How Medication Can Affect Your Mouth

Medications can affect your oral health, even if the drugs have nothing to do with your mouth. Learn common side effects of many medications and how our Tampa dentist can help. Dry Mouth Perhaps the most common side effect of medication is dry mouth, in which your mouth feels dry due to a lack of […]

Why You Need to Visit the Dentist

You know you need to visit the dentist every six months, at a minimum, but do you know why that is? Brush up on the importance of regular dental visits not only for your oral health, but your overall health. Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy Most people try to keep up with brushing and […]

Poor Oral Health Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

A new study shows that your oral hygiene is linked to your blood pressure. The study, which was published in Hypertension, the journal of the American Heart Association, indicates that people who have high blood pressure benefit more from medication to control their condition if they have good oral health. Scientists reviewed both the medical […]

Alzheimer’s & Periodontitis

A new study makes some groundbreaking claims, demonstrating that long-term exposure to periodontitis mimics the effects of Alzheimer’s. Learn what the latest link between dental health and overall health means for you. The Link Between Periodontitis and Alzheimer’s In the new study, scientists used mice that were given chronic periodontitis, and another control group of […]

Getting to the Root of the Root Canal

A new documentary on Netflix makes some startling claims about root canals — including the claim that root canals can lead to chronic conditions, such as heart attacks or cancer. The documentary is pseudoscience: its conclusions rely on a scientific experiment that dates back to 1900, in which a woman was cured of arthritis after […]

Adult Wisdom Teeth Removal

Adult wisdom teeth removal becomes more painful and difficult with every passing year. If you didn’t get your wisdom teeth out as a child, here’s why you should have those teeth removed sooner rather than later, to prevent pain and oral health problems. Adult Wisdom Teeth Problems Wisdom teeth can cause problems whether or not […]

Tired of Hiding Your Smile?

Your smile shows your personality, and when you feel self-conscious about your smile due to a dental problem, you can struggle to express your true personality. Cosmetic dentistry services can fix dental problems, which means you can stop hiding your smile! Why Invest in Your Smile? When you fix a dental problem, you relieve the […]

How to Prevent Dry Mouth While Sleeping

Waking up in the middle of the night with a parched mouth is uncomfortable, but dry mouth can also affect your health. Learn common causes of dry mouth and tips to prevent it while sleeping. What are the Causes of Dry Mouth While Sleeping? Dry mouth happens when your mouth does not have saliva. While […]

Mature Adult Dental Care: Why It Matters

Aging brings health changes, and that extends to oral health, too. Learn how your dental care needs change with aging and how we at Weninger Dentistry are committed to helping older adults protect their oral health. What Changes With Your Oral Health as You Mature Aging brings health changes, thus many older adults take medication […]

So, Why Do We Floss?

You know that you should be flossing every day, but do you really know why? Daily flossing is a key part of oral hygiene, so here’s why you should always floss. 1. Prevent Gum Disease An estimated one in every eight Americans suffers from gum disease, which is painful and causes other oral health problems. […]