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Patient Comfort

Patient Comfort

At Westgate Family Dental, patient comfort is one of our highest priorities. We offer a large array of cozy comforts in addition to Conscious Sedation for those nervous folks that are white knuckled just by the thought of going to the dentist. We know that the dental...
Got Crowding?

Got Crowding?

For all of you that have made it through life thus far, without ever having to contend with braces or crowded teeth, consider yourself lucky! For the rest of us, braces and crowded teeth are a way of life and without braces, the complications associated with crowded...
Flossing Makes My Gums Bleed, Why?

Flossing Makes My Gums Bleed, Why?

If you are not a daily flosser, you may notice when you do floss, that your gums bleed. Some people come to the conclusion that floss is making them bleed and some avoid flossing because of it! Actually, not flossing is what makes gums bleed. Gums that bleed easily...
Don’t Just Brush, Brush Well!

Don’t Just Brush, Brush Well!

Everyone understands the importance of brushing their teeth twice a day, but I find that many people underestimate the emphasis of brushing their gums as well. Although you cannot get cavities in your gums, they can harbor and accumulate plaque, thus creating bacteria...
5 Simple Oral Hygiene Tips

5 Simple Oral Hygiene Tips

Life has become more and more demanding every day and sometimes our oral healthcare takes a backseat as a result. In addition to having your teeth professionally cleaned/examined every 6 months, there are some home care tips that will help you maintain your oral...
Don’t Wait Until it Hurts!

Don’t Wait Until it Hurts!

Many people think that if they don’t have any pain, that they don’t have any cavities. Early stages of cavities are slower to progress and start in the enamel, which has no nerve endings. Some people do become more sensitive to temperature and sweets, but most people...
Brushing in a Rush

Brushing in a Rush

In today’s busy lives, when are we NOT in a rush?  Most people know that you are susposed to brush your teeth for 2 minutes morning and night.  But are we really that good at brushing for the full 2 minutes?  The average time an adult spends brushing their teeth is...