Schaumburg Dentist - Dr. Harry J. Kiriluk
1622 E. Algonquin Rd., Suite C
Schaumburg, IL. 60173
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Our Commitment to You
When you visit our dental office, your smile is our top priority. Dr. Harry Kiriluk and his entire team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle dentistry that you deserve. We always welcome new patients and are happy to provide second opinions. Call us at 847 397-7161 to schedule your appointment or click the contact tab to email us.
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Comprehensive Care and Convenience
We pride ourselves on the care with which we provide our patients. Our Schaumburg general and cosmetic dental practice provides comprehensive treatment for our family of patients: from decay preventing sealants and smile whitening, to complex restorative care and orthodontics. We process your insurance, accept checks, Visa, Mastercard and Discover to complement our no interest financing program. We make state of the art dentistry affordable for everyone.
Comfort and Technology
Our dental faciltiy has been designed with your comfort in mind: expansive treatment rooms with features such as an intra-oral camera that allows the patient to view the mouth exactly as the doctor sees it, modern sterilization techniques for your safety, drilless removal of tooth decay using microabrasion, laser technology to find cavities while they are still small and can be corrected with minimal treatment, digital x-rays for immediate viewing and significantly less radiation exposure to the patient, and relaxing nitrous oxide and oral sedation for apprehensive patients. These are just a few examples of our commitment to providing dental care in a comfortable setting.
Caring, Compassion, and Excellence are Our Goals
Our entire staff is dedicated to providing quality dentistry. We take the time to talk with you about your concerns and desires, then provide you with the complete dental care you deserve in an environment that is as pleasant as possible.
Dental Health is Important for All
We believe that good dental health is important for everyone...children, adults, and seniors. We stress preventative care with the goal of finding and treating dental problems while they are small.
Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.
Our patients have always been our best source of referrals. We are pleased that they continue to refer their family and friends to our practice. See what they have to say about our office by clicking the Testimonials link on the upper part of this page.
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How to Ease Dry Mouth Syndrome
Most people would rather not talk about saliva. Too much saliva can be unsightly and embarrassing; too little can cause dry mouth syndrome. And without an active supply of saliva to help defend your mouth from bacteria, fungi and viruses, you can become especially vulnerable to cavities and gum disease.
The good news is there are many dry mouth home remedies that can provide you with some much-needed relief. However, if you suspect that you have dry mouth syndrome but haven't been examined by a dentist or physician, it's important to talk to them first -- they're the experts and can help you get the dental treatment you need to feel happier and healthier again!
Aging plays a major role in dry mouth syndrome. Over time, the salivary glands secrete less saliva and the brain becomes less responsive to thirst cues, leaving your mouth and body feeling dehydrated. Although the following dry mouth remedies aren't exactly a "fountain of youth," they can certainly help counteract the effects of dehydration.
Drink plenty of water. The Institute of Medicine recommends drinking three liters of water per day for men and two liters for women. Keep in mind that the amount of water you need depends on how much exercise you get, the climate of your environment, and whether you have health conditions such as heart, liver or kidney disease, which can limit your intake of water.
Eat water-rich foods. Ideally, the foods you eat should provide about 20 percent of your fluid intake. Eat foods such as watermelon, cucumbers, peaches, nectarines and even popsicles, to ensure that you're getting the fluids you need.
Limit caffeine and alcohol intake. Drinks that contain caffeine or alcohol are dehydrating and can exacerbate dry mouth. Instead of reaching for soda, coffee or tea throughout the day, drink water or juice. When drinking alcohol, be sure to have at least one glass of water after every cocktail, beer or glass of wine.
Use a humidifier. Living in a hot, dry climate can leave you feeling more dehydrated than if you lived in a temperate environment. Use a humidifier while you sleep to help boost moisture in your mouth and on your skin.
Pleasing Your Palate
Your eating habits can either help or harm dry mouth syndrome. But don't worry -- you don't have to sacrifice taste for dry mouth relief. Some simple changes to your diet can help bring back the taste of sweet and savory to your dry mouth.
Drink papaya juice. Papain, an enzyme found in papayas, can help thin the thick oral secretions associated with dry mouth. Drinking 100% papaya juice is an easy way to get your daily dose of papain.
Add broth or sauce to your meals. Dry mouth can inhibit your ability to eat and swallow easily. Get moisture back into your mouth by adding milk, sauce, broth or gravy to your meals.
Avoid dry, salty foods. Snacking on crackers, toast and pastries can exacerbate dry mouth syndrome -- nosh on healthy snacks such as fruit or smoothies instead.
Load up on lemonade. Lemonade is the perfect drink to quench your thirst on a hot, summer day. And it's also great for stimulating saliva activity and relieving dry mouth.
These dry mouth home remedies are safe for everyone, but remember that your dentist and physician are the experts, so be sure to get professional advice about your specific symptoms.
We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more.
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Harry J. Kiriluk D.D.S. Ltd
1622 E. Algonquin Rd. Suite C
Schaumburg, IL 60173