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Restorative Treatment: Crowns and Bridges

What Is a Dental Crown? A dental crown is a cap that goes over the entire tooth to cover it. Crowns are usually made of porcelain or ceramic, although they can also be made of other materials, like gold. Crowns can be matched to the color of your surrounding teeth. The benefits of having a dental crown include: Protecting a... read more »

Dental Veneers 101: All You Need to Know

What Are Dental Veneers? Dental veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or resin material which are bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers can help to mask a variety of dental imperfections, including minor dental misalignment, minor staining, and chips or cracks. They are used in the cosmetic dentistry field as a way to correct minor to major... read more »

Signs That You Need a Deep Cleaning Session

A deep cleaning session is an excellent option for patients who experience several signs of bad oral health. A few of the most common signs that signify the need for cleaning have been listed below. Bad Breath Bad breath can be embarrassing. It also can be a sign of something more serious, such as gum disease. Gum disease is often... read more »

Dental Extractions: Types and Procedure

Extractions, or the removal of teeth, are necessary when a tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair and cannot be repaired by restorative procedures such as fillings or crowns. Extractions may also be necessary if a patient is suffering from a wide variety of reasons, including: Severe decay Periodontal (gum) disease Impacted wisdom teeth Orthodontic treatment Types of Extractions Simple... read more »

This Is How you Save a Knocked out Tooth

Accidents can happen at any time of the day and can cause damage to the tooth. It is important to be vigilant about the next action in order to save the tooth. Listed below are the criterion that needs to be followed to save the tooth. Pick up the tooth Hold the tooth by the crown. It is important to... read more »

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implant?

Do you have one or more missing teeth? You may be a good candidate for dental implants to solve the problem and fill the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. Eastwood Dental would be a great help for your procedures. Why Have Dental Implants? If you have missing teeth or severely damaged teeth that are simply beyond repair,... read more »

Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

You should see an emergency dentist if you are experiencing dental problems such as bleeding, serious infections, or cracked or knocked-out teeth. Westwood Dental in Draper, UT, provides emergency dental treatments and procedures that provide the best possible outcomes. Common Dental Emergencies Abscesses/Infections Abscesses and infections are commonly caused by poor dental hygiene or gum disease. If you have a... read more »

6 Foods That May Be Bad for Your Teeth

The food you consume affects not only your health but your teeth too. A balanced diet is also important for your dental health. In this article, we will discuss how food impacts your dental health. You Are What You Eat There is an interdependence between nutrition and oral health. Nutrition is defined as the intake and absorption of nutrients from... read more »

Is Bonding as Good as Veneers?

When it comes to improving your smile, dental bonding and veneers are the most popular cosmetic dentistry options. Both treatments have pros and cons, and the choice is ultimately determined by your dental needs and budget. Because bonding and veneers are so similar, it's natural to wonder if you're a better fit for one or the other. At Westwood Dental... read more »

Why You Should Floss Every Day

Cleaning your teeth daily is an excellent strategy to maintain good oral health as bacteria buildup can cause cavities, foul breath, and gum disease. Brushing is essential. But did you know that brushing your teeth alone isn't enough to keep your mouth healthy? Floss can get to places your toothbrush can't, such as between your teeth and beneath your gum... read more »