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.
December 18, 2015
For many years, edentulous (without teeth) patients had just one reliable tooth replacement option, removable dentures. In recent years, success rates for implant retained dentures have increased making them an attractive alternative to removable dentures. If you’re in need of dentures in Westfield, contact Dr. David M. Weinman and his dental team today. We offer patients skilled smile restoration with traditional or implant supported dentures.
October 9, 2015
Your general health is always important, but it’s especially crucial during pregnancy. Because pregnancy causes certain hormonal changes that can affect your oral health, it may be necessary for you to take a few things into consideration during your pregnancy — and number one is to visit your dentist for an oral checkup when you’re pregnant. Keep reading for more tips on how to maintain your oral health during pregnancy — for the health of you and your baby — from Dr. David M. Weinman, your family dentist in Westfield, NJ.
November 4, 2013
Out of all the dental injuries a person can experience in their lifetime, tooth loss is often considered to be one of the devastating, both to your overall oral health and your sense of self. Many patients who suddenly find themselves with unsightly gaps in their smile often find it hard to even get out of bed in the morning, much less interact with their friends or coworkers due to their fear of being judged or embarrassed. Even worse, missing teeth can cause additional dental problems to crop up, such as sudden misalignments as other teeth twist and shift in order to fill the empty space, an increased risk of periodontal disease, and even additional tooth loss. Of course, traditional tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges have been around for countless years, but many patients find themselves unsatisfied with their bulky and artificial nature – not to mention that they still have to struggle with the problem of jawbone deterioration as time goes on. While Dr. Weinman and his staff here in Westfield, NJ can’t rewind the clock on your smile, we can provide you the next best solution: dental implants. With the help of this revolutionary new restorative dentistry method, you can finally experience a truly healthy and happy smile again.
What is a dental implant?
Simply put, a dental implant is a complete replica of your original tooth! While many patients recover from the loss of their teeth with the help of dentures or bridges, these restorations only provide a replacement for the crown section of your tooth (the visible area), not the root beneath the gums. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that solves this problem by effectively replicating both the root and the crown of your lost tooth, which protects you from crucial jawbone deterioration and providing a sturdy foundation for your replenished smile.
First, you’ll have a small, titanium post placed in the socket where your new tooth will go. Then, once an appropriate amount of time has passed for you to heal from this procedure, you’ll return to our Westfield office, where Dr. Weinman will place a beautiful, customized crown on top of it. Your new tooth will look and feel so stable and lifelike that it’ll be hard to tell you ever lost your original one in the first place!
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment! Dr. Weinman and his team are committed to providing patients personalized dental care that puts their comfort first. In addition to Westfield, we also welcome patients from Scotch Plains, Farmwood, Cranford, Mountainside, and beyond.
Revitalize Your Smile and Get Rid of Decay and Damage with the Help of Restorative Dentistry Services in Westfield, NJ
September 25, 2013
When you feel constantly embarrassed about the state of your teeth, whether due to decay, damage, or an unsightly injury, it can be a taunting task to even smile when talking to friends and family, much less seek out the needed dental treatment. After all, the last thing you want is someone getting an up close and personal look of your lacking smile! When it comes to our restorative dentistry services, Dr. David Weinman and his team would like to assure you that the last thing you’ll receive at our practice is unfair judgment – instead, we’ll work hard to find the procedure that best fits your unique situation and restores your smile to full health. Your comfort and self-confidence is a top priority for us, after all! Our available menu of restorative treatments here in Westfield includes:
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Inlays & Onlays
- Porcelain Crowns
- Dental Implants
Dr. Weinman will always be sure to treat each patient to a thorough oral examination before any treatment begins, as well as an in-depth discussion about your unique needs and goals for your smile. What kind of pain are you experiencing? Do you feel nervous at the thought of undergoing work? What would you like to accomplish with these procedures? We’ll ask these questions and more to ensure that treatment is perfectly personalized. Our team will also make sure that you are informed about all your different options and the time and financial commitment involved with each of them.
Don’t let oral damage keep you from enjoying the smile of your dreams! Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Weinman and his team will be sure to leave your teeth healthier and happier than ever before. Located in Westfield, we also welcome patients from Scotch Plains, Farmwood, Cranford, Mountainside, and beyond.
April 23, 2013
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which allows us the perfect opportunity to share a little more information about this little-known but incredibly destructive oral health condition. This year, tens of thousands of Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer; what’s worse, only a little more than half of those people will survive more than five years. These are sobering numbers, but don’t panic just yet – Dr. Weinman and his dedicated staff in Westfield, NJ are committed to keeping your mouth healthy and happy throughout the years, which includes keeping an eye out for any signs of oral cancer, as well as ensuring that patients are well-informed about the common symptoms of this deadly disease. These include:
- Excessive pain, tenderness, or numbness in the mouth or lips
- Flat, painless, white or red spots or sores in the mouth
- A sudden color change of the oral tissue
- A sore that bleeds and doesn’t heal
- A small, eroded area or lump in the mouth
Of course, your dentist should be your first line of defense in the fight against oral cancer. Routine check-ups twice a year will allow our team to keep a close eye on your teeth and tissue and quickly treat any suspicious areas. In fact, when oral cancer is detected and dealt with early on, it dramatically decreases the chances of health problems later on!
While a majority of patients suffering from this condition are heavy users of tobacco and/or alcohol, it’s important to remember that nearly a fourth of cases occur in people who don’t participate in any known risk factors. That’s why you need to seek out the dedicated help of Dr. Weinman and his staff! We’ll be sure to treat your teeth well. Contact our Westfield, NJ office today to schedule an appointment. We’re also happy to treat patients from Scotch Plains, Farmwood, Cranford, Mountainside, and beyond!
March 27, 2013
Today, a staggering majority of Americans are suffering from the common oral health problem known as gum disease – three out of four, to be exact! If that number seems a little big to you, it’s probably because many of those people aren’t even aware that there’s anything wrong. While cracks and cavities are easily noticeable dental problems that have tried-and-true restorative solutions, gum disease (also commonly referred to as periodontal disease) is often a much more subtle condition – or it is until it reaches the most advanced stage, which can cause advanced deterioration, inflammation, and even tooth loss. Thankfully, Dr. Weinman and his staff take gum disease very seriously, and we’ll be sure to thoroughly inspect your mouth for any tell-tale signs of the condition when you come into our Westfield office for a routine check-up. In the meantime, here are some common symptoms that can indicate the presence of gum disease:
- Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Persistent bad breath that even mouthwash doesn’t help
- Receding gums (teeth that look longer)
- A sudden change in the way your bite feels
- Loose, shifting teeth
In addition, here are some common risk factors for gum disease:
- If you commonly smoke or use tobacco
- If you’re suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or another systemic disease
- If you’re 65 or older
- If you regularly clench or grind your teeth
At his Westfield office, Dr. Weinman is committed to detecting and treating gum disease as early as possible in order to save his patients valuable time and expense, as well as preserve their oral health. We can provide Arestin for early cases, an antibiotic that is placed directly in the infected periodontal pockets in order to help heal your gums.
Don’t let gum disease put a damper on your smile! Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and enjoy the concise, comprehensive care our dedicated team is known for. In addition to Westfield, NJ, Dr. Weinman is also happy to see patients from Scotch Plains, Farmwood, Cranford, Mountainside, and beyond!