Maintain Your Smile With General Dentistry

Your smile is in reliable, capable, and experienced hands with your dentist in Arlington Heights, IL.

Maintain Your Smile With General Dentistry

Your smile is in reliable, capable, and experienced hands with your dentist in Arlington Heights, IL.

Our Philosophy Shines Through

Enjoy these staples of Westgate Dental Care that will have you looking forward to your dental visit.

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Comfort

Relax both mentally and physically during every treatment at our state-of-the-art dental home, packed with in-office comforts and technology.

 

Compassion

Relish at the thought of visiting our friendly, lecture-free dentists, who are with you every step of your treatment.

 
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Convenience

Book your appointment at a time that fits your busy schedule. We are open 6 days a week, from 7 am-7 pm (most days), Saturday (8-5).

 

‘‘Everyone is so nice and helpful, they make me feel comfortable and they explain everything from the procedures to the billing and any other questions that I might have. They also give great advice on how to keep my teeth and gums healthy between visits. Thank you.’’

Oscar A. (Actual Patient)

‘‘Everyone is so nice and helpful, they make me feel comfortable and they explain everything from the procedures to the billing and any other questions that I might have. They also give great advice on how to keep my teeth and gums healthy between visits. Thank you.’’

Oscar A. (Actual Patient)

General Services for Your Family

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Dental Exams

Take the first step to premium oral health.

Professional dental exams are all about prevention. Regular dental exams make it possible to identify and treat a problem in its earliest stages, including oral cancer.

During the exam, your teeth and gums will be examined for signs of plaque, decay, and disease. Then, we'll take a full set of digital x-rays and perform a general dental cleaning. With oral cancer affecting 35,000 Americans annually, we always include oral cancer screenings, too.

 
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Laser Teeth Cleaning

Teeth so clean, you can eat with them.

No matter how often you brush and floss, plaque and tartar can still build up. If this is excessive, then a deep cleaning may be recommended.

Thanks to our advanced technology, you can benefit from painless, comfortable ultrasonic (laser) teeth cleanings. This involves an ultrasonic scaler that quickly removes deposits, harmful microbes, and bacteria from around the teeth and gums using high-frequency sound waves.

 
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Composite Fillings

A natural looking solution.

If your silver fillings make you feel self-conscious when you smile, consider white fillings. White fillings are just as durable as they are attractive! Made of composite resin, white fillings match the natural color of your teeth and are an excellent option for small to mid-sized cavities. White fillings are strong, stain-resistant, and require less removal of your tooth structure than amalgam (silver) fillings.

 
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Periodontal Care

Healthy gums make a healthy smile.

More than 80% of adults have some form of gum disease, normally expressing itself through red, swollen gums.

For gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease, treatment typically involves a thorough dental cleaning, followed by daily brushing and flossing. Periodontal disease requires laser gum surgery, which uses beams of high-speed light to remove plaque and tartar buildup. There are also surgical options available for extreme cases.

 
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Endodontics

Root canals free from discomfort.

Common causes for the need of endodontic treatment include inflamed tooth pulp, sensitive teeth to hot/cold temperatures, swelling or tenderness around the tooth, or a traumatic impact on the tooth.

If you suffer from these symptoms, then a root canal could be the solution for you. It involves removing infected tissue, filling the canals with a permanent material, and rebuilding the tooth with a crown.

 
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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Remove those pesky teeth.

A wisdom tooth extraction may be recommended if there isn't enough room in your mouth to accommodate wisdom teeth and they become impacted, partially erupted, or infected.

While your general dentist can perform some oral surgery procedures, an oral surgeon is required for others.

 
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TMJ Therapy

An end to jaw pain.

If you've been living with persistent jaw pain, ear pain, and headaches, you could have TMJ (temporomandibular jaw disorder). TMJ is often traced back to an improper bite, misaligned jaw joints, or an injury to the jaw or face.

TMJ treatment from a dentist can relieve the discomfort using an orthotic splint, enamel reshaping, dental crowns, dental braces, or night guards. The goal of TMJ treatment is to stabilize your bite, allowing your teeth, jaw muscles, and jaw joints to work properly together without strain and pain!

 
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Sleep Apnea

Finally get a good night’s sleep.

If you wake up feeling groggy every morning or have a difficult time concentrating throughout the day, you could have sleep apnea. People who suffer from sleep apnea stop breathing multiple times (about 5-15 seconds) while sleeping.

Previously, sleep apnea was treated with the CPAP machine, but many patients found the bulky mask uncomfortable. We offer comfortable and effective alternatives minus the bulk. Our dental devices open the airway to ensure you breathe properly while sleeping and can, finally, get a good night’s rest.

 
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Calling all kids age 12 and under!


As a member of the Cavity-Free club, each time you have a cavity-free exam you will be entered into a drawing for a monthly prize! There will be one winner drawn at the end of each month.

Each child will also receive a Cavity-Free Club T-shirt during their visit. It's our way of showing how proud we are of your excellent oral care!

 

Thoughtful and Fun Children’s Dentistry

We want your children to enjoy their dental experience right out of the gate (pun intended). This will set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gorgeous smiles.

The Westgate Dental Care office is officially a lecture-free zone, so neither children nor parents will be judged or made to feel uncomfortable. We provide a warm and nurturing environment where your children will feel at ease while we educate them about caring for their teeth.

We know catering to the dental needs of kids requires a special touch. Our dentists and hygienists are skilled at treating the oral health needs of children and teens, from ages 3 through adulthood. This involves in-depth knowledge about children's behavior, as well as their growth and development, which we want to pass onto you, the parents. So, here are some common questions we get asked:

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Normally, the first tooth erupts between ages 6 to 12 months. Gums are sore, tender, and sometimes irritable until the age of 3. Rubbing sore gums gently with a clean finger, the back of a cold spoon or a cold, wet cloth helps soothe the gums. Teething rings work well too.

Primary teeth are vital to development of the jaws and for guiding the permanent (secondary) teeth into place when they replace the primary teeth around age 6.

Examine the teeth, especially on the inside or the tongue side, every two weeks for dull spots (whiter than the tooth surface) or lines.

A child’s first dental visit should be scheduled around his/her third birthday. The most important part of the visit is getting to know and becoming comfortable with a doctor and his staff. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits.

If possible, we allow the child to sit on a parent’s lap in the exam room. Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they have.

The teeth, bones, and soft tissue of the mouth require a healthy, well-balanced diet. A variety of foods from the five food groups helps minimize (and avoid) cavities and other dental problems. Most snacks children eat cause cavities, so they should only receive healthy foods, such as vegetables, low-fat yogurt, and cheeses, which promote strong teeth.

Brushing after each meal and before bedtime will protect teeth and instill good oral hygiene habits too. Speak to your dentist about when to introduce flossing.

 

We're open six days a week - including Saturdays!

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