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Here’s How to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month!

February 20, 2020

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The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation! That’s why National Children’s Dental Health Month is extra special this year. Fluoride is one of the key factors that has decreased cavities and tooth decay in the US, especially among children. However, there are other ways you can help your son or daughter’s smile stay healthy and beautiful. Keep reading to learn some easy yet helpful tips for National Children’s Dental Health Month from your children’s dentist in Arlington Heights!


Healthy Valentine’s Day Dental Tips for Him & Her

February 2, 2020

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Now that it’s February, you and your loved one have probably shifted your attention toward Valentine’s Day. While this is a great time of sharing happiness with each other, your dentist in Arlington Heights wants to share some important Valentine’s Day dental tips. Keep reading to learn how you and your partner can enjoy the holiday while keeping your oral health in check!


Does Your Insurance Cover Gum Disease?

January 21, 2020

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Do you have gum disease? Also called periodontal disease, this common problem affects hundreds of millions of Americans, and it typically shows up in the form of tender, swollen, red, or bleeding gums. While your gums aren’t as visible as your teeth, they’re just as important for a full and happy smile. That’s why gum disease should be treated as soon as it’s spotted. But is periodontal therapy in Arlington Heights covered by your insurance? Keep reading to find out the answer.


Receding Gums? Here Are Some Possible Reasons Why…

January 20, 2020

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When you look at your smile in the mirror, does it seem like your teeth have gotten bigger or longer? This optical illusion doesn’t occur because your enamel grew, but it happened because your gums are shrinking. Yes, instead of longer teeth, you may have receding gums. This problem can occur for multiple reasons, and with the right know-how, you can prevent gum recession altogether. Keep reading to learn about the most common reasons for gum recession and what you can do to protect your smile.


Top 10 Dental Emergencies And What To Do About It

January 7, 2020

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One of your worst fears is realized: You fell face first onto the concrete, and you felt that front tooth break. Panic mode ensues. What the heck are you going to do now? Don’t panic, we’ve got some answers for you.


Westgate Dental Care Gives Back!

December 19, 2019

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At Westgate Dental Care, we believe in not only providing quality dentistry to the people of Arlington Heights, but it’s also our duty to help our community. Part of our philosophy is building relationships and meaningful connections with our patients, but this extends beyond the reaches of our office. We donate to the community, sponsor various activities, and help our local schools. Keep reading to learn more about our community involvement and why it’s important for your dentist in Arlington Heights to help.


Should You Replace Your Toothbrush After Sickness?

December 4, 2019

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Well, it’s that time of year again! Yes, of course the holidays are here, but it’s also the season of sickness. Cold and flu germs are everywhere, and especially if you have kids, your household may be affected. After you get over your bug, you may be wondering whether or not you should replace your toothbrush—could you get infected again with germs from when you were sick? Keep reading to learn the answer from an expert dentist in Arlington Heights.


TMJ Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

November 30, 2019

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Woman with jaw pain

Do you have jaw pain? Maybe it’s difficult or uncomfortable to open your mouth? What about throbbing headaches? You could have TMJ disorder, which is a problem that affects the lives of millions of Americans. Also called TMD, this problem can often go undetected or misdiagnosed, which is why TMJ Awareness Month has been established in November! Keep reading to learn about TMJ disorder, the common signs, and how TMJ therapy in Arlington Heights can give you the relief you need.


4 Common Dental Emergencies to Avoid Around the Holidays

November 20, 2019

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The holidays are a time for fun and excitement. No matter how you fill these special days or who you spend it with, it’s a great opportunity to make lasting memories. That is unless you fall victim to one of the following 4 dental emergencies. From skiing accidents to sugar-filled cavities and toothaches, there are plenty of ways pain and discomfort can derail your fun-filled occasions. To keep your mouth injury-free this year and continue enjoying the season, find out what you need to do to avoid dental emergencies around the holidays.


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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