The Top Benefits of Using Mouthwash

Should mouthwash be a part of your daily oral hygiene routine? Why yes, yes it should. Of course, brushing and flossing are the key defenders against tooth decay and gum disease, but mouthwash swoops in to help. Not only does mouthwash have the potential to fight cavities and gingivitis, but it also helps keep teeth […]

Receding Gums – Causes & Treatments

Receding gums are no fun for many reasons. Ignoring them in the hopes they’ll heal on their own can complicate matters. Your best bet at resolution is to collaborate with your dentist on which steps to take next. Drs. Michelle and Scott Weninger work closely with patients to address concerns of receding gums. What could […]

Why Can Gums Bleed When You Floss?

Don’t let anyone convince you that bleeding gums are normal! Regular brushing and flossing will not cause your gums to bleed unless there is an underlying issue. Yes, it is true that some people out there brush or floss so aggressively that they cause harm to their gums, but this is not the norm. Periodontal […]

Why Should You Be Cleaning Your Tongue

Aren’t Brushing and Flossing Enough to Keep Your Mouth Healthy? It would make life easier if that were the case. If you look in the mirror and open your mouth, do you notice how much of the surface area is not actually teeth? Bacteria hang out on the hard and soft tissues in your mouth. […]

Do I Need to Replace a Missing Tooth?

Advances in Dental Technology Make Replacing Missing Teeth Easier Than Ever! Many people experience the loss of a permanent tooth at some point in their lives. Once the tooth has been extracted, you choose whether you will replace the missing tooth or not. Drs. Scott and Michelle Weninger strongly advise their patients to replace teeth […]

Are Veneers Right For Me?

Why Should I Consider Dental Veneers? Teeth are often the first thing people notice when you smile. When you look in the mirror, do you avoid looking at that misshapen tooth? Veneers are thin wafers that are shaped to fit over natural teeth. Dental veneers are a permanent cosmetic solution, and as such, require minimal […]

Why is it so Important to Get a Cracked Tooth Repaired?

Cracked Teeth are no Laughing Matter Let’s say you noticed a small crack in a tooth when you were flossing. There’s been no pain. It must be harmless, right? If you are lucky, the crack is superficial and only affects the enamel. If you are unlucky, the crack permeates the dentin and may even reach […]

There’s a Reason Dental Health Checkups Are So Important

Preventative Dental Care is Worth It Don’t wait until pain hits to make your next dental appointment. Remember, preventative dental care often allows you to skip the pain altogether. You also lessen your risk of gum disease and tooth decay by regularly visiting the dentist. How Many Trips to the Dentist Should I Take Each […]

Diabetes and Oral Health – What You Should Know

Diabetes is tough on the body in more ways than most people realize. Gum disease and diabetes can impact one another, so keeping both under control is important. A number of oral health issues may pop-up, such as dry mouth and infections like thrush. Understanding the link between oral health and overall health is particularly […]

5 Signs of a Healthy Mouth

Mouths don’t stay healthy on their own. If you want your teeth to be around as you get older, developing an effective dental hygiene routine is crucial. Bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay don’t stand a chance against top-notch oral care. How will you know if your dental hygiene routine is good enough? Just […]