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David M. Weinman, DMD Blog

Can Dental Implants Rust?

January 10, 2024

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clear model of dental implants

One of the best parts about getting dental implants is that they’re able to last so long—25, 30, and even 35 years and beyond. While that sounds great, it’s a long time for metal to be sitting in your mouth and be exposed to all that moisture. Isn’t there a chance that they’ll rust and need to be replaced? Thankfully, while this concern is valid, it’s not really a factor with today’s implants. To learn why and see what actually could jeopardize the longevity of your new teeth, keep reading.


Will Dental Implants Make Me Look Younger?

November 9, 2023

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Woman with a dental implant

Tooth loss is very common. In fact, over 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Fortunately, you don’t need to rely on dental bridges or dentures to replace missing teeth anymore. While these are great options for some people, they don’t replace the entirety of the missing tooth like dental implants do. Continue reading to learn more about the different ways that dental implants can make you appear more youthful.


A Closer Look at How Oral Bacteria Can Cause Brain Abscesses

September 2, 2023

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oral bacteria inside of a patient’s mouth

It goes without saying that the human body is pretty complex; it includes a vast network of interconnected systems, each influencing others in ways that scientists are still discovering! That said, one of the surprising connections that’s been unearthed is the link between oral health and brain health. Believe it or not, the bacteria in your mouth that results from poor dental hygiene actually has the potential to trigger the formation of brain abscesses, among other issues. Keep reading to learn a little more from your dentist about how the bacteria in your mouth can influence your brain, along with some ways you can better protect yourself.


Do You Have to Worry About Dental Implants Developing Cavities?

July 7, 2023

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A single dental implant in the lower jaw

If you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you may be wondering about the impact they could have on your oral health. Are they prone to the exact same issues as your natural teeth? Will you have to worry about protecting them from cavities? Or are there other threats you should be more concerned about? Here’s what potential dental implant patients need to know.


Your Guide to the First 30 Days with Dentures

April 12, 2023

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older man laughing with friend

The hardest part of any process is simply starting, right? This definitely applies to people who have just gotten dentures. While the aesthetic benefits are immediate, it can take a little time before a person feels truly comfortable eating and speaking with their new teeth. As you might have guessed, the first month has the potential to be the most awkward period, but by taking a few key steps, patients can quickly get to the point where they don’t have to think twice about their prosthetic.


How Long Will You Have to Wait for Dentures After a Tooth Extraction?

February 24, 2023

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Close-up of dentures for the upper and lower arches

If you’re getting dentures to restore your smile, any remaining natural teeth will need to be extracted first. However, the gums will need time to heal after teeth are removed, so you’ll have to wait before you can receive your final restoration. But exactly how long will it take before you can get dentures? The answer can vary from patient to patient, but here are the basics of what you can generally expect.


Will Having Teeth Removed Help Stop Gum Disease?

September 24, 2022

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Forceps holding tooth extracted due to gum disease

Gum disease may start as a mildly uncomfortable condition, but given enough time it can lead to a wide range of oral health issues such as gum recession or loose teeth. If your gum disease is especially severe, there’s a chance that your dentist might suggest having your teeth extracted. Will this help cure your gum disease in Westfield, or is there another reason why you might need to have your teeth removed? Here are the facts.


Veneers vs. Invisalign: Which One’s Right for You?

July 5, 2022

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closeup of young woman smiling

Don’t like what you see when you smile in the mirror? You’re not alone. Many people are unhappy with their teeth for several different reasons, including dental misalignment. If you want to straighten your teeth, you may be considering cosmetic dentistry. With options like Invisalign and veneers, it’s easier than ever to get the stunning grin you’ve always wanted! Although they’re both great choices, how do you know which one is best for you? Read on to learn about the differences between these two services to help you make the right decision.


How Will You Know That Your Tooth Extraction Area Healed Properly?

May 19, 2022

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Woman sitting on her couch after tooth extraction

Once you’ve had a tooth removed, your mouth will need some time to heal. Naturally, you can expect some discomfort during this time (although fortunately there are plenty of steps you can take to manage the pain, which your dentist can walk you through). But if you haven’t had a tooth extracted before, it can sometimes be hard to tell what kind of discomfort is normal and what kind is telling you that something has gone wrong. The following covers the basics of what you can expect during the healing of a tooth extraction – including which symptoms mean that everything is going according to plan and which symptoms mean that you need to call your dentist immediately.


3 Tips to Make Sleeping Easier After Wisdom Teeth Removal

April 12, 2022

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an extracted tooth

Sleeping after wisdom tooth extractions in Westfield can be a challenge. The discomfort, soreness, and tenderness experienced after this type of oral surgery can leave you feeling as if the recovery process will last forever. Fortunately, there are ways to make it a seamless and successful experience. Consider these three tips to make sure you get the sleep you need while allowing your mouth to heal after tooth removal.

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