David M. Weinman, DMD Blog
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.
February 17, 2017
It is estimated, 69% of adults will be missing at least one tooth between the ages of 35-44. When even one tooth is lost, it significantly decreases your oral functions while placing your remaining natural teeth at risk for damage. Not to mention, an incomplete smile significantly lowers your confidence. Often, those with missing teeth turn to dental bridges in Westfield to regain a complete smile. As an affordable and effective solution for tooth loss, more than 15 million people in the Unites States use crowns and a bridge to replace missing teeth. If you are suffering from tooth loss, a dental bridge may be the solution you need for a complete smile.
January 30, 2017
Even though your sparkling white teeth may look healthy, that doesn’t mean they necessarily are. Weak enamel is sometimes difficult to spot, but it can really take a bite out of your oral and overall health. Enamel can become weak or worn due to a variety of factors, including aggressive toothbrushing and frequent exposure to highly acidic foods and beverages. Tooth sensitivity is one symptom of enamel erosion — keep reading to learn more about how to strengthen your tooth enamel by making just a few small changes.
November 30, 2016
‘Tis the season to share and spend time with those we love most. But what about you? We think there’s never been a better moment to consider achieving that Hollywood smile of your dreams than, well, right now. Porcelain veneers in Westfield from Dr. Weinman can reveal the look you have been dreaming of, just in time for the New Year.
October 31, 2016
You want straight teeth, but you don’t want to wear metal brackets and wires for two years or more. We understand. If you’re considering clear braces, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about Invisalign. The treatment recently reached the 4 million mark — that’s the number of patients worldwide who have achieved straight teeth and confident smiles thanks to Invisalign. Take some time to learn about the treatment, how it works, and whether or not it’s right for you from your dentist in Westfield.
August 30, 2016
Brushing and flossing would have been a chore for these duck billed dinosaurs, which were recently discovered to have had 300 teeth. But we can say one thing about having such an, umm, full smile — tooth loss wouldn’t have been that much of an issue. For us humans, though, losing even one of our 32 teeth makes eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence difficult. Dental implants provide an excellent solution for tooth loss, but their success depends on the size and strength of the jawbone before implantation. If significant bone matter has been lost due to missing teeth, bone augmentation is necessary. Sinus lift is one option — your dentist in Westfield, NJ has more information.