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Will I Need Gum Disease Treatment Before Enhancing My Appearance?

February 20, 2022

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person being checked for gum disease

It can be exciting to think about changing your smile’s appearance. Getting rid of the stains, chips, and gaps that have marred your aesthetics for years can finally be eliminated with the help of cosmetic dentistry. But before you start treatment, your dentist may discover you need periodontal therapy. Why? Read on to learn the importance of ensuring healthy gums before a cosmetic dentist enhances your pearly whites.

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Why Are My Teeth Stained?

February 14, 2022

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before and after teeth whitening

You may not realize it, but there are three types of tooth stains. Most people assume discoloration occurs because of smoking or years of drinking coffee, tea, and soda, but this common problem extends much farther. Of course, just knowing the cause of yellowing, dull teeth isn’t enough. In this article, you can expect to learn how to get rid of these stains and start embracing a brighter, more youthful appearance.

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Gum disease prevention

February 7, 2022

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Yes, you can prevent gum disease.

Good oral health habits—thoroughly brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after breakfast and before bed, while angling your toothbrush to include the gum line, and flossing your teeth daily to remove plaque–will help prevent gum disease. An electric toothbrush’s bristle movement might help to remove more plaque or food from your teeth and improve your gum health.

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You Asked, We Answered: Can You Kiss with Dentures?

January 29, 2022

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Mature couple smiling on date

And just like that… Valentine’s Day is almost here! Whether you have plans with your long-time love or a new crush, it’s natural to have some questions about dating with dentures. After all, you don’t want to call unnecessary attention to them or miss out on a romantic moment because of them. With this in mind, keep reading to learn if kissing with dentures is possible, tips for dating with them, and how to keep your breath minty-fresh.

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Are you stressed out?

January 26, 2022

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Do you know that holiday stress, pandemic stress or work stress—any kind of stress—can affect your oral health?

Today, more than ever, dentists see signs of stress showing up in the dentist’s office. 

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JANUARY 2022 – It’s a new year and a good time to brush up on healthy dental habits. 

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At Westgate Dental Care, prevention is a priority. “It’s always about prevention,” said Dr. Agata Kluz of Westgate Dental Care. “It’s important to properly care for your teeth at home so we don’t need to treat any problems.”

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Dental Emergencies

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It’s difficult to prepare for any emergency, but urgent dental problems can be especially troublesome. Most people don’t know what to do if you lose or break a tooth in an accident or have an abscessed tooth that causes extreme pain.

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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed at the Dentist’s Office

January 15, 2022

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Closeup of mature man smiling in orange shirt

Has it been more than six months since you last visited your dentist? You’re not alone. From the shutdowns due to COVID to dental-related anxiety, there are several reasons patients skip their routine checkups and cleanings. If feeling embarrassed at the dentist is the root of the problem, there is some good news: that doesn’t have to stand in your way. To learn why, read on!

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How To: Enjoy the Holiday Season Without Ruining Your Teeth

November 30, 2021

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Closeup of woman smiling while shopping in the snow

Between juicy turkey, sweet candy canes, savory pumpkin pie, and soft stuffing, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year for your tastebuds. Your teeth, however, aren’t as happy. After all, many seasonal staples are loaded with sugar, which is a recipe for cavities. Don’t worry – that doesn’t mean you have to pass on all of your favorite festivities. Just keep the below oral health tips for the holidays in mind!

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Why You Should Visit a Dentist for BOTOX

November 25, 2021

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Dentist administering BOTOX

BOTOX, widely known as the wrinkle-smoothing elixir, is one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments today. In fact, it’s been reported that this injection has increased in popularity by 700% since 2000. However, to this day, many patients assume a dermatologist or plastic surgeon is the professional to trust. In reality, it’s your dentist! Here’s why you should be getting BOTOX from a dentist.

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