Gum Disease: Hiding in Plain Sight

Most of us have heard about gingivitis, but many people don’t realize it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Symptoms are pretty consistent, but since they tend to appear slowly over time, gum disease can remain hidden until diagnosed by a dental professional. Gums that bleed easily are one indication of gingivitis, or its more […]

How to Treat & Prevent Canker Sores  

What are Canker Sores? Aphthous ulcers are a common problem better known as canker sores. According to the Mayo Clinic, they are quite common with more than 3 million cases per year in the United States. Canker sores are round or oval lesions that occur in the soft tissues of the mouth, such as the […]

Simple Guide to Dental Implants

Reasons to Consider Dental Implants Many people focus on the aesthetics of missing teeth, but what happens under the surface is potentially worse. Whether the tooth loss is caused by injury, periodontal (gum) disease, or a congenital condition, the results can be the same. When a tooth is missing, pressure is no longer exerted on […]

Children Are Likelier to See the Dentist if Their Parent Does

Tooth decay is no laughing matter. The long-term effects can negatively impact teeth, gums, and overall health. A National Health Interview Study was conducted to determine the best approach to tackling chronic tooth decay in children. What do the numbers reveal? 6,107 children age 2 to 17 and their parents took part in the study. […]

Custom Vs. Off the Shelf Mouth Guards

Mouthguards come in over-the-counter and custom fit versions to meet various price ranges, materials, and levels of protection. What are over-the-counter mouth guards? Over-the-counter mouthguards are usually designed to meet a specific purpose. Sports guards are thicker to protect against impacts. Mouthguards designed to protect against grinding and clenching at night are thinner and more […]

Dental Implants – Questions & Answers

What are dental implants? Dental implants are prosthetic teeth replacements. Whether a tooth is broken or missing due to severe gum disease, decay, or injury, dental implants may offer a permanent restorative solution. Biocompatible titanium alloy rods fuse (osseointegrate) with the jaw bone to provide a solid root system for the natural looking tooth replacement. […]

Broken Front Tooth?! What Do You Do?

Dental injuries like broken teeth rarely happen at convenient times. Right when you least expect it, dental trauma swoops in and hinders speech and your ability to eat anything beyond pudding. Plus, having a broken front tooth is pretty hard to hide. Act Quickly to Increase Chances for Success Drs. Michelle and Scott Weninger encourage […]

Dental Implant Consumer Guide

One of our primary objectives at Weninger Dentistry is to create an atmosphere in which our patients are comfortable asking both the easy and the hard questions. We seek to eradicate the fear associated with procedures like dental implants through patient education. Let’s begin with this Dental Implant Consumer Guide on how to select the […]

How to Find an Honest Dentist  

No one likes to be misled by those responsible for their well-being, like the dentist. After all, for some people, it takes all of the courage they have to visit the dentist in the first place. Imagine their dismay when they figure out that their treatment plan is chocked full of unnecessary procedures. Let’s take […]

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What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning  

When it comes to teeth cleanings, knowing what to expect can help many adults and children overcome some of the fear often associated with dental visits. Let’s take a look at the steps you will experience during a teeth cleaning here at Weninger Dentistry. A physical exam is performed, and x-rays are taken if scheduled […]