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Westgate Dental Care Blog

Get the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance By Using Your Benefits Before They Expire

October 17, 2019

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Are you wondering why using your benefits matters? With regular preventive appointments and a good at-home oral hygiene routine, you can stretch your dental benefit dollars and reduce how much you pay out-of-pocket. By using your benefits before they expire in January, you can put a bright smile on your face and expand your monthly budget, allowing you more money to do the activities you want. Read on to learn more about your policy and why it’s important to visit your dentist before the end of the year.

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Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month By Honoring Our Team of Dental Professionals!

October 4, 2019

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Are you wondering what National Dental Hygiene Month is all about? For our team at Westgate Dental Care, October is the best month to honor and recognize all of the hard work our team of dental hygienists and professionals accomplishes. From warding off cavities to treating and reversing gum disease, our staff helps save our patients thousands of dollars in costly dental treatments by providing high quality preventive care. Read on to learn why we celebrate Nation Dental Hygiene Month and more about our team.

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Protecting Your Winning Smile: 4 Reasons to Get a Custom Mouthguard for Sports

September 20, 2019

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Do you need to wear a mouthguard when playing sports? Pretty much any dentist would answer yes! All sports, be they high-contact or even no-contact, can put your at risk for broken teeth, cut lips, fractured jaw and other kinds of physical trauma; in fact, according the American Dental Association, almost a third of all dental injuries are related to sports in some way. That said, it’s also been found that athletes who wear mouthguards are 60 times less likely to damage their teeth. If that’s not enough, here are 4 more reasons to ask your dentist for a custom mouthguard.

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Happy 17th Anniversary, Westgate Dental Care!

September 19, 2019

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Here at Westgate Dental Care, September is a special month. About this time in 2002, we opened our doors for the first time and began to help our friends and neighbors in the community have healthier, happier smiles. If you are looking for a dentist with a great reputation, Dr. Kics and the rest of our team go above and beyond to make your dental experience a positive one from beginning to end. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve Arlington Heights and the surrounding areas and look forward to caring for your smile more in the future.

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Help Us End Cancer in Children This September

September 3, 2019

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No one wants to hear their doctor say the word cancer, but can you imagine hearing it from your child’s doctor? According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, a family gets this devastating news about three minutes. During September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, our team at Westgate Dental Care is going gold. With several patients who have battled childhood cancer, our practice hosts a fundraiser every September to contribute to the effort to end this disease. In this blog post, you’ll learn how you can help in our fundraiser and how our team can perform oral cancer screenings for your child.

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Trouble Sleeping? Here’s How to Establish Healthy Sleep Habits!

August 14, 2019

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Nothing is worse than trying to rest for the upcoming big day only to toss and turn all night. You keep checking the clock, and before you know it, it’s already time to get up and start your day. If this sounds like you, you could be affected by sleep apnea in Arlington Heights, an incredibly common sleeping disorder that causes you to start and stop breathing during sleep. This disorder is hard to recognize, which is why it’s important to know the signs. Additionally, there are ways that you can set yourself up for sleeping success! Keep reading to learn about some healthy sleeping habits and the common symptoms of sleep apnea that you should be aware of.

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The Healthy Lunches that Your Kids Will Love!

August 8, 2019

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Now that it’s August, back to school time is just around the corner! Before school starts, it’s important that you check off all of the items on your kids’ list, and it’s also a great time to make healthy adjustments. For the upcoming year, you can keep your kids healthy and happy by packing them the right school lunches. It’s vital for your son or daughter’s smile that they eat teeth-healthy foods, which is why your children’s dentist in Arlington Heights has put together a list of some of the best foods to pack your kids during the schoolyear.

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Summertime Is Perfect For Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Arlington Heights

July 11, 2019

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It’s a safe bet to say that no one looks forward to having their wisdom teeth taken out, but one thing that can make it easier is scheduling it at the right time. Since high school and college students most commonly have the procedure done, it just makes sense for them to schedule it during their summer breaks when they don’t have the added stress of holidays or busy school schedules. If you or your child needs wisdom teeth extractions in Arlington Heights, keep reading below to learn more about the procedure and what you can expect from the recovery process! 

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Get A Healthy Start To Your Summer By Taking Your Little Ones To See A Kid’s Dentist In Arlington Heights

June 25, 2019

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You’ve just picked up your children from their last day of school and are looking forward to a worry-free and relaxed summer filled with fun plans. With the small amount of extra free time you have, make sure your little ones stay happy and healthy by scheduling their checkups and cleanings with a kid’s dentist in Arlington Heights. Taking preventive measures can keep your summer calendar full of trips and events instead of dental appointments. Read on to find out the importance of children’s dental services and how they can benefit their oral and overall health.

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Save Your Summer Vacation With These 4 Tips From Your Emergency Dentist In Arlington Heights

June 18, 2019

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You’ve been planning your family vacation for nearly a year, and you’re finally getting ready to leave! You’re looking forward to a stress-free week vegging on the beach watching your little ones build sandcastles. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and they’re not always preventable, which is why knowing how to handle them can be a huge help. Instead of being panicked, be prepared with these 4 tips from your emergency dentist in Arlington Heights. Read on to find out how you can salvage your family vacation after a dental dilemma.

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