Get Screened for Oral Cancer in April

You might not know it, but April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. At Westwood Dental, we are committed to your complete oral health, which includes cancer. Getting screened for oral cancer can not only facilitate timely treatment, but may actually save your life. Oral cancer is discovered in nearly 50,000... Read more »

Dental Sealants Help the Cavity Prone

Preventing cavities is key to a healthy smile. This typically involves good oral hygiene practices, such as daily brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings, and since the 1970’s dental sealants have proven effective at keeping molars and premolars cavity-free. Also called pit and fissure sealants, dental sealants provide a nearly... Read more »

Are You Pregnant? Care for Your Smile By Doing These 6 Things

Oral hygiene is extremely important, especially when you are pregnant. If you do not properly take care of your smile, many dental issues could arise, like pregnancy gingivitis, tooth decay, and pregnancy tumors. In order to prevent these issues as well as maintain a strong and successful oral health, we... Read more »

Dental Phobia Comes From Different Experiences

Have you been avoiding the dental office due to the fear of what might happen? You may be one of the millions of Americans who suffer from dental phobia. Estimates say that 5 to 8 percent of Americans suffer from dental phobia, so you are not alone. You might be... Read more »

Get the Most Out of Your Night-Time Brushing

You probably know how important it is to brush your teeth every morning and night, but did you know that many people don’t brush as effectively as they could? In fact, some people consistently miss parts of their mouth altogether. This lets plaque and bacteria work in their mouth overnight.... Read more »

Tips and Techniques for Maintaining Your Snore Guard

Your snore guard represents a serious investment in your respiratory and dental health and can be an important factor in getting a good night’s sleep. You can effectively increase the lifespan of your snore guard with regular care and maintenance, allowing you to use it for a long time to... Read more »

Dental Sealants 101

If you wish to protect your smile from tooth decay, you may want to consider dental sealants! Dental sealants are strong, reliable, and successful products that fight tooth decay and protect your teeth. Sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are painted onto your teeth and hardened with a special light.... Read more »

The Worldwide Tooth Fairies and Traditions

In the United States, the Tooth Fairy rewards children when they lose their teeth by replacing their tooth with a few dollars. But does the Tooth Fairy reward children in the entire world? No, the Tooth Fairy only rewards children in the United States, but there are other traditions that... Read more »

Why Should I Visit The Dentist?

Why do I need to visit the dentist every six months? What problems should I seek dental treatment for? What counts as a dental emergency? Keep reading for the answers to these questions. Why You Should Have Regular Check-Ups Every six months is the recommended amount of time for you... Read more »

FAQ About Dental Bonding

What is a dental bonding? A cosmetic resin (plastic) fused to tooth enamel. What can a bonding do? A bonding is mostly used for cosmetic purposes like covering chipped, stained, or misshapen teeth. It can also be used to protect an exposed tooth root or to fill a cavity. Is... Read more »