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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Do You Need Cracked Tooth Repair?

It is true that your teeth are made of the strongest substance in your body. However, your teeth are not invincible. If you’ve cracked a tooth, you can trust West Hill Family Dental for prompt attention and top quality care. We encourage patients to seek treatment as soon as possible for a cracked or damaged…

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When Can My Child Start Using Toothpaste?

Your child’s oral health is directly linked to their overall health and well-being. While your dentist should see your child at least twice a year for routine cleanings and exams, a large majority of their dental care will be performed at home. As a parent, you aren’t expected to know everything about how to care…

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Are Alcoholic Beverages Bad for Your Teeth?

Many adults enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage. In fact, you may have rung in the New Year with your favorite wine or cocktail in hand. When it comes to alcohol consumption, you may know that moderation is best for the health of your body, but did you know that your teeth prefer you limit your…

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How Your Toothbrush Can Protect Your Heart

We all know our toothbrush to be a valuable tool towards our smile health. However, did you know that it can also benefit your heart health? It is recommended that you floss your teeth daily as well as brush twice a day for two minutes each session. How does your current dental hygiene routine measure…

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Dental Plaque: How Much Do You Really Know?

Why do your teeth feel like they have a sweater on when you first wake up? That fuzzy and slippery coating across your pearly whites is dental plaque. The good news is that plaque buildup is perfectly normal after a night’s sleep and can typically be removed without issues when you use your toothbrush. The…

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Adult Orthodontics Is Not Just About Cosmetics

When we consider orthodontics later in life, it is easy to assume it involves an adult who simply wants a straighter, more attractive smile. While an aligned and balanced set of teeth certainly improve your appearance, adult orthodontics offers so much more. In fact, it is not a “vain” or “selfish” decision to undergo orthodontics…

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5 Signs Your Dentures Need Attention

With today’s advancements in modern denture technology, patients can enjoy replacement teeth that highly resemble the look, function and feel of real teeth. However, even the most top quality dentures have a lifespan. While you can certainly maximize this lifespan by taking care of your dentures properly, you can’t expect your dentures to last forever….

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Can’t Sleep with Your CPAP? Your Dentist Can Help

Our bodies need to breathe and sleep in order to survive.  It is not surprising, therefore, that serious health concerns arise when nighttime sleep is disrupted by frequent pauses in breathing. Unfortunately, this describes a very common condition called sleep apnea. Of the nearly 22 million Americans that live with sleep apnea, 80 percent of moderate…

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Do You Have a Dental Emergency?

Accidents happen. Just like a sprained ankle or broken arm, your mouth can also suffer unexpected injury. While a broken tooth or bleeding lip are obvious reasons to seek immediate care, there are other situations that warrant a trip to an emergency dentist. At West Hill Family Dental, we are equipped to offer a wide…

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