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Thank You to Our Amazing Patients!
We’re so excited to announce that Renken Dentistry has been named the winner for Best Dentist in the State Journal-Register Reader’s Choice program for the second year in a row! Thank you, we couldn’t have won this honor without our amazing patients. Our team takes great pride in being able... Read More
A Teeth Cleaning Can Combat Bad Breath and Plaque Build Up
No one wants to be handed a mint or gum from anyone close to them, suggesting they have bad breath. Aside from brushing, what can you do to keep bad breath at bay? A few things can be responsible for the odor, but in this article, we’ll discuss everything you... Read More
How Are Sleep Dentistry & Sedation Dentistry Different?
You may think that sedation and sleep dentistry are terms that are interchangeably used to describe a type of sedation while getting dental treatments done. In this article, we will be discussing the type of dental sedation options that may be perfect for you. If you’re in the Springfield, IL,... Read More
Do I Need Bone Grafting Before Dental Implants?
Unfortunately, not all of us are happy with what we have been genetically predisposed to express in terms of our smile. If you’re tossing around the idea of possibly getting dental implants to finally have the set of teeth you’ve always wanted, it’s a good idea first to know if... Read More
What’s the Right Age for Botulinum Toxin Injections?
You look into the mirror one morning and notice a row of wrinkles on your hairline. Your mind might immediately go to how to save your precious, beautiful, and youthful skin. Do you need to drink more water? Get on that new anti-aging diet your neighbor was going on about?... Read More
What Do We Really Know About Orthodontic Aligner Treatment?
Are you an adult looking to better your smile? Maybe you yearn to get the perfectly straight, pearly white smile. What is the solution for you? Have you considered an Invisalign treatment? It is a perfect and affordable way to achieve a beautiful smile and straighter teeth. Renken Dentistry in... Read More
Improve Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Despite what magazines and movies would like us to think, perfect, bright, white smiles are actually far less common than one would imagine. However, advancements in dentistry are constantly making it easier, safer and more affordable to have that smile you’ve already dreamed of. At Renken Dentistry in Springfield, we... Read More
When a Sinus Lift Is Needed for Dental Implants
Sinus augmentation or elevation is an important procedure for patients who want to support dental implants but don’t have enough healthy bone. More commonly called a sinus lift, it is necessary in cases where tooth loss has lead to bone shrinkage and an enlarged sinus cavity. This happens with missing... Read More
Helping Your Child Trust The Dentist
Is your child afraid of the dentist? It’s normal for children to be nervous before their dental visits, usually because they don’t know what to expect. The good news is, you can help! Here are just a few ways you can help your child trust the dentist. Be Honest But... Read More
Why Do My Teeth Hurt?
The question “Why do my teeth hurt?” is asked when people have an unusual sensation in their mouth and surrounding areas. Pain is a normal body response which signals for attention to your body when something isn't right. If you feel pain around the tooth—which is often referred to as... Read More
Get Ahead with Your Child’s Oral Health!
Your toddler’s first set of teeth play a vital role in setting the stage for lifelong oral health. While baby teeth are only in place for a few years, they are much needed for proper mouth function. They are placeholders for permanent adult teeth and require the same preventative dental... Read More
Your Child’s First Loose Tooth
Most remember their first loose tooth when they were a child very differently. Some were excited and couldn’t wait till it fell out while some were afraid and didn’t understand what was happening. Either way, it is something very new for a child to have to deal with and the... Read More
Tooth Bonding: How Long Does It Last?
A bright, white smile is a sign of beauty, health, and youth. An attractive grin also offers certain life advantages in work and social settings. But sometimes, dental assistance is needed to help restore or maintain whiter teeth. One of the easiest and most cost-effective cosmetic approaches is dental bonding.... Read More
The History of Dentistry
Hundreds and thousands of years ago, “tooth worms” were actually thought to be the cause for decay and toothaches, but after decades of advancements in dentistry, this is no longer the case. It may seem odd to some, but not too long ago, toothbrushes, toothpaste and many other dental care... Read More
Protect Your Smile with Mouth Guards
At Renken Dentistry in Springfield, IL, we believe prevention is an essential part of ensuring our patient’s optimal oral health. For this reason, we always recommend that our patients who participate in sports or athletic activities wear a custom sports guard. We also recommend that any of our patients that... Read More
Dental Implants and You
Does your smile suffer from missing or severely damaged teeth that need to be extracted? Looking for a permanent solution to restore your smile? With dental implants from Renken Dentistry in Springfield, there is! We offer dental implants for patients that have missing teeth or plan on having teeth extracted.... Read More
3 Myths About Teeth Explained
You might think that you know all you need to about teeth – brush and floss to clean them, don’t have too much sugar or you’ll rot them, see your dentist regularly to take care of them – but you may actually be holding one of these common misconceptions. Here... Read More
What You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the final and third set of molars most people get during their late teenage years or early twenties. In some situations these teeth can be healthy and aligned properly, but unfortunately more often than not they are impacted or misaligned, causing complications and requiring removal. Wisdom Teeth... Read More
Dental Care as You Age
Just like the rest of your body, with age, your mouth may become more prone to dental issues and conditions. Fortunately, there are ways that you can keep your teeth, gums and oral health at optimal condition at any age. Practicing good oral hygiene techniques, maintaining routine dental treatments and... Read More
Importance of Preventative Dental Care
While modern dentistry can fix any number of oral issues, the best way to maintain a healthy smile is to prevent those issues altogether. Between visits to your dentist, it’s important to stay on top of your oral care routine to keep your teeth problem-free. If you’re interested in maintaining... Read More