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Does Mouthwash Work?

Should I Use Mouthwash? Mouthwash (also called a mouth rinse or just a rinse) are liquids that are squished around in the mouth and then discarded. They come in a wide variety of solutions with different intended purposes and active ingredients. One question we often receive is: does mouthwash really work? With all the extraordinary [...]

Does Mouthwash Work?2022-10-10T21:31:33+00:00

Toothpick Users Beware

Toothpick Dangers Toothpicks can be a convenient, disposable tool when you have something stuck between your teeth. Indeed, they are a ubiquitous feature in many situations. Most families have a box somewhere in their kitchen, and most restaurants will have them available to "clean up" after a meal. However, a toothpick can also prove hazardous [...]

Toothpick Users Beware2022-10-10T21:30:32+00:00

Teeth Whitening Consultation

Why Teeth Whitening? Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. Often, the chief complaint is related to tooth color. Whether you drink too much coffee, indulge in red wine, or other stain-causing practices, there are many reasons why you might feel the need to lighten the color of your teeth. Perhaps you [...]

Teeth Whitening Consultation2022-07-05T20:09:35+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

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