Your Trusted Dentist in West Palm Beach
Our team at Weinberg Dentistry is thrilled to be able to offer quality dental care at our practice in West Palm Beach! Our office is designed around you, our patient, and we can’t wait to meet you! When you visit us, you can expect to be welcomed and treated like family. We boast a warm, friendly environment where you will receive customized dental care.
We’ll enhance and strengthen your overall oral health with our advanced dental practices, techniques, and equipment. Everyone in our office is united in our primary goal to give you the dental care you need to have a beautiful smile and a happy life.
Why Your Dental Health Matters
Our favorite kind of dental care is the kind that helps you more dental work; you can save yourself a great deal of pain, trauma, and money through good preventative dental work. Bad teeth can lead to further complications for not just your mouth, but your whole body. In other words, a healthier smile leads to a healthier you!
General dentistry is for patients of all ages. Good dental habits should be implemented and taught to young patients as well as older ones because the sooner a patient can form good oral health habits in their homes, the better off they will be as they grow up with these habits firmly in place.
Why Weinberg Dentistry Is the Dentist for You
Our mission at Weinberg Dentistry in West Palm Beach is to give our patients beautiful smiles so they can lead healthy, happy lives. We’ve been in the business of helping patients’ teeth stay healthy and strong for years, and we want to make sure you can benefit from our skill and experience.
Dr. Weinberg has completed many hours of extra training to be able to perform the procedures you need to keep your smile strong and beautiful. You can trust our team to notice any potential problems with your smile and to address them quickly and effectively. We look forward to being able to enhance your smile and improve your overall oral health.
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Contact us anytime you have questions about preventative dental treatment or concerns about issues you might be experiencing with your smile. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your way to a better, healthier smile. Schedule an appointment today!Book Online
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Weinberg Dentistry Helps With These Common Issues
Weinberg Dentistry Helps With These Common Issues
Plaque and Tartar
Plaque is the thin layer of film that forms on your teeth after you drink or eat. The bacteria in plaque produce acids that can eat through the enamel on your tooth, which is why it’s important to brush your teeth every night to keep the plaque at bay.
Untreated plaque can and will eventually harden into what is known as tartar—a substance extra difficult to remove that will keep eating through the layers of your teeth until it is gone. The only way to fully remove plaque and tartar is by getting your teeth professionally cleaned.
Cavities and Fillings
Most patients will experience at least a cavity or two throughout their lives. Cavities are permanently damaged areas on the surface layer of your teeth. They are the result of plaque or tartar buildup that has eaten through your teeth layers.
If left untreated, a cavity will eventually destroy the tooth in question and may even spread infection to surrounding teeth as well. You can seal up cavities with a dental filling made of dental ceramic or resin, but preventing cavities with good dental hygiene is much easier and healthier.
Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
Periodontal (gum) disease is mainly caused by a lack of proper dental hygiene. It causes irritation, redness, and swelling of the gums.
Left untreated, mild gum disease (or gingivitis) can turn into the more serious periodontitis, which can eventually cause tooth loss. In this case, you’ll need to see a dentist to help restore your oral health and prevent tooth loss.
Gingivitis, however, can be treated and prevented by good dental hygiene habits, including regular checkups and cleanings with a dentist and good brushing and flossing at home.
A toothache is characterized by inflammation, pain, or swelling in or around a tooth. This is indicative of serious tooth decay or infection going on below the surface of the gum line and inside the tooth. In serious cases of toothache, your dentist may consider a root canal or pulling the tooth to keep the infection from spreading to other teeth.
Preventative dentistry treatments are a great way to keep toothaches away. All it takes is two checkups a year to check in on your teeth, clean them, and make sure there aren’t any problems forming.
Chipped or Cracked Tooth
Despite all the preventative care you can give, sometimes an accident can still break your teeth leaving them chipped or cracked. Broken teeth are bad for more than just your appearance. A chip or crack in your tooth’s enamel leaves the inner layers of your tooth—including the nerves and small cells—susceptible to infection or further damage.
The sooner you get a tooth fixed, the better your oral health will be. A dentist can provide you with a range of tooth repair options including dental bonding, dental veneers, or even a full dental crown.
It’s not being vain to say that your appearance is important! When it comes to your dental health, a good smile can make or break a first impression—whether at a job interview, a first day of school, or a first date. Studies have also shown that people with more attractive smiles naturally smile more and have higher self-confidence.
Cosmetic dentistry can help address anything bothering you about your smile, including straightening a crooked bite, whitening the whole smile, repairing broken teeth, or even replacing your missing teeth.
You can experience mouth sores on the inner lips, gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, or throat. These can interfere with eating, and can even make talking uncomfortable. A common cause of a mouth sore is an injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, such as biting the inside of your cheek.
Certain medications can cause them to form, as well as bacterial or fungal infections. Often, mouth sores will go away on their own. But if yours persists for a week or longer, you should schedule an appointment with a dentist right away.
An impacted tooth is one that is trying to grow in but has gotten stuck below your gumline. This problem occurs especially with:
- Wisdom teeth.
- Overcrowded teeth.
- Misaligned teeth.
In these situations, the jaw either doesn’t have more room for new teeth, or the teeth in the jaw have shifted to the wrong positions and are blocking new teeth from coming in. A regular dentist should be able to help adjust your crooked or crowded teeth to help an impacted tooth erupt, but you might need to see a specialist to remove an impacted wisdom tooth.
Our teeth go through a lot every day. They are generally strong enough to handle it, but some things are more erosive than others.
- Foods and drinks with a high acid content such as: citrus fruits and drinks, carbonated sodas, and alcoholic beverages.
- Bad habits such as: grinding or clenching your teeth or crunching on ice or hard candies.
- Plaque and bacteria buildup from not brushing or flossing daily.
Good daily oral hygiene can help prevent erosion from plaque and acidic foods. And mouth guards can help reduce the wear from teeth grinding.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer comes in two main forms: one affecting the front part of your mouth (teeth gums, etc.), and one affecting the back part of your mouth.
Both forms have the same common symptoms to look out for:
- Red or white spots.
- Sores or irritated areas that don’t get better.
- Lumps in your gums or tongue.
- Unexplained pain, tenderness, or numbness in your gums or lips.
You can get an oral cancer screening at your regular 6-month dental checkup. The earlier the problem is detected, the easier it is to treat!
You Can Expect Great Care at Your Checkup
The average general dentistry appointment takes about half an hour to an hour at our office. During this appointment, you can expect us to use state-of-the-art technology and techniques as we will start by taking x-rays and other detailed dental images of your teeth.
These images will allow us to look closely at the inside of your teeth and gums to make sure there aren’t any serious issues or potential problems. If we do spot something, we will discuss with you the solutions we offer.
Using dental tools and the latest dental techniques, we’ll then carefully clean your teeth. We’ll need to remove any serious mineral buildup on your teeth, so this will involve carefully cleaning the tooth surfaces, between your teeth, and down slightly below the gum line where plaque and tartar can build up. It can be hard to get those places at home, so we’ll take care of them for you.
Dental polish is used to remove stains and accumulated dental plaque on your teeth. It’s the perfect way to get you ready for the close-up dental exam.
The dentist will then examine your teeth and gums thoroughly. The digital x-rays can check for issues going on below the surface of your teeth, but with an oral examination, we’ll be looking closely at the surfaces of these areas. We’ll primarily be checking for signs of cavities forming or possible areas of decay.
We’ll also give you an oral cancer screening by checking your gums and tongue for any lumps, discoloration, or sore spots. This exam will help you know the next steps you need to take to maintain or restore your oral health.
Following all the steps above, we’ll then discuss any changes you might need to make to your oral health routine. Based on the issues we see during your examination, we might ask you to floss more regularly or brush more thoroughly. If you have sensitive or weak teeth, we m
If we notice any cavities or major problems, we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment to have them filled to prevent further issues down the road.
Our Top Tips for Home Hygiene
We always strive for beautiful smiles and healthy lives. One of the most effective ways we do this is by teaching patients about the importance of keeping up good oral health habits at home, including regular brushing and flossing and keeping regular dental checkups.
If you’re currently dealing with gingivitis, mouth sores, or plaque buildup, implementing these preventative techniques can help or even completely treat your situation.
Brush Twice a Day
Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush. Both when you wake up to clean out the bacteria that’s been growing overnight and before bed to reduce plaque growth while you sleep. It’s also good to brush after meals with extra acidic foods to reduce erosion.
Floss at least once a day for best results. Flossers and waterpicks work pretty well, but good old dental floss does a great job and is usually much cheaper. Use enough floss—about 18 inches—so that you can have a clean section for each space between teeth.
Besides rinsing your mouth with water after brushing and flossing, you should also start a habit of rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash every night. Mouthwash kills far more germs than just toothpaste and brushing, and fluoride adds an extra layer of protection to your teeth.
Keep Regular Checkups
A general dentistry checkup is designed to deep clean your teeth in a way you can’t on your own and also provide you with feedback on any serious threats or issues we see. The ultimate goal of such an appointment is to have them often enough to prevent issues or cavities.
Special Dental Problems to Consider
Regular teeth cleanings can prevent a lot of serious problems with your oral health. However, that doesn’t mean that issues can’t still arise. Look out for the following situations.
Red, tender, swollen, or receding gums can be a sign of many things from poor oral hygiene or an abrasive toothbrush to gum disease or oral cancer. If the problem persists, call a dentist.
Small problems can make your teeth hurt occasionally. However, any tooth pain that remains for longer than a day or two could be a sign of a cavity, infection, or a cracked tooth and should be fixed.
For children, a loose tooth is a healthy sign of growing. For adults, loose teeth could be a sign of gum disease, oral infection, or some other problem that has gone too far—you should see a dentist.
Receding gums can expose your more sensitive tooth roots, making your teeth become increasingly more sensitive to extreme temperatures in time. A sudden case of sensitivity could mean a broken tooth.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can cause severe pain and stiffness in your jaw, but it can be easily treated with a mouth guard to help relieve stress around the jaw joint while you sleep.
Any sores or spots in your mouth that aren’t going away like regular canker sores should be examined by a dentist. These spots could indicate early stages of oral cancer and should be seen right away.
Chronic dry mouth is often the side effect of certain medications. Your saliva flow is important to maintaining your teeth, so if this is bothering you, try sucking on some sugar-free candies to help.
Besides the embarrassment that comes from bad breath, there can also be some health issues associated with it. Chronic bad breath might be a symptom of gum disease or some other oral infection.
Pregnancy comes with tons of physical changes—did you know your oral health is one of them? Pregnant women are more at risk for gum disease, so it’s extra important to keep up with your checkups.
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At Weinberg Dentistry, we help our patients have beautiful smiles so they can live healthy lives. Trust us to provide you with the kind of quality dental care your mouth, teeth, and smile deserve.
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