1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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