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Mon: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thu: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM (monthly)

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Tigard Oregon Dentist

I would like to personally welcome you to my dental practice. I hope that you have had a chance to familiarize yourself with my website and some of the products that we have to offer. I am very proud of my staff and the quality of dental care that we provide. I know that you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing your dentist. I feel that it is a privilege that you choose me and my dental team. We will take the absolute best possible care of your smile. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. We are here for your benefit!

Tigard dentist, Dr. Susan Weinberg,
has been practicing dentistry
for over 30 years in the
Tigard and Beaverton areas

Tigard Oregon dentist Susan Weinberg
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Susan Weinberg DMD

Dr. Weinberg graduated from the Oregon Health Science University in 1983 and has been in private practice in the Beaverton/Tigard area since that time…

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Thanh-Truc (T.T.) Nguyen DMD

Dr. Nguyen is an OHSU School of Dentistry graduate. Her practice policy has always been to put patients first which makes her the perfect fit to the practice…

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Thanh-Truc (T.T.) Nguyen DMD

Dr. Thanh-Trúc Nguyễn sang Mỹ năm sáu tuổi và tốt nghiệp trường Nha Khoa OHSU tại Portland, Oregon. Là một nha sỉ, Dr. Nguyễn luôn luôn đặt sự cần thiết của bệnh nhân…

Tigard Oregon Dentist Testimonials

  • In the last 50 years, I have experienced many dentists. I must say that Dr. Susan Weinberg is the best of the best. Her treatments are efficient and spot on. Her skills combined with the professional and friendly staff rate at least 5 stars. I researched the Internet last year and talked to Meleen before I made the decision on dental care. I made the right choice.

We ♥ Referrals

Your referral of a friend or neighbor to our office is one of the finest compliments you can give us. We welcome your friends and neighbors to become part of our family.

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.

Is it always necessary to remove wisdom teeth?

It is not always necessary to remove wisdom teeth they are positioned and functioning with the rest of the dentition. However, wisdom teeth are often removed more than not due to the following reasons:

  • Their eruption can impinge on other teeth, leading to crowding or misalignment.
  • Cysts can form around the wisdom teeth over time.
  • Upper wisdom teeth can lead to sinus pain, pressure and congestion.
  • Gum tissues can swell and lead to inflammation due to food and debris trapped around partially erupted wisdom teeth.
  • Wisdom teeth are difficult to maintain in nature, in which cause them to be more prone to cavities.

What types of crowns do you offer?

At our office we offer all ceramic crowns with different shades customized to your esthetic preferences.  We work closely with a well-established laboratory to ensure that you are receiving quality care in terms of esthetics and functionality.  Ceramics make it possible for crowns to be strong and durable without sacrificing the translucency that is characteristic of natural teeth.

Does a crowned tooth require special care?

Every dental patient who comes through our office is recommended to brush and floss twice a day.  A crowned tooth does not require special care compared to natural teeth.  The crown is permanently cemented onto your natural tooth to insure that it is stable during function.  Therefore, it feels very similar to natural teeth (if not better and smoother)!  Like your natural teeth, crowns themselves pst longer with upkeep and good hygiene habits.  They are easily one of the easiest restoration to maintain and can keep their integrity for a long time if you treat them well.

What can I do about sensitive teeth?

We can supply you with de-sensifying paste that is not used with a toothbrush. We also recommend a toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth including fluoride gels.  Sometimes a root can get exposed and will cause the sensitivity.  by filling in the root we can eliminated the sensitivity.  Sealants are also used to de-sensitive a tooth.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal diseases range from gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth.  This more serious gum disease can lead to loss of teeth.

What causes canker sores?

The precise cause of canker sores remains unclear though researchers suspect that there are a combination of factors that contribute to the out-break in canker sores:

  • A minor injury in the mouth
  • Food sensitivities
  • A diet lacking in vitamin B-12, Zinc, folic acid, or iron
  • Allergic response to certain bacteria in the mouth
  • hormonal shifts during menstruation
  • Emotional stress

What are cavity fighting sealants?

Naturally, our teeth are formed with grooves, pits, and fissures.  Over time, these crevices will trap debris and bacteria that will produce acid and lead to decay.  For prevention purposes, sealants are recommended for children to seal the open grooves to reduce the chance of getting cavities.  Sealants need to be checked periodically to ensure that they don’t have open margins.  Despite so, they are one of our front line prevention methods to help children protect their teeth at a young age.  Sealants have been approved by the American Dental Association as an effective treatment in the fight to prevent cavities.

What are the dangers of oral piercings?

Oral piercings can be difficult to maintain inside the oral cavity.  Stainless steel or jewelry can serve as a reservoir for bacteria inside our mouth, in which they can easily access other vital components such as gums and tissues.  When gingival tissue is exposed to bacteria, increased incidence in gingivitis (inflammation of the gum) can occur and if not well maintained, can lead to periodontal diseases.  Tongue piercings can chip teeth as the jewelry come in contact with our natural tooth structure.  Lip piercings can sometimes cause the gums on our front teeth to recede as a result.  This can lead to increased sensitivity due to exposed root structures.

What causes canker sores?

The causes of canker sores are not defined, but there are factors that can be linked to their occurrences inside the oral cavity.

-Aggressive brushing, cheek bite, or injury to the soft tissue inside the mouth due to impact

-Dental products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate can irritate soft tissues leading to canker sores.  But do note that some individual s may be more sensitive to this product than others.

  • Different food sensitivities such as those that are spicy or have high acidic content.
  • If your diet lack sources of Vitamin B-12, zinc, folic acid, or iron
  • Canker sores can be caused by a bacteria called Helicobactor pylori, which is the culprit of peptic ulcers
  • Changes in hormones
  • Stress

 

  • Canker sores can be further exacerbated by systemic diseases such as:
  • Celiac disease, which is a disease of the intestine that renders the individual increased sensitivity to gluten
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Behcet’s disease
  • HIV/AIDS due to its immunosuppressive nature

I have a fear of the dentist, what should I do?

If you are nervous about going to the dentist, there are ways to help reduce that anxiety.  Here are some of our suggestions:

  • Have someone you trust to go to the first visit with you
  • Find engagements to distract yourself from the nervousness, such as reading a book or magazine, listening to music, or bring any portable personal hobbies that you can attend to while waiting in the dental chair
  • Relaxation techniques that improve your breathing can certainly help to calm your anxiousness, they improve heart rate and muscle relaxation
  • There are also sedatives that can be offered prior or during procedure to help calm your anxiety, such as nitrous oxide, local anesthetics, oral sedatives, or IV sedation.  It is important to check with your dental office to find out which options they offer and what is most suitable for you

What do I do about bleeding gums?

Gingivitis is also known as inflammation of the gums, which is often associated with bleeding.  This is commonly caused by plaque build up that is trapped in the gum pockets and/or around the teeth.  Diligen flossing and effective brushing will help to reduce the inflammation, which will in turn condition the gums so it would return to its healthy status.

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