1. Three Benefits of Zoom Teeth Whitening

    We’ve talked about professional teeth whitening several times on this blog and on a few pages on our site, but sometimes what you really need to make a decision is a few good reasons. Today, we’re going to give you three benefits of Zoom teeth whitening at Library Plaza Dental Center in Des Plaines. After you learn about the benefits of the process, please give us a call so we can get you in f…Read More

  2. How Often Should I Get Professional Teeth Whitening?

    With so much information about teeth whitening available on the Internet, it can be difficult to find answers to even some of the most basic questions. In this blog entry, we are going to answer the question of how often it is okay to have your teeth professionally whitened. When you need your teeth to look and feel their best, you can count on the dental professionals at Library Plaza Dental Cent…Read More

  3. Do I Need to Have My Teeth Whitened?

    Have you looked at your teeth lately and wondered whether they’re white enough? Do you drink a lot of coffee? Did you try the tissue test and were you surprised by the results? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to consider having your teeth whitened. In today’s blog entry, we will talk about when it might be a good idea to have your teeth whitened and what you can e…Read More

  4. Why Does Home Teeth Whitening Not Work As Well As I Want?

    The pressure to have a bright white smile is real. It is unfortunate that some people may judge you if your teeth don’t look movie-star great, but even worse is when you don’t feel happy with the way that you look when you open your mouth. If you have tried whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter teeth whitening kits and you haven’t gotten the results you want to see, there is a way to im…Read More

  5. How Teeth Whitening Procedures Work

    With so many different ways to keep your teeth clean and bright, it is easy to get overwhelmed or to not understand how one process works when compared to another. In today’s blog post, we’ll talk about over-the-counter whitening options and professional teeth whitening from the skilled and experienced dentists at Library Plaza Dental Center in Des Plaines. At Library Plaza Dental, we always p…Read More

  6. Everything You Need to Know About a Tooth Extraction

    If your dentist has recommended a tooth extraction, you may be wondering what that is. A tooth extraction is a unique dental procedure that removes the tooth from its socket in the bone. Many dental professionals will recommend a tooth extraction if you have broken, damaged, or decayed teeth. A very loose tooth may also require a tooth extraction if it cannot be saved, even if a bone graft is invo…Read More

  7. My Dentist Says I Need a Mouthguard, Now What?

    If your dentist has recommended a mouthguard because you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, you may be wondering how this dental contraption can help you. A mouthguard is a device that is placed in the mouth, oftentimes on top of the teeth, to help with grinding and clenching tendencies. Grinding implies moving your jaw back and forth, while clenching is biting down with pressure for an e…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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