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Introducing Solea Sleep: A Solution for Snoring!

August 26th, 2021

We are STOKED to announce that we’ve gotten in on the ground floor of a new technology using our Solea dental laser - Solea Sleep! Finally there may be a remedy to the snoring that plagues many of us. Let’s run down some common questions:

What is snoring?

Simply, loose tissue that vibrates while air flows through the mouth or nose causes the noise we call snoring. 

What are common causes of snoring?

  • Nasal: Allergies, Deviated septum, etc.
  • Throat: Bulky Tissue, enlarged tonsils
  • Mouth: Long Palate or Uvula, Poor muscle tone in Soft Palate*, Large Tongue

*This accounts for up to 80% of all snoring!!

What does Solea Sleep do to treat snoring?

Solea Sleep targets palatal fluttering by delivering laser energy to tighten collagen in the soft palate. This tightens the tissue and reduces the vibration that causes snoring.

Expect this treatment to reduce snoring, not eliminate it.  You’ll start seeing results in as little as 1-3 days and they’ll last approximately 1 year. It is important to note that this treatment will not treat sleep apnea, so if you’ve been diagnosed with OSA please touch base with us for alternate treatment options.

Is snoring a big issue for you? This might be exactly what you need! Contact our office today to learn more or schedule an appointment.

Strobel Dentistry Will Be at Sundays on State!

July 1st, 2021

We are thrilled to be a part of @ChicagoLoopAlliance’s newest initiative, #SundaysOnState! Join us Sunday, July 11th starting at 11am on State Street for the FREE event series filled with interactive art, lively entertainment, and surprises for the entire family. 

The Strobel team will be out and representing our great downtown neighborhood with:

  • Tooth brushing demonstrations geared specifically towards the kiddos
  • One of a kind impressions - get your own fingerprint immortalized in alginate!
  • Strobel Dentistry rinse cups, toothbrushes, pens, and lunch bags - plus a raffle with a chance to win a FREE Sonicare electric toothbrush!

We care deeply about our community and have for the past 89 years. Our love for Chicago and its people goes far beyond their smiles, and we’re so excited to have a chance to participate this summer as our city gets back to its festival traditions.

Register for more details and a chance to win a $1000 Loop staycation package. For dates and lineup details, and to register, visit LoopChicago.com/Sundays.

Telehealth Appointments Now Available at Strobel Dentistry!

January 19th, 2021

Covid Vaccinations for our Staff!

 

As the vaccines start to roll out, we’re feeling a few things: incredibly grateful that so many of our staff have been able to get their first dose already, optimistic for an improved 2021 over 2020, and concern for all those who must wait for the vaccine roll out to continue. 

At the practice we are looking at vaccination as an extra precaution, and not an opportunity to ease the rigorous safety protocols we’ve implemented since COVID-19’s inception. We are still utilizing PPE, screening procedures, and strict sterilization protocols to keep our patients and staff safe. 

Yet we know that for many, the risk is still too great to make it into the office until COVID is well behind us. That’s why we’re implementing complimentary check-in calls for our existing patients with the doctor, to make sure you can still have your questions answered while you need to stay away.

Appointments can be made for these 10-15 minute appointments up to 2 days in advance, and you’ll have your choice of video or audio calls with your doctor. We are committed to your oral health, and while this certainly could never replace on-site care, we’re hoping to help alleviate concerns and triage larger problems by offering this service. Call or email us today to schedule your session!

Why It's Safe and Important to Visit the Dentist During This Pandemic

November 13th, 2020

We're sure by now you've read or seen the news of Chicago's newest stay-at-home advisory, which goes into effect Monday with the hope that we can stem the spread enough to keep essential functions going during this maddening time. As you are, we are monitoring the situation closely and adhering to all the regulations implemented in our industry. We wanted to take a minute to assure you that your overall health is our top priority, and provided you can still make it to our office safely, keeping up with your dental care is a crucial part of staying healthy.
 
There are several protocols and technologies we've implemented to make our environment one of the safest in the city:
Dry shield: an isolation system that dramatically reduces the output of aerosols during dental procedures
Air doctor: top-line, medical grade air filters placed in each patient room and all common areas
- Thorough sterilization of areas in between patients (we have always done this, but we now allow the room to sit for extra time before and during sterilization to give any lingering aerosols time to settle)
- Appropriate use of PPE (two layers of masks, gowns and face shields during procedures that produce aerosols, etc.)
- Mask, temperature, and screening requirements for anyone who enters our office
This isn't the first time we've talked to our patients about the link between oral and overall health, but with flu season looming and a long winter ahead, we feel obligated to underscore the importance of keeping up with your routine care at all of your providers. If you have any questions about our mitigation protocols or your dental treatment, please don't hesitate to reach out - we'll be here for you!