1151 N Arlington Heights Road, Buffalo Grove, IL

847.459.4330

1151 N Arlington Heights Road, Buffalo Grove, IL

847.459.4330

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Top Tips For A Healthy Summer Smile

The summer season has arrived! And after a long spring of being quarantined and cooped up, many of us are anxious to embrace all that summer has to offer. We all love picnics, baseball season, time by the pool, and campfires in the evening. But let’s be honest, we sometimes forget the importance of keeping…

5 Habits That Could Be Harming Your Teeth

When it comes to oral health, we usually think of habits as a good thing. For example, brushing your teeth at least twice a day is a great habit or flossing every night before going to sleep. Yet there are some habits, when it comes to our teeth, that could actually be harmful. It’s important…

Superpowers of Saliva

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has raised awareness of viruses and the negative impact they can have on our bodies. The public is looking for ways to boost their immune systems to stay healthy. But we already have a superpower within our bodies fighting against viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Saliva is our mouth’s first line of…

Importance of Preventive Dental Care

The health and well being of our patients has always been our top priority at Dental Design. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now even more important to place a high value on your dental health. Excellent home care is vital but as offices begin to reopen it is necessary to resume…

Dental Erosion – What You Need To Know

Did you know? Tooth enamel is harder than bone – it’s the toughest tissue in the human body. Yet, our diets, tooth brushing habits, stress, acid reflux, even some mouthwashes can cause dental erosion. When the enamel is weakened, worn down and lost it is considered dental erosion. The good news is dental erosion can…

Am I At Risk For Oral Cancer?

Did you know in the United States one person dies every hour from oral cancer? Over 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancer every year. If it is discovered and diagnosed early, the five year survival rate is 84%. However, if oral cancer is not found until the later stages, the five year survival…

Conquer Bad Breath

Bad breath, it’s embarrassing and it is something no one wants to have. But did you know 70% of Americans admit they are worried they have bad breath. Causes of Bad Breath Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by eating pungent foods like garlic and onions. Smoking and using tobacco products are…

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New Technology – Laser Cavity Detection

In the past decade, technology in the dental office has grown in leaps and bounds. From the way we take impressions (using a digital wand scanner instead of the runny impression material that took what seemed like an hour to firm up!) To fast and precise digital x-rays that do not require uncomfortable film or…

Do I Need A Night Guard?

Stress, situational anxiety, moments of intense concentration – these are all common symptoms of bruxism.  Clenching or grinding of the teeth, bruxism, is more common than you think. Whether it seems constant or only on occasion, we all experience stress, anxiety and moments of intense concentration at some point in our lives. But did you know…

How Important is Dental Hygiene?

While everyone understands the importance of dental hygiene, few among us truly understand just how large of an impact poor dental hygiene might have on the body at large. Oral negligence can give rise to a whole mess of maladies that might affect far more than the mouth. At Dental Design, the number one patient…

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