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Westgate Dental Care Blog

Whitening In-Office Vs. At-Home: Which is Right for You?

May 24, 2018

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If one were to tally all the aspirations people have with regards to their looks, owning a great smile would probably figure at or near the top of most people’s lists. That’s because a great smile is a tremendous asset in life and a big confidence booster to boot. Needless to say, having pearly white teeth plays a significant role in feeling your best.

Unfortunately, for many people, this goal is fairly hard to achieve, given the fact that common foods and drinks tend to have an adverse effect on the color of our teeth. Even something as banal as coffee can easily lead to stained teeth in no time, making it a priority to address these concerns through more proactive means.

At Westgate Dental Care, we believe that people should always have a choice when it comes to undergoing dental treatments. That’s why we offer both in-office whitening sessions and at-home kits to all our patients.

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Ready for a Smile Makeover? We Can Help

May 21, 2018

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48% of adults think a smile is the most memorable feature when they first meet someone.

As a medical profession, dentistry has always bridged the gap between the functional and the aesthetic. For purposes ranging from tooth restoration to orthodontics, people visit dentists every day in order to both look better and be healthier. The former role is fulfilled by what’s known as “cosmetic dentistry,” or the art of helping you achieve the perfect smile, a much-desired goal that these days is quite easy to accomplish. Depending on your particular needs and requirements, we here at Westgate Dental Care can offer you one or more of the following options: (more…)

The Westgate Dental Care Story

March 7, 2018

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westgate dental care buildingAs we draw closer to the opening of our new location, we think it’s the perfect time to share our Westgate Dental Care story.

Dr. Kics first opened the doors of Westgate Dental Care in September 2002. He was practicing as an associate dentist in Janesville, Wisconsin and wanted to move back to the Chicago area with his wife Teja, toddler Sophia and newborn Ava to be near his roots (he grew up in Hillside). His wife previously taught in D25 at Olive-Mary Stitt school and they always liked the Arlington Heights community, so when a small dental practice was for sale, they jumped at the opportunity.

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Your Children’s Dentist in Arlington Heights Celebrates Dental Health Month

February 8, 2018

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A young girl brushing her tongue.When it comes to dental health, it’s important to get your kids to build habits early. Not only will they need it to keep their primary and permanent teeth healthy, but also to avoid cavities. Children are more vulnerable to cavities than any other group, which is why your children’s dentist in Arlington Heights is adamant about celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month. In February, family dentists across the country are doing their part to help parents make brushing a positive and fun experience.

To get you started, here’s a few tips to make your next oral care routine fun for your child.

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Gum Therapy in Arlington Heights Can Improve Heart Health!

February 4, 2018

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Heart and Stethoscope for Heart Month

Heart and Stethoscope for Heart Month

Since February is officially American Heart Month, you’ve probably heard that heart disease affects millions of Americans each year. But you may not know just how prevalent it can be: According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Given this statistic, it’s not surprising that your medical doctor regularly mentions all the usual risk factors like high cholesterol, blood pressure, diet and exercise…

But did you know that there’s also a surprising link between your oral health and heart health? By keeping your gums healthy you can potentially reduce the risk for many forms of heart disease. In addition to making some simple changes at home, gum therapy in Arlington Heights can help keep your gum disease from contributing to problems with your heart.

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Pick a Child’s Toothbrush with a Family Dentist in Arlington Heights

January 24, 2018

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child dental visitEvery parent wants their child to have a healthy, white smile to show off! One of the best tools that you can provide for them to properly care for their teeth is a toothbrush that can effectively clean your teeth. Learn more about how to choose the best toothbrush for your little one from a family dentist in Arlington Heights.

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Your Family Dentist in Arlington Heights Helps Pregnant Women!

January 16, 2018

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woman smiling happyWhen you find out that you’re pregnant, the last thing that may come to mind is your teeth. You’re thinking about planning a baby shower, the big day at the hospital, and finally meeting your baby! But in reality, you should also be considering the condition of your teeth and gums because a healthy smile directly correlates to a healthy baby.

Learn more about good dental health tips here from your family dentist in Arlington Heights.
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Your Family Dentist Answers — Does Stress Affect Kids’ Oral Health?

December 28, 2017

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sad little girlIt’s easy to think that kids don’t have anything to stress out about. After all, they don’t have to worry about paying bills, going to work, or filing their taxes. You shouldn’t underestimate your child’s level of stress, though. There are plenty of circumstances that can make the young members of your family lose sleep. The stress could even be damaging their oral health! Your family dentist in Arlington Heights is here to give you some key information about the relationship between your child’s stress levels and potential damage to their smile.

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Where is a Dentist Near Me to Recommit to My Oral Health?

December 17, 2017

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woman flossing her teethFrom a very young age, you have been taught to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and to visit your dentist twice a year. However, as time has gone on, your commitment to your oral health has declined. Despite your history of poor oral hygiene, it is never too late to reinvest in your teeth and gums. As the new year approaches, now it the time to take control of your smile. In addition to revamping your habits at home, it is also time to ask yourself, “where is a dentist near me?”
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Want to Dazzle This Holiday Season? Your Dentist Can Help

November 19, 2017

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close up of a beautiful smileWe hope you and your family had a very happy Thanksgiving! With the feast behind us, we’re right in the thick of the holiday season — and there’s no shortage of photo opportunities this time of year. From work parties to once-a-year reunions and everything else, you’re likely to be flashing your grin a lot over the next month. Are your teeth ready? If you’re anything less than 100% satisfied with your smile, keep reading to find out how a visit to the best dentist in Arlington Heights can help with cosmetic dentistry.

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