Dental Health

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 […]

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. […]

Worst Types of Foods for Your Teeth

When you know what the worst foods are for your teeth, you can make healthy choices that delay or prevent cavities. Here are the 7 worst foods for your teeth to avoid or eliminate altogether. 1. Sour Candy Candy isn’t great for your teeth, but sour candy is actually worse than the sweet stuff. Why? […]

Prepare for the New Year with Dental Work

December is an ideal month to see the dentist. If you’ve been putting off your teeth cleaning visit, here are four reasons to reserve it before the end of the year. 1. It’s Easy to Schedule Dental Visits Whether it’s half days or extra time off in between Christmas and New Years, there’s just more […]

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 […]