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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.


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.”


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.


PPO vs. HMO Dental Insurance: What’s the Difference?

December 16, 2020

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Man smiling after understanding the types of dental insurance

Are you trying to find the right dental insurance plan for you? The best place to start is to learn the difference between the two most common types of dental insurance: PPO and HMO plans. So which one can you benefit from most? Read on to learn about a few different types of dental insurance plans as well as which one is right for you!


The Importance of Oral Health Before Cosmetic Dentistry!

November 29, 2020

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Woman smiling after her visit to cosmetic dentist

Cosmetic dentistry allows patients with flaws like discoloration, chips, cracks, and more to achieve their dream smiles. Of course, a beautiful smile also comes with an amazing boost of confidence, which is why cosmetic dentistry can be truly life changing. However, your cosmetic dentist may recommend services like fillings or gum disease therapy to treat your oral health first. Read on to learn why it’s vital to have good dental health before you receive cosmetic dentistry.


Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving with Dentures!

November 23, 2020

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Woman with dentures smiling at the thanksgiving table

Just like that, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This year sure has been crazy, which probably means you’re looking forward to the holiday now more than ever. However, if you have dentures, you may be dreading the idea of eating a meal with all different types of foods, including turkey. The slipping of your smile is not only uncomfortable, but it can also be embarrassing while trying to eat with family. Thankfully, your dentist has included some tips for enjoying Thanksgiving with dentures.


Dental Visits: One of the Easiest Ways to SAVE Money!

November 16, 2020

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Woman smiling after using dental insurance to save money

If you’re like many others, you may be doing all you can to pinch pennies and save money. As a result, you’re probably cutting out various memberships, services, or other things you may consider unnecessary. During this time, you may consider canceling your upcoming dental appointments. However, this could cost you more money in the long run! Read to learn how routine dental visits can actually save your dollars and what your dental insurance can do to help.

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