A Dental Crown Can Treat a Tooth with a Bad Dental Filling

Your dentist can sometimes use a dental filling to effectively treat a single surface cavity or a minor physical defect that is limited to the tooth’s enamel layer. If you sometimes forget to brush your teeth twice a day or neglect to floss, the acids in your mouth could gradually start to weaken the bond… Read more »

Don’t You Hate Having Halitosis?

Halitosis, or bad breath, is an unfortunate oral issue that can be embarrassing for the patient and repellant to the unfortunate people around him/her. Is it any wonder why the store counters are filled to overflowing with mints, chewing gum and breath fresheners? While these may be helpful to mask odors, they are only temporary… Read more »

How Does a Dental Cleaning Help Me?

If you’re not sure why you attend your dental checkups every six months, then you most likely dislike visiting our office. Those who don’t know about the benefits provided at your dental checkup appointments don’t fully understand the importance of the treatments. One vital portion of the appointment is the dental cleaning. To help you… Read more »

A Dental Filling Might Be Able to Repair a Chipped Tooth

Tooth enamel gets its incredible strength from a complex matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. Yet as hard as your teeth are there are still some things that can chip or fracture a tooth. This often comes in the form of an accidental blow to the mouth, crunching repeatedly on ice, or a bad habit of… Read more »

Take Care of Your Smile with Tooth Hazard Warnings

Never assume your teeth and gums are safe just because you’re following daily routines and doing what you’ve always done. Even if you have not suffered any form of oral accident or injury due to your lifestyle choices, it does not mean they can’t potentially do damage your teeth later. Be aware of all potential… Read more »

Dentistry Topics for Beginners: Gum Disease Symptoms

Did you know that gum disease can be caused by numerous risks including lifestyle habits, your diet, and genetic predispositions? Even though numerous risks are present for gum disease, it is important to have it treated immediately. However, spotting it is often the key to determine if gum disease is present. Listed below are few… Read more »

Your First Visit for Dental Crowns

We hope that our office is a fun place for you and your family. When you get a dental crown with us, the service will typically take a couple of appointments. Here’s a breakdown on what you can expect in your first dental crown visit with us. To prep you to receive your dental crown,… Read more »

The Secrets You Need to Know to Prevent Bad Breath

Bad breath is an inconvenient and bothersome symptom that annoys many. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to eliminate and even prevent bad breath. The first things you should try are brushing twice a day and flossing and rinsing daily. In addition to these tasks, you can also use a few oral hygiene… Read more »

Denture Adhesive Can Help Hold Removable Dentures in Place

The complete and partial dentures created by the dental specialists at Dr. Bruce Westover’s clinic are always designed to fit firmly with the underlying periodontal structure. Some partial dentures also include small hardware elements to help anchor them with the adjacent teeth. Yet many denture wearers also appreciate a little denture adhesive to help hold… Read more »

Mouth Guards for Athletes

If you or your child play a sport, our dentist may recommend a mouth guard. What Are Mouth Guards? A mouth guard is worn over the teeth to protect the mouth from blows to the face and head. A sports mouth guard typically covers the upper teeth to protect the wearer from broken teeth, cut… Read more »