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What is Causing Your Toothache?

Regardless of how well you take care of your teeth, at some point in your life you’re likely to experience a toothache. While many toothaches are ultimately tied to tooth decay there are many causes of toothaches. Find out more about what might be causing that pain around, or seemingly “in”, your teeth.

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The Many Causes Of Teeth Stains

Teeth stains are completely normal! And, luckily, in most cases, a very easy issue to combat.

While gleaming, white teeth are not hard to obtain, everyday foods and other indulgences can make then difficult to maintain. Of course, there are many other factors such as tobacco use and even genetics that can impact the severity of stains adhering to or within your teeth.

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Teeth Whitening Expectations

We all like the look of clean, sparkling white teeth. But, realistically, the brightest and whitest teeth may not be achievable for everyone. Before you begin a tooth whitening regimen or undergo a laser whitening treatment, such as Zoom Whitening, it’s important to temper your whitening expectations so that you that the outcome is aligned with a reasonable whitening potential based on your current oral health, existing dental work and/or habits. Continue reading “Teeth Whitening Expectations”

Reducing Pain and Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening treatments, including in-home whitening trays or strips and laser whitening treatments such as Zoom whitening, can cause high levels of teeth sensitivity or pain for some people. Usually, people with sensitivity to teeth whitening will experience discomfort or pain during whitening treatments or in the minutes, hours or days following a specific treatment. Continue reading “Reducing Pain and Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening”

Saving Space for Permanent Teeth with a Space Maintainer

If your little one’s teeth have begun to fall out, and their permanent replacements appear to be lagging far behind, you may wish to consider a space maintainer to minimize future orthodontic work. Believe it or not, the absence of your child’s teeth might seem cute now, but those tiny little gaps can cause deep gouges in your pocketbook as you watch them fill up with teeth that don’t belong there. Space maintainers are simple to use, kids get along fine with them, and they have become the de-facto standard for protecting the cosmetic and functional aspects of your child’s dental health.

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Is your child ready for Westend Dental?

It’s something that parents fear almost as much as children: a trip to the dentist. In fact, the idea that getting your teeth cleaned will invariably prove painful is so ingrained in popular culture that the TV Tropes writes, “Poor dentists. The prevalence of dental fear amongst people of all ages and educational levels leads to dentists being unfairly stereotyped in popular culture as sadistic torturers.” Continue reading “Is your child ready for Westend Dental?”