Dr. Joseph Powers

Dr. Joseph Powers DDS

🩺 Medical Review 🦷 General Dentist & Clinical Instructor
Expertise General Dentistry & Patient Education
  • University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry



Dr. Joseph Powers is a part-time Clinical Instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he teaches Dental Anatomy and General Dentistry. Dr. Powers maintains an active position as an Associate Dentist in private practice in the south suburbs of Chicago. 


Dr. Joseph Powers, is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. 

About Teeth Talk

TeethTalkGirl.com was created by a passionate dental hygienist, Whitney DiFoggio, BS, RDH.  Whitney’s journey of spreading dental health awareness began on the YouTube platform — where she continues to create educational videos for the public. 

Dentistry is not a one-size-fits-all!  From discovering the best dental floss to understanding dental treatment options, our goal is to provide you with information to take an active role in your oral health. Learn more about us!

Recent Articles Reviewed By Dr. Joseph Powers DDS

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How To Use BURST Whitening Strips Properly

To get the most out of your teeth whitening strips system, you need to use them exactly as directed.

water flosser example on model mouth

How to Use a Water Flosser (without making a mess)

Yes, they can be messy. But using a water flosser is a great alternative for conventional string flossing.

purple mouthwash pouring into lid cup

Best Mouthwashes for Gums, Cavities & Breath

To pick the best mouthwash, we need to first break your options up into two different categories: Antiseptic and Anti-Cavity/Fluoride.

roof of mouth

8 Reasons Why The Roof Of Your Mouth Is Itchy

There are at least a dozen different things that can give you an itchy roof of your mouth. From allergic reactions to food and oral infections such as thrush.

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7 Reasons The Roof of Your Mouth is Sore & Painful

Seven reasons why the roof of your mouth hurts. If you say the roof of my mouth hurts, it could be that you have a flare-up of blisters across your palate.

woman covering mouth hiding tooth stain

11 Reasons Why You Have Brown Spots On Your Teeth

When there are teeth with brown stains, it could be a strictly cosmetic issue or an indication that there’s something more serious going on (like tooth decay.)

woman with white gums

8 Reasons Why You Have White Spots On Your Gums

White spots on gums, painful or not, aren’t what you consider “healthy” or “normal.” It could be something minor or severe as oral cancer.

itchy tongue

7 Reasons Why Your Tongue Is Itchy: Causes & Treatments

Some of the more common instances of an itchy tongue or mouth are associated with food allergies or a fungal infection like thrush.