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David M. Weinman, DMD Blog

When’s the Right Time to Start Worrying About Wisdom Teeth?

August 11, 2021

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If you’re an older teen or young adult who’s concerned about oral health, one of the questions that’s sure to be on your mind is, “When should I worry about wisdom teeth?” The last thing you want is to let your mouth suffer from extensive damage and pain because you waited too long. By being aware of why wisdom teeth have to be removed and the various signs that they need to come out in the near future, you can protect your smile and your overall quality of life.


Stopping Problems Before They Start: The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

April 7, 2021

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Taking care of your smile requires visiting the dentist every six months for a regular dental checkup and cleaning. While some people are diligent in maintaining these appointments, you might find excuses to cancel or continuously reschedule. As a result, your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer increases, all of which can wreak havoc on your mouth and body. If these common dental issues do not cause you much concern, a local dentist explains the dangers of these oral health problems and why regular visits can stop them before they ever start.


Why Celebrating Children’s Dental Awareness Month Is Important

February 26, 2021

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February is largely known for being the month of love, but did you know that it’s also Children’s Dental Awareness Month? That’s right! Each year, the American Dental Association sponsors this event to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health. Why should you and your little one be celebrating this month?


What to Do If Your Dental Crown Falls Out

October 22, 2020

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The expected lifespan of a dental crown is usually around 10 to 15 years. But of course, that’s not always going to be the case; unfortunately, accidents that crack, chip, or even loosen a crown can happen at any time. A lost dental crown isn’t always an emergency, but it can sometimes reach that level – especially if the tooth it was attached to remains exposed for too long. The following steps can help you take care of a missing crown and protect your smile until your dentist can help.


Dental Implant Aftercare: Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile

August 14, 2020

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an older woman smiles while listening to her dentist during a checkup after receiving dental implants

When having dental implants surgically inserted to replace your missing teeth, there are various tips to remember when preparing for life after placement. Knowing which foods to eat and avoid, how to properly brush and floss your teeth, and when to seek the help of your dentist are all critical components to successful dental implant aftercare. To better prepare yourself for what lies ahead, a dental professional reveals a few pivotal tips to keep your new restorations effectively in place.


How Your Dentist Is Helping to Keep the Community Safe

May 11, 2020

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In these unprecedented times, every individual has a responsibility to take action to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Businesspeople, including your dentist in Westfield, shoulder an even greater responsibility because the health and safety measure that they put into place can have a significant impact on the community’s well-being. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some dental safety protocols that your dentist is putting into place to protect both you and everyone else in the greater Westfield area.


How are Dental Implants Different Than Dentures?

December 16, 2019

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Dental Implant

You’re facing life without any of the teeth in your upper jaw, so you go to your dentist, thinking you’ll need to get dentures. After examining your mouth, however, they say that you might be a candidate to get dental implants – and choosing one kind of restoration over the other could greatly impact your oral health and the overall enjoyment of your smile. Read on to learn more about the difference between dental implants and dentures.


National Diabetes Month: Tips to Help Diabetic Patients Stay Smiling

November 4, 2019

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Almost a tenth of the United States population has some form of diabetes; maybe you or a loved one is already living with the condition. But did you know that patients with diabetes might have extra dental concerns? To celebrate National Diabetes Month, read on to discover how diabetes affects your oral health in Westfield and what can be done about it.


Want Healthier Teeth and Gums? 5 Ways to Observe National Dental Hygiene Month

October 16, 2019

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Do you find yourself slacking on your oral hygiene routine? Maybe you don’t brush for the full two minutes or skip out on flossing before you go to bed. You’re tired, and your teeth and gums can wait until the morning, right? Unfortunately, this mindset won’t have your dentist in Westfield providing you with a good report the next time you go in for a visit. Since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, here are 5 ways you can improve the health of your teeth and gums this month.


Find Out What to Expect from the Dental Implant Procedure and Recovery Process

October 6, 2019

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an older man sitting on a couch and smiling

If you’ve discussed the idea of dental implants with your dentist in Westfield, NJ, you probably know about all the reasons you should opt for this method of tooth replacement over one of the many others (i.e. dentures, bridges). But do you know what to expect with regard to the process and recovery time with an implant procedure? If you feel a bit unsure as to how your new smile will actually be put into place, read on to learn more.

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