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Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman

Dentistry
Waterford, MI
40 years experience female

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Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Whiten: To get your teeth bright white you will probably need to whiten them if the color is due to defects of the enamel then bleaching may not work. You may... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Moisturize them: Keep them moist with some sort of cream so you won't be temped to lick them.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
See dentist: Possible fungal infection. May be angular cheilitis. See your dentist, if it doesn't go away in 2 weeks.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Diagnostic x-rays: x-rays are used to diagnose problems and may be taken at regular intervals usually at a hygiene visit. The interval is usually based on the history o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Digestive: Oral bad breath may be caused by a digestive problem. This can be related to the types of eaten and/or how the body breaks it down. See your pediatric... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
See dentist: You don't necessarily see teeth when jaw is at rest and lips are also at rest. I f you see your dentist, they can check to see is there is a problem a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Lip moisturizer: Use some sort of lip cream. When you lick your lips and they dry, this causes the cracking. Cream will keep them moist and you won't need to lick... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Poss. infection: Redness can be an indication of infection. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Possibly: If lips appeared extremely protruded due to position of teeth, then correction with braces the lips will appear to be less protruded and possibly smal... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Yes: Anything to keep lips moist and prevent them from drying out. Vaseline, chap stick will work.
A member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Possible cold sore: It sounds like you have a cold sore, which is caused by the herpes virus. See you dentist or physician for proper diagnosis. If this is what you have ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Dental antibiotic: It is best to get a new prescription from your dentist. The antibiotic you have may not be the correct one for the type of infection you have.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Cold sores/teeth: Cold sores do not affect the teeth or bone. A cold sore is caused by a viral infection and affects the soft tissues. Initial outbreak usually causes m... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Moisturizer: Keep them moist with some sort of cream.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Crack or infection: Pain when chewing can be a cracked tooth, or an infection in your jaw, under the tooth. See your dentist to diagnose properly.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Possible decay: The spots may just be stain on teeth, or could be decay. See your dentist to check areas.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Slightly: The thickness of the brackets is just a few millimeters, so the amount that the lip is pushed out is minimal.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Chap stick, vaseline: Chap stick and vaseline are two good moisturizers for lips. You can also use a lip gloss or lip stick as long as there isn't anything in it that would... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Dry lips: Peeling lips usually from dryness. Try to moisturize and see if this helps. If not, then see doctor.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
See your dentist: See your dentist. He/she may be able to rebuild the broken teeth with bonding material right in the office. There is also porcelain veneers and crowns... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Yes, see details: If you're talking about trauma, then you can certainly imbed a tooth into your lip. A tooth can be inside your lip if when tooth bud was developing, i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Yes: Keep lips moist with chap stick, vaseline, lip gloss, etc. Try not to lick your lip.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Depends how deep: If it's not split too deep or wide then it can heal on its own. If the bleeding stops and doesn't keep restarting it should be O.K. Otherwise see your... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Burning tongue: A painful tongue can be the result of dry mouth. If you are breathing through your mouth while you sleep the dryness can cause a burning sensation of ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Cyst removal: A cyst must be removed by your doctor. The cells lining the cyst must be removed in order for it to not come back. See your doctor as it will only get... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Decongestant: You do have a sinus cavity in that area that might cause the swelling. Try a decongestant to see if it gets better. If not, then see your physician to... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Dryness: Licking your lips and letting them dry repeatedly can cause a red ring to form around the outside borders of your lips. Keep them moisturized and try ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Poss. gum infection: Possible gum infection. May be the cause of swollen gums. See your dentist for gums and physician for pain with swallowing if dentist says it's not re... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Moisturizer: Moisturizer will help peeling lips if it is caused by dryness. If this doesn't help see your doctor because this may be symptom of another medical pro... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
See dentist: Peeling of inside of lip is not usually due to dryness. See your dentist to find out the cause of the peeling.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Probably not: Tooth color is not a factor in whether you can have braces. If the yellowing is de to a problem with your teeth that be make the situation different. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Bump inside lip: A pimple inside lip may be an abscess, or come from sebaceous glands in lip. See your dentist i it persists more than 2 weeks.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Check hole in palate: It's not normal to have an actual hole in your palate. Check with your dentist or ENT to check area and possible communication with nasal area.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Observe healing: Observe the area. It should be healed by two weeks. If after that time you still have a lesion under the tongue see your dentist or physician to check... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Moisturize and wait: Keep sore lips moisturized. The redness will go away on its own. You can use a lighter lip gloss to lighten the color. If it doesn't get better in 2 w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Multiple symptoms: Temporo mandibular joint dysfunction can have many symptoms. Ear and jaw pain are possible. Facial numbness is not usually a symptom, but may not be ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
See doctor: See your doctor to get medication for the infection. You may need to remove the piercing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Multiple symptoms: Multiple symptoms can occur. Jaw joint pain, ear pain, headache, facial muscle pain, difficulty in opening or closing. See dentist for proper diagnosi... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Possible infection: May be an infection under the gums. Floss area well and if it doesn't clear up see your dentist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
See doctor: If color change is accompanied by cracking or whitish color it may be fungal infection. See you doctor or dentist.
A member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Possible cold sore: This may be a cold sore which is caused by the herpes virus which you would have gotten from having the chicken pox. Check with your dentist or physic... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Cosmetic or ortho: Crooked teeth can be fixed with braces, bonding or other cosmetic treatments. Your dentist will determine what is the best option when you are in the ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
More info: More information is needed for an answer. What do you mean by 'bending' and 'clipping'?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
See doctor: Can be swollen gland or muscular. See your doctor to check the swelling to see where it is located and its cause.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Cyst removal: Go back to the dermatologist and have them curette the cyst. The lining of the cyst must be removed in order for it to not come back.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Contin. biotene: Biotene is safe to use long term so keep using it if it is solving your dry mouth problem. Should not cause any problems to salivary glands, but if yo... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Dental anesthesia: Types of dental anesthesia for implants preparation depends on the patient. A local injection is necessary for basic anesthesia. You may also want som... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Birth control/dental: Antibiotics do decrease the efficacy of birth control medications. You do need to use an alternative method of birth control for the rest of that part... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Possibly: Lip piercings can cause chipping of the teeth, this can also be seen with tongue rings.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
40 years experience
Yes: Cold sores are viral and are contagious. The virus is active and can be passed on just before and after the cold sore lesion show up. If your girlfrie... Read More

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gantz-Weberman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gantz-Weberman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Graduated 1982MD

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