Mouth Health FAQs

Most of us learned our dental hygiene habits when we were children. However, now that we have grown a foot or two, we are interested in learning more about our mouth health. Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers!) about mouth health. What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky... Read more »

Being Prepared For a Dental Emergency Can Help You Act Quickly

Dr. Michael G. Winkelman and our team understand that dental emergencies can occur suddenly at any time. We would like to address a few dental emergencies that can happen and what steps you can take to maintain control of the condition. Knowing how you can treat a dental emergency until... Read more »

A Key to Oral Health Success: Tooth Hazard Warning Signs

  Knowing what to do in the case of an oral accident or injury is essential to ensure your smile can continue to thrive for the rest of your life. Not only should you avoid unhealthy habits or tooth hazard risks that can cause oral accidents or injuries, but you... Read more »

The Information You Need to Know About Chewing Gum

Chewing gum is a great treat that comes in a variety of different flavors. But did you know chewing gum can do more for you than keep your mouth busy? Well, it’s true! In fact, chewing gum can help your smile if you let it. This is why your dentist,... Read more »

Therapeutic Mouthwash

The first thing you should know when considering adding mouthwash to your oral hygiene routine: not all mouthwashes are created equal. There are two general categories of mouthwash, “therapeutic” and “cosmetic.” To be frank, cosmetic mouthwashes are not very useful when it comes to oral hygiene. They may mask halitosis... Read more »

Dental Veneers Require Some Basic Daily Maintenance

A smile that has been altered by chronic dental stains or minor physical defects can often be restored or improved by having Dr. Michael G. Winkelman install dental veneers onto the faces of your teeth. If one or two teeth have been significantly affected by a dental fracture, old filling,... Read more »

The Reasons Why You Should Floss Every Day

Do you ever wonder why your dentist, Dr. Michael G. Winkelman, asks you to floss at least once a day? If so, our dental team is happy to tell you why! Flossing is very important for a top-notch oral health and smile. There are many reasons why you should clean... Read more »

What to Expect During Your Routine Dental Appointment

As you know, it is highly important to your oral health that you brush and floss your teeth every day. However, oral hygiene alone is not enough to achieve and maintain ideal oral health. You must also have a professional dental cleaning and checkup twice a year. This will allow... Read more »

Dental Anxiety Treatments to Help You Cope with your Oral Health Care Fears

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Dental anxiety relates to stress and discomfort with dentistry, often arising at the dentist office or during treatments. If you are suffering from dental anxiety, the first thing you should do is speak with your dentist about it. They will be able to talk... Read more »

Permanent Teeth Facts

Are you interested in knowing more about your permanent teeth? If so, you have come to the right blog! Your teeth are quite interesting, and Dr. Michael G. Winkelman is happy to share some facts and information with you to teach you more about them. Fact No. 1: You have... Read more »