West End Dental Group Blog

Are Dental Implants the Ideal solution to Replace Teeth?

June 7, 2018

dentist showing female patient a dental implant modelThe short answer is yes, but the long answer is more complicated. With innovations in treatment techniques and materials, more patients than ever are good candidates for tooth replacement with implants, but it’s still not the right option for everyone. Your smile is unique, and your tooth replacement plan should be too. The reason more dentists are recommending dental implants today is simple. They’re the only tooth replacement solution that restores both the roots and crowns of lost teeth. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the many benefits of implant supported tooth replacement.

Dr. Michael Olson, Your Beaumont Dentist, Defines Conservative Dentistry

May 30, 2018

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smiling dental patientConservative dentistry has and always will begin with a well-performed, thorough comprehensive examination performed by a qualified dentist in Beaumont, wherein the patient is brought up to speed on the issues of their oral cavity. After that, we devise a patient-centered treatment plan. The plan is based on two major factors: the patient’s oral health issues (with priority on the most pressing problems), and the patient’s personal decisions. After all, one of their options is to do nothing at all.


Why Oral Cancer Screenings Matter to Your Dentist in Beaumont

April 4, 2018

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A woman at her dental exam.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.


Points to Consider When Getting Dental Implants in Beaumont

March 6, 2018

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An illustration of dental implants.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…)

Can Gum Disease Affect Your Heart? Ask a Dentist in Beaumont

February 1, 2018

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Heart-shaped cutout and stethoscopeDid 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!


Your Dentist in Beaumont Says This is Your Year for Excellent Oral Health

January 4, 2018

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white board resolution in redSome 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.


Why Do I Have Bad Breath? Your Dentist in Beaumont Explains

December 10, 2017

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man with bad breath blowing fireHave 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.


5 Tips to Keep Your Smile Bright at the Holidays

November 19, 2017

holiday treatsThe 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.

Your Dentist Lists Common Reasons a Dental Crown Is Needed

October 22, 2017

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dental crownsTeeth 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?


Understanding Words Related to Dental Implants

September 13, 2017

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — westendteam @ 10:34 pm

drawing of a dental implantSometimes, 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.


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