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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry and How Can Westend Help with Your Cosmetic Dentistry Needs?

Ask individuals to explain which procedures qualify as cosmetic dentistry, and you might be surprised by the breadth of answers you’d get. Some would highlight surgical procedures such as tooth implants or gum lifts. Others might draw attention to relatively simple treatments such whitening or straightening.

In truth, any procedure designed to make the appearance of your teeth, bite, gums, and mouth more attractive could be called cosmetic dentistry. The field covers so much territory that the American Dental Association doesn’t consider it an official type of specialty dentistry. Still, people often want to alter their smiles, and as long as it involves teeth, a Chicago dentist can help. Continue reading “What Is Cosmetic Dentistry and How Can Westend Help with Your Cosmetic Dentistry Needs?”

Invisalign 101 – The Easy Way to a Perfect Smile

Most adults want perfectly aligned teeth, but they are hesitant to commit to years of wearing metal braces. Westend dental is your Chicago dentist to ask about questions concerning using the Invisalign system to align your teeth. Invisalign offers an excellent solution without changing the overall appearance of the face in the meantime.  Continue reading “Invisalign 101 – The Easy Way to a Perfect Smile”

Westend Dental Serves Chicago’s Gold Coast

Gold Coast dental servicesLocated on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, just north of downtown Chicago, the Gold Coast is one of the country’s most affluent neighborhoods. Bordered by North Boulevard in the north, Chicago Avenue in the south, Clark Street in the west and Lake Michigan in the east, the Gold Coast neighborhood holds an important piece of Chicago’s history and, as such, has been part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1978. This neighborhood has something for everyone, from historic mansions and classic architecture to specialty boutiques and upscale shopping. Continue reading “Westend Dental Serves Chicago’s Gold Coast”

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 Treatments

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 Treatments”

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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Invisalign Patient Profile: Jenn

As a busy freelance photographer, wife and mother Jenn always wanted to straighten her smile but didn’t have enough time with the upkeep of traditional metal braces. Jenn never had braces in her adolescent years and as an adult she continually saw features about her smile that she wanted to change. Continue reading “Invisalign Patient Profile: Jenn”

Invisalign Patient Profile: Amy

Long-time Westend Dental patient, Amy, was never overly enthusiastic about her once straight smile. Despite having braces during her adolescent years, Amy’s teeth shifted when her wisdom teeth grew in. After this Amy’s smile always annoyed her. Continue reading “Invisalign Patient Profile: Amy”

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?”