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.
It may not be January, but many of the team members at Westend Dental have already made at least one resolution: to help end blood cancers. That’s why Westend Dental’s Ginny, Bernadette, Megan P., Amber & Kimberly have signed up to run the Indianapolis 500 Festival Half-Marathon for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.
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”
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”
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”
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?”