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What Causes Dry Mouth?

Dry Mouth Causes Having a dry mouth can be annoying and uncomfortable and identifying the cause may help provide some relief for those who suffer from chronic xerostomia (dry mouth) Medications The Oral Cancer Foundation suggests that the leading cause of dry mouth is medication as more than 400 commonly used drugs can cause xerostomia. Namely…

Sedation Dentistry

The use of sedation in dentistry has revolutionized the way patients view dental visits. Patients who once were afraid or anxious about even the most routine dental procedures now visit the dentist with confidence. Sedation is typically administered to healthy individuals who need help relaxing or managing treatment anxiety. Reasons for needing sedation may include…

Dental Implants

Benefits of Michigan Dental Implants Rid yourself of traditional dentures or bridges and regain the beautiful smile you once had with dental implants. Our experienced periodontists use the latest equipment and will make sure your procedure will be as pain free as possible. Whether you are looking for a single tooth implant or a full…

Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth. However, electric brushes have become…

Know the Risks of Oral Piercings

There are many forms of self-expression, art, writing, fashion, even body piercing. When it comes to oral piercings, however–such as lip, labret, cheek and tongue piercings–it’s important to know all the risks involved. Know The Risks Before You Pierce Piercing anywhere near the mouth is very different than simply piercing an earlobe. The oral cavity…

Calcium Isn’t Just Good for Bones—It Benefits Your Smile (and Gum Health) Too!

We’ve all been told (and many of us tell our children) that milk builds strong bones. But our nutritional and dietary preferences are not only widely varied, they also change from time to time. Does milk really “do a body good”? Some believe it does, and others believe it doesn’t. Regardless of your take, you’re not alone. Today,…

The Silent Invader: Periodontal Disease

Here is an interesting fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults in the United States are affected by periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease will silently invade your mouth and affect your overall, general health, without your knowledge.  How is this possible?  Periodontal disease starts off as gingivitis which is harmless…

The Need for a Dental Implant Procedure

While most people have thirty-two permanent teeth that develop (including the wisdom teeth) some people’s permanent teeth never grow in at all. These are called congenitally missing teeth—teeth missing from birth—and it’s actually more common than you think! So, what do you do if you find out you or your child has one or more…

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue!

A healthy tongue is incredibly important for a healthy mouth. We know we talk a lot about your teeth, but it’s time we told you more about your tongue, that amazing muscle that allows us to speak, taste, and swallow! Get Rid of Bacteria by Cleaning Your Tongue You’ve already brushed your teeth for two…

People With Osteoporosis May Have 85% Greater Risk of Periodontal Disease

What do osteoporosis and gum disease have in common? Bone loss! For anyone with periodontal (gum) disease, osteoporosis, or both… it’s important to know about the correlation between these two conditions. How Does Periodontal Cause Bone Loss? Are you surprised to hear that gum disease can contribute to bone loss? The first stage of periodontal…

The Legend of the Tooth Fairy

THE TOOTH FAIRY is one of many childhood fantasy figures we remember fondly. We lost our baby teeth, stuck them under our pillow, and the mysterious tooth fairy would swap our teeth out for money! What could be better? The tooth fairy isn’t quite the same for everyone though! The legend of the tooth fairy…

Managing Tooth Sensitivity

IF THERE’S ONE THING we can all agree on, it’s that nobody likes sensitive teeth! Tooth sensitivity can cause discomfort during daily tasks such as brushing, flossing, eating, drinking, and even breathing in a cold gush of air!  Many different things can cause a tooth to become sensitive. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, there…

Common Myths About Gum Disease

Gum disease is very common. Some research shows that as much as half or more than half of adult Americans have some form of gum disease. Below we dispel some of the common myths people have surrounding gum disease. Myth: The only way to develop gum disease is due to poor oral hygiene. Periodontal disease…