Neal Nealis DDS, Dentist
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Neal Nealis DDS

Dentist | General Practice

737 North Michigan Avenue 910 Chicago IL, 60611

About

Neal Nealis is a Dentist practicing in Chicago, IL. Dr. Nealis emphasizes in prevention, diagnosing difficult problems and treating aesthetic and functional problems of the mouth. The outcome of his veneers and Invisalign orthodontic treatments are unsurpassed as evidenced by his many before and after photographs. However in addition to cosmetics he also focusses on function treating broken teeth, sore muscles and TMD (TMJ). He has combined his understanding of engineering and art to create a comprehensive dental service that makes restorations both aesthetic and functional. 

Education and Training

University of Illinois -Urbana BS engineering 1974

University of Illinois-Chicago DDS dentistry 1979

Dawson Institute occlusion 2010

Piper Academy TMJ 2013

Provider Details

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Neal Nealis DDS's Expert Contributions
  • Porcelain Veneers

    Any dentist can make a porcelain veneer. However, the real key is to make veneers that look natural. Many details are required to attain that natural appearance. Each individual detail is not overly essential, but when incorporated into the design, can make dramatic end results. The attached...

  • New Guideline on an Aspirin a Day to Keep the Heart Attack Away

    New Perspective in Medicine on a Baby Aspirin a DayFor decades, the belief was that taking a baby aspirin daily would be effective in the prevention of a heart attack, and it has been. Originally it was just a benefit for men, until someone realized that the original study included only men. A...

  • How do you fix receding gums without surgery?

    Non surgical correction for receding gums is difficult. First identity why the guns receded in the first place. Too stiff a toothbrush bristle? Brushing with too much force? Thin layer of bone supporting the gums? Periodontitis? The best way to prevent receding gums is to use en electric toothbrush which has a built in stress gauge which alerts the user when excessive force is being applied. This would be a great topic to discuss with a periodontist.  READ MORE

  • Should you rinse with salt water before or after brushing?

    Salt water is strictly optional with questionable benefits. I do use an antibiotic rinse on occasion. The real purpose of brushing is to disturb the sticky biofilm attached to the teeth which breeds bacteria. Brushing AND flossing will disrupt this film. However, to remove hardened deposits requires a professional hygienist making periodic visits to the dentist essential.  READ MORE

  • How often should you replace a dental bridge?

    Replace it when a dentist says so. Possible reasons to replace it include fractured porcelain, recurrent tooth decay, cement debonded.  READ MORE

  • How do you sleep with Invisalign?

    Just go to bed wearing your aligners. They are so thin that you won’t notice them.  READ MORE

  • What pressure point relieves tooth pain?

    Tooth pain can have a variety of causes. Pressure points can relieve pain but not address the cause. Pain is nature’s way of telling you something is wrong. Only a dentist can eliminate the cause, and if the cause is not eliminated, the problem will become worse and more costly to treat. If you have tooth pain, see a professional immediately and identify the cause.  READ MORE

  • Is it possible for a child to be allergic to toothpaste?

    I suppose anything is possible, but in 40 years as a dentist, I never once heard of an allergy to toothpaste.  READ MORE

  • What foods cause gingivitis?

    Gingivitis is caused by bacteria and is an infection. To prevent gingivitis 1) brush daily preferably with a mechanical toothbrush, 2) floss daily, 3) have your teeth and gums cleaned semiannually by a dental hygienist and 4) get regular exams by a dentist. Gingivitis left untreated will lead to periodontitis which is the leading cause for tooth loss. It’s easy to prevent but difficult to cure.  READ MORE

  • What is the best medicine for swollen gums?

    Swollen gums is usually an early sign of gum disease and gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Better get your teeth professionally cleaned and start using dental floss. Have a dentist examine your gums to rule out more serious problems like leukemia.  READ MORE

  • Can I go to work the next day after a tooth extraction?

    Working the day after a tooth extraction depends upon the difficulty of the procedure and your overall health. You should have this conversation with your dental surgeon.  READ MORE

  • Do the teeth whitening pens work?

    Best way to whiten teeth is by using carbamide peroxide in a custom tray made by a dentist. Home methods can work, but you may not live long enough to notice any results.  READ MORE

  • Can I get a filling if I am pregnant?

    When pregnant, try to avoid dental care in the first trimester, but urgent care poses minimal risk. I always use local anesthetic without epinephrine just to be safer.  READ MORE

  • How long do composite fillings last on back teeth?

    The average composite filling lasts 8.9 years. However if you correct the habits that caused the decay in the first place, they can last much longer.  Sent from AOL Mobile Mail Get the new AOL app: mail.mobile.aol.com On Saturday, February 1, 2020, FATD Patient Questions  wrote: You've Been Asked a Question by a Potential Patient#yiv9316566490 .yiv9316566490ReadMsgBody {width:100%;}#yiv9316566490 #yiv9316566490outlook a {padding:0;}#yiv9316566490 .yiv9316566490ExternalClass {width:100%;}#yiv9316566490 body{width:100%;margin:0;padding:0;}#yiv9316566490 html {width:100%;}#yiv9316566490 table {border-collapse:collapse;}#yiv9316566490 a .filtered99999 {color:inherit !important;text-decoration:none !important;font-size:inherit !important;font-family:inherit !important;font-weight:inherit !important;line-height:inherit !important;}@media only screen and (max-width:599px) {#yiv9316566490 a .filtered99999 , #yiv9316566490 a .filtered99999 {text-decoration:none;cursor:default;}#yiv9316566490 .yiv9316566490mobile_link a .filtered99999 , #yiv9316566490 .yiv9316566490mobile_link a .filtered99999 {cursor:default;}#yiv9316566490 a .filtered99999 {color:inherit !important;text-decoration:none !important;font-size:inherit !important;font-family:inherit !important;font-weight:inherit !important;line-height:inherit !important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 .yiv9316566490deviceWidth {width:100%!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 .yiv9316566490deviceWidth_s {width:92%!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 .yiv9316566490deviceWidth_leadtop {padding-top:20px!important;padding-bottom:20px!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 table[class=yiv9316566490devicewidth] {width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 td[class=yiv9316566490devicewidth] {width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 table[class="yiv9316566490fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;border-left:none!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 td[class="yiv9316566490fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;float:left;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 img[class="yiv9316566490fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 td[class="yiv9316566490aligncenter"]{width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 table[class="yiv9316566490aligncenter"]{width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 .yiv9316566490center {text-align:center!important;}}@media only screen and (max-width:479px) {#yiv9316566490 a .filtered99999 , #yiv9316566490 a .filtered99999 {text-decoration:none;cursor:default;}#yiv9316566490 .yiv9316566490mobile_link a .filtered99999 , #yiv9316566490 .yiv9316566490mobile_link a .filtered99999 {color:#ffffff !important;cursor:default;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 .yiv9316566490deviceWidth {width:100%!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 .yiv9316566490deviceWidth_s {width:86%!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 .yiv9316566490deviceWidth_logo {width:100%!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 .yiv9316566490deviceWidth_leadtop {padding-top:30px!important;padding-bottom:30px!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 table[class=yiv9316566490devicewidth] {width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 td[class=yiv9316566490devicewidth] {width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 table[class="yiv9316566490fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;border-left:none!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 td[class="yiv9316566490fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;float:left;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 img[class="yiv9316566490fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 td[class="yiv9316566490aligncenter"]{width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 table[class="yiv9316566490aligncenter"]{width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv9316566490 body .filtered99999 .yiv9316566490center {text-align:center!important;}} You have a new patient question! All you have to do is reply to this email to answer. All questions and answers are for informational purposes only. | | | | |   | | | | Someone has asked you a question | | Click here to view this request online | | | | | | | | Dr. Nealis | | Question Alert | | You Have A New Question | | Simply reply to this email with your answer. | |   | | | |   | | | How long do composite fillings last on back teeth? | | |   | | I am a 28 year old male. I want to know how long do composite fillings last on back teeth? | |   | |   | | | |   | | Reply to this email to answer, or Login to see all questions. | | | | | | | | If you don't want to receive patient questions, click here IT IS SAFE TO PARTICIPATE. Answering this question does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. All questions and answers are for informational purpose only. All question submitters are advised to seek the care of their local medical provider. | |   | | Find A Top Doc 1350 Ave of the Americas New York, NY. 10019 United States (866) 664-DOCS Copyright 2020 FINDATOPDOC. All Rights Reserved. | | | READ MORE

  • Does hydrogen peroxide kill cavities?

    Hydrogen peroxide is what white blood cells manufacture to kill germs after it has absorbed the germ. So if you could get the hydrogen peroxide directly onto the decay and allow it to sit undisturbed, then it might work. Of course that would be impossible. Best bet with tooth decay is to first identify what you are doing to cause it and then to remove it. Unfortunately no dental material is as good as the original enamel, so try your best to avoid cavities.  Sent from AOL Mobile Mail Get the new AOL app: mail.mobile.aol.com On Thursday, January 30, 2020, FATD Patient Questions  wrote: You've Been Asked a Question by a Potential Patient#yiv4849212531 .yiv4849212531ReadMsgBody {width:100%;}#yiv4849212531 #yiv4849212531outlook a {padding:0;}#yiv4849212531 .yiv4849212531ExternalClass {width:100%;}#yiv4849212531 body{width:100%;margin:0;padding:0;}#yiv4849212531 html {width:100%;}#yiv4849212531 table {border-collapse:collapse;}#yiv4849212531 a .filtered99999 {color:inherit !important;text-decoration:none !important;font-size:inherit !important;font-family:inherit !important;font-weight:inherit !important;line-height:inherit !important;}@media only screen and (max-width:599px) {#yiv4849212531 a .filtered99999 , #yiv4849212531 a .filtered99999 {text-decoration:none;cursor:default;}#yiv4849212531 .yiv4849212531mobile_link a .filtered99999 , #yiv4849212531 .yiv4849212531mobile_link a .filtered99999 {cursor:default;}#yiv4849212531 a .filtered99999 {color:inherit !important;text-decoration:none !important;font-size:inherit !important;font-family:inherit !important;font-weight:inherit !important;line-height:inherit !important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 .yiv4849212531deviceWidth {width:100%!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 .yiv4849212531deviceWidth_s {width:92%!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 .yiv4849212531deviceWidth_leadtop {padding-top:20px!important;padding-bottom:20px!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 table[class=yiv4849212531devicewidth] {width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 td[class=yiv4849212531devicewidth] {width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 table[class="yiv4849212531fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;border-left:none!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 td[class="yiv4849212531fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;float:left;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 img[class="yiv4849212531fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 td[class="yiv4849212531aligncenter"]{width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 table[class="yiv4849212531aligncenter"]{width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 .yiv4849212531center {text-align:center!important;}}@media only screen and (max-width:479px) {#yiv4849212531 a .filtered99999 , #yiv4849212531 a .filtered99999 {text-decoration:none;cursor:default;}#yiv4849212531 .yiv4849212531mobile_link a .filtered99999 , #yiv4849212531 .yiv4849212531mobile_link a .filtered99999 {color:#ffffff !important;cursor:default;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 .yiv4849212531deviceWidth {width:100%!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 .yiv4849212531deviceWidth_s {width:86%!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 .yiv4849212531deviceWidth_logo {width:100%!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 .yiv4849212531deviceWidth_leadtop {padding-top:30px!important;padding-bottom:30px!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 table[class=yiv4849212531devicewidth] {width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 td[class=yiv4849212531devicewidth] {width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 table[class="yiv4849212531fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;border-left:none!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 td[class="yiv4849212531fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;float:left;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 img[class="yiv4849212531fullwidth"]{width:100%!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 td[class="yiv4849212531aligncenter"]{width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 table[class="yiv4849212531aligncenter"]{width:100%!important;text-align:center!important;}#yiv4849212531 body .filtered99999 .yiv4849212531center {text-align:center!important;}} You have a new patient question! All you have to do is reply to this email to answer. All questions and answers are for informational purposes only. | | | | |   | | | | Someone has asked you a question | | Click here to view this request online | | | | | | | | Dr. Nealis | | Question Alert | | You Have A New Question | | Simply reply to this email with your answer. | |   | | | |   | | | Does hydrogen peroxide kill cavities? | | |   | | I am a 22 year old male. I want to know if hydrogen peroxide kills cavities? | |   | |   | | | |   | | Reply to this email to answer, or Login to see all questions. | | | | | | | | If you don't want to receive patient questions, click here IT IS SAFE TO PARTICIPATE. Answering this question does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. All questions and answers are for informational purpose only. 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  • How long do composite fillings last?

    The average composite filling lasts 8.9 years. They can last longer if the cause of the original decay is eliminated. The most common cause is too frequent consumption of carbohydrates. Consider upgrading to an inlay. It will cost more but last much longer.  READ MORE

  • How many dental fillings can you get at a time?

    There isn’t a limit on the number of fillings per visit. Often, patients prefer longer visits because it means fewer. A good question to ask yourself is why you have so many cavities.  READ MORE

  • Can braces tighten loose teeth?

    Teeth become loose for a reason and a variety of reasons exist. All teeth have a slight amount of mobility because they are attached to the bone by tiny fibers which can stretch. A dentist can evaluate whether your mobility is normal and if not normal, what is causing the excessive mobility. Remember that an important part of prevention includes regular periodic exams and professional cleanings. You should visit a dentist and have an exam.  READ MORE

  • What happens if you get a cavity with braces?

    You get a filling. Remember that cavities don’t just happen. There is always a cause. Most cavities come from eating carbohydrates too often. It’s okay to eat carbohydrates, but just not all day long.  READ MORE

  • Is it ok to not wear a retainer for 2 days?

    No retainer rule applies to all people. If you don’t wear it for two days and it still fits, you got lucky. If it feels tight, then your teeth moved.  READ MORE

  • Is pericoronitis a serious condition?

    Yes. It needs to be treated immediately.  READ MORE

  • Will a dry socket heal itself?

    I’m not sure if it will heal itself. My patients were always interested in pain relief and proper treatment can usually provide immediate relief. I’d recommend seeing your surgeon.  READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cosmetics, Occlusion, TMJ

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Instructor University of Illinois-Dentistry 1984 - 1985
  • Clinical Instructor Loyola University-Dentistry 1983 - 1985
  • Lecturer Triton College-Dental Technology 1982 - 1983

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois State Dental Society  
  • American Dental Assistants Association  
  • Chicago Dental Society  
  • Odontographic Dental Society  
  • Chicago Dental Study Club  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Coprodeli

Neal Nealis DDS's Practice location

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737 North Michigan Avenue 910 -
Chicago, IL 60611
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