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Do you see that smile? One flash of her bright smile and Christina will ease all your apprehension. Christina and Dr. Weinberger make a great team, together they will be certain to attend to all of your dental needs.  While she may be a bit quiet at first you will be pleasantly surprised by her friendly nature once you meet her!

 

Christina is a cheerful, easy going young lady and her interests are vast. They range  from a nice quiet ride in the country, time on the beach to some more upbeat activities such as dancing and hanging with her family and friends.

Christina has much in common with us all. She is proud to wear many different hats from Daughter, Sister, Aunt and favorite Godmother to her role as your Dental Assistant.

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Karen joined us in March 2014. She will be your first point of contact at our office. Karen is here to welcome you and assist with scheduling your appointments, billing or insurance questions.

Karen brings her many years of experience in customer service and satisfaction to our practice. Karen’s philosophy of always going the extra mile is a perfect fit for our practice.

Karen is a Mother of 5 and a proud  Grandmother of 2 amazing boys. Be sure to bring your family pictures in to share with her, she will be thrilled to share hers too! She told us that, “I love spending time with my babies, but most of all I love spending time with my family and am so glad that it includes Dr. Weinberger and his family too”.

 

One busy lady when she’s not at the Dental office she can be found doing chocolate parties, Managing her chocolate team, playing poker or traveling.karen azzarello

Article Index

Are You Grinding Your Teeth at Night?

Dental Care During Pregnancy

Feeling Confident in Dentures

Beat Your Bad Breathe

How to Brush Your Teeth

About Flossing

Toothache Causes

Home Toothache Remedies

Dealing with fear and anxiety

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

All About Cavities

About Fillings

Gingivitis And Periodontal Disease

Infections

Do you need a root canal?

Extractions

Cracked Teeth

Crowns and Bridges

Useful Information About Wisdom Teeth

We Love Our Neighbors!

Bruxism - Special treatments are available for bruxism.

We know what you’re thinking: brux what? Bruxism is simply the clinical term for teeth grinding. Teeth grinding can happen at night (sleep bruxism) or during the day. Sometimes it occurs in conjunction with jaw clenching. Telltale signs of bruxism include chronic headaches, earaches and jaw pain. Even worse, bruxism can wear down tooth enamel. What’s the cause of bruxism? The official verdict is still out. But most medical and dental professionals believe that stress or suppressed frustration and anger can provoke bruxism or sleep bruxism. Fortunately, there are ways to put an end to the grind. A little meditation or yoga can be great for stress relief. Dentists also offer many proven treatments for bruxism!

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Dentures take some getting used to, but with a few simple strategies up your sleeve, you can feel confident all day long.

When you speak, the sound reaches your ears through vibrations in the bones of the jaw and skull. Wearing dentures changes and increases the sound, but this is much more noticeable to you than to anyone else. Continue reading “Feeling Confident in Dentures” »

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What are Common Bad Breath Causes?

If you suffer from chronic, severe bad breath, also known as halitosis, it’s important to identify the cause so you can determine an effective treatment.

Halitosis has many causes, including the following: Continue reading “Beat Your Bad Breathe” »

Cavities can best be described as holes in your teeth that are usually caused by tooth decay.  As we all know, tooth decay is influenced by what we eat, how we take care of our teeth, and the amount of fluoride in our toothpaste.  If your family has a history of tooth disease or teeth problems you may be susceptible to inheriting them.  Passing tooth problems down from generation to generation are not uncommon.

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Brushing is something we all learn at an early age, however many do not realize that there are certain brushing techniques that will best promote the health of your teeth and gums. A proper brushing generally takes a minimum of two minutes, while many people tend to devote less than a minute to their brushing routine.  Using a timer set at two minutes will ensure proper brushing time.   When you brush your teeth, you should avoid using pressure but instead use short, gentle strokes, focusing on hard to reach places, eating surfaces, and your upper and lower gums especially the sulcus where your teeth and gums meet.

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For many years, different cultures have relied on herbs to help control toothache pain and provide temporary relief. Natural herbs such as cloves, calendula, tarragon, and yarrow can be used to help relieve toothache pain until you can get to the dentist.

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If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, you should know that there are ways to quell dental anxiety and make your dental care experience a lot more tolerable.

Not many people really like going to the dentist. But for some people, the thought of going to the dentist can bring on such a fear that they avoid getting the dental care they need. In fact, nearly half of adults skipped the dentist in 2009, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Dental extractions are among the easiest and best ways to get relief from a toothache.  As the name implies, an extraction involves removing the tooth.  If your pulp has died or the tooth has become severely infected, extraction may be your only route.  Depending on the tooth, the dentist can do either a simple extraction or a more complicated extraction.

Simple extractions

These types of extractions, the simple extractions, are the most common in the world of dentistry.  Simple extractions, also known as pulling, don’t take long to complete.  The dentist will numb you before he starts, so you won’t feel anything.  Depending on the tooth, pulling it will normally take just a few minutes after you have been numbed with local anesthesia.  Once completed, the dentist will place gauze in your mouth to bite on and you will be free to go.

Complex extractions

As we all know, not all teeth can be pulled.  Sometimes, the tooth will be so decayed or broken off that the dentist will have nothing to grasp above the gum line.  In cases such as this, the dentist will need to perform a more complicated extraction, which involves getting the tooth out below the gum line, as he won’t be able to use the standard method of pulling and rocking.

Dental extractions are very common, and happen on a daily basis for dentists.    All types of extractions, even the most complex, will take time to heal.  As long as you take care of your extraction site, you’ll avoid common pitfalls such as dry sockets and other mishaps.  Once the procedure is over – you’ll eventually start to feel a lot better once you have had the tooth or teeth removed.

With their more sophisticated procedures, dentists are helping people keep their teeth longer. Because people are living longer and more stressful lives, they are exposing their teeth to many more years of crack-inducing habits, such as clenching, grinding, and chewing on hard objects. These habits make our teeth more susceptible to cracks.

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How do I know if my tooth is cracked?

Cracked teeth show a variety of symptoms, including erratic pain when chewing, possibly with release of biting pressure, or pain when your tooth is exposed to temperature extremes. In many cases, the pain may come and go, and your dentist may have difficulty locating which tooth is causing the discomfort.

Why does a cracked tooth hurt?

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What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?
Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

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What Causes a Toothache?

There are different sources of toothache pain.

Dentists recognize that an aching tooth can be an intimidating and frightening experience. I assure you that the dental profession takes a very gentle approach to make you comfortable once again. For most of our patients, the greatest amount of fear stems from a fear of the unknown. I hope that the information on this page helps reduce some anxiety, should you have any.

Most of us have experienced some type of toothache over the course of our lifetime, and the number of reasons for this discomfort are so great that I cannot expound on all of them here. Often, the first idea that comes to mind is, “Uh oh, I have a cavity.”

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Gum disease begins at the gum line and between teeth. Daily flossing is an important part of your oral health care routine to help remove the plaque from these areas where a toothbrush doesn’t completely reach. But to truly reap the benefits, you need to use proper flossing technique. Continue reading “About Flossing” »

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What To Expect When Getting A Filling

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