West End Dental Group Blog
April 4, 2018
Did you know that your dentist is in a unique position to protect your overall health as well as your oral health? One way he does this is by checking for oral cancer during your routine dental exam. Fortunately, about 84 percent of oral cancer cases can be detected by your dentist, so it’s just another reason why you shouldn’t ever skip your appointments.
In today’s post, your dentist in Beaumont explains why oral cancer screenings are so important and what you can do to protect yourself in between visits.
March 6, 2018
In the past, the only solution for replacing teeth was dentures. While this solution looked good enough for most people, it often came with many downsides. Not only would they not last for more than 5 years on average, but they weren’t foolproof. Tasks like eating and talking could still be difficult, especially once they got close to needing replacement. Plus, you’d need to take on more routine maintenance to make them last. If you’re considering replacements for teeth, such as dental implants in Beaumont, your dentist thinks you should keep these facts in mind.
While the process for dental implants is long and they can be expensive, it’s still considered the most natural and cost-effective solution for replacing teeth. (more…)
February 1, 2018
Did you know that the human heart beats an estimated 3.4 billion times in an 80-year lifespan? Pretty amazing, right?! In honor of your hard-working heart (and since February is National Heart Month) we wanted to talk about a surprising way to keep it healthy: take great care of your gums. You may not have known about this surprising link, but today your dentist in Beaumont will discuss how the two are related and what you can do to make sure your gums are happy. After all, since your heart works so hard to give you a long, healthy life it just makes sense to return the favor and help it along a little bit!
January 4, 2018
Some of the best goals are the simplest. This is because the greater aspirations that many people shoot for cannot be attained without taking care of their day-to-day responsibilities. After all, they are essential for sustaining a balanced state. An example of a stable foundation that must be established before any other fruits of life can be enjoyed, is oral health. Therefore, your dentist in Beaumont recommends that you consider taking the simple approach to achieving your large goals by starting with something small and practical: dedicating yourself to excellent oral care in the new year. As you continue reading, you’ll learn more about ways to make this happen and how preventive dentistry can help out.
December 10, 2017
Have you noticed that when you’re talking to someone, he or she tends to back up a step or two? That may be because you have bad breath. But if you find yourself in this situation, don’t feel alone because studies show that 35-45% of people in the world suffer from some level of halitosis. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be a finality for you. Learn from your dentist in Beaumont what causes bad breath and how you can overcome it with the aid of better oral hygiene, food choices and general dentistry.
November 19, 2017
The last thing you want is to look at your family’s holiday photos and see a yellow smile. If you’re the family member frowning in all the pictures, it’s time to talk to a dentist about a brighter smile for the holidays. Unfortunately, the holidays bring with them a number of sweets, fizzy drinks, and stressful behaviors that put your smile at risk. Keep reading to learn more about keeping your smile healthy with preventive dentistry, at-home hygiene, and cosmetic dental care to keep you smiling throughout the holiday season.
October 22, 2017
Teeth are incredibly durable, but they’re not invincible. Thanks to accidents or everyday wear and tear, your teeth might get worn or damaged. Dental crowns are a great way to give strength back to teeth and help them to once again function as a healthy part of your mouth. What are some common reasons why a dentist in Beaumont may need to install a dental crown?
September 13, 2017
Sometimes, there’s just no such thing as “layman’s terms.” You know—plain English! Take a conversation about dental implants, for example. Your dentist may interject words that aren’t even in the dictionary. With this in mind, here’s list of the most common terms associated with dental implants. Now you’ll be in the know and you’ll probably feel less apprehensive about the procedure, too.
August 29, 2017
Visiting your dentist in Beaumont twice a year is a vital part of making sure that your smile stays beautiful and healthy. However, your dental care provider isn’t the only one responsible for your oral health. Between visits to that big chair in the dentist’s office, there are steps you can take to show your teeth and gums the love they deserve.
July 3, 2017
You take great pride in promoting the health and beauty of your teeth, but are you doing the same for your gums? The tissue serves an important role in your dental health, and if you are not proactive, an infection can develop, known as gum disease. It is estimated that 50 percent of adults have a form of it, which wreaks havoc on your oral and overall health when left untreated. While it is easily treatable in the early stages, many do not recognize the symptoms, allowing it to progress in severity. To prevent irreversible damage from occurring, you need treatment for gum disease in Beaumont at the first sign on the infection.