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Learn about root canal therapy for infected teeth

January 15, 2021
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Hearing that you need a root canal can be a scary term for many patients. Over the years, this procedure has gotten a bad name for being painful, when in actuality, the procedure relieves patients of pain and doesn’t cause it. Root canal therapy, or endodontic therapy, is an oral surgery that is performed to […]

What to think about when it comes to replacing missing teeth

December 15, 2020
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After tooth loss, it is critical for patients to replace their teeth as soon as possible. Your appearance, confidence, oral health, and bite function depend on restoration of the smile. However, it’s important to choose a dental restoration that fits your needs, budget, and current situation. Dr. Michael Westman and his team in Racine, Wisconsin […]

How to take good care of your gums

November 15, 2020
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When patients of the Racine, Wisconsin area are practicing good oral health habits, they can significantly reduce their risks of developing problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. The gums are the soft tissues in the mouth that can become problematic if they are not cared for properly. To achieve a healthy and beautiful […]

Dentures Vs. Dental Implants For Tooth Replacement

October 15, 2020
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Tooth replacement is necessary for many reasons. Not only do missing teeth impact the appearance of the smile, but they do not allow the smile to function properly for eating and speaking. Additionally, patients who do not consider tooth replacement options may also experience the loss of natural bone through bone resorption. To combat this, […]

Using Sedation Dentistry For A Positive Experience At The Dental Office

September 15, 2020
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Patients of all ages can experience dental anxiety. When visiting the dentist is avoided because of these fears, it may be time to work with a dentist who offers sedation options. Dr. Michael Westman and his team in Racine, WI are committed to providing solutions that can help patients get their appointments completed without feeling […]

Prevent heart disease with the help of your dentist

August 15, 2020

Heart disease is a serious issue for adults in the United States, responsible for over 600,000 deaths each year. Most patients are aware of the risk factors that can contribute to the chances of developing heart disease, including smoking, poor diet, and obesity. But did you also know that gum disease can increase your risk […]

Tips on flossing properly

July 15, 2020

One dental habit that should be a focus for patients every day is flossing. Flossing the teeth helps in removing food particles that can become stuck between the teeth and contribute to the development of tooth decay and periodontal disease. However, do you know how to floss correctly? Flossing, when done right, has its benefits […]

How to tame bad breath

June 15, 2020

Bad breath is a condition that can happen to anyone at any time. For some patients, bad breath is temporary, and caused by certain foods or beverages they may have consumed, such as coffee or garlic. However, there are many individuals who deal with bad breath on a daily basis. Bad breath, also referred to […]

Four things to know about bruxism

May 15, 2020

Everyone deals with stressors in their life, often on a daily basis. However, did you know that some forms of stress can actually manifest them into more physical issues? For example, some patients who have a high level of stress on a regular basis may find that they inadvertently clench and grind their teeth. Bruxism […]

How your bite impacts your oral health

April 15, 2020

While most patients are aware of the appearance of their smile, they may not be aware of how their bite may be affecting the health and comfort of their teeth, periodontal tissues, jaw muscles, joints, their head and neck posture, and even their airway and sleep. Misalignments of the teeth that cause the bite to […]

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