September is Better Breakfast Month

Fast ideas for a healthy breakfast | The McHenry DentistSeptember is Better Breakfast Month. Celebrate by eating a healthy breakfast low in sugar.

Here are some ideas for a fast and healthy breakfast that the team at The McHenry Dentist adapted from options presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Read their entire article….

  • Add fresh fruit, whole-grain cereal or granola to low-fat yogurt. Serve it with some orange juice.
  • Make a fresh fruit and low-fat milk smoothie.  Just mix frozen strawberries, a banana, low-fat or fat free milk with ice and blend for a 30-second smoothie.
  • Add dried cranberries or other dried fruit and almonds to quick-cooking or microwave oatmeal.
  • Prepare a fresh veggie omelet.
  • Pack your breakfast to go with a banana or an apple and trail mix you make the night before or the week before.  Mix whole grain cereal or granola, almonds or Pistachios and your favorite mix of dried fruits like raisins, cherries, apricots, pineapple or mango).   Store your trail mix to single serving sandwich bags.

Adding more fruit to your breakfast is a great way to incorporate low sugar alternatives to your diet.

PS>> Don’t forget to brush your teeth after breakfast and you are good to go!

How to live with dry mouth (xerostomia) symptoms

dry mouth, the McHenry DentistThe McHenry Dentists say “there are at least 3 ways to combat the symptoms of dry mouth or xerostomia. They include:

1. saliva stimulation
2. saliva replacement
3. medications”


The McHenry Dentist agrees with the The American Dental Association that found chewing sugarless gum helps increase saliva flow.  Read the entire article….

The act of chewing stimulates saliva flow.  The additional saliva flow will also help to neutralize and wash away food particles and acids that can break down enamel causing dental caries (cavities).

Here is a list of sugarless chewing gums with the American Dental Association Seal:

  • Dentyne Ice Sugarless Gum
  • ICE BREAKERS ICE CUBES Sugar Free Chewing Gum
  • Stride Sugarless Gum
  • Trident® Sugarfree Gum
  • Wrigley’s Extra Sugarfree Gum
  • Wrigley’s Orbit for Kids Sugarfree Gum
  • Wrigley’s Orbit Sugarfree Gum

Call The McHenry Dentist if you would like to discuss your issues with dry mouth to find the right solutions to help you combat the symptoms of dry mouth.

The McHenry Dentist has the solutions for loose fitting dentures

Solutions for loose fitting dentures | The McHenry Dentist   The McHenry dentists have the solutions for loose fitting dentures.   There are now a variety of treatment options for patients looking for relief for loose fitting dentures.  The first step is to visit The McHenry Dentist so the dentists can examine your mouth.  Overtime, the bone and tissue supporting your denture can change.  Patients with dentures or partials should routinely visit The McHenry Dentist to check for tissue health and proper denture fit.   The dentist will then present you with treatment options which may include:

Temporary denture reline
Indirect denture reline
Denture remake
Stabilize the denture with the support of dental implants

Having well fitting dentures will improve your function, speech, your ability to chew and your self confidence.  Don’t wait, call the McHenry Dentist for your consultation to find the right solutions for your loose fitting dentures.

Johnsburg Dentists Open Evenings

Johnsburg dentist open evenings

Johnsburg Dentists Open Evenings

Johnsburg Dentists at The McHenry Dentist see patients Monday – Saturday and several evenings.  These Johnsburg dentists want dentistry to be accessible.  ”So many of our patients work, being open in the evenings allows adults and children to receive dental care without missing work or school.”

Our Johnsburg dental office is also open on weekdays too.

There is an appointment day and time to fit every busy schedule.   Call The McHenry Dentist for an appointment.

Here are the office hours:

Mon      12pm-8pm
Tue       9am-6pm
Wed       9am-7pm
Thu       9am-6pm
Fri/Sat   8am-2pm