Dr. Stephen Gordon

Dentistry
Chicago, IL
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

8 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1800, Chicago, IL
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00am
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Dentistry at Millennium Park

Chicago, IL

About

Bio

Types of dental treatment: Aesthetic, holistic, minimally-invasive, high-technology, ozone dentistry, FastBraces, Invisalign, laser, Snap-on-smile, implants, All-on-4, mercury-free& mercury-safe. I treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea with easily worn specialized mouth guards. I was formerly an Assistant Professor (19 years) at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. Currently I have a very High-Tech general dental practice in downtown Chicago. I also lecture nationally to dentists on a variety of topics: Perio Protect (non-surgical periodontal treatment), Laser Dentistry, High Technology Integration in the Dental Practice and Ozone Dentistry. www.datmp.com I am also a Certified Health Coach and have successfully treated many people to quickly and safely lose significant amounts of weight. www.thin.tsfl.com 

Specialties
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Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

882 Answers
124 Agrees
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Depends: Movie stars with ideal, perfectly shaped, and perfectly positioned white teeth typically have porcelain laminate veneers or all ceramic crowns on thei... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Yes: All children's teeth need to be cleaned as decay can occur at any time. I see young children (9-24 months old) with decay on their 4 upper front te... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
For whatever reason.: Many people stress about going to the dentist, although seeing a dentist on a consistent basis is important for your health. Many years ago, seeing a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Easy procedure: After placement of anesthetic (not much is usually needed), a diode (soft tissue) laser is used to quickly trim excess gum tissue (gingivectomy) & the... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Time to see your DDS: You need to see a dentist to perform a thorough examination and work out a treatment plan for you. You may need a thorough cleaning, better oral ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Why?: It comes in 2 forms, latex and latex-free.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Depends: If your teeth are intact without major restoration, in-office with take home tray teeth whitening is the non-invasive choice, so long as your teeth ar... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Of Course: But it is very important to discuss your concerns as well as your desire for an improved smile with your dentist. There are many ways to create a b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Not usually cosmetic: But. If the teeth were not removed while covered by your insurance (maybe they were removed many years ago) then typically a bridge would not be cover... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
If it's Just snoring: See your dentist for an oral appliance that advances the position of your lower jaw or the aveo tsd (moves tongue forward) to open the air passage to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
PerioProtect works : A dentist trained in the use of this non-invasive system may be able to slow down your periodontal bone loss and in some situations actually tighten t... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Not usually: Loose or mobile teeth are typically caused by either periodontal disease (gum and jaw bone recession) or traumatic injury. You need to see a dentist ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Try in-office bleach: Depending on the severity, I have had reasonable success with a combination whitening treatment which typically includes 2 in-office sessions and dail... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Dental HMO fees are.: Usually about 40 - 50% less than routine dental fees, thus making your treatment plan (using real world fees) $6000. W/o knowing the severity of you... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
First: Try a different brand of toothpaste. Often people have problems with some of the ingredients or flavor agents used in toothpaste. Or problem with ty... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
FastBraces: Fastbraces is a "new" technology (designed by an orthodontist about 20 years ago) that allows dentists to perform a majority of the "braces" orthodo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Relaxation technique: If night clenching-try to do some type of relaxation prior to going to bed as night time teeth clenching is often(but not always) a subconscious relea... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Absolutely NO!: Toothpaste is great for teeth. For feminine hygiene there are products specific, but consult with your doctor first. See your medical doctor if yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Yes: Cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry refer to the same thing, which is the most life-like dental procedure/restoration as possible. When the dentist pe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Choose: Choose different parents ! if the size of your upper and lower jaws is determined genetically and the size of your teeth is determined genetically... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Talk to your DDS now: Now is the time to talk to your dentist Bout the cost of your teeth removal, but equally important is to discuss how you will replace those teeth and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Sometimes: It may work in very select cases, but once the chip dissolves and is gone, the causes of your periodontal problem reoccur. Periodontal disease is a ba... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Difficult: It takes effort and dedication. Often patients require periodontal surgery, but the same problems that caused the need for surgery still exist and t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Depends on the prob.: What kind of problem? If it is a small lost filling, often you can find temporary filling material at a pharmacy. If it is a toothache, often oil of... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Be Careful w/ Ozone: If you have any respiratory problems or asthma, ozone may make them worse. So that would be a definite contraindication -- (do not use). Ozone... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Closed lips?: Why not see you dentist to discuss you tooth color concerns and listen to their recommendations? These may include teeth whitening (so long as you... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
See a Dentist: Often home remedies cause much more harm than improvement. Your dentist can evaluate the stain/discoloration & determine if can be safely lightened, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Sure : But you can't have problems with the sight of blood, the smell if halitosis or other dental problems. I knew someone in the dental field who fain... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Under 2000: For most people, the consumption of under 2000 calories per day with typical expenditure of calories will equal a loss of weight. The calories sho... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Try: Try stress reduction techniques. If you grind at night, try not to watch the news or do anything work-related before going to sleep. Sometimes dail... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
You must see a DDS: You cannot treat major dental or medical problems with home remedies. If you cannot afford a dentist, there may be a free or reduced cost dental clin... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
At age 34....: You need to obtain excellent dental care & must make a financial & time commitment to maintaining your teeth much better than you have in the past. We... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Accelerated ortho?: This is a vague term and can be interpreted differently, depending on who you are talking to. There is a new technology in braces design that was dev... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Minimally invasive: Minimally-invasive and non-invasive dental techniques that improve treatment without discomfort. Such as the perio protect method of non-invasive per... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
None....: To whiten teeth, it takes peroxide in the correct strength contacting the tooth surface for a sufficient length of time. Rinsing, even with peroxide,... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Sure: The oral-systemic link has shown that periodontal gum disease can lead to various medical conditions. Also, people who have teeth, as opposed to sta... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Thorough exam needed: See your dentist-to determine why the gap developed. Teeth require force to move and reduced bone support allows for lesser force to move teeth. The... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Occasionally: Due to each person's individual tolerance for discomfort, what is uncomfortable or painful to one person is often tolerable to another person. The ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Question?: Does the dentist also want to perform a deep cleaning on your upper? Gingivitis is a bacterial infection that needs to be treated on a daily basis to... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Take her to dentist: A chip may be minimal and require a simple polishing type of adjustment. A chip may involve a deep crack and require restoration - either a filling o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
NO: Boil and bite mouthguards fit poorly and therefore would not retain your teeth in their improved position. Your orthodontic treatment will have t... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
WAIT!!!!!: It says you are a 28 year old male. If that is true, do not remove all of your teeth until you get a second opinion. If necessary, consider dent... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
If he's ok medically: And his md rules out sleep apnea, then see a dentist who can make an easily worn mouth guard that advances the lower jaw, thereby opening up the throa... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
See your dentist: Crest white strips professional or sheer white strips (dispensed by dentist) are fine for people with lightly discolored teeth. For people with darke... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Bleeding?: If you are still bleeding, try placing a slightly moist tea bag (black tea or orange pekoe tea, not green, herbal tea) onto the extraction site and ho... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
No, but....: You must see a dentist to diagnose your problem and explain the appropriate treatment. For patients with gum line problems, i often recommend the per... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
See your dentist: Many general dentists perform a significant number of orthodontic cases. If your situation is too difficult, or if your dentist is not comfortable pe... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Yes and no: If you are using a dentist supplied hydrogen or carbomide peroxide gel then it is safe, if used as directed. If you try hydrogen peroxide liquid so... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
No to amalgam: Amalgam fillings are 50% mercury. When you chew, brush your teeth or clench or grind your teeth, the amalgam gives off mercury vapor. Look up the ne... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Dull?: This word may mean something different but, if i understand what you mean, i think it is the plaque which adheres to the teeth at night while you are ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
May 27, 2013
Great, thorough, kind, and extremely knowledgeable clinician. I now first hand from working with him and from mutual patients. Highly recommend for dental care in the Chicagoland area.
Jun 26, 2013
Knowledgeable, Dedicated, Caring, Thorough, Experienced, Sensible. He's got everything. What more would you want in a dentist?
Mar 25, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Hmm. Trays look similar to my nightguard that cost $350 out of pocket. I also have custom upper/lower whitening trays. Maybe all that is needed is peroxide.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanx, tis normal for us to wait on dentistry, I'm just gettin advice here. Trust my dentist, known me since a baby, but thanku for your ans
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank You! It's the bonded wire, but thanks so much! And here I was thinking all my teeth would fall out at once when I grew old! Thanks Doc!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Dentistry
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Chicago, IL - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Illinois - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Chicago Region, IL - Summer
2013
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