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Patients enjoy stress-free dental procedures at Westgate Dental Care

May 1, 2021

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Dr. Jamieson Brady, a dentist at Westgate Dental Care, says putting off dental care typically leads to long-term negative consequences. Westgate offers a full menu of options for patients to select what would work best for them to calm any anxiety they might have.

For many, one of the only things scarier than a trip to the dentist is public speaking. Dentophobia is one of the most common fears among people of all ages and is a main reason that people avoid getting necessary dental care altogether.

Westgate Dental Care in Arlington Heights knows how stressful dental appointments can be for some, and the practice does everything it can to alleviate patients’ anxiety.

From a comfort menu that includes state-of-the-art chairs with warming and massage features, noise-cancelling headphones for particularly loud procedures, a warm blanket, and televisions in the rooms for a welcome distraction to offering anxiety-free dentistry with the help of several sedation options, Westgate Dental Care is committed to helping patients overcome their anxiety and book appointments without fear.


Got Your Tax Refund? Invest in Your Oral Health!

April 15, 2021

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Woman smiling while pointing to her teeth

April 15th is official Tax Day, but if you’re like many, you’ve probably already filed and received your return. This extra chunk of change often seems like a surprising influx, which can cause many people to go big and buy an item, ticket, or experience they don’t really need. However, investing in your smile is money well spent. In fact, using your tax return to improve your grin will benefit your health AND finances. But how? Read on to learn the answer!


Don’t Let COVID Get In The Way of Oral Health

April 6, 2021

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Good oral hygiene may start with twice yearly trips to the dentist for teeth cleanings, but it’s how people care for their teeth and gums at home that can make all the difference.

If you’re looking to make your oral health a priority, start by scheduling an appointment with your dentist to make sure you are cavity-free and catch any signs of periodontal disease as early as possible. Then, make sure you follow through with dental care at home.


Westgate Dental Care takes proactive approach in screening patients for oral cancer

April 1, 2021

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Abby Neitz, a dental hygienist at Westgate Dental Care in Arlington Heights, says, “Oral cancer is becoming more prevalent today across ages. It’s important to be aware of it and take a proactive approach to screening for it.”

About 54,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States every year. As with many other types of cancer, early detection and treatment are key to effectively managing the disease and improving treatment outcomes.

Throughout the year, and especially during Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April, individuals need to pay attention to any signs or symptoms of oral cancer and seek care if they notice anything out of the ordinary. Individuals can partner with their dentist to monitor signs of oral cancer and take charge of their health.


5 Advantages of Visiting a Family Dentist!

March 20, 2021

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Woman smiling during her appointment with a family dentist

Do you get overwhelmed trying to manage your entire family’s dental appointments? With each member of your family having different needs, and a minimum of 2 checkups and cleanings per year, it can be difficult to coordinate. However, visiting a family dentist will eliminate this problem and so much more, allowing you to consolidate you and your loved ones’ appointments. Read on to learn the top 5 advantages of choosing a family dentist for oral healthcare!


More than just a pretty smile: Invisalign also helps maintain healthy teeth

March 8, 2021

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After 10 years of prescribing Invisalign to patients at Westgate Dental Care and seeing their smiles beautifully transform, Dr. Aurora Hart decided it was time to give her own smile a boost by wearing Invisalign herself.

“It had been in the back of my mind for a while, as I noticed my front teeth begin to crowd,” said Dr. Hart, a dentist at Westgate Dental Care in Arlington Heights. “I didn’t want to go through the pain and discomfort of braces again, and after seeing how good Invisalign has become at predictably moving teeth, I knew this was the option for me.”


Enjoy anxiety-free dentistry at Westgate Dental Care

March 1, 2021

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Dr. Scott Christian at Westgate Dental Care in Arlington Heights can help patients choose from items on the “comfort menu,” designed to help calm nerves for patients afraid of dental visits.

The professionals at Westgate Dental Care know that, for some patients, trips to the dentist can be extremely scary. In fact, dentophobia is common among people of all ages and can be one of the main reasons people avoid getting necessary dental care altogether.
However, putting off important procedures can have long-term negative consequences on individuals’ oral health. To combat dentophobia and provide clients with the treatments they need, Westgate Dental Care developed a comfort menu available to all patients to help them feel more calm and relaxed in the dentist’s chair.

The comfort menu includes state-of-the-art chairs that include warming and massage features, providing noise-cancelling headphones to reduce the sounds associated with dental procedures, a warm blanket and televisions in the rooms so people can enjoy the show of their choosing during treatments.


Are You Too Old for Dental Implants? Find Out!

February 5, 2021

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Older man thinking about dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most popular tooth replacement options because they look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Because this treatment requires surgery, many patients wonder if they’re too old to enjoy it. However, dental implants can help you smile even if you’re into your triple digits! Read on to learn more about who is the right age for dental implants as well as their many benefits.


How Many Dental Implants Do You Need? Find Out!

January 28, 2021

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Woman smiling with dental implants

If you’re missing teeth, you’ve surely come across dental implants during your research for a potential replacement. Incredibly popular, dental implants bring a wide range of functional and health benefits to your smile. However, the treatment process is a little more complicated than other options, which may leave you wondering how many implants you’ll need. Read on to learn the answer as well as some additional information about this amazing tooth replacement solution!


What is Invisalign?

December 22, 2020

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Invisalign is clearly the comfortable alternative to metal braces for adults. There are no brackets, wires or restrictions that come with traditional braces. Instead, clear removable aligners are precisely fitted to gradually and gently straighten and evenly space your teeth.

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