With Christmas rapidly approaching, have you sent Santa your wish list? During this time of year, sweets, treats, and fun gifts are sure to make their way into your family’s stockings. But, this season of sugar can also bring oral health issues like cavities. So, how do you protect your teeth while still enjoying the holiday? Keep reading to learn 6 great dental inspired gift ideas from your dentist in Arlington Heights. That way, you can stuff your family’s stockings with items that will keep them healthy!(more…)
Westgate Dental Care Blog
December 2, 2018
December 1, 2018
Choosing a dental insurance plan can be just as difficult as choosing a dentist. But, just like with your dentist, once you’ve found one that works, you’ll want to stay with it. So, how do you know what’s right for you? What should you consider when picking a dental insurance plan? Keep reading to learn how to choose the best insurance for you for the upcoming year and how in some cases, and in-house savings plan is a great alternative!(more…)
November 20, 2018
Whether you visit your local coffee shop or nearby Starbucks, it’s no secret that the drinks they serve have the potential to be incredibly damaging to your teeth and gums. Many coffee and tea options are packed with a ton of sugar, syrups, whipped cream and other additives that only increase the chances of you developing a cavity by the new year.
But what if there were drinks you could purchase that didn’t damage your enamel? Today, a dentist in Arlington Heights offers three options worth considering.
November 10, 2018
When the holidays are around the corner, the last thing on your mind is a dental emergency. That is until your child is outside playing and accidentally slips and falls on ice that froze overnight. A bad fall can easily lead to a broken or even knocked-out tooth, causing a major disruption in your already busy schedule.
In a dental emergency, whether it happens to you or your child, it’s important that you don’t panic. By following these tips from an emergency dentist in Arlington Heights, you’ll be better equipped to handle these issues if they occur.
October 25, 2018
We’re already well into the month of October, and that means your to-do list may be filling up with special holiday plans and get-togethers. Before things get too busy with end of year madness, your dentist in Arlington Heights wants to remind you of one thing: your unused dental insurance benefits are at risk of sleeping away! Keep reading to find out what you’ve got to lose in 2018, and why it matters. Now is a great time to schedule a checkup and cleaning!
Americans love Halloween — it’s estimated that in 2015 alone, a total of $6.9 billion was spent on the holiday. On average, that’s about $79 per person spent on costumes, decorations, and CANDY. That last one is why this holiday is also your dentist’s worst nightmare! Kids’ teeth are most vulnerable to tooth decay between the ages of 6 and 14, which also means some of the prime trick-or-treating years. But there are a few steps you can take to make sure your little one has a fun and safe Halloween. Keep reading for these 4 top smile safety tips from your children’s dentist in Arlington Heights!
September 28, 2018
As dedicated members of the community we love so much, we know our commitment to helping Arlington Heights goes beyond serving our regular patients with excellent care. The Westgate Dental Care team wants to bring quality dentistry to anyone who needs it! That’s why we hold our day of free dental care annually — to offer necessary basic services to people who may not be able to pay for it otherwise.
September 13, 2018
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and your dentist in Arlington Heights wants to get into the spirit of this important event! That’s why we’re donating $2 to UC Comer Children’s Hospital for every new Facebook Like we get this month. We carried out a similar campaign last year and were able to donate $1,000 to the hospital! If you would like to help our efforts to fight childhood cancer, head to our Facebook page and give us a Like. Thank you in advance for your support!
September 5, 2018
Getting through life with all your pearly whites intact can be a tall task indeed. Whether by accident or neglect, most people will sooner or later have to face the prospect of losing one or more of their precious teeth. Fortunately, through the magic of dental implants, no tooth loss needs to be permanent anymore. Instead, you can restore your missing teeth via dental implantation, a procedure that comes in handy in a wide variety of situations. If you’re curious about dental implants but don’t know much about them yet, here’s a quick primer to get you up to speed: (more…)
August 29, 2018
Being bombarded by different kinds of food and drink every day, it’s normal for teeth to develop occasional problems over time. From cavities to fallen teeth, there are a plethora of situations in which restorative dentistry is required in order to repair the damage that has occurred and bring back that perfect smile. With that in mind, the team at Westgate Dental Care is filled with professionals who are more than capable of addressing any issue that arises. Their field of competence extends to such procedures as: (more…)