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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


Baby Teeth Must Be Cared For To Prevent Future Problems

There are a number of dental myths. A big myth is believing that cavities in a child’s baby teeth are not a problem because the teeth will eventually fall out. I do not like seeing people in pain, and a small child will be in pain if they have cavities that are not treated while waiting for baby teeth to fall out.

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Posted 05/27/19


Dr. Gallagher’s Dental Assistant Says People Skills are Important

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 05/20/19


What can be done to repair a chipped or cracked tooth?

 

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Posted 05/13/19


Dr. Gallagher Builds Rapport with Children and Baby Boomers Alike

At West Park Dental we treat multiple generations, from small children to very elderly patients, and it is easy to relate to all these different generations because I really enjoy all these relationships.

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Posted 05/06/19


Affordable Dental Treatment Possible with Insurance and Financing

Many patients ask questions about the cost of dental treatment and financial options, and here at West Park Dental we have a staff who are experts concerning the options available to patients to help pay for needed dental services.

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Posted 04/29/19


Flossing Properly Just One Minute a Day Great for Dental Health

The reason it is so important to floss your teeth is that a toothbrush has a really hard time getting in between your teeth. Toothbrush bristles are too thick to get into those areas.

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Posted 04/22/19


What are some common myths about dentistry and the facts you can share?

 

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Posted 04/15/19


Dr. Michael Gallagher, Dentist in Cleveland, is Active in His Community

As a dentist in practice for many years I have become very active in the community. During children’s dental health month we speak to the children at local schools, and we also participate in the local parades. For many years I served on the Board of Director for St. Joseph Academy, the all-girls school down the street from West Park Dental, and currently I lecture in their health sciences classes.

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Posted 04/08/19


Cracked Teeth Can Often Be Repaired at West Park Dental

When a patient comes in to have a cracked tooth treated, one of the biggest factors in determining the course of treatment is to examine the crack very carefully.

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Posted 04/01/19


Molly MacBride, Insurance Coordinator, Explains Benefits

As the Insurance Coordinator here at West Park Dental, I know that the most common misperception about dental insurance is that it is like medical insurance.

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Posted 03/25/19


What are the advantages of replacing a single missing tooth with dental implant rather than a conventional bridge?

 

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Posted 03/18/19


Single Tooth Dental Implants Have Advantages Over Three-Unit Bridges

Dental implants are often preferable to a bridge for various reasons. The implant is a single tooth, whereas a bridge will involve three teeth and span over the empty space where one natural tooth used to be.

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Posted 03/11/19


Invisalign Can Be Removed for Dinner and for Photographic Moments

These days we have the technology to straighten teeth with no wires or brackets using nearly invisible braces. The system we use is Invisalign, which incorporates computer-based imaging to create a digital mockup of the teeth prior to treatment.

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Posted 03/04/19


Hygienist at West Park Dental Discusses Oral Hygiene Products

With so many different kinds of toothbrushes and toothpastes on the market it can be confusing for consumers to know which ones are right for them.

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Posted 02/25/19


How do you reassure a patient who has fear of the dentist?

 

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Posted 02/18/19


Cleveland Dentists Dr. Brian Gallagher Performs Wide Range of Procedures

While I practice the full scope of general dentistry, there are some aspects that I really enjoy very much, including, for example the cosmetic side of dentistry.

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Posted 02/11/19


A Cohesive Family Atmosphere Starts with the Doctors

At West Park Dental there are specific steps we take to create and sustain patient loyalty. After operative procedures we call the patient to follow-up and see how they are doing.

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Posted 02/04/2019


Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary-Dental Assistant Places Fillings

In addition to being a certified dental assistant, I have expanded function dental auxiliary duties, or EFDA. With that EFDA I am able to place fillings. To become qualified I trained for a year to learn how to place and finish fillings.

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Posted 01/28/2019


Sterilization is a High Priority at West Park Dental in Cleveland

West Park Dental staff follow strict protocols for patient safety, including using disposables, testing sterilization equipment, and cleaning surfaces thoroughly.

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Posted 11/15/17


Dr. Michael Gallagher Keeps Patients Comfortable in his Cleveland Dental Office

Dr. Michael Gallagher, dentist in Cleveland, has many ways to keep patients comfortable during procedures-everything from relaxing views to laughing gas.

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Posted 11/08/17


Dr. Brian Gallagher Discusses Components of the Comprehensive Dental Exam

West Park Dental offers comprehensive exams that start with establishing rapport with the patient.

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Posted 11/01/17


Hygienist at West Park Dental Offers Tips Regarding Sugary Foods

Sports drinks and other sugary drinks should be drunk at once instead of sipping and exposing teeth to sugar and acid repeatedly.

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Posted 10/25/17


Dr. Michael Gallagher Provides Dental Care for Patients of All Ages

West Park Dental in Cleveland treats patients of all ages with modern technology and life-long care for the aging patient population.

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Posted 10/11/17


Dr. Brian Gallagher Joins West Park Dental

West Park Dental in Cleveland is a family dental practice with father, son, and mother working together with a great team in a supportive environment.

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Posted 09/12/16


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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.

Read More...

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

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