David M. Weinman, DMD Blog
February 14, 2019
Approximately 5.7 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating condition that results in progressive mental deterioration. Over the years, there have been several theories about the causes of Alzheimer’s in Westfield, such as lifestyle and environmental factors. New research sheds light onto another potential cause of the condition. Recently, researchers found a direct link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
January 30, 2019
When you hit an afternoon slump, you may be tempted to run to the vending machine in your office and purchase an energy drink. Or, if you’re an athlete, you might turn to sports drinks to stay hydrated while you’re powering through your daily practice session. While such beverages might make you feel more alert and powerful, consuming them really isn’t wise. In fact, energy drinks and oral health in Westfield are inextricably linked — and not in a good way.(more…)
December 14, 2018
If you’ve recently made the decision to improve your smile, you’ve taken the first step towards greater self-confidence. And since cosmetic dentistry is an investment that will pay off for many years, you don’t want to trust your smile to just anyone! It’s worth it to do a little research beforehand so you get a highly-skilled dentist who works with you every step of the way to deliver the results you want. With that said, where should you start when you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in Westfield? Keep reading to find out – and get one step closer to having a smile you can be proud of!(more…)
September 2, 2018
When it comes to natural teeth, dentists don’t want to remove them or break them down if it’s not necessary. Extractions are truly the last resort when trying to protect your oral health. Furthermore, keeping your natural teeth is better for your smile in the long-term, more cost-effective and allows you to eat all the foods you want without worry.
To learn why keeping natural teeth matters in more detail, keep reading this post from a dentist in Westfield.
November 26, 2017
Many patients with CPAP systems find it difficult to travel with the necessary equipment. Frequent travelers often find themselves foregoing sleep apnea treatment altogether when they’re travelling. While this may not seem like a big deal, the cumulative effects of irregular sleep cycles can be detrimental to your health. Read on to learn more about how to travel with your CPAP system and sleep soundly anywhere you go.
September 6, 2017
If you’ve watched the news at any point in the last decade and a half, then it’s likely that you have heard of stem cells. Stem cells, in short, are a special type of cell that can turn into any other kind of cell, and they have been researched heavily within the field of medicine. Hypothetically, they could easily help a burn victim regrow skin or heal torn ligaments in an athlete’s knee. However, there are still a lot of things scientists don’t completely understand about stem cells, such as how they “know” which cells to turn into. The University of California- San Francisco sought to answer this question using an unlikely source…mouse teeth. (more…)
June 30, 2017
Something people like to ask when they search for a “dentist near me” is about what they can do at home to take better care of their teeth and gums. A big part of it is making sure you have the right tools — after all, it’s hard to paint a masterpiece without a clean brush and fresh paints. To enjoy better oral health for a lifetime to come, take heed from Dr. Weinman and invest in these 4 oral care products this month. We know you’ll be glad you did.
May 29, 2017
There are a number of things that can affect the way a child’s tooth enamel develops. If your little one’s smile is affected by enamel hypoplasia or hypomineralization, there are a few things you need to know to protect your favorite little teeth. Dr. David M. Weinman, your dentist in Westfield, is here to help! Keep reading to learn more about each condition, then schedule an appointment with your child’s dentist today.
April 27, 2017
No one wants to deal with the visible effects of missing teeth — but did you know that tooth loss can also increase your risk of stroke? Many patients are surprised to find out that losing one or more teeth has drastic implications for their overall health. Research has shown that people with several missing teeth are more likely to have an ischemic stroke than those with 25 or more teeth (adults typically have 28 to 32 teeth). Your family dentist in Westfield knows the link between your oral and overall health is strong, and that’s why we recommend regular preventive care! Keep reading to learn more, then contact us to schedule an appointment today.
March 29, 2017
You take great pride in caring for the health of your teeth and gums. You brush twice a day and floss daily. In addition, you visit your dentist regularly for a checkup and dental cleaning in Westfield. However, despite your best efforts, you may be overlooking one vital aspect—your vitamin C intake. It is estimated 10 to 20% of adults do not receive the recommended 500 mg of vitamin C through diet each day. As a result, the health of your gums could become at risk for periodontal disease. As your dentist in Westfield, we want to ensure your gums stay healthy.