Keeping your teeth healthy at home

Prevention is always better than treatment. By actively preventing disease and decay through regular home care, professional dental cleanings and regular exams, you will maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. In addition, effective prevention can help you avoid costly treatments in the future to remove decay, restore teeth and treat gum disease. Adequate home care is imperative if you want to …

Dental Emergencies

If you have a dental emergency, call our office at 586.574.3050. Most dental emergencies are treated at the time of your emergency appointment. Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Here are some practical tips for handling dental emergencies: Bitten Lip or Tongue Clean the area …

Women’s Oral Health

While women tend to take better care of their oral health than men do, women’s oral health is not markedly better than men’s. This is because hormonal fluctuations throughout a woman’s life can affect many tissues, including gum tissue.Women’s oral health can be influenced by their various life stages. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in …

Periodontal Disease

Caring for your oral health includes regular teeth and gum care. Neglecting your gums can eventually lead to periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, which is a culprit for the deterioration of your overall oral health. Periodontal disease affects 75 percent of adults over 35 years of age and is responsible for approximately 70 percent of all adult tooth …

Nutrition & Dental Health

Good nutrition plays a prominent role in your dental health. Brushing and flossing help keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. However, a balanced diet will help to boost your body’s immune system, leaving you less vulnerable to oral disease. How often and what you eat have been found to affect your dental health. Eating starchy, sticky or sweet …

Bad Breath

Our teeth have several important functions: smiling, facial contouring, talking, biting, and chewing. They are also a factor that suggests social status and self-esteem. Just think! They are on-call 24 hours a day all of our lives. (Sometimes overtime, as when we grind at night to solve our daily problems). Both the oral examination and cleaning serve as tools of …

What is a dental cleaning?

Our teeth have several important functions: smiling, facial contouring, talking, biting, and chewing. They are also a factor that suggests social status and self-esteem. Just think! They are on-call 24 hours a day all of our lives. (Sometimes overtime, as when we grind at night to solve our daily problems). Both the oral examination and cleaning serve as tools of …

Children’s Oral Health

Overview Baby teeth are important as they not only hold space for permanent teeth, but they are important for chewing, biting, speech and appearance. For this reason it is important to maintain a healthy diet and daily hygiene. The first baby teeth that come into the mouth are the two bottom front teeth. You will notice this when your baby …