The Perfect Gift: A New Smile

The holidays are coming, and that means family photos. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, those photo shoots around the holiday table can be embarrassing rather than fun. Why not give yourself the gift of a brand new smile so you can enjoy everything the holidays have to offer? Look and Feel Your Best When […]

A Botox Holiday Season

The holidays are quickly approaching! An increasing number of men and women are asking for something that may surprise you: gift certificates for procedures like Botox. Here’s what’s behind the Botox trend your loved ones may be hoping for this year. Benefits of Botox and Juvederm Botox is an FDA-approved protein that flattens wrinkles and […]

Which Preventive Dental Service is Right for Me?

Just like it’s important to visit the doctor for a checkup, it’s important to get preventive dental services. Taking care of your teeth and gums protects your overall health and helps you avoid unpleasant oral health problems that are pricey to fix. Start with these preventive dental health services. Benefits of Preventive Dental Services Your […]

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. […]