Do Your Gums Bleed When Flossing?

It’s the start of a new day and you’re going through the motions of your morning routine. As you begin flossing, you notice your gums start to bleed in some areas. Is this normal? While bleeding gums from flossing does not mean your mouth isn’t clean, it can be a sign that you aren’t flossing Read More

5 Reasons to Smile in the Year

There are a lot of reasons you should be flashing those pearly whites more often – smiling is good for your health! According to Psychology Today, when you smile you activate neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness. It is important to find reasons to smile and be grateful for all the lessons we’ve Read More

4 Dieting Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Just like the rest of your body, your mouth and teeth need to be well-nourished and taken care of in order to keep your smile radiant. Dr. Austin Westover and Dr. Bryant Ash at Westover Family Dentistry has four tips for keeping the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve!   Brush and Floss The American Dental Read More

Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?

With the growing popularity of juicing in recent years, more of our patients have been turning to this diet as a means of increasing their fruit and vegetable intake. While blending veggies, fruits, and other nutrients together can be very beneficial for overall health, do you really know the effects on your oral health? The Read More

5 Ways to Eat Your Way To A Healthy Smile

All of us here at Westover Family Dentistry have heard the expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Taking this to heart can make our teeth stronger and brighter if we eat the right foods to support that healthy smile.   Even though Veneers, crowns, and fillings, along with professional whitening Read More

What Foods are Bad for My Teeth?

Walking down the aisles at the grocery store can be overwhelming, and sometimes it’s hard to know which foods are healthy. It always pays off to check labels for high sugar content, high levels of acid, or ingredients you’ve never heard of. Here are some tips on foods to watch out for. Remember, it always Read More