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Tooth Colored Fillings: The Safe and Attractive Filling Alternative

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Silver fillings – it sometimes feels like they can be seen across the room when a person opens their mouth to laugh or speak. Many people are really insecure about others being able to see their silver amalgam fillings. Others are worried about the adverse effects of the mercury and other materials in these types of fillings. Fortunately, for those …

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Why Regular Dental Cleaning and Dental Checkup Are So Important

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

When it comes to oral health, a lot of people think that brushing their teeth at home is enough. They don’t always understand the importance of a regular dental cleaning and dental checkup. The problem with this, though, is that a lot of patients end up with serious dental conditions that could’ve been prevented had they seen their dentist regularly. …

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Dental Health & Sleep Apnea

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Your Dental Health and Sleep Apnea – How Are They Related? Sleep apnea is a very serious condition – one that can cause major health problems. It can even lead to death, if not diagnosed and treated early. But obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, can cause even more damage that many people aren’t aware of – dental issues. What is …

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People with sleep disorders are more prone to depression

Dr. Michael Westman Blog, Sleep Disorder Solutions, Sleep Loss Effects

A connection exists between depression, antidepressants and sleep disorders At some point in time, everyone has felt a little down in the dumps. A little blue – not wanting to face the day. These feelings of sadness are normal but when they become prolonged, they can be the early stages or onset of depression. Depression intensifies your feelings of sadness, …

The surprising connection between sleep apnea and depression

Sleep apnea and depression

Dr. Michael Westman Blog, Milwaukee sleep dentist, Sleep apnea, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Disorders and Depression

The surprising connection between sleep apnea and depression Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder, but it often goes untreated. Many sleep apnea sufferers are fatigued all the time but don’t know why. Chronic fatigue can lead to feelings of sadness or inadequacy. Sleep apnea and depression can be connected, with research showing that people with sleep disorders are more likely …

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Orthodontic Braces: Your Ticket to a Healthy and Beautiful Smile

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Orthodontic Braces: Your Ticket to a Healthy and Beautiful Smile Are you tired of hiding your crooked teeth behind those pursed lips? Do you want to finally laugh out loud without being cautious of what people may think about your teeth alignment? Well, orthodontic braces could be just the thing for you. No matter how old you are, crooked teeth …

Safe, Effective Teeth Whitening

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Safe, Effective Teeth Whitening – Can It Be Found Over-the-Counter? Cheap Teeth Whitening: Is It Really Safe and Effective as People Claim? Because of the popularity of sparklingly white teeth (aka the Hollywood Smile), teeth whitening procedures have skyrocketed. Not only are people interested in professional, in-office teeth bleaching, but they’ve also become intrigued by the over-the-counter bleaching systems they …

Dentures that don’t fit properly can cause more serious problems

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Poor-fitting dentures…We’ve all seen someone with them You’ve also heard them…. clicking, slurring, causing all sorts of speech impediments. Dentures that don’t fit properly can cause more serious problems. Gums and tissue can be damaged by dentures that haven’t been fitted properly to your mouth and bite. Your oral health can also be compromised, which can lead to other more …

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Professional Teeth Whitening: Why Going to Your Dentist Is Optimal

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Can you guess which dental treatment is the most popular in our office? That’s right – teeth whitening. Most people who bleach their teeth are incredibly happy with the results. A bright, white smile makes them happy to show their pearly whites. If you’re interested in teeth whitening, there are a few things we’d like you to know. The more …

Why One in Five Adults Skip the Dentist

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Toothaches, Phobias, & Finances: Why One in Five Adults Skip the Dentist   Do you avoid the dentist? If so, you aren’t alone. According to estimates, one in five adults avoid going to their dentist, even when experiencing a toothache. With more research pointing toward a correlation between dental health and overall health, it’s important for people to see their …