Westpark Village Dental of Plano Blog

Use These Tips to Meet Your 22-Hour ClearCorrect Wear Time

April 16, 2024

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Young woman with curly hair holding ClearCorrect clear aligner

Clear aligner systems, such as the one from ClearCorrect, are convenient because you can remove your aligners to eat and attend to your oral hygiene. However, in order for your treatment to be successful, you have to keep ClearCorrect in your mouth for 20 – 22 hours each day (the closer to 22 hours, the better). That might seem like a challenging task. After all, 22 hours equates to more than 90% of your time each day! However, you can be confident in your ability to meet the required wear time. This blog post explains why you should be committed to wearing your aligners and how you can make sure you keep them in your mouth long enough for them to do their job.


Spending to Save Teeth: Are Root Canals Expensive?

March 21, 2024

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A dentist performing a root canal on a young woman

You should get a root canal if your dentist suggests it. The reason is simple: they’d only recommend that option when needed. Still, maybe you’re hesitant out of cost concerns. It’s easy to worry, “Are root canals expensive?” if you’ve never had one before. Luckily, you don’t have to live with uncertainty on this issue. Your local Plano dentist can answer your question. To that end, here’s a summary of root canal price factors and how treatment saves you money.


Does Gum Disease Go Away After the Teeth Are Removed?

November 10, 2023

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Infected gums

While gum disease affects almost half of Americans over the age of thirty, advanced gum disease is a serious medical condition, and it can require extensive dental work to be resolved. If gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to consequences such as tooth loss, erosion of the jawbone, and dangerous secondary infections such as pneumonia or sepsis. In some cases, tooth extraction may be recommended to treat advanced gum disease. Here’s what you should know if you are considering having your teeth removed to treat this condition.


What Can I Expect from a Tooth Extraction Treatment?

October 13, 2023

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A dentist showing a patient her tooth after extraction

Tooth extraction is usually the last resort for any dentist. They would rather help you to keep all of your natural teeth and restore your pearly whites when they’ve been damaged. However, situations arise where salvaging a tooth isn’t possible, or the extraction would benefit your overall oral health.If you want to know how dentists perform extractions, and what they feel like, continue reading. This guide will take you through the process step by step.


Should You See an Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

September 15, 2023

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Woman at dentist for dental painIf your face or mouth is swollen, it’s nothing to ignore. Inflammation is a sign of an infection. Although a toothache may not seem alarming at first, it can lead to a life-threatening situation very quickly. Don’t wait until swelling impedes your breathing, or the infection spreads to other areas of your body. Here’s why you should call your emergency dentist right away.


5 of the Strangest Dental Emergencies to Happen

August 3, 2023

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Maybe you think dental emergencies only involve “standard” oral problems. After all, most people link urgent mouth issues to things like toothaches, knocked-out teeth, etc. Truthfully, though, a dental crisis can get pretty odd at times. It’s to the point that some patients’ dilemmas are hard to believe. If you’d like to get details, your local Plano dentist can readily explain. To that end, here are five of the strangest dental emergencies ever to happen.


How Can I Easily Remove My Clear Aligners?

July 20, 2023

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woman with a clear aligner

Wearing clear aligners makes it easy to enjoy orthodontic treatment. More so than if you were to opt for traditional metal braces. However, you might find that attempting to remove these trays is a bit more difficult than you might have anticipated. Fortunately, a dental expert is here to answer how you should remove your clear aligners by delivering helpful tips to make the process easier so that you can continue to pursue a straighter smile without frustration.


4 Summer Activities that Can Cause Harm to Your Smile

June 30, 2023

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two people enjoying an outside summer activity

Summer fun is almost here! For three months of the year, there are so many enjoyable activities to participate in with your family and loved ones. However, as you indulge in fun in the sun, it’s essential to be mindful of how they can negatively impact your teeth and gums and do your part to keep them safe. Here are four of the most common summer activities that can cause harm to your smile.


5 Easy Ways to Get Prepared for Your Invisalign Treatment

May 31, 2023

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Woman smiling while holding Invisalign aligner

Whether your Invisalign consultation is just around the corner or your first set of aligners is already on its way, you might be doing a lot of research about this discreet orthodontic treatment. Since it’s relatively hassle-free (i.e., no dietary restrictions, no complicated oral hygiene regimens), the transition to life with clear aligners should be smooth. With that said, there are bound to be some surprises that come up along the way. Fortunately, you can help prevent that from happening by learning five easy ways to get prepared for Invisalign!


Welcome to Our New Blog!

April 2, 2023

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a blog post bubble in someone’s hand

We’re very excited to announce the arrival of our new blog page! We’re planning to use this space to provide all of our patients with everything they could ever need to know about our practice and the latest office updates, as well as information about new dental treatments, and of course, the latest tips and tricks for maintaining a bright and white smile at home. Feel free to continue checking back here regularly for new posts; in the meantime, read on to learn a little more about our dedicated and caring staff and what makes our practice different!