• I have halitosis. What can I do?
    Halitosis is the fancy, scientific word for “bad breath.” the doctor and our team know there are several reasons why you may have halitosis; let’s look at a few: Gum disease Read more
  • Make this the Year You Stop Smoking
    It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read more
  • A Brighter Smile for the New Year
    The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start for you and your smile. At Dr. Malenius, a brighter smile is quick and easy! Given the Read more
  • Using Sippy Cups Successfully
    Congratulations! Your child is beginning to leave her bottle behind and has started to use her first sippy cup. And the best training cup is one that makes the transition Read more
  • Should I use mouthwash?
    Mouthwashes are commonly used as a part of a daily oral care regimen. Not only do they freshen breath, but some are capable of improving dental health too. Using a Read more
  • Your Toddler’s First Dental Visit
    It’s common for toddlers to be wary of strangers, but their first experience at the dentist shouldn’t be a scary one. the doctor and our team have five tips for Read more
  • Care for Your Dentures
    Just like natural teeth, the doctor will tell you that dentures have a tendency to get coated with plaque, which is a sticky, transparent film that attracts food and bacteria. Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At Dr. Malenius, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the , Illinois area to Read more
  • Protecting Your Smile with Mouthguards
    If you participate in sports or other physical activities, it’s wise to consider getting a mouthguard. Also known as mouth protectors, mouthguards are a device worn over the teeth to Read more
  • Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
    the doctor and our team at Dr. Malenius get this question a lot. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, once young people get their adult teeth. Because Read more
  • November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month
    Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases the risk for many serious health problems, including severe gum disease. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and it’s a great time for us Read more
  • Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health
    There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including Read more
  • Anemia and Your Oral Health
    One of the most common clues that you might have anemia is found in your smile. If you’ve noticed that your gums are suddenly paler than they used to be, Read more
  • The Effects of Sleep Apnea on Dental Health
    Sleep apnea is an increasingly common medical condition, and one that can have a truly devastating effect on the waking life of the sufferer. Those who suffer from the disorder Read more
  • Fall’s in the Air? Think Fall Dental Care
    Whether you already miss the sun’s bright rays, or can’t wait for some cool, crisp weather and colorful leaves, summer is making way for fall. And the change of seasons Read more
  • Fluoride Treatments Give Your Child Added Protection Against Cavities
    When it comes to helping your child avoid tooth decay, it's all hands on deck. Tooth decay can not only harm their current set of primary teeth, but the Read more

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