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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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Welcome
...  We believe that dental health care is vital to your overall wellbeing and hope you find our blog to be both informative and beneficial to your oral health...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health...

General Dentistry
Serving the Dearborn, MI area The first line of defense against oral health problems In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body...

Vanna White Talks Dentistry
... The following are excerpts taken from an exclusive interview in Dear Doctor magazine, the premier oral healthcare resource for patients and consumers...

Your Child's Age One Dental Visit
...The reason that the age one dental visit is so important is that it establishes the foundation of oral healthcare for the rest of their lives...

Sedation Dentistry FAQs
...In fact, some people even contemplate canceling appointments and neglecting their oral healthcare...

Meet Brady Reiter and You'll Believe in the Tooth Fairy!
...” Brady also told Dear Doctor that she is very excited to be helping the National Children's Oral Health Foundation fight childhood tooth decay as spokesfairy for America's ToothFairy Kids Club...

Iron Chef Cat Cora: Protecting Your Children's Teeth Starts Early
...” Cat is right on target with her approach to her children's oral health...

Actress Florence Henderson Shares Her Secrets for Keeping Your Natural Teeth as You Age
... During an interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Henderson discussed her oral health as well as her role as spokesperson for Polident (denture cleanser) — even though she does not have dentures...

TV Anchor Nancy O'Dell Discusses Pregnancy and Oral Health
... If you are experiencing any pregnancy-related oral health issues, please contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation...

John Lennon's Tooth Sold at Auction for $31,200!
... Dental hygienists are trained to do lots of other things to promote your oral health besides cleaning your teeth...

Don't Neglect Dental Care When You Encounter Tough Budget Times
...By creating these long-term goals, we can help you get the most out of your financial resources now that can save money — and provide you better oral health — in the future...

Improve Your Brushing and Flossing Habit with These Tips
The most important thing you can do for good oral health is brush and floss your teeth daily...

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath
...Our approach then is effective oral hygiene and perhaps a few cleanings — the basics every person should practice for good oral health — along with a few extra measures specific to chronic halitosis...

People Born with Missing Teeth can Still Gain a Beautiful Smile
...But all the effort will be rewarded, as a person born without teeth can have a new smile and improved oral health...

IV Sedation can help Relax Patients with Acute Dental Visit Anxiety
...Performed with the utmost care, IV sedation could make your next dental procedure pleasant and uneventful, and impact your oral health for the better...

4 Things to Give Your Child a Head Start on Good Oral Health
... Here, then, are 4 things you should be doing for your children's oral health before they begin school...

Artificial Sweeteners can Boost your Dental Health
... Be sure you also talk to us about artificial sweeteners' impact on oral health, especially the benefits of xylitol for dental care...

Research Confirms: Dental Sealants Really Work!
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine article “Sealants for Children,” and “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children...

Instill in Your Child the Daily Habit of Brushing and Flossing
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health...

Pediatric Dentists Specialize in Dental Care for Children and Teens
... Your child may have other needs related to their oral health that could benefit from a pediatric dentist...

Consider Bone Health When Deciding Between Implants and Dentures
...Your oral health and appearance could benefit immensely...

Take Proactive Steps to Protect Your Oral Health During Cancer Treatment
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Oral Health During Cancer Treatment...

FAQ: Dental Care During Pregnancy
...Wondering what’s the right way to take care of your oral health when you’re expecting...

Why You Need a Long-Term Dental Care Plan
...There are aspects of dental care that are routine: daily brushing and flossing, an oral-friendly diet, and regular dental cleanings and checkups to assess your oral health...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
... Saliva is essential to oral health, providing antibodies to curb the growth of disease-causing bacteria and neutralizing acid, which can erode enamel...

The Health of Your Mouth Could Affect the Rest of Your Body
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Good Oral Health Leads to Better Health Overall...

Winter Tooth Tips
...Staying well hydrated keeps your gums and teeth moist and helps you produce more saliva, which is key to good oral health and fresh breath...

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...But although difficult, it still deserves caregivers’ attention because of the dental disease’s potential long-term impact on oral health...

4 Things You Should be Doing Now for Your Baby's Long-Term Dental Health
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children...

Learn How To Protect Your Teeth During Stress Awareness Month
...In addition to its other negative physical and mental consequences, stress can also spell trouble for your oral health...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...While such damage immediately affects a child’s nutrition, speech development and self-esteem, it could also impact their future oral health...

Protect Your Child's Long-Term Dental Health with Regular Office Visits
...Starting early, not only will your child be getting the best in dental care, they'll be developing a habit that can continue to benefit their oral health the rest of their lives...

Orthodontics and Your Teen
...It’s far easier to clean teeth with clear aligners, which can be removed, but the aligners themselves can build up bacteria, leading to the same types of oral health issues if they are not cleaned each day...

10 Tips to Tame Bad Breath
...A coated tongue can be a source of bad breath, so brush your tongue as well as your teeth or use a tongue scraper, which can be purchased in the oral health aisle of your local pharmacy...

Back to School Do's and Don'ts
...Here are a few do’s (and don’ts) that can help keep your kids oral health in tip-top shape through this busy season…and all year long...

Have Your Child's Chronic Mouth Breathing Checked to Avoid Bite Problems
...If you would like more information on promoting oral health in your child, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Guide Your Older Children or Teens through These 3 Oral Health Areas
Helping your infant or toddler develop good dental habits is one of the best head starts you can give them toward optimum oral health...

Good Oral Hygiene Isn't Just for Teeth
In October, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association sponsors National Dental Hygiene Month to remind everyone that having good oral health is directly related to practicing good oral hygiene at home...

The Parent-Dentist Partnership: Establishing Better Oral Health for Your Child
...That doesn’t have to be the case with their dental development — that’s because we’re one of your most reliable support partners for oral health...

4 Things to Know About Diabetes and Gum Health
...In addition, pay special attention to your oral healthcare routine at home: Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day can go a long way in preserving good oral health...

Keeping Your Smile Healthy Through the Holidays
...Please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation if you would like more information about keeping in the best oral health...

Your Regular Dental Visits Might Change if You've had Gum Disease
...While everyone should take their oral health seriously, there's even greater reason to increase your vigilance if you've already had gum disease...

Spring Into Better Oral Health
...A growing body of research points to a connection between oral health and overall health—especially when it comes to systemic (whole-body) diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and others...

Gum Disease Could be Affecting More Than Just Your Mouth
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Good Oral Health Leads to Better Health Overall...

What You Should do About This Bizarre Drug Side Effect
...If you would like more information on reactions to medication that might affect your oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Here's How You Can Protect Your Child's Teeth from Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children...

Root Canals are a Safe Way to Save Teeth
...Given the freewheeling nature of the Internet, it's best to speak with a dental professional about your oral health before trusting a post or article you've found online...

Manage Your GERD Symptoms to Prevent Enamel Erosion
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “GERD and Oral Health...

Do This for Your Dental Health Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
...During treatment, try to continue regular dental visits to monitor your oral health and receive any needed preventive or therapeutic treatments...

Speaking of Wellness: Enjoying Great Oral Health for a Lifetime
...Since part of staying in good overall health is taking care of your dental health, it's a good time to look at ways you can improve and maintain your oral health...

Dental Office Infection Control Protects You From Viral Infection
...Rest assured, your dental visit will be beneficial for your oral health—and safe for your general health too...

How Early Dental Visits Can Improve Your Child's Oral Health
...Here are 3 oral health areas that could benefit from seeing the dentist by Age One...

Vitamins Can Help Keep Your Oral Health in Top Shape
...When it comes to teeth, gums and the mouth, a rich assortment of vitamins helps maintain good oral health...

The Triple Partnership That Could Save a Cancer Patient's Oral Health
...While overcoming cancer is certainly the patient’s main health priority, it’s important for them to tend to their oral health...

4 Foods That Are Good for Both Your Mouth and Your Body
You can't separate your oral health from your overall health...

3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Avoid Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children...

Here's How to Avoid Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction Surgery
...Fortunately, though, it doesn't pose a danger to oral health...

Chewing Tobacco is Just as Addictive and Dangerous as Smoking
...The truth is, though, it’s just as hazardous — especially to your oral health...

Inflammation: the Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
...If you would like more information on how your oral health affects your whole body, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

There's a Good Reason for Adults to Consider Orthodontics - Better Oral Health
... While improvement in oral health is the primary reason for considering treatment for a malocclusion, don’t discount the benefit of orthodontics to your appearance...

A Little Dairy Can Go a Long Way for Maintaining Healthy Teeth
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Nutrition & Oral Health” and “Nutrition: Its Role in General & Oral Health...

4 Ways to Avoid Dental Disease While Wearing Braces
...You can also fortify your oral health with healthier foods that contain calcium and other minerals...

Take These Steps to Alleviate Chronic Dry Mouth
...More importantly, it's hazardous to your oral health...

The Day After Labor Day: Renew Your Focus on Your Family's Oral Health
...Post-Labor Day may also be an opportune time to revitalize another kind of business: taking care of your family's oral health...

Far From a Safer Alternative to Smoking, Vaping Could Ruin Your Oral Health
...These are just a few of the possible ways vaping may damage oral health...

Preventing Gum Disease Could Help More Than Your Teeth and Gums
...You can lessen this link between gum disease and other conditions—as well as improve your oral health—by preventing or seeking prompt treatment for any periodontal infection in the following ways: Practice daily brushing and flossing to clear away bacterial dental plaque, the main cause of gum disease; See your dentist regularly for more thorough dental cleanings and checkups; See your dentist promptly if you notice red, swollen or bleeding gums, common signs of a gum infection; Stop smoking to lower your risk for both gum disease and tooth decay; Adopt a healthy diet, which can help you lose weight (a factor in diabetes and other inflammatory diseases) and strengthen your immune system; Manage other inflammatory conditions to lessen their effect on your gum disease risk...

How to Ensure Your Child's Teeth and Gums Stay Healthy Now and Later
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children...

Here's Why Smoking Can Be Hazardous to Your Dental Health
...If you would like more information about the effects of tobacco on your oral health, please contact us or schedule a consultation...

4 Things You Can Do To Protect Oral Health During Cancer Treatment
...Besides the extra disease prevention offered by dental cleanings, the dentist can also monitor for any changes in oral health and provide treatment if appropriate...

See Your Dentist if You're Experiencing One of These 3 Oral Problems
If your dental health isn't in the best of shape, a survey conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) says the cause is likely one of three common oral health problems...

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