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Baby Teeth Essentials

What to Know About Baby Teeth You might think that you can skip a child's visit to the dentist's office once in a while. Or maybe you believe that their baby teeth (also called primary teeth) aren't as important. After all, they will get a whole new set, so what's the harm in a cavity [...]

Baby Teeth Essentials2022-07-05T20:04:50+00:00

Gums Hurt? Get A Checkup

Do your gums hurt? If you have sore, painful gums, the best thing you can do for your oral health is get to the dentist's office. A gum infection might seem minor, but it can signify a more serious problem, so a dentist should thoroughly investigate any discomfort. Gum infections happen quickly, yet they can [...]

Gums Hurt? Get A Checkup2022-03-05T19:43:02+00:00

Do You Have Old Fillings?

If you have old fillings, that will be one of the things we check on whenever you come in for an appointment. We'll examine your teeth to ensure that the damage or decay has not progressed any further. A filling is a tried-and-true method for fixing a cavity and preventing further damage to the tooth. [...]

Do You Have Old Fillings?2022-03-05T19:23:47+00:00

Do You Have Gum Recession?

What is Gum Recession? Gum recession is a condition in which gum tissue shrinks/retracts/disappears over time. The result is that teeth appear longer and exposed. Superficially, this might look unsightly, but it can also cause sensitivity, discomfort, and other problems. If left untreated, recession can lead to cavities and, eventually, tooth loss. It may be [...]

Do You Have Gum Recession?2022-01-09T22:28:26+00:00

Dental Sealants: Are They Worth It?

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a thin, liquid coating that hardens onto teeth to cover their high-risk, vulnerable areas. Commonly used as prevention in children and adolescents, the sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. (Particularly the large, rear teeth called molars.) The sealant itself is a composite resin. We apply [...]

Dental Sealants: Are They Worth It?2022-01-09T22:21:19+00:00

Getting An Electric Toothbrush

Should I switch to an electric toothbrush? Or is my old toothbrush doing the job? For many people, making any change is a big decision. Maybe you make a list of pros and cons, carefully weighing benefits and potential drawbacks. Especially for significant changes that will affect your long-held daily habits, we understand that change [...]

Getting An Electric Toothbrush2021-09-17T19:31:52+00:00

Dental Care For Seniors

Why Oral Health Is So Important To Seniors As we age, proper oral health is just as important as ever. And, there are additional concerns to take into account. Seniors living on a fixed income may have limited access to care, as well as health issues such as age-related memory loss. If you are a [...]

Dental Care For Seniors2021-06-12T16:57:26+00:00

Bad Breath, A Bad Sign

Do You Have Bad Breath? Get treatment and see a dentist in St. Clair Shores, MI. We all know that bad breath can be embarrassing socially, but it could be a symptom of more serious dental problems. It may be tempting to mask the issue with cover-ups such as chewing gum, breath mints, mouthwash, or [...]

Bad Breath, A Bad Sign2021-06-12T16:43:43+00:00