At Scheive Family Dental Care, we believe patient education is an essential part of our job. That's why we do our best to educate our patients about all things oral health to help you achieve and maintain a happy, healthy smile for a lifetime of wellness.



  • 80% of American adults have gum disease.
  • George Washington did not have wooden teeth.
  • You should actually brush BEFORE you eat.
  • Sleep apnea can affect kids, too.
  • TMJ affects more women than men.

Follow our blog to learn about these and many more fascinating facts about what's going on in your mouth.

Sugar Rush: When Sweet Turns Bitter

January 13th, 2018

You’ve heard it before. Too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that lots of added sugar has lots of downsides for health. This is particularly true […]

Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

December 27th, 2017

There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty […]

Can Dry Socket be Deadly?

December 13th, 2017

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Glen Ellyn dentist, Dr. Scheive, on what dry socket […]

Emergency Dentistry

November 27th, 2017

Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands.

Good, Clean, Wholesome Family Dentistry

November 13th, 2017

You love your teeth. Your brush them twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly. Right? We love your teeth, too! In fact, there’s so much to know about caring for your oral health that dentistry has quite a few categories of specialties and different kinds of dentists. The primary dentist […]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

October 27th, 2017

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your teeth and bite for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]

Lemon Juice – The Good, the Bad, & the Sour

October 13th, 2017

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. What is pH and why does it matter? Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of water […]

Invisalign® GP Summit 2017

October 6th, 2017

The annual Invisalign GP (general practitioner) Summit took place in September 2017 in Washington, D.C. 700 North American dentists with special training in Invisalign treatment represent 26 regional Gallerite groups across the U.S. and Canada, and 456 of the 700 attended the event.   The Gallerite groups were named after Dr. David Galler, one of […]

Dr. Scheive featured in VoyageChicago!

October 5th, 2017

We were delighted to see Dr. Scheive featured in VoyageChicago‘s September edition! She was able to share her passion and talk about what inspired her to become a dentist, her favorite part of the job, and the mission of your dental team at Scheive Family Dental Care. We hope you’ll enjoy the article as much […]

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

September 27th, 2017

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats […]

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