1. Tips From Your Dental Hygienist, part 1

    You may have often appreciated your hygienist’s efforts to keep you comfortable and informed during your teeth cleaning. But have you ever wondered what you can do for hygienists to make their life easier? We asked around and here are some of the candid responses that we got from hygienists. Their tips may help you to have an even better experience next time you are having your teeth cleaned. 1.…Read More

  2. Allergic to Novocain? No problem!

    If there’s one common public misconception that we’d like to dispel for our customers in the Des Plaines and Mount Prospect areas, it’s that the dentist is probably going to give you a Novocain injection during a treatment that requires the use of anesthetic or painkillers. Novocain was once so commonly used as an anesthetic in dental procedures that it has lodged in the public imagination a…Read More

  3. How Extractions Are Performed

      Whether you’re just curious about how this is done or are facing having one of your own teeth extracted, your mental images of having a tooth pulled probably aren’t that pretty. Here are some of the results that we got when we asked people “How do you think a dentist pulls a tooth?” “I think the dentist takes a huge pliers, grabs onto the tooth, and yanks it out.”--Mary “I don’t…Read More

  4. Finally, A Dentist Open On Saturdays

    Laurie was a mom on a mission. Every day of the week, she succeeded in giving her kids a nutritious breakfast, dropping them off at school on time, and getting to work, where she was the dependable one at the office. When something needed to be done, she owned the project and saw it through to completion, on schedule, every time. Her commitment to thoughtful, high-quality work had earned her a cou…Read More

  5. Where Does The Dentist Inject Lidocaine?

    If you are about to get dental work done in your mouth that will hurt, your dentist will inject your mouth with an anesthetic first, so that you will not feel pain during the procedure. However, it’s understandable if you feel nervous about this part of your dental treatment. Many of our patients in the Des Plaines and Mount Prospect area have unanswered questions that increase their apprehensio…Read More

  6. Is It Dangerous To Get Dental X-Rays?

    X-Rays give your dentist an intimate, accurate glimpse into the health, structure, and makeup of your teeth. It’s vital for your dentist to be able to see exactly what is going on under the surface in order to be able to give you the best recommendation for treatment. But should you be concerned about the dose of radiation you are getting at the dentist? Understanding Radiation Radiation is a ki…Read More

  7. Dental Implant Steps

      If you are looking to replace a missing tooth or teeth and are considering dental implants, it’s a good idea to know what you are getting into. Knowing what to expect will help you through the process. As with most cosmetic dentistry procedures, there are several steps that will be done by our specialist. The Implant Specialist at Library Plaza Dental At Library Plaza Dental, we are lucky…Read More

  8. What Does It Mean When Your Dentist Or Hygienist Calls Out Numbers?

    Have you ever wondered why your dentist or hygienist calls out numbers in the middle of your dental exam? It might sound something like this if your gums are pretty healthy: “Two, two, three, two, one, two, two, one, two, one, one, one.” However, it’s a problem if you start to hear higher numbers, like fives and sixes. But just what is your dentist measuring, and what do the numbers mean? Yo…Read More

  9. Dental Implants and Your Jaw Bone

    When you are looking to replace a missing tooth, or series of teeth, you will very likely come across information about dental implants. A dental implant procedure is the result of a revolution in cosmetic dentistry that has taken place in the last 45 years. In this time, the technology and materials used have advanced to make implants a great option for many people. To find out if you are a good …Read More

  10. Are You a Candidate for a Dental Implant Procedure?

    As family and cosmetic dentists in Des Plaines, we see people’s teeth in all phases of life. We see everything from a child’s first dentist visit, through years of preventative care and interventions, to helping people improve and restore smiles through cosmetic dentistry. The field of cosmetic dentistry covers many procedures, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, veneers, crowns & bridg…Read More