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Dr. Allen - Dentist in the South Loop Chicago
Dr. Allen

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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Office Hours

Monday 7am - 3pm
Tuesday 1pm - 8pm
Wednesday 1pm - 8pm
Thursday 1pm - 8pm
Friday 7am - 3pm
Alternate 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, and Invisalign, but it is always with a “Health First” approach.

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

Dr. Ken Allen

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Free Examination
and X-Rays

Includes all necessary x-rays and doctor examination. Savings of up to $350.

$99 Teeth

Adult or child prophylaxis cleaning.

$150 In-Office
Teeth Whitening

1 hour appointment. 2 applications of whitening gel. $150 Savings.

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Sweet Tooth

Saturday, November 01, 2014

If you are like most people, it’s hard to turn down the leftover Halloween candy. At first, it starts as just a sweet addition to your lunch. Then, it becomes a go to after work treat. The next thing you know, you are on the couch catching up on your favorite TV show with the whole trick or treat bag in your lap.

While there is nothing wrong with a little indulgence, these sugary temptations can take a serious toll on your teeth. Some candies can be less harmful than others.

Here is some advice with some of the candy you may be enjoying:

Chewy/sticky candy can get stuck in the deep crevices of the teeth  This can make it very difficult for  your toothbrush to wash them away which will lead to tooth decay.

Sour candies are highly acidic and can wear down tooth enamel. If you find yourself snacking on sour treats, wait about 30 minutes before you brush your teeth.   Otherwise, you are just brushing the acid into the tooth’s surface. The safer option is to swish with water and then wait 10 minutes to brush.

We hope you enjoyed your Halloween and hope these tips help you through the rest of the holiday season!  

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