Tooth decay is a common problem that affects people of all ages. It occurs when the bacteria in your mouth produce acids that eat away at the enamel and dentin of your teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to pain, infection, and even tooth loss. However, the good news is that tooth decay is […]
Risks Associated with Bruxism and TMJ
In the realm of oral health, few conditions are as insidious and discomforting as bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Bruxism, the habitual grinding or clenching of teeth, and TMD, a condition affecting the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, often go hand in hand, creating a double threat to our overall well-being. Many individuals suffer […]
Dental Veneers vs. Teeth Whitening: What’s the Difference?
A beautiful smile is a key component of overall appearance. With advancements in cosmetic dentistry, there are several options available to enhance the appearance of teeth. Dental veneers and teeth whitening are two popular options for improving the aesthetics of teeth, but they are fundamentally different procedures that offer unique benefits. Let’s explore the key […]
When Does Someone Need a Root Canal?
A root canal involves removing the infected pulp from the inside of a tooth to alleviate pain and save the tooth from extraction. A root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, can seem scary, but at West Lakes Dentistry, there’s no need to worry. Our caring and experienced team will guide you through the process. […]
Four Easy Ways to Improve Your Oral Health
We all want to keep our teeth healthy and beautiful, but sometimes we may be doing things we don’t even realize are bad for our teeth, or we may struggle to complete oral hygiene tasks that we know are good for us. If you struggle with oral hygiene and are concerned for your oral health, […]
Invisalign® Clear Aligners vs. Traditional Braces: What’s the Difference?
If you have crooked teeth and are thinking about straightening them, you may be presented with a choice between Invisalign braces and traditional braces. There are a few similarities between the two methods for straightening your teeth, but there are a lot of differences. Understanding these differences is key to making the best choice for […]