Entries by MT West Dentist

Why You May Need To See The Dentist More Frequently

GOING TO THE DENTIST TWICE A YEAR, while a good rule of thumb, is not necessarily fitting for everyone. Depending on certain lifestyle choices and medical conditions, some people need to see their dentist even more frequently. Fifty years ago, there were really no instructions as to how often you should see a dentist. Back […]

Could You Have TMD?

ONE OUT OF EIGHT PEOPLE in the United States are living with pain related to TMD every day. Thankfully, if diagnosed and treated correctly, relief is just around the corner.Common Symptoms of TMD TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is pain and discomfort caused by problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that […]

Cavities All Of A Sudden?

SOMEONE CAN GO THEIR WHOLE LIFEwithout having a cavity, and seemingly out of nowhere find themselves at the dentist for a filling or two. How does this happen?Here are some reasons your dental status might be in sudden flux:Changes In Your Daily Routine The stress of changes in your daily routine, like starting a new […]

What You Should Know About Your Child’s Loose Tooth

DO YOU REMEMBER losing your baby teeth? For children, it is an extremely important milestone that symbolizes becoming a “big kid!” Losing their first tooth—and every tooth after that—is a special moment, not only because they’ll be receiving a visit from the tooth fairy, but also because it is a sign they are growing up. […]

Alcohol’s Effect On Our Gum Health

EVEN IF YOU only enjoy an occasional glass of wine, it’s important to know how it can affect your gum health. A recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology brings new light to the connection between alcohol consumption and gum disease.Drinking Can Raise Our Risk For Gum Disease By 27 Percent Over 500 study […]

How To Make Brushing More Fun!

BRUSHING YOUR TEETH twice a day for two minutes is an important practice that helps keep your smile bright and healthy. But, does it have to be boring? We certainly don’t think so!Brush For A Full Two Minutes Using proper brushing technique for at least two minutes is necessary to ensure that all tooth surfaces […]

A Better Patient Experience With Our 3M™ True Definition Scanner!

Have an easy gag reflex? No problem with our new 3M™ True Definition Scanner! Today, our practice uses leading-edge 3M™ technology to quickly capture a 3D “impression” or model of your teeth that helps us produce better-fitting restorations like crowns, bridges, clear aligners and implant restorations. How Does It Work? We simply move the scanner […]