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APRIL IS ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

  SYMPTOMS OF ORAL CANCER   There are several things to look for so performing a monthly self-check can mean an earlier diagnosis with a better outcome. Using a bright light and mirror, be sure to remove any dentures. Look and feel inside your lips and the front of your gums. Tilt back your head…

The Link Between Periodontal Disease and Child Obesity

CHILD OBESITY   As parents, having your child’s best interest at heart is always at the forefront of your mind. Making sure they are well cared for, well fed and always healthy. One part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ensuring there is ample amount of exercise and activity to stimulate the children physically and…

Is Sharing a Toothbrush Really That Bad?

DANGERS OF SHARING A TOOTHBRUSH   While sharing a toothbrush may sound pretty disgusting, can it really be that bad for you? You figure you share a fork or kiss your significant other all the time and nothing happens so is sharing a tooth brush really that different? The answer is – YES! Maybe you’re…

What Is Oil Pulling and Does It Cure Gum Disease?

OIL PULLING WHAT IS IT? We’ve all been hearing a lot about oil pulling for dental and gum care. But what is it and does it really make a difference with your oral health? Oil Pulling, which is also known as “kavaka’ or ‘gundusha’ is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique. Ayurveda goes back over 3,000…

Keeping Up With Your Oral Health After Retirement

DENTAL INSURANCE POST-RETIREMENT Many people have dental insurance through their jobs but once they retire, they lose those benefits. Medicare and the Affordable Care Act don’t offer dental care and even the most simple dental plans are extremely costly.   With over 10,000 people retiring every day, this means that over 70% of retired baby…

Treat Gum Disease and Help Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

GUM DISEASE AND RA   For over a century, doctors have known that oral health and your overall physical health are directly related. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, there is scientific proof that gum disease is known to cause other more serious diseases in the body. For decades doctors have known that gum infections…

Getting a Flu Vaccine Helps Prevent More Than the Flu

If you’re undecided about getting a flu vaccine, this might help determine if it’s the right thing for you and/or your family… It’s All About The Numbers We already know that the flu vaccine lowers the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder but a recent study is definitely good news for those…

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…

Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Preparing for Intravenous anesthesia sedation is much like preparing for general anesthesia. There are some general prerequisites and instructions that patients must follow prior to IV sedation to ensure the safety of the procedure. It is important that all patients undergoing IV sedation thoroughly read and understand the directions we provide prior to the procedure…

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…

Dental Implants 101

Meet Our Dental Implant Dentists   Dr. Nemeth and his associates are among the nation’s leaders in periodontics and dental implants. He and his team of dental implant surgeons bring the latest advances in dental implant surgery and technology to you.   You Can Afford To Smile Again!   The cost of a dental implant…

All on 4 Dental Implants

Dental Implants and New Teeth in One Visit! Immediate Fixed Dentures The downsides of dentures are well known. They slip and shift and can make talking and eating very difficult. For patients with few or no remaining teeth, All-on-4 denture implants may provide a more permanent and comfortable solution. Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates…

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…

The Benefits of Brushing With An Electric Toothbrush

Brushing twice a day is important to keeping your smile healthy, but WHAT can switching from a manual to an electric toothbrush do for your oral health routine? Electric Toothbrushes Provide Many Benefits While a manual toothbrush can get the job done if used properly, an electric toothbrush provides benefits that go beyond simply scrubbing your…

Learn the Benefits of Dental Implants

If you have experienced tooth loss, you are not alone. In fact, more than 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth, while 178 million are missing at least one tooth. Here’s the good news: there are solutions for you. Dental Implants Function Much Like Natural Teeth While there are other tooth replacement options,…

The Waterpik Water Flosser: Everything You Need to Know

We can all admit that flossing isn’t always fun. That doesn’t mean we can skip this all-important task. Luckily, there’s a way to make flossing easier, faster, and more fun: the Waterpik® Water Flosser. Flossing Is Essential for a Healthy Mouth Did you know that if you don’t floss you miss cleaning 35 percent of…

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…

LANAP (Laser Gum Treatment) Procedure Explained

Periodontal disease begins in the mouth but it travels all over the body.  It has the potential to travel through your bloodstream and work its way into vital organs.  There are many different causes as to why someone could have periodontal disease.  Some of these variables are genetics, stress, tobacco use, medications or even medical…

Can Stress Contribute to Gum Disease?

DID YOU KNOW THAT STRESS can have an effect on your oral health? As if you needed any more on your plate! Knowing how stress and oral health are connected can help you combat any problems that might arise. Stress May Contribute to Teeth Grinding Bruxism is the technical term for habitual teeth grinding and…

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…

New Technology Revolutionizing the Dental World

Technology is evolving faster than ever. As such, we strive to remain on the forefront of advanced periodontal care in order to provide our patients with the best experience possible. Dr. Nemeth has made it a priority to have the most cutting edge technology available.  In 1990, we became the first dental practice in the…

Get Your Smile Back with Dental Implants

THE TRUTH IS, our teeth are amazing! Without them we wouldn’t be able to speak, eat, sing, or smile properly. We’d like to celebrate our teeth by sharing some interesting dental facts you may not have known! Here Are 10 Fun Dental Facts If you’ve been using floss daily, by the end of the year…

Back To Basics: The DO’s And DON’Ts Of Toothbrushing

BRUSHING OUR TEETH is something we do every day. And yet it’s easy to fall into a routine of bad habits if we’re not careful! Developing correct brushing techniques and sticking to them is crucial to the health and appearance of your smile. Toothbrushing DO’s Use the right technique. Tilt the brush at a 45-degree…