General Dentistry in LaSalle, IL

Serving the Illinois Valley, we practice a full scope of general dentistry with expertise in cosmetic dentistry, wisdom tooth removal, diagnosing and treating TMJ disorder as well as dental implant procedures.

Oral Hygiene

Why is oral hygiene so important?

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum disease (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected by gum disease at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.

Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing, you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.

Daily brushing and flossing will keep dental calculus (tartar) to a minimum, but a professional cleaning will remove calculus in places your toothbrush and floss have missed. Your visit to our office is an important part of your program to prevent gum disease.

Both our LaSalle and Princeton offices are well equipped to repair any conditions that arise from a lack of oral hygiene. We even can recommend the proper teeth cleaning products so you can keep them healthy for a lifetime.

Woman Brushing Teeth

Our Dentisits' Qualification & Experience
LaSalle, IL & Surrounding Areas

Dr Ed Monroe

Graduated with honors while receiving a Doctorate of Dental Surgery From The University Of Illinois At the Chicago College Of Dentistry in 1995

Dr. Ed is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Contemporary Dental Forum
  • Seattle Study Club
  • Illinois Valley Dental Society
  • Illinois State Dental Society
Dr Pat
  • Graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2015, with a bachelor degree in Biological Science and Chemistry.
  • Graduate of 2019 in UOI Chicago with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine, D.M.D.
  • Joined A Lifetime Of Smiles in May 2019
Dr Ken
  • Graduated from University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine in 2020 with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, D.D.S
  • He continued with his general practice residency at NYU in Langone Brooklyn
  • Joined A Lifetime Of Smiles July 2021

The LaSalle Dental Practice That Keeps You Laughing & Smiling!

Why choose A Lifetime of Smiles for your Dentist needs in La Salle, IL

  • Have fun coming to the dentist and feel like you belong.
  • Send us a google review and be put in a raffle for a monthly prize
  • We celebrate and have fun with our patients
  • Same Day Dentures
  • On site dental lab to expedite the denture process
  • Award winning service with our Professionally trained team.
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Typical Insurance Offerings

Dental insurance varies depending on the provider, plan, and coverage options. Some common ways dental insurance can vary include:

Coverage for Preventive Care: Many dental insurance plans cover routine preventive care, such as dental exams, cleanings, and X-rays, at little or no cost to the patient. This can help to promote good oral health and prevent more serious dental problems down the line.

Coverage for Restorative Treatments: Some dental insurance plans also cover restorative treatments, such as dental fillings, crowns, and bridges. However, the amount of coverage and the types of treatments covered can vary depending on the plan.

Deductibles and Copayments: Dental insurance plans often require patients to pay a deductible or copayment before coverage kicks in. The amount of the deductible and copayment can vary depending on the plan.

Annual Maximums: Many dental insurance plans set an annual maximum on the amount of coverage provided. This means that once the maximum is reached, the patient will be responsible for any additional dental expenses.

In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Providers: Some dental insurance plans require patients to use in-network providers in order to receive coverage. Out-of-network providers may still be covered, but the patient may be responsible for a higher out-of-pocket cost.

Waiting Periods: Some dental insurance plans have waiting periods before certain treatments are covered. For example, a plan may require a six-month waiting period before covering orthodontic treatment.

It's important to review the details of your dental insurance plan to understand what is covered and what your out-of-pocket expenses will be. You can also speak with one of our La Salle, IL Dentists or contact your insurance provider directly to get more information about coverage for dentures.

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Our LaSalle Office is Clean & Safe

During an uncertain time, we assure you that you can count on A Lifetime Of Smiles. We are doing all that we can do to serve you in a safe, effective, and fun and friendly way! Some of the ways in which we have adapted in our office to serve you better:

  • Comfortable socially distanced seating in our spacious waiting area
  • Temperature checks of all patients, employees and visitors upon entrance into our building
  • Disinfection of all surfaces consistently throughout the day of waiting area and reception desk and in our entire office
  • Hand Sanitizer available throughout entire office during all parts of your appointment
  • Mandatory mask requirement for all staff and patients and visitors in building
  • Strict adherence to exceed CDC and ADA guidelines
  • Increased Personal Protection Equipment being worn by all staff during all procedures
  • Radio communication allowing for social distancing of traffic between appointments, decreasing the amount of people in any given area at one time
  • HVAC UV Sanitation
  • HEPA Air Filtration
  • Peroxide Atomization
  • New Air Recirculation

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