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Using sedation dentistry for a positive experience at the dental office

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]



How Periodontal Disease Left Untreated Can Impact the Smile

Dentists have been urging their patients for decades to take good care of their teeth to avoid the development of damaging conditions such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, or “gum disease,” is an infection that can be prevented with proper oral health care habits at home. When it forms, it can become […]


Root canal therapy

Understanding root canal therapy

The words “root canal” often spark fear in many adults. However, the procedure itself is nothing for patients to be afraid of! In fact, root canal therapy can be used to eliminate pain, not cause it. If you are experiencing a toothache, root canal therapy may be the solution? Do I need a root canal? […]


Dental Implants

What to expect from dental implant recovery

Dental implants are becoming a popular way for patients to address missing teeth. If you have a tooth that has been extracted or lost due to cavities or disease, it is necessary to have this tooth replaced as soon as possible to maintain the function and health of the smile. With dental implants, patients can […]


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