Tooth Extraction: What You May Expect Afterwards

If a tooth has had severe damage or decay, we may do what we can to save the it. However, sometimes the damage is too great and, to protect your health, the tooth needs to be removed. Today, we want to let you know what you can expect in the... Read more »

Oral Health Care Plan: Dentures

Replacing teeth is one of the key steps you should always take with your oral health care plan. Even though you may be wary of using prostheses to replace any missing teeth, modern dentistry can ensure that they are placed and sized properly to fit your exact dental profile. A... Read more »

Treating Canker Sores

Do you have a canker sore? Are you trying to find relief from the discomfort they can bring? The good news is two-fold: you are not alone, and there are ways that you can treat your symptoms. Canker sores may be one of the most common infirmities in the dental... Read more »

Problems With Braces

Recent years have seen a lot of improvement in the functionality and comfort of braces. Occasionally, however, there are still problems. Some of these problems can include broken brackets or wires, loose bands or brackets or wires sticking out. If you experience any of these problems, call our team at... Read more »

What to Look for in Children’s Toothpaste

Dental care for children should begin smile at the time of birth, even before they have teeth to brush. When your child is at an age that they can begin brushing their teeth, you may find it helpful to choose a toothpaste for children, which can be different from adult... Read more »

Sleep Apnea Symptoms & Treatments

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that causes the breathing to start and stop repeatedly during the night. This happens if relaxed throat muscles block your airways while you sleep. Some common symptoms of sleep apnea include: - Snoring - Daytime drowsiness - Headaches in the morning - Gasping or... Read more »

How Dental Insurance Works

Dr. Hatakeyama, Dr. Petrill, Dr. Hatakeyama and our team know that dental insurance can be both confusing and frustrating at times, so we’re here to make things clear. We’d love to help you better understand what you can expect from your dental insurance provider. Why doesn’t my dental insurance cover... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Hoffman Estates Dental Professionals, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry... Read more »