Westpark Helpful Dental Articles

Digital X-Rays Produce Much Less Radiation

X-rays are used for diagnostic purposes, and to protect the patient from oral health problems that could arise—or are currently present—which would not be discovered without the use of this important diagnostic tool.

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Posted 11/18/19

How do you make yourself available to patients who have a dental problem after hours?

 

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Posted 11/11/19

Sleep Apnea Often Treatable According to Cleveland Dentist

Sleep apnea is a condition that happens while someone is sleeping and they either completely stop breathing or partially stop breathing repeatedly through the night. It is a significant problem that affects many people.

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Posted 11/04/19

Universal Infection Control Procedures Protect Patients

At West Park Dental we have infection control protocols in place that go beyond those required by law. We provide a very safe and hygienic environment for patients and staff alike. Our protocols begin with the way our treatment space is setup in the rooms.

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Posted 10/21/19

Dental Hygienist Measures Depth of Pockets Around Teeth

Periodontal (gum) disease is a silent disease because without periodontal charting of the gums people often would not know it is present until it reaches an advanced stage. Periodontal charting is used to assess overall dental health by checking every surface of each tooth, and the condition of the gums in every location of the mouth.

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Posted 10/14/19

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Often Requires a Team Approach

Some patients need a full mouth rehabilitation or reconstruction. One example would be a patient who has several missing teeth while many other teeth are breaking down and some teeth are not functioning properly.

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Posted 10/07/19

Clenching and Grinding of Teeth Can Be Treated

To help patients who grind their teeth, the first step is to get to know the patient and learn about their lifestyle. So many people have excess stress in their lives that often leads to clenching the teeth or grinding the teeth, or both.

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Posted 09/23/19

The Secret Language of Dental Benefits—Insurance Coordinator Tells All

When a patient tells me, they want to be smart about their insurance and make sure they are choosing a company that will cover them in the best possible way, I offer my services to the patient.

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Posted 09/16/19

Dr. Gallagher On Call for Dental Emergencies

We are on call at West Park Dental after hours for emergencies. One new emergency patient was in town to give a talk at a conference, and while at the meeting he developed a toothache and was afraid it was so severe that it would prevent him from giving his presentation.

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Posted 09/09/19

What are patients' options regarding dental whitening?

 

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Posted 09/02/19

Zirconia and Porcelain Crowns Look Completely Natural

Non-metal crowns have changed cosmetic dentistry. I am very pleased to be practicing dentistry during these times when we have years of experience with modern materials.

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Posted 08/26/2019

Treatment Coordinator at West Park Dental 20 Years and Counting

The way I would describe my favorite part of the job at West Park Dental is helping my patients maintain and restore their dental health.

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Posted 08/19/2019

Dental Implants Provide Senior Citizens with Lifestyle Benefits

Many dental patients come to West Park Dental convinced that they are too old to have dental implants. I respond by asking a 70-year-old patient, for example, if they feel old and I ask about their overall health.

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Posted 08/12/2019

What are the advantages of invisalign and what has been your experience with it?

 

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Posted 08/05/19

West Park Dental’s Crowns Have Lasted Over 20 Years

Perhaps the most common reason for putting a crown on a tooth is that it previously held a large filling that now needs replacement due to additional decay, but there was not enough healthy tooth structure remaining in which to set a filling.

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Posted 07/29/19

Lori at West Park Dental Has a Calming Effect on Patients

My work is as a certified dental assistant and I have expanded function dental auxiliary duties as well. In this capaCleveland I have an opportunity to get to know patients well, which I love to do.

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Posted 07/22/19

Whiter Teeth Achieved with Take Home System

If a patient would like whiter teeth the first thing we do is a thorough dental cleaning. After a cleaning a very good option for the patient is the gel and tray whitening service we offer.

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Posted 07/15/19

What advice do you have for parents of young children regarding proper dental care?

 

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Posted 07/08/19

West Park Dental Provides Snap-In Dentures and the All-on-4 Fixed Hybrid Denture

There are many different types of dentures that we provide at West Park Dental in Cleveland. Years ago we only had the option of providing patients with conventional, full mouth dentures that were completely removable.

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Posted 07/01/19

Treatment Coordinator at West Park Dental Takes Care of Insurance and Scheduling

As Treatment Coordinator at West Park Dental in Cleveland, my responsibilities include presenting the treatment plan to the patient and arranging financial options and payment plans for the treatment.

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Posted 06/24/19

The Doctor Will See You Now—No Long Waits at West Park Dental

New patients who visit our dental office for their very first visit do not have long to wait once they arrive. One reason we can see patients promptly is that the doctors tend to run on time.

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Posted 06/17/19

How do you keep a patient comfortable in your office?

 

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Posted 06/10/19

Oral Cancer Can Be Devastating - Dr. Gallagher Recommends Screenings

In dentistry oral cancer is a very serious concern, which we screen for when we see our patients. Most people are not aware of how insidious this disease can be, because symptoms are almost nonexistent until the patient either has pain or swelling, or a sore that will not heal over time.

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Posted 06/03/19

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Helpful Articles

Digital X-Rays Produce Much Less Radiation

X-rays are used for diagnostic purposes, and to protect the patient from oral health problems that could arise—or are currently present—which would not be discovered without the use of this important diagnostic tool.

Read More...

Posted 11/18/19

How do you make yourself available to patients who have a dental problem after hours?

 

Read More...

Posted 11/11/19

Sleep Apnea Often Treatable According to Cleveland Dentist

Sleep apnea is a condition that happens while someone is sleeping and they either completely stop breathing or partially stop breathing repeatedly through the night. It is a significant problem that affects many people.

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Posted 11/04/19

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