Ways to Support Your Recovery After a Root Canal

At West Hill Family Dental, we understand that undergoing a root canal procedure can be a significant dental experience. While root canals are performed to save a severely infected or damaged tooth, it’s important to provide proper care and support during the recovery process. Follow Post-Operative Instructions After your root canal procedure, our skilled dental…

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Preparing Your Child for a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions can be a necessary dental procedure, and when it comes to preparing your child for this experience, it’s natural to have questions and concerns. At West Hill Family Dental, we understand the importance of providing a comfortable and positive dental experience for children. In this blog post, we will guide you through the…

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Why Patients Choose the Prettau® Implant Bridge?

When it comes to missing teeth, West Hill Family Dental understands the importance of providing our patients with advanced and reliable solutions for dental restoration. We love introducing patients to the Prettau® Implant Bridge, a groundbreaking option that has revolutionized the field of implant dentistry. Here are some leading reasons why patients choose the Prettau®…

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: Why You Shouldn’t Wait

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop in the human mouth. They usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25, but sometimes they may emerge earlier or later. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth (upper left, upper right, lower…

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3 Common Dental Issues After Braces

Orthodontic treatment is meant to correct the position or alignment of your teeth. If you are wearing braces and see your orthodontist on a regular basis, don’t assume the health of your teeth are also being monitored. Only a dentist is responsible for your oral health during orthodontic treatment. In fact, it can be quite…

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Are You Brushing Your Tongue?

Did you know that there are as much bacteria on your tongue than there are people on the planet? If you are not brushing your tongue with the same diligence that you brush your teeth every day, it’s hard to claim a clean mouth. In fact, not brushing your tongue can leave bacteria and acids…

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The Real Value of a Straight Smile

While most patients consider orthodontics a chance to fix the appearance of their crooked or gapped teeth, the benefits don’t stop there. A straight smile impacts the comfort of your bite, your speech and even the health of your mouth. At West Hill Family Dental, we proudly offer dental braces and Invisalign for adults. After…

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5 Frequently Asked Questions about TMJ Pain

Do you know someone who has complained about having “TMJ” while rubbing their temples or wincing in pain as they move their jaw? TMJ pain can be very disruptive. If you are personally experiencing jaw discomfort or limitations when opening your mouth, you may have questions about what may be going on. Here are answers…

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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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