We recommend that patients with good oral health schedule a checkup and hygiene visit twice each year. If you need more frequent visits, we’ll let you know. Checkups are important because, even if you don’t notice pain or problems with your teeth, we may find signs of potential issues. For instance, demineralization is a precursor to decay; oral cancer often goes undetected until the later stages; and gum disease can be very stealthy. At your hygiene appointment, we’ll clean plaque and calculus from your teeth. We’ll also make sure your gums are healthy and perform an oral cancer screening exam. When you leave we will schedule your next checkup visit (six months) and we will send you a friendly reminder several weeks in advance.
We follow strict guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and OSHA. Our practices include sterilizing reusable instruments in an autoclave, then sealing them for the next use; disinfecting treatment rooms between patient visits; and using disposable products when possible. We always wear disposable gloves during exams and treatment, for your safety.
Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush and pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may refer you to a local periodontist for treatment to return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults and has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can significantly damage your health, so call for an assessment now. We’ll help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!
While we’re trained and equipped to handle many dental issues in our office, when a specialist would better serve you, we’ll refer. Some dental specialists are oral surgeons, periodontists (supporting structures), endodontists (internal tooth problems), orthodontists (for moving teeth), and pediatric dentist (for children). We refer to only trusted professionals with whom we have a good rapport.
We offer bridgework, partials, full dentures, and implant restorations. Learn more about these options on our Services page, then call for a consultation. With X-rays, photos taken with an intraoral camera, and a thorough assessment of your smile, Dr. Weiner can help you decide which replacement option is right for you.
First of all, congratulations on your wise decision to prioritize dental healthcare. Your mouth is a big part of your overall health, quality of life, and self-esteem. We won’t judge you; instead, we’ll help you by addressing your oral problems, explaining treatment options, then scheduling a plan of action that suits your needs, schedule, and budget.
That sounds like an easy question to answer, but it isn’t! Your smile is unique, and we won’t compromise your individuality with smile enhancements. Smile design dentistry done right requires an initial consultation in which we’ll discuss your goals, preferences, and options for care. We may suggest porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, all-white fillings or crowns, and/or replacement teeth. After your comprehensive examination, full-mouth X-rays, and cleaning, we’ll present a treatment plan for your new smile.
We offer custom-made take-home trays with professional whitening gel for safe and effective teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home. Home whitening yields excellent results – up to eight shades or better! 6 to 8 days of use produces optimal results, but if your teeth reach the desired shade before then, simply discontinue treatment and save the remainder of the solution for future touch ups.
We want to see your child when they have teeth! Most children respond well to a dental visit around age two, though the ADA recommends that children have a first visit at one year of age. Bring your child with you to your appointment so that he or she can become acclimated to our office. If you notice any development problems with your child’s mouth or teeth, call us to schedule a visit immediately. Otherwise, we’d like to begin teaching your children how to care for their teeth and gums when they reach two years of age. By age two, they can begin dental checkups.
Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday hours available