Dr. Joy Poskozim

Dentistry
CHICAGO, IL
female

Locations

Office

CHICAGO, IL

Address

6314 N. CICERO, CHICAGO, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 12pm - 8:00pm
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Fax

7733375601

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Delta Dental

Guardian Health Insurance

MetLife

Cigna

About

Bio

I value your time, so I make it top priority to see you and have you leave on time so you never have to wait in the reception room. I value continuing education, so I am currently seeking a certificate in both laser dentistry as well as dental sleep apnea to treat you better and more effectively. I value your health, focusing on patient education about nutrition as well as proper dental resources to keep your mouth clean and healthy, and beautiful.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English, Polish

Doctor Q&A

114 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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SEE A MEDICAL DOCTOR: Your son's immune system is shot and the infection he got has infected his gums. Please have the child see a medical doctor to find out what infectio... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Yes! All Good: Due to its antiseptic properties, it is useful for dental care. It removes bad breath and helps teeth and gums deal with germs. No wonder, it is added... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Daily Stress Test: Cortisol/dheas saliva test measures the levels of the stress hormones dheas and cortisol in your saliva, and provides an evaluation of how cortisol le... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Usual time 1st 1 3mo: If your preemie was very sick or very small, anticipate his or her teeth may be 2-6 months late coming in. They have enamel hypoplasia four times mor... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Dilute it!: 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 2 parts water can be safe. Also, stay away from alcohol-based mouthwashes (even diluted), since the alcohol dries out th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Was it not ripe?: If the pineapple wasn't ripe enough, the tongue can be affected by too much acidity. All citrus should be eaten ripe in order to make sure the acid (... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Drooling at night?: It's caused by either an increase in your body's production of saliva or a decrease in your ability to swallow or keep saliva in your mouth. Causes a... Read More
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A male asked:
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YES!: Invisilign was originally designed to move the one/two teeth that had relapsed over the years after braces. However, sometimes it takes longer to mov... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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Weakness, deafness: Hearing loss from underdevelopment of the middle ear. The soft palate (the fold of tissue at the back of the mouth that separates the mouth from the n... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Adjacent cavity?: Was the wisdom tooth next to the painful molar or was it under the gumline/impacted? Are your teeth chronically sensitive? When x-rays were taken fo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Active/passive: Nightguards are passive appliances to hold teeth in place while protecting them from grinding/clenching. Active appliances like certain retainers or ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Wear tetainers!: Gums have memory. By wearing your retainers faithfully you will give the gums' muscle horizontal & vertical fibers time to reform and build up a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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YES!: 70% of bad breath comes from the tongue, so make sure you use a separate soft brush from the one for your teeth. Flossing gets rid of the decaying st... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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NO!: Digital dental x-rays are about 1 rad each since the computer software program amplifies them for the monitor. Dental films about 15 rads. To put do... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Is it painful?: How long have you had it? I recommend l-lysine (see image) ointment and to stay away from anything acidic (tomato sauce, citrus, etc) which can make ... Read More
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A male asked:
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ABSOLUTELY!: Even if you didn't test positive for strep yet, this does not mean you don't have the precursor, or the potential to having a sinus infection. Please... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Protects dental work: Dental dams are used to protect the adjacent teeth ; to keep the area free from saliva when a dentist/dental specialist is working. Materials used fo... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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No, but can stop it: Use a soft toothbrush, brushing only twice daily. Do not drink liquids with high acidity (sodas, lemonades, etc). Floss to keep gums healthy and stro... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Hydrogen peroxide: Brush with whitening toothpaste twice daily. After, get otc 3% hydrogen peroxide (active ingredient for most teeth whitening agents). Mix 1 part hyd... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Ask a dental school!: Usually you need: 1 year general chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry, biochemistry, 1 year physics with calculus, and 1 statistics course. I would h... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Dry mouth, allergies: Tongue papilla require moistness for proper function. If you suffer from dry mouth, do not drink enough water, or have had an allergic reaction to fo... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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White? red? : Could be inflamed taste buds from an allergic reaction. If not gone by time cold is gone, or they grow bigger, see a dentist to make sure not somethi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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What kind? How old?: 4 and under should not be using toothpaste with fluoride. That being said, sodium lauryl sulfate is a common ingredient in most toothpastes; it is th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Does it wipe away?: To be sure that it isn't thrush (fungus Candida Albicans accumulates on the lining of the mouth). Take a clean wet cloth and clean this area. You migh... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Bone loss: The roots of teeth are surrounded by a “collar” of tough, thick gum tissue known as keratinized gingiva. Keratinized gingiva is pink & has keratin, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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Maybe not: Having gone through this myself, i understand. Problem is one has to be under general anesthesia for a certain length of time. If one has already go... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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NO!: Zovirax/acyclovir topical (for the skin) is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Yes: I would recommend a Fluoride toothpaste or Fluoride mouthwash like act to help protect your tooth enamel. Also, do not over-whiten to help prevent se... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Brush gums & teeth!: Imagine your toothbrush cut in half: half on your gums/half on your teeth. Plaque forms at the gumline. Get a sonicare battery operated electric to... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Zinc!: The active ingredient is sensitive toothpastes is zinc, which, if used chronically, can cause that metallic taste on the tongue. They will all do tha... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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Whitening toothpaste: Consider toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide, the chief ingredient for whitening teeth. Coffee is a dehydrator, so it is best to use an alcohol-free mo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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BOTH!: Stay away from alcohol-based mouthwashes. Alcohol is a drying agent, & will work with the radiation therapy to dry mouth out even more. Act Fluoride... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Probably not: The exact cause of guillain-barre syndrome is unknown, but it is often preceded by an infectious illness such as a respiratory infection or the stomac... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Don't pop them!: Cold sores (fever blisters), are groups of small blisters on the lip ; around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, ; sore. T... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
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On CPAP or MAD?: Has he had a sleep test? On CPAP or has an oral device to help correct the sleep apnea? Is he getting enough quality sleep? I would have him see a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Ignore: Invisilign takes longer because it is plastic & not worn all the time. Braces can take less time.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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How long using?: Cinnamon in it? Have allergies? Changed it recently? Swallowing toothpaste? Sodium lauryl sulfate can cause irritation. Sls is a common ingredient... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Don't eat ice: Chewing ice is the number one cause of tooth fracture. As ice forms, any na+ and cl- ions will migrate away from the ice and into the water that rema... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
All don't like mint: Not everyone likes mint; may be too strong for children. "bubblegum" seems to be the favorite among all children in global studies, and easier for mo... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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Anemia?: Metallic taste in mouth and chronic fatigue are common conditions of anemia, or low iron in your blood. Are you vegetarian/vegan? I would get a bloo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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YeS!: If not able to clean, wisdom teeth can get infected by oral bacteria (cavity). This infection can spread into the salivary glands and glands below th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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Aluminum-free tubes: Tom's of maine has stopped using aluminum toothpaste tubes (it never has used aluminum in its toothpaste). Arbonne also has an aluminum-free toothpas... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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Sugar free gum only!: Protect your teeth with xylitol gum studies have shown the benefits of xylitol-sweetened gum after meals & snacks. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that ma... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Proenamel: Proenamel from sensodyne is an excellent choice. Safe, effective, non-abrasive, great taste.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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Hydrogen peroxide: The active ingredient in all teeth whitening products is hydrogen peroxide. All otc whitening products have 5% hydrogen peroxide or less. I recommen... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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Drink tea/coffee?: Habits also affect tooth color. Tea (hot/cold/sweet) is the worst cause. Coffe (hot/cold) is a close second. Third: smoking. Fourth: caramel-col... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Not anymore: Bpa (bisphenol a) is a resin used in some plastics. There is some evidence, tho nothing has been proven, that bpa may have harmful effects on child de... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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Growth cut by laser?: Are you seeing the dentist for a follow-up? Was it for a biopsy? If a scalpel was used to cut the growth, it can sometimes take up to 6-8 weeks to b... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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Viruses!: If treated properly, fifth disease (parvovirus b19) goes away on its own. So does pityriasis. Cold sores/oral herpes (hsv1), however, do recur, espe... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Follow-up needed: Were antibiotics prescribed? Were the teeth infected? Until your son can be seen for his follow-up appointment with the dentist who removed these te... Read More
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Testimonials
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Apr 2, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Jul 27, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly!.
Jun 25, 2013
Great responses. Accurate.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Marquette University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
MD

Residency

WOODHULL MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

Awards

2010 Corporate Citizen award, Lincolnwood Chamber of Commerce, Complaint-free from the BBB 2009 - present
Top Cosmetic Dentist, Second Place, Illinois - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Second Place, Illinois - Spring
2015

Affiliations

ADA, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, American Association of Women Dentists, Academy of General Dentisry, Edgebrook, Lincolnwood, Sauganash Chambers of Commerce, Dynamic Network of Professional Women, Continuity of Care, American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine
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