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Dr. Allen

Dr. Allen - Dentist in the South Loop Chicago

Dr. Ken Allen is proud to be serving the South Loop community with family-oriented, high-quality dental care. With a health-centered, patient-driven philosophy to general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Allen helps patients of all ages achieve beautiful and healthy smiles.

4 Years in the US Army. Served in Afghanistan - Veteran.

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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South Loop Chicago Dentist

1440 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605

Call: (312) 340-5761

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Monday 8am - 2pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturdays 8am - 4pm

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South Loop's Neighborhood Dentist

Our goal here at Sloop dental is to be your neighborhood dentist.

My staff and I live in the South Loop and are always available if you should ever have a dental emergency or simply have a question about your dental care. Please feel free to contact us anytime by phone or email, but we love to have visitors so please just stop in as you pass by our office.

We strive to offer honest recommendations and provide exceptional service for the whole family. If you ever feel as if we are not meeting either of those standards let us know immediately.

Our “Health First” approach is focused on providing care that will help improve your overall heath and in doing so we are creating dental work that will last. We are here to offer you recommendations that will provide you with strong, long lasting teeth. If you have any interest in any smile improvements please let us know, as we do offer teeth whitening, veneers, implants and Invisalign, but it is always with a “Health First” approach.

Give us a call and schedule your appointment today!
(312) 340-5761

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Dr. Ken Allen

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Soft Drink Dangers

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

 

As the weather turns warmer, the temptation to reach for a cold soda instead of water can be a lot more appealing.

“Pop” or soda is one of the leading dietary sources of tooth decay and affects people of all ages. The acid and sugary byproducts that are found in pop soften the tooth’s enamel which attribute to the development of cavities.

The popularity of soft drinks has risen in the United States, especially among children and teenagers. How many school age children drink soft drinks? Estimates range from one in two to more than four in five consuming at least one soft drink a day. At least one in five kids consume a minimum of four servings a day (1).

Some teenagers drink as many as 12 soft drinks a day (2). Long term users are at risk as well, with the cumulative damage having effect on their mouth at some point in their life.

It goes without saying that soft drinks account for more than just damage to your teeth’s enamel. Obesity, increased risk of diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, osteoporosis, reproductive issues and even asthma.

The damage that could be done in the long run is far more expensive than the cost of a can of pop. So when in doubt, choose water to keep your body hydrated and healthy!

(1)Gleason P, Suitor C. Childrens diets in the mid 1990s: Dietary intake and its relationship with school meal participation. Alexandria, VA: US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Analysis, Nutrition and Evaluation;2001.

(2)Brimacombe C. The effect of extensive consumption of soda pop on the permanent dentition: A case report. Northwest Dentistry 2001;80:23-25.

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