used in most toothpaste brands to help harden tooth enamel, thereby strengthening teeth. Although tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body – harder even than bones – steady exposure to foods and beverages with a



 



high sugar content






causes bacteria to produce acids that slowly eat away at tooth enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to cavities. Toothpastes that contain fluoride help in



 



enamel remineralization






to reverse this effect.

 

 

According to the



 



National Institutes of Health






(NIH), most toothpaste sold in the United States contains fluoride in the form of sodium fluoride or monofluorophosphate, most commonly at a level of 1,000 to 1,100 mg/L (about 1.3 mg in a quarter teaspoon, a typical amount of toothpaste used for one brushing).

 

Why You May Need Prescription Fluoride Toothpaste

 

Your dentist may recommend a fluoride toothpaste that’s available by prescription only. Prescription fluoride toothpaste contains a higher concentration of fluoride (5000 parts per million), which is the maximum strength. It’s typically prescribed for patients whose teeth are especially susceptible to cavities – as in the case of weak enamel due to



 



being prescribed tetracycline






in childhood – or after periodontal surgery that



 



exposes the roots of the teeth






.

 

 

Prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste is beneficial and safe when used as directed. A prescription is required to prevent accidental ingestion by children – as well as indiscriminate use by adults, which can lead to a condition called



 



fluorosis






, characterized by staining, pitting and/or surface irregularities of tooth enamel. So if your enamel is already strong, using a toothpaste containing a higher amount of fluoride won’t make your teeth even stronger – it could cause issues, which is why it’s sold by prescription only instead of over-the-counter.

 

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth – a Common Condition

If you watch TV for any length of time, you’ll see commercials promoting toothpaste that relieves tooth sensitivity. While some of these ads seem somewhat overly dramatic, sensitivity to hot or cold drinks and food can negatively impact your enjoyment of meals, snacks, and beverages. After all, you want to savor your cup of coffee, not dread the feeling of your teeth figuratively screaming in pain! Symptoms of sensitive teeth can range from a mild twinge to considerable discomfort. Pain can come and go and may be worse on some occasions than others.

 

According to



 



Mayo Clinic






, sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. “Sometimes, however, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, a worn filling, or gum disease.” So while TV commercials portray sensitive teeth as a common condition, you need to consult with your dentist to learn if a serious condition is causing sensitivity, rather than assuming the right toothpaste will take care of it. If your dentist rules out a major issue, a toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth can relieve discomfort when used twice daily. Use on a regular basis for at least one month to start experiencing results.

 

Benefits of Tartar Control Toothpaste

Tartar (calculus) is bacterial plaque that has hardened. Once tartar has formed, the only way to remove it is to visit your dental hygienist. Tartar control toothpastes include tartar-fighting ingredients such as zinc citrate or pyrophosphates that prevent plaque from hardening. Toothpastes containing multiple anti-plaque agents have been proven to be even more effective than those with only one plaque fighter.

 

Regular brushing and flossing – as well as



 



cleanings during your twice-yearly dental examinations






– will prevent a buildup of tartar that can lead to periodontal disease. Our blog post – “



 



What is Periodontal Gum Disease?






” – covers this topic in detail.

 

What You Need to Know About Whitening Toothpastes

 

Everyone wants a bright, white smile! Tooth whitening toothpastes seem to offer a fast road to success, but it’s important to know just what can be achieved. Writing for



 



Mayo Clinic






, Thomas J. Salinas, D.D.S., provides the following observations:

 

“Whitening toothpaste can appear to whiten teeth slightly by removing surface stains, such as those caused by drinking coffee or smoking. However, whitening toothpastes can’t change the natural color of your teeth or lighten a stain that goes deeper than a tooth’s surface. To remove surface stains, whitening toothpaste typically includes special abrasives that gently polish the teeth, and peroxide or other chemicals that help break down or dissolve stains.

“Some whitening toothpastes contain the chemical blue covarine, which adheres to the surface of the teeth and creates an optical illusion that can make teeth appear less yellow. When used twice a day, whitening toothpaste can take from two to six weeks to make teeth appear whiter. Whitening toothpastes that contain blue covarine can have an immediate effect. Although whitening toothpastes are typically designed to maximize cleaning and minimize wear on tooth enamel, be careful to follow manufacturer recommendations.”

As mentioned earlier, whitening toothpaste can increase the sensitivity of sensitive teeth. There are toothpastes formulated for sensitive teeth that promote whitening by natural ingredients, such as charcoal derived from coconuts. This could be a solution to discuss with your dentist.

 

Whitening toothpastes are effective for the circumstances covered above, but those who have deeper stains should consult their dentist about in-office or take-home professional whitening procedures.



 



24/7 Local Dentist






is proud to offer



 



Zoom






and



 



Opalescence






teeth whitening treatments. Each of these excellent, proven treatments is administered by different means. We will recommend the treatment best suited to your situation and aesthetic goals based upon your consultation.

 

The Take-Home Message

 

There’s a wide array of toothpastes on store shelves, each offering different benefits. To make matters more confusing, each brand has various varieties, based upon the benefit it’s formulated to deliver. Rather than feeling you have to go it alone in making this important decision, talk to your trusted partner in oral health –



 



your dentist






!

 

Our team of experienced, dedicated dental professionals will help address your oral health concerns, and determine the best solution for you based upon your individual situation. We strive to identify treatment options that fit your needs.

 

We understand that the main concern you may have is cost, which is why we accept all major PPO plans for dental insurance and also offer our in-house dental plan. Please see our



 



financing page






for more information.

 

 

 


24/7 Local Dentist






, it is our mission to provide the highest quality and most compassionate oral care to our Chicago patients, including both dental and



 



periodontal services






. Our practice is trusted for advanced oral surgery procedures and comfortable root canal treatment.

 

 

Our dental specialists include our general dentist,



 



Dr. Nilofer Khan






, our endodontist,



 



Dr. Sabek






, and our periodontist,



 



Dr. Amir Danesh






. Dr. Danesh is a board-certified periodontist and Diplomat of the



 



American Board of Periodontology






. He has contributed to the publication of two books, as well as published over 20 papers in prestigious dental research journals.

 

Fluoride: Myths and Facts

 

In 1945, Grand Rapids, MI, became the first community in the world to add fluoride to the municipal water supply in order to help prevent tooth decay. When subsequent studies showed a significantly lower rate of cavities in schoolchildren, water fluoridation spread to other towns and cities — including Chicago. The



 



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention






(CDC) considers fluoridation of water one of the greatest achievements in public health in the 20th century.

 

 

The CDC provides this



 



succinct explanation






of fluoride’s effectiveness:

 

“Fluoride works by stopping or even reversing the tooth decay process — it keeps tooth enamel strong and solid. Certain bacteria in the mouth cause tooth decay. When a person eats sugar and other refined carbohydrates, these bacteria produce acid that removes minerals from the surface of the tooth. Fluoride helps to remineralize tooth surfaces and prevents cavities from forming.”

 

Although the benefits of fluoride in cavity prevention are well-established, the need for (and safety of) its addition to drinking water remains a subject of debate. Because we at



 



24/7 Local Dentist






believe that well-informed people are better able to make good decisions about their dental and overall health, we present the following myths and facts regarding fluoride.

 

Fluoride is Not Naturally Present in Water

 

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally and is released from rocks into the soil, water and air.



 



Almost all water contains some fluoride






, but usually not enough to prevent tooth decay. The



 



American Dental Association






(ADA) recommends community fluoridation to achieve the level necessary to do so. Its guidelines are available at



 



ADA.org/fluoride






. The city of Chicago fluoridates its water to approximately 1.0ppm within the guidelines of the ADA (0.7ppm to 1.2ppm).

 

All Fluoride is the Same

 

Fluoride is typically used as a generic term, although the facts are more complex. There are three types of fluoride additives typically used in municipal water supplies. The CDC provides the



 



following breakdown






:

 

To complicate matters, oral hygiene products such as toothpaste contain one of two fluoride compounds: stannous fluoride and sodium fluoride. Stannous fluoride is an antibacterial agent that’s clinically proven to protect against gingivitis, plaque and tooth sensitivity, while still protecting against cavities. Sodium fluoride protects against cavities, but doesn’t provide protection from these other conditions.

 

Fluoride can also be prescribed as a liquid, tablet or chewable tablet for children and adults in areas that do not have fluoridated water. As our blog post — “



 



What to Look for in a Toothpaste






” — covers, your dentist may recommend a fluoride toothpaste that’s available by prescription only. Prescription fluoride toothpaste contains a higher concentration of fluoride (5000 parts per million) than over-the-counter brands, which is the maximum strength. It’s typically prescribed for patients whose teeth are especially susceptible to cavities — as in the case of weak enamel due to



 



being prescribed tetracycline






in childhood — or after periodontal surgery that



 



exposes the roots of the teeth






.

 

Fluoridated Water Isn’t Necessary Because Most Toothpastes Contain Fluoride

 

Although fluoride toothpaste is very effective in preventing tooth decay, fluoridated water provides extra protection. According to



 



Campaign for Dental Health






— a program of the



 



American Academy of Pediatrics






— the benefits of water fluoridation build on those from



 



fluoride toothpaste






. Fluoride toothpaste alone is not enough, which is why pediatricians and dentists often prescribe fluoride tablets to children living in non-fluoridated areas.

 

Fluoridated Water Does Not Have an Impact on Tooth Decay

 

Numerous studies conducted over the years have shown that fluoridation reduces tooth decay.



 



Campaign for Dental Health






provides the following:

 

Fluoride is Harmful to Children

 

In fact, getting enough fluoride in childhood is critical to strengthening teeth over an entire lifetime. Children need fluoride to strengthen their developing and emerging teeth — which include primary (baby) teeth. The use of fluoride to prevent and control cavities is documented to be both safe and effective. According to



 



the






Campaign for Dental Health






, a 2010 study confirmed that the fluoridated water consumed as a young child makes the loss of teeth due to decay less likely 40 or 50 years later.

 

 

When it comes to brushing with a toothpaste containing fluoride, the ADA’s guideline for



 



children under three years of age






is to brush using a “smear” of fluoride-containing toothpaste, no larger than the size of a grain of rice. Parents should brush their child’s teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. When your child turns three, the ADA recommends that you continue brushing your child’s teeth twice a day, but with a slightly larger portion of fluoride toothpaste, the size of a pea.

 

Drinking Fluoridated Water Can Cause Fluorosis

 

Fluorosis is a condition characterized by staining, pitting, and/or surface irregularities of tooth enamel caused by overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life. This is the time when most permanent teeth are being formed. The concentration of fluoride added to the drinking water supply is very unlikely to lead to fluorosis. However, this is why it is important to follow the



 



guidelines






on the appropriate amount of toothpaste to use for children, to supervise children when brushing, and to teach them not to swallow, but to spit when finished.

 

Drinking Fluoridated Water Causes Cancer

 

According to the



 



American Cancer Society






, the US Public Health Service issued a report on the benefits and risks of fluoride in 1991. When looking at a possible link with cancer, they first reviewed the results of studies done with lab animals. They concluded that the few studies available “fail[ed] to establish an association between fluoride and cancer.” They also looked at population-based studies, including a large study conducted by the National Cancer Institute. They concluded: “Optimal fluoridation of drinking water does not pose a detectable cancer risk to humans as evidenced by extensive human epidemiological data available to date, including the new studies prepared for this report.”

 

European Countries Do Not Allow Fluoridation of Their Municipal Water Supplies

European countries do have water fluoridation systems in place. Fluoridated water reaches 12 million Europeans, mostly in Great Britain, Ireland, and Spain. At least 70 million Europeans consume fluoridated salt — which is used to reach most of the population in Germany and Switzerland. These two countries have the lowest rates of tooth decay in Europe.

Ask Your Dentist — Your Trusted Partner in Oral Health

The internet can be a valuable source of information on numerous topics, but credible sources dealing with oral health — or general health — can sometimes be difficult to separate from unreliable sources based on “junk science.”

 

When you have questions about the safety or effectiveness of any matter relating to oral health, the best person to ask is



 



your dentist






. Our team of experienced, dedicated dental professionals will help address your oral health concerns, and determine the best solution for you based on your individual situation. We strive to identify treatment options that fit your needs.

 

 

We understand that the main concern you may have is cost, which is why we accept all major PPO plans for dental insurance and also offer our in-house dental plan. Please see our



 



financing page






for more information.

 

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

A clean taste in your mouth, fresh breath and an extra defense against the bacteria that cause plaque buildup and gum disease are among the main benefits that mouthwash delivers. But is it really a necessary part of your daily oral hygiene routine, or do you just believe it is thanks to successful marketing by the major brands? The cut-to-the-chase answer is yes — mouthwash does have a place in promoting oral health! However, its role isn’t as straightforward as you may think. There’s actually a good deal to learn about mouthwash, so keep reading!

What Mouthwash Really Does

 

Mouthwash — also called mouth rinse or oral rinse — reaches areas of your mouth that a toothbrush alone can’t. According to



 



Mouth Healthy






— an oral health information website presented by the



 



American Dental Association






(ADA) — it can provide the following benefits when used on a regular basis:

 

What mouthwash can’t do is replace brushing. The friction and motion of brushing and flossing are what help to remove bacteria, plaque, food debris and acid from the surface of your teeth. Mouthwash is most effective as a reinforcement when incorporated into your morning and evening oral care routine.

What Type of Mouthwash is Right for You?

Faced with a wide array of mouthwash brands and specialized formulas on the shelves of the supermarket or drugstore, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. How do you choose, and how do you know if you’re making the right choice? Breaking it down step-by-step can help lead you to an informed decision.

 

First, there are two main categories of mouthwash:



 



cosmetic and therapeutic






. Cosmetic mouthwashes temporarily control or reduce bad breath and leave your mouth with a pleasant taste, but don’t reduce your risk of cavities or gum disease. Therapeutic mouthwashes have active ingredients that kill bacteria and can help reduce plaque, gingivitis, cavities and bad breath. Those that contain fluoride help prevent or reduce tooth decay. Some therapeutic mouthwashes require a prescription, but many are available over-the-counter. When selecting an over-the-counter mouthwash, look for products that carry the



 



American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance






, which means that they have been tested and shown to be safe and effective.

 

Beyond these basic categories are a variety of formulations to address specific issues, such as gum disease, cavity prevention, tartar prevention, tooth sensitivity and whitening. While the oral health benefits of each formulation is clearly stated on the label, reading the list of ingredients will also help you identify what the mouthwash is intended to do. Look for the following:

 

 


A note for those in alcohol recovery:






Numerous brands of mouthwash contain a high percentage of alcohol,



 



increasing the risk of a relapse






if used. Most major brands have an alcohol-free option available, which provides the same benefits as standard mouthwash products.

 

Mouthwash Still Stops Bad Breath, Right?

 

For most people, eliminating bad breath is the main reason for using mouthwash. Much as using deodorant, it’s considered essential to good general hygiene. In fact, did you know that



 



mouthwash can be used as an emergency deodorant






? Needless to say, the reverse doesn’t hold true! But mouthwash isn’t effective against halitosis — the clinical term for chronic bad breath. As



 



Mouth Healthy






explains, “Unlike ‘morning breath’ or a strong smell that lingers after a tuna sandwich, halitosis remains for an extended amount of time and may be a sign of something more serious.” Our blog post — “



 



What is Halitosis? Getting to the Bottom of Bad Breath






” — covers this condition in greater detail.

 

Halitosis can have one of the following causes:

 

If your bad breath persists despite regular use of mouthwash, schedule an appointment with



 



your dentist






to check for an underlying cause. Should a dental examination be inconclusive, schedule an appointment with your doctor. The sooner a medical condition is diagnosed, the sooner you’ll receive appropriate treatment.

 

When and How to Use Mouthwash

 

While this may seem straightforward, there is some debate as to when you should use mouthwash during your morning and evening brushing routine. Some sources recommend waiting 30 minutes after brushing to rinse with mouthwash so as not to wash away the fluoride in the toothpaste. Our blog post — “



 



What to Look For In a Toothpaste






” — covers fluoride toothpastes in greater detail. However, there are mouthwashes that contain fluoride, so the wait may not be necessary. Also, a half-hour wait isn’t practical for many people — either in the morning while rushing to get ready for work or a busy day of errands, or before bedtime.

 

 

 


Mayo Clinic






recommends using mouthwash after brushing and flossing your teeth. On the other hand, the ADA states that it’s a matter of



 



personal preference






whether you rinse with mouthwash before or after brushing — while acknowledging that you should follow label instructions, which may have a specific order for use, depending upon the product’s ingredients.

 

 

 


Vivid Smiles






of Terre Haute, IN, recommends using mouthwash at lunch or after other meals and snacks when brushing isn’t possible. A quick rinse with mouthwash will help kill bacteria and remove food particles, preventing plaque and acid buildup in your mouth. Keep a small bottle at your office desk or workstation.

 

Whether at home or work, pour about four teaspoons of mouthwash into a cup. Do not dilute with water. Empty the cup into your mouth, and swish for a full 30 seconds. Finish by gargling, then spit out in the sink.

 

Mouthwash is not recommended for



 



children younger than six years of age






. They may accidentally swallow large amounts of the mouthwash, which can cause nausea, vomiting and intoxication (due to the alcohol content in some rinses). Check the label and follow specific precautions, instructions and age recommendations.

 

So is Mouthwash Really Necessary?

There are dentists who say that mouthwash is not strictly necessary if you brush your teeth well twice a day and floss daily. However, most dentists highly recommend adding mouthwash to your morning and evening routine. As mouthwash does play an important role in reducing the bacteria that’s the source of most oral health issues, it should be part of your life!

 

To be sure you select the mouthwash formula that best addresses your oral health needs and goals,



 



ask your dentist






! As your trusted partner in oral health, your dentist will know if you can benefit from a mouthwash formulated to fight plaque, help prevent cavities or be gentle to sensitive teeth.

 

Our team of experienced, dedicated dental professionals will help address your oral health concerns, and determine the best solution for you based upon your individual situation. We strive to identify treatment options that fit your needs.

 

We understand that the main concern you may have is cost, which is why we accept all major PPO plans for dental insurance and also offer our in-house dental plan. Please see our



 



financing page






for more information.

 

 

 


24/7 Local Dentist






, it is our mission to provide the highest quality and most compassionate oral care to our Chicago patients, including both dental and



 



periodontal services






. Our practice is trusted for advanced oral surgery procedures and comfortable root canal treatment.

 

 

Our dental specialists include our general dentist,



 



Dr. Nilofer Khan






, our endodontist,



 



Dr. Sabek






, and our periodontist,



 



Dr. Amir Danesh






. Dr. Danesh is a board-certified periodontist and Diplomat of the



 



American Board of Periodontology






. He has contributed to the publication of two books, as well as published over 20 papers in prestigious dental research journals.

 

 

We serve the



 



neighborhoods






of



 



Logan Square






, Bucktown, Humboldt Park, and Wicker Park with the dedication that’s earned us the reputation as the






Best Dentist in Chicago!

 

How to Choose a Dentist

 

Choosing a healthcare provider is an important decision. Finding a professional worthy of your trust to treat and prevent illness — perhaps not only for yourself but also for your family — is a task to take seriously, rather than left to chance. Our team at



 



24/7 Local Dentist






always emphasizes that dental health is part of overall health. For this reason, we offer the following advice on choosing a dentist — from researching professional credentials to questions to ask during the consultation, and what you need to look for when you visit the office. We’ll also cover “red flags” that indicate the practice you’re considering may not be right for you.

 

Why Your Choice of Dentist is Important

 

Your dentist should be more than someone you see twice a year for a cleaning and oral exam or visit when you have a toothache. A good dentist will be your partner in helping you achieve and maintain optimum oral health by recognizing and treating conditions — such as



 



periodontal disease






— in their early stages, as well as recommending a regular oral health routine for you to follow at home, based upon your individual situation.

 

 

 






Dr. Cathy Taylor-Osborne — director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Oral Health —



 



writes the following






for



 



MouthHealthy






— an oral health information website presented by the



 



American Dental Association






(ADA):

 

 

“Your dental health is such a vital part of your overall health, so it’s important for every patient to have a dental home. That means there is always someone looking out for the best interest of you and your family.” In this way, having a dental home allows you to feel comfortable when you’re dropping in for a regular visit and provides you with a safe, trusted place to turn for a procedure or dental emergency. Our blog post — “



 



How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency






” — highlights the advantage of having a regular dentist to call to receive care as soon as possible.

 

 

If you are also seeking a dentist for your child, you may want to find one whose practice includes pediatric (child) dentistry. This is a specialty area for many reasons, and not every dental practice is conducive to treating children.



 



24/7 Local Dentist provides comprehensive pediatric dentistry






, giving your child the very best start for a lifetime of excellent oral health in a calming, supportive environment. Most dental practices do not offer specific pediatric treatment. While such a practice can offer high-quality, conscientious treatment for adults, you most likely will need to look elsewhere for a pediatric dentist.

 

Factors to Consider When Looking for a Dentist

 

Looking for a new dentist isn’t something you do on a regular basis, so knowing what you need to take into consideration will give you the ability to make a good choice. The following tips are courtesy of



 



MouthHealthy






,



 



HealthGrades






, and



 



DentistryIQ






:

 

 

Research credentials —






Board certification is one of the most important factors when choosing a dentist. It tells you that the dentist has the necessary training, skills, and experience to provide healthcare in general dentistry. Also, confirm that the dentist has no history of malpractice claims or disciplinary actions. You can find the dentist’s medical school, training hospital, certifications, and malpractice and disciplinary history on



 



Healthgrades.com






and state websites.

 

 

Look for ADA membership











Dentists who are ADA members have agreed to follow the



 



ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct






and made a professional promise to put your health and well-being first. The ADA’s free online



 



Find-A-Dentist






tool allows you to search by name, location, and specialty for member dentists.

 

 

Read patient reviews —






Reading what other people have to say about a dentist can provide insight into how a dentist practices general dentistry, as well as how his or her dental practice is operated.



 



Patient reviews






typically reflect people’s experience with scheduling appointments, wait times, office environment, and office staff friendliness. You can learn how well patients trust the dentist, how much time he or she spends with their patients, and how well he or she answers questions.

 

 

Visit their website and social media accounts











A dental practice’s



 



website






provides valuable information about services, specialties, and other pertinent facts. For example, you may learn that a dentist is good at putting anxious patients at ease. Active



 



social media accounts






indicate that the practice values engaging with patients by sharing news and photos of office activities.

 

If you have dental insurance, know what your plan covers

You chose dental insurance to save money. To receive the most benefits and pay the least out-of-pocket for your care, you may need to choose a dentist who participates in your plan. You should still consider credentials, experience, outcomes, and the quality of the office as you select an in-network dentist.

Schedule a consultation

Schedule a consultation time to meet with the dentist and staff before making an appointment. Compile a list of questions and bring your records so the dentist can look at your dental history if you want to ask something specific. You’ll also be able to see if the office is welcoming, comfortable, and neat.

A few questions you might want to ask include:

Look around the office and ask about their technology —

The overall impression you get should be of a clean, well-ordered environment. Most offices have intraoral cameras to show you what’s going on in your mouth and digital X-ray equipment. The office should be computerized, instead of using paper charts. We’re getting a little ahead of ourselves here, but old equipment, shabby waiting room furniture, and a general disorganized vibe are signs that you need to continue your search.

Ask what will happen at your new patient appointment —

There should be time to talk to the dentist and staff to understand or establish your oral health goals. An office that offers this opportunity is dedicated to providing comprehensive care.

How Not to Choose a Dentist – And Red Flags to Watch Out For
 

Convenient location —

Your time is valuable, but so is your oral health. The dentist who is closest to your home or office isn’t necessarily the best for you. If, after you’ve done your research and due diligence that turns out to be the case, great! Otherwise, you could be trading the skilled, competent care you need for convenience.

The cost factor

Budgets are real, and most people economize wherever and whenever possible. But looking for a bargain in a dentist can not only negatively impact your oral health, but it can also ultimately wind up costing you extra.

a

As Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH



 



states for DentistryIQ






, “Selecting someone who doesn’t have the expertise you need or someone who only treats issues when they’re true problems — as opposed to looking for the why behind all the cavities you keep getting or the receding gums that cause sensitivity — could, in the long run, cost you time and teeth.

 

“Often the least expensive dentistry isn’t the most comprehensive; for example, you might have a rather large cavity in a tooth, and while you could put a big filling in it for less money, down the road, that tooth could crack, need a root canal, or worse yet, need to be pulled and an implant placed. So, for the price of an excellent-fitting crown the first time, you could have saved thousands of dollars.”

Because a friend tells you their dentist is “nice” —

While rapport is crucial in any relationship with a healthcare provider, “nice” doesn’t always correlate to the quality of care you’ll receive.

“You can ask to see examples of their dentistry; look at before and after pictures and X-rays of recent crowns they have done,” says Hill. “How does their dentistry look to you? Does it look natural or like bright white Chiclets? When you look at an X-ray there shouldn’t be dark spots or ledges around crowns. Ask them to explain what you’re looking at and why they’re exceptional at what they do.”

Watch out for the following

As previously mentioned, pay attention to the overall cleanliness and condition of the office. Worn-out furniture could indicate the practice doesn’t have enough patients to be able to afford better. Take note of the attitude of the front desk staff, dental assistants, etc. If they seem overly stressed, rude, or dismissive toward you, working conditions may not be good — or the dentist doesn’t care about the quality of the staff.

Look at the age and condition of equipment, such as the X-ray machine and the dental chair. The dental chair is part of the dental unit, which consists of specific parts that also include the dental chair, stool, lighting, hydric box, aspiration, cuspidor, and other elements. All imaging equipment and the dental unit should be up-to-date and functioning efficiently. If they aren’t, continue your search.

How does the dentist impress you? If he/she doesn’t answer your questions to your satisfaction — or doesn’t want to answer them at all — seems dismissive of your concerns, etc., this particular dentist might not be right for you, even if the reviews you’ve read are mostly positive. Also, note how he/she speaks to the dental assistant and other staff members. Does the dentist treat them in a professional manner, or seem angry, impatient, or annoyed? Your dentist doesn’t have to be your best buddy, but you do need to have a good doctor-patient relationship based on respect. If you don’t feel you get that during the consultation, keep looking.

Last, but certainly not least, you should

never

feel that you are being pressured to consent to extensive, expensive treatment. This can be a situation in practices that heavily promote cosmetic dentistry. After a consultation and recommendation for crowns or veneers, the patient may be led to a room by someone other than the dentist and given a form to sign consenting to the recommended work — which may cost several thousands of dollars. You need to take the time to consider the proposed treatment, your budget, and your payment plan. Do not sign

any

form or document before you are comfortable with your decision. If you feel pressured to do so, leave, and find another dentist.

The Take-Home Message

Whether you need to find a new dentist because you’ve just moved, your current dentist is retiring or relocating, or you’re not satisfied with the treatment you’ve been receiving, the process can be less stressful if you know how to go about it. We hope we’ve provided a helpful guide on your journey to connecting with a dentist who will be your trusted partner in caring for your oral health!

Our team of experienced, dedicated dental professionals will help address your oral health concerns, and determine the best solution for you based on your individual situation. We strive to identify treatment options that fit your needs.

 

We understand that the main concern you may have is cost, which is why we accept all major PPO plans for dental insurance and also offer our in-house dental plan. Please see our



 



financing page






for more information.

 

 

 


24/7 Local Dentist






, it is our mission to provide the highest quality and most compassionate oral care to our Chicago patients, including both dental and



 



periodontal services






. Our practice is trusted for advanced oral surgery procedures and comfortable root canal treatment.

 

 

Our dental specialists include our general dentist,



 



Dr. Nilofer Khan






, our endodontist,



 



Dr. Sabek






, and our periodontist,



 



Dr. Amir Danesh






. Dr. Danesh is a board-ceratified periodontist and Diplomat of the



 



American Board of Periodontology






. He has contributed to the publication of two books, as well as published over 20 papers in prestigious dental research journals.

 

What is a Smile Makeover and is it Right for You?

Having a beautiful smile is a powerful boost to self-confidence — and can open doors in many aspects of your life! But the bright, perfect “movie star” smile that’s so desirable can’t always be achieved by best oral health practices alone. Fortunately, a smile makeover is designed to give you what nature didn’t — or what poor restorations and/or other adverse dental conditions took away. If you’re considering your options to achieve a smile you can be proud of, a smile makeover could be the solution!

What is a Smile Makeover?

As the name implies, a smile makeover involves a combination of cosmetic dental procedures and treatments to correct multiple aesthetic flaws that affect your smile. Teeth that are broken, gapped, uneven, chipped, short, worn-down, misshapen — or have minor misalignments or permanent staining — can achieve a look that is aesthetically balanced, with a brighter, whiter color that complements your skin tone. Correcting a “gummy” smile also can be part of this process.

Depending on your oral structure and aesthetic goals, your smile makeover could involve the following:

 

Veneers –






Comprised of thin, wafer-like porcelain shells that are custom-shaped and bonded to the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance and correct noticeable flaws, veneers are one of the most popular treatments in cosmetics dentistry. Teeth are prepared by removing a layer of enamel, which allows the veneer to fit securely over the tooth and create a strong bond. We invite you to read our blog posts — “



 



What are Veneers?






” and “



 



Are Veneers Right for You?






” — to learn more.

 

 

In addition to traditional



 



veneers






,



 



24/7 Local Dentist Dental






is proud to offer the



 



Lumineers®






brand, which is designed to be ultra-thin and eliminates the need to remove tooth enamel.

 

 

Composite bonding






— This can be an option for those with insufficient enamel for veneers. A composite resin is sculpted, shaped, polished, and adhered to the front of the teeth. However, bonding is not stain-resistant and is not as natural-appearing as porcelain veneers. Our blog post — “



 



Is Composite Bonding Right for You?






” — covers this procedure in greater detail.

 

 

Crowns






— Unlike veneers, a



 



crown






covers the entire tooth down to the gumline. This requires the tooth to be significantly ground down, meaning that it can never again be without a crown. However, crowns may be the recommended solution — especially for those with damaged teeth — as they have the appearance of strong, healthy teeth and can last for 10 to 15 years with proper care.

 

Dental implants

— This is an important element of a smile makeover for those with a missing tooth for whom a bridge may not be an option. The prosthesis (tooth restoration) element of the implant will be fashioned to complement the other tooth restorations in shape, alignment, and color so it seamlessly matches and works harmoniously to create a complete aesthetic result.

 

Gum recontouring






— This procedure is performed to correct a gummy smile, which is caused by an excess of gum tissue covering the teeth. Our blog post — “



 



What is Gum Lengthening?






” — covers this topic in detail.

 

 

Teeth whitening






— This is an option for those who are generally pleased with the appearance of their teeth, but want to remove stains and brighten the color. Although many over-the-counter whitening kits are available, a



 



dental practice






will safely provide the best possible result — either with an in-office treatment or a take-home custom tray and whitening gel. We are proud to offer the



 



Zoom






and



 



Opalescence






brands of teeth whitening treatments.

 

 

As you may now be realizing, a smile makeover requires the dentist to have a strong sense of aesthetics as well as technical skills. There is no one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter approach. Each makeover is individually designed according to the patient’s oral structure, facial structure, and shape — as well as other considerations.



 



Consumer Guide to Dentistry






provides the



 



following elements






that go into planning a smile makeover:

 

Tooth length

— Long teeth lend a youthful appearance. Aging produces wear and tear that often results in shorter teeth, and a gummy smile also can make teeth appear shorter. A treatment for shorter teeth may include reshaping and lengthening the two front central teeth with composite bonding or porcelain veneers. If you have a gummy smile, your cosmetic dentist may provide treatment to modify the gum line and lengthen the appearance of the teeth using laser dentistry procedures. You may also be referred to a periodontist for crown lengthening if necessary.

Teeth lengthening may also impact your overall facial appearance. For example, shapely, long, square teeth on a round-faced individual can provide a slimming effect.

Smile line

— The smile line is an imaginary line that follows the edges of your upper teeth from side to side, which ideally should be the same as the curve of your lower lip when you smile. This standard point of reference may be used to help determine how long your new teeth should be.

Tooth proportions

— Your cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth to determine if they are in correct proportion with each other. Most people recognize a pleasing smile as one in which the two central front teeth are dominant and have a width-to-length ratio of 4-to-5. This proportion guides the length and width of other teeth in the aesthetic zone so that the smile line appears balanced.

Tooth texture and characterization

— An artistic dentist can characterize your crowns or veneers to create a more feminine or a more masculine appearance, in addition to matching the look and feel of natural teeth.

How is a Smile Makeover Different from Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

 

Although there are similarities, full-mouth reconstruction is more intensive than a smile makeover. According to



 



The Smile Centre






, “While smile makeovers encompass a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile, a full mouth reconstruction may include a smile makeover in addition to procedures that deal with jaw alignment and dental health issues. Full mouth reconstruction involves the combination of multiple restorative, neuromuscular and general dentistry dental procedures. The objective is to not only restore the aesthetic appearance of your smile but to also strengthen the structure and functionality of your teeth.

 

“Full mouth restorations are often crucial for a patient’s overall well-being due to the interconnected nature of oral health. For example, if you suffer from a chipped tooth, it can lead to problems with your bite. Bite issues can cause chewing difficulties, which in turn can lead to excess wear on other teeth. Misaligned bites are linked with a myriad of other issues, many of which are associated with problems such as headaches, jaw soreness, neck pain, and even poor posture.”

 

Depending upon your existing oral health conditions, treatment may be necessary before reconstruction procedures can begin.



 



Periodontal disease






or misaligned teeth that require



 



orthodontic treatment






will have to be addressed first.

 

How Long Should a Smile Makeover Last?

 

A smile makeover is an investment in yourself. According to



 



Dr. Micheal J. Wei, DDS






, “You want your investment to pay dividends, making you look younger, happier, and healthier. One of the worst situations a dental patient can experience is undergoing cosmetic or restorative dentistry, only to have those changes fail soon after.”

 

Dr. Wei provides the general lifespan of the following types of cosmetic dental restorations:

 

As with your overall oral health, you’ll get the most out of your smile makeover investment by regular visits to your dentist for an



 



examination and cleaning






— and maintain a consistent oral care regimen of brushing and flossing. Also, prevent damage to your teeth by wearing a mouthguard when playing sports or participating in physical recreational activities, as well as not chewing on hard food items (such as ice, hard candy, or popcorn kernels). Also, never use your teeth to tear things apart or open bottles! Scissors and bottle openers, respectively, are the appropriate tools. Being careless can damage restorations as well as teeth in their natural state.

 

The Take-Home Message

A smile makeover can boost your self-image and let you face the world with confidence! Choosing a dentist with the skill, experience, and artistic eye to create the perfect smile just for you is essential to achieving the best result.

 

 


24/7 Local Dentist






, it is our mission to provide the highest quality and most compassionate oral care to our Chicago patients, including both dental and



 



periodontal services






. Our practice is trusted for advanced oral surgery procedures and comfortable root canal treatment.

 

Our team of experienced, dedicated dental professionals will help address your oral health concerns, and determine the best solution for you based on your individual situation. We strive to identify treatment options that fit your needs.

 

Our dental specialists include our general dentist,



 



Dr. Nilofer Khan






, our endodontist,



 



Dr. Sabek






, and our periodontist,



 



Dr. Amir Danesh






. Dr. Danesh is a board-certified periodontist and Diplomat of the



 



American Board of Periodontology






. He has contributed to the publication of two books, as well as published over 20 papers in prestigious dental research journals.

 

 

We serve the



 



neighborhoods






of



 



Logan Square






, Bucktown, Humboldt Park, and Wicker Park with the dedication that’s earned us the reputation as the






Best Dentist in Chicago!

 

 

We understand that the main concern you may have is cost, which is why we accept all major PPO plans for dental insurance and also offer our in-house dental plan. Please see our



 



financing page






for more information.

 

Locksmith in Boca Raton FL

Using a local Locksmith in Boca Raton FL to unlock your door will have you back on the road in no time. Aside from a lock change, a Locksmith in Boca Raton FL can also help you with a wide array of security issues. These include burglary, theft and lost keys. So what are you waiting for? Call a professional today. Our highly trained, certified, and insured team of experts will take care of all your locksmith needs. Whether you need a simple lock change or a full blown security overhaul, our professionals will get you in and out of your home, car, or office without breaking the bank.

One of the best parts about our reputable technicians is that we can perform a lock replacement or a complete security audit on any make or model of vehicle. Whether you’re having a lock change performed on your new Mercedes or you’re trying to improve the security of your home, our experts will take the time to understand your needs and goals. So, if you’re in the market for a locksmith in Boca Raton, FL, contact us today. Our services are affordable, and we’ll help you find the perfect locksmith for the job. We’ll even do a free in-home estimate so you know exactly what we’ll charge. We’re the experts in the field, and can make your home, auto, or business a safer place for you and your family. Besides, our trained technicians have the skills, tools, and experience to make your home or business safer and more secure.

Monster Bars Vape Comes With a Menthol Follow-Up

Using Monster Bars Vape is not the only way to satisfy your sweet tooth. There are other vapes that are more sophisticated in their flavor and even come with a menthol follow-up.

Fruity banana flavor with menthol follow-up

ICE Banana by Monster Vape Labs is the fruity banana flavor with a menthol finish. These 6mL disposable vapes feature a 5% nicotine level and provide a long-lasting dose of e-liquid. The best part is that these devices are surprisingly easy to use.

ICE Banana is the fruity banana flavor with a hint of menthol, a nice touch. The icy banana concoction is the most refreshing fruity vape you’ll ever experience. Its not all about the fruit, though, since menthol is the key to this flavor’s success. The e-liquid’s main strength lies in the menthol, which is why it is also a good fit for the new Monster Bar Max disposable vape pens. Its a nice way to get a fresh dose of e-liquid every day without worrying about the mess.

Passionfruit orange guava

Whether you’re looking for an exotic mix of fruit flavors, or you’re simply looking to vape a fruity e-liquid, you’ll find what you’re looking for with Monster Bars Passionfruit Orange Guava ICE Disposable Vape Pen. This disposable vape pen has a mesh coil for smooth vapor and a 1000mAh internal battery to provide up to 2500 puffs of delicious e-liquid flavor. It’s a hassle-free vaping experience, and it doesn’t require any refills.

Monster Bars Passionfruit Orange Guava ice e-liquid features a zesty blend of orange and guava, topped off with a refreshing note of menthol. This e-liquid is available in both menthol and regular nicotine strengths. It’s an ideal blend for all vapers. You can buy Monster Bars Passionfruit Orange Guava e-liquid in large 100mL bottles. It’s also available in nicotine strengths of 0mg, 3mg, and 6mg.

Mango peach guava ice

ICE Mango Peach Guava is a mix of luscious guavas. This is a solid contender for the best e-juice of the year. It is also the iced-over version of the popular guava-mango mashup.

ICE Mango Peach Guava is not just the fanciest looking e-juice, it is also the most effective. It is the perfect mix of fruit, menthol, and ice. As such, it is the perfect e-liquid to vape all day long. And with its 1200mAh non-rechargeable battery, you never have to worry about running out.

The ICE Mango Peach Guava is the first of its kind to hit the market. This is the first e-liquid to feature a patented mesh coil, which provides the best vapor output. It also comes with a 7ml monster tank pre-filled with e-liquid. Its battery is also the longest-lasting in its class.

Mixed Berry

Whether you’re a long-time or just starting out, Monster Bars Vape are a great way to transition from combustible cigarettes to vaping. They’re easy to use, compact and come in a variety of flavors. Plus, you can customize the taste to enhance your mood.

The Monster Bars Mixed Berry Disposable Vape Pen is a great way to experience the sweet and tart fusion of mixed berry flavors. This device combines ripe raspberry and plump strawberry notes with fresh blackberry flavor, making for a sweet and smooth vape experience. This no-hassle device doesn’t require charging and comes with a 6mL pod.

The Monster Bars Frozen Mixed Berry Ice Disposable Vape Pen is another great option for vape users who want to enjoy the cool menthol blast of a traditional vape while saving money. This non-refillable device features a six-milliliter pod with 50 mg nicotine salt strength, which offers a total of 2,500 puffs.

Blueberry

Those looking for a convenient way to vape on the go will be happy to know that Monster Bars Blueberry Raspberry Lemon Disposable Vape Pen has arrived. The device is slim and features a pre-filled internal tank. This handy vape pen delivers 2500 puffs of 50mg nicotine salt e-juice, making it a convenient choice for on-the-go vapers.

The Monster Bars Blueberry Raspberry Lemon Disposable vape pen has a slew of high-tech features, including an integrated battery, an impressive 6-mL pre-filled juice capacity, and a draw-activated firing mechanism. The device also features a mesh coil heating element and a compact footprint. In addition to the sleek look and feel, the device features an integrated non-rechargeable battery, eliminating the hassle of constantly recharging your device.

The Monster Bars Blueberry Raspberry lemon ice Disposable Vape pen may not be the first to make the list of best vapes, but it certainly deserves to be in the mix. The device’s icy menthol flavor, paired with the blueberry raspberry lemon ice vape juice, makes for an impressive e-liquid combination.

Veterinarians in Las Vegas NV

If you are looking for a veterinarian in Las Vegas, Nevada, there are several to choose from. Some of the best vets in the Las Vegas area include Dr. Gietzen, Dr. Fitz, and Dr. Parlier. If you don’t have time to visit these veterinarians, try curbside services, which allows consumers to stay in their vehicles while their pets are seen by the veterinarian. In addition, these veterinarians are transparent when it comes to charges, so you can feel comfortable with the process and make an informed decision.

Veterinarians in Las Vegas NV

Born and raised in Minot, North Dakota, Dr. Gietzen completed her undergraduate studies at North Dakota State University and went on to earn her veterinary degree from Iowa State University. After graduating, Dr. Gietzen completed a one-year internship in critical care at ISU and completed her residency in neurology and surgery at the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

Veterinarians in Las Vegas NV

Dr. Fitz, a veterinarian in Las Vegas, Nevada, has a passion for animals and animal welfare. In addition to caring for animals, he enjoys traveling and scuba diving. He also loves a good movie and has a passion for mission work in Honduras. He is looking forward to exploring Las Vegas and the surrounding area!

Veterinarians in Las Vegas NV

Born and raised in Iowa, Dr. Fitz completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He worked for three years as an emergency veterinarian before becoming a neurology specialist. After obtaining his DVM, Dr. Fitz completed his postgraduate studies in veterinary medicine at the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies in Frankfurt and Munich. He received his board certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. He then completed an internship in small animal surgery and neurological surgery at Hollywood Animal Hospital and completed a three-year residency in neurology at Southeast Veterinary Neurology in Miami.

Veterinarians in Las Vegas NV

Dr. Fitz is a native of Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. After graduating, she moved to Las Vegas. She enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving, and being outdoors. Her hobbies include reading, fishing, and scuba diving. She also loves spending time with her cat Luna and Golden Retriever Gatsby.

Veterinarians in Las Vegas NV

Dr. Fitz has been in practice in Las Vegas for over a decade. She has a passion for animal health and animal welfare, and she loves animals. She also enjoys working in a corporate setting and general private practices. She has also worked in a spay-neuter clinic and a veterinary emergency hospital.

Veterinarians in Las Vegas NV

Dr. Parlier is originally from Maryland, near Washington, D.C. He studied animal science at the University of Maryland College Park and graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Parlier worked in small animal practices in Nevada and Maryland, and in a wildlife rehabilitation facility. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports.

Veterinarians in Las Vegas NV

Dr. Parlier is originally from Maryland, near Washington, D.C. He studied animal science at the University of Maryland College Park and graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Parlier worked in small animal practices in Nevada and Maryland, and in a wildlife rehabilitation facility. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports.

Dr. Parlier is an award-winning veterinarian with a passion for helping animals. He has studied veterinary medicine for over 12 years. He is particularly interested in surgery and internal medicine, and he also enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. He has three children and is currently an intern at Aliante Animal Hospital.

Veterinarians in Las Vegas NV

Dr. Abe first found her love for veterinary medicine as a young adult, working as a kennel attendant at a local veterinary clinic in Las Vegas. She later shifted her focus into treatment, where she found a passion for caring for animals. She also enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her family.

While Dr. Gilman was not a native of Las Vegas, she is a native of the southwest. She attended the University of Arizona before earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Once she graduated, she returned to the desert. She and her team have been treating dogs and cats in Las Vegas for several years.

Lone Mountain Animal Hospital provides quality veterinary care to Las Vegas-area pets for more than 20 years. The clinic provides comprehensive boarding and preventive care, as well as surgical operations, dental procedures, and radiology. Additionally, it offers ultrasound and full consultations for all health needs of pets.

Emergency Garage Door Repair in Katy TX

When you have a broken garage door, you want to be sure to get it fixed as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are companies that can provide emergency garage door repair in Katy, TX. These companies are experienced in all types of repairs for all kinds of garage doors.

Action Garage Door has been providing quality garage door repair services in Katy, Texas since 1984. They offer competitive prices and an incredible warranty. If you have a garage door emergency, call Action Garage Door today! They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They have technicians who have passed a background check and have the experience to provide you with quick repairs.

Hero Garage is a family-run business in Katy, TX. Their technicians perform safety checks on garage doors, replace worn rollers and torsion springs, and install and maintain gates. Their team also provides repair services for commercial properties. Their goal is to provide exceptional service and keep their clients happy. That is why they strive to maintain an open line of communication. They also scour the internet for reviews on their services.

Emergency Garage Door Repair in Katy TX provides a fast solution for any garage door emergency. They use the latest tools and repair techniques to repair damaged or broken garage doors. They can replace springs, cables and rollers and can install brand-name garage door openers. Emergency service is also available around the clock.

Katy is a moderately affluent residential area, with a median home value of $360,000. Its median home value is $121 per square foot, which is higher than the Houston metro average of $113. Its small-town feel and convenience make Katy a desirable place to live.

Locksmiths in Pittsburgh PA

Locksmiths in Pittsburgh PA offer a wide range of services to help protect the security of your home or business. These services include door lock repair, door closer installation and lock re-keying. Pittsburgh locksmiths can also design, install and service security systems such as video surveillance, master key systems, fire and burglary safes, electric gate openers and push-button locks.

Lock Locksmith Services

If you’re locked out of your car or house, or simply need a new set of keys, there are several Pittsburgh, PA locksmith services you can turn to. A professional locksmith service can help you get back inside your home or vehicle quickly. These professionals are trained to handle all types of lock and security system emergencies and offer 24-hour service.

AllState Locksmith is a local Pittsburgh, PA locksmith service that offers 24-hour emergency locksmith services. Its technicians are trained to arrive to your location no matter what time of day or weather conditions. They offer lock installation, re-keying, and replacement services. They also offer emergency lockout services.

Murray Avenue Locksmith

Murray Avenue Locksmith in Pittsburgh PA is a full-service Pittsburgh locksmith store with mobile locksmith services. The store offers services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Its staff is trained and highly knowledgeable in the fields of locks, keys, and security systems. The firm also offers emergency lockout services.

Murray Avenue Locksmith has been serving the Pittsburgh area for over 10 years. Its certified technicians provide a wide range of locksmith services, including rekeying and copying locks. They also provide security access devices and systems, and they also work with automotive ignitions. The company offers emergency lockout services and repairs, and their mobile trucks arrive fully equipped.

Darrell Lock & Safe Co.

Darrell Lock & Safe Co. is a Pittsburgh-based locksmith service that specializes in lock repair and maintenance. They also offer 24-hour emergency lockout services. If you’re locked out of your home or business, they’ll open the door for you. Other services include rekeying and lock replacement. They also provide advice on how to keep your locks in good shape and install master keys.

Perry North PA Locksmith Store

Perry North PA Locksmith Store offers locksmith services to the Pittsburgh, PA metro area. Its technicians are available 24 hours a day and are highly trained. It also offers security solutions, such as master key systems and digital locks. The locksmiths at Perry North PA Locksmith Store are committed to providing the highest level of customer service.

The company also offers services for businesses. Its certified locksmiths can change locks without damaging doors or windows. They also come prepared with the proper tools for installation or replacement.