Why is Dental Care So Important?

You know that dental health is important, but do you really know why? Here’s how your oral health affects your mouth and body and sets you up for healthy aging. Why Dental Health is Key to Overall Health While saliva naturally protects against some disease, the mouth naturally contains bacteria, both good and bad. When […]

Picture Perfect Wedding Smile

Be Proactive With Your Dental Care Schedule an appointment with your dentist earlier, rather than later. This is especially important if you suspect you will be a candidate for any cosmetic procedures. Whether you are thinking of whitening your teeth, or you are looking into dental veneers, scheduling an appointment a few months before your […]

To Brush or Floss First? That is the Question

Believe it or not, this is one of those cases where you can do whichever seems most natural to you. The main purpose of both brushing and flossing is plaque removal. When done properly, brushing takes care of plaque removal on the outer surface of the teeth, while flossing gets into those hard to reach […]

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 […]