Let Your Dentist Help You Sleep Better

You probably think of your dentist as someone who takes care of your teeth and gums. While this is certainly true, your oral structures and habits can also influence some of the major actions of your body – such as your sleep. In fact, those who suffer from sleep apnea may find the best help…

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The Magic of Saliva

Your saliva, commonly referred to as “spit,” does more than you think. The average person produces over 25,000 liters of saliva over the course of a lifetime, which is enough to fill two swimming pools. The abundance of saliva production, however, is not what is most fascinating and even magical about this oral liquid. Saliva…

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Fun Dental Facts Worth Sharing

Dentistry doesn’t always have to be serious or boring. When it comes to your teeth, there is a lot to smile about. Our patients love learning these interesting facts about their dental health – some may make you laugh, some may gross you out, and others may completely surprise you! Did You Know This About…

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Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

Your teeth are made of the strongest substance in the human body. However, while they are certainly strong and hard on the outside, they also contain a nerve chamber on the inside that is soft and vulnerable. If the outer enamel layer of a tooth is compromised in any way, the nerves can be affected…

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The Truth About Root Canal Therapy

If you have been told you need a root canal, you are probably desperate for relief. The pain that is associated with an infected tooth can be quite disruptive and even debilitating for some. Still, the thought of having a root canal can send many patients into a state of fear or anxiety. Knowing the…

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Invisalign Vs. Braces: The Difference is Clear

Gone are the days when fixing crooked teeth meant wearing bulky metal braces. Modern orthodontics now offers alternative options that are much more preferred and tolerated by patients. Invisalign continues to gain popularity as a discreet, convenient and effective orthodontic treatment option for both teens and adults. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign offers benefits that…

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3 Ways Dental Implants Can Maximize Your Investment

Restorative dentistry, or replacing missing teeth, is one of the most life-changing fields of dentistry. However, it can also be one of the costliest. Whether you are spending money on a car, house or new teeth, it is important to make a purchase that will maximize your investment and give you the most long-term return….

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Is It Time for A Denture Reline?

Whether due to trauma, tooth extraction or other natural changes in your oral health, you may notice that your dentures do not fit as well as they did initially. As a simple and affordable solution, you may consider having your dentures relined. Simply put—denture relining reestablishes the shape of dentures (underside) to make them more…

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Teeth Whitening from a Dentist: Why It’s Worth It

Are your teeth looking dull, stained or yellow? You can brighten and whiten your smile with teeth whitening. With professional teeth whitening from your dentist, you can regain a youthful and more attractive appearance without invasive or costly procedures. At West Hill Family Dental, we know you have countless options when it comes to whitening…

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When Bleeding Gums Need Treatment

If you are seeing pink in the sink when you brush your teeth, don’t ignore it. Bleeding gums can be your first warning sign that your gum health is in jeopardy. While gum disease is easily treatable in its early stages, advanced periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss as well as put your overall…

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