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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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We fund raised $9000! Thank you!

As some of you may know, a handful of the Westend team took on a challenge to not only run 13.1 miles in the Indianapolis 500 Mini-Marathon but also raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with their Team in Training Program. After training through the Polar Vortex, hosting fund raising events and spreading awareness on Leukemia & Lymphoma, the Westend team finished their half marathon and raised approximately $9000 for LLS! So from the Westend team we want to say to everyone who supported us… Continue reading “We fund raised $9000! Thank you!”

Make a Smile Resolution

It’s two weeks into January, have you kept your New Year’s resolutions? According to, in 2012 approximately 45% of Americans reported making a New Year’s resolution with 47% of those resolutions focusing on self improvement and health changes. Continue reading “Make a Smile Resolution”

Save Your Smile From Holiday Stress

Between preparing the Thanksgiving turkey to shopping around for Christmas gifts, the holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year. Excess stress not only impacts your physical health but also your oral health with effects such as:

– Clenching and/or grinding of teeth
– Poor oral hygiene and unhealthy eating routines
– Periodontal (gum) disease
– Mouth sores Continue reading “Save Your Smile From Holiday Stress”

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Support the troops! Combat tooth decay and childhood obesity! We will pay $1 per pound (up to 10 lbs) for your unopened Halloween candy. It will then be shipped to troops overseas along with other national donations to Operation Gratitude. Last year, the program collected over 120 tons of candy. Continue reading “Halloween Candy Buy Back”

Meet Ginny, R.D.H.

Westend Dental would like to introduce you to our newest dental hygienist: Ginny, RDH. Ginny has been with us since August and is enjoying her time here, especially meeting the many patients that come to Westend Dental everyday. Ginny is a great fit to our office as she truly listens to her patients, making it a priority to offer the most complete and up-to-date dental health information with each of her patients. Continue reading “Meet Ginny, R.D.H.”

Don’t Lose Your Insurance Benefits

Something you may want to consider, as the end of the year approaches, is that many dental insurance plans are structured with benefits that expire at the end of the year. Flexible spending accounts (FSA or HSA) are excellent tools to help defray medical costs. However, many plans offer benefits that do not carry over to the next year. Continue reading “Don’t Lose Your Insurance Benefits”

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?”

Refer a Friend & WIN an Apple iPad!

Referrals are an excellent resource for anyone seeking high quality dental care. We hope you’ll share your experience at Westend Dental by referring your friends and family. To show our appreciation, we’re having a drawing each quarter to give away a brand-new Apple iPad! Continue reading “Refer a Friend & WIN an Apple iPad!”

New Hours at Westend

Many of you have asked for more evening and weekend hours. We understand your busy work schedules make weekday morning appointments difficult.

We’re happy to announce, we’ve expanded our office hours once again. We are now open every weekday mornings, evenings, as well as Saturdays. Please note the new office schedule:

Monday-Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday hours seasonal. Continue reading “New Hours at Westend”