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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…

What Gum Recession Treatment Can Do For Your Smile

Our Hidden Superpower: Smiling! SMILING AT SOMEONE can turn their whole day around. But have you ever thought about the impact the act of smiling has on YOU? Smiling is a hidden superpower that can change our lives for the better if we let it! Smiling Has Numerous Health Benefits Did you know that frequent…

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…

What to Expect at the Dentist…When You’re Expecting

IF YOU’RE PREGNANT, you’re probably worried about anything and everything that may affect your baby, especially if you’re a first-time mother. But when it comes to your dental care, there’s no need to worry! Annual exams and preventive dental care during pregnancy are not only safe, but recommended. In fact, you need to pay special…

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…

Exciting New Technology for Sedation Dentistry

Michigan Periodontist, Dr. Joseph Nemeth consistently seeks and uses the most modern, state-of-the-art technology for the benefit of his patients. He strives to be on the leading edge of advanced periodontal surgical techniques and has pioneered the use of various new technologies in dentistry. Dr. Nemeth has now found a technological aid that is very…

How to Select the Right Periodontist

Selecting the right doctor is not always an easy task. When it comes to your oral health, it is important to find someone you are comfortable with and someone that meets your dental needs. A periodontist is a dental specialist that focuses mostly on the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth. If you…

Q & A About Gum Sculpting/Recontouring

Want to learn more about gum sculpting/gingival recontouring? Read some of the top questions and answers below. Q: What is gum sculpting? A: Gum sculpting is also commonly referred to as gingival recontouring. It is a procedure in which the gum tissue around the teeth is reshaped in order to improve oral health, provide a…

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants are not the only option you have when looking to replace one or several missing teeth. But we believe in many cases, it is the best option. Below are five good reasons to consider having dental implants over more conventional tooth replacement methods. 1. A Stable, Lasting Solution to Missing Teeth Implants are…

Dental Health Facts at Glance

Did you know that oral hygiene greatly affects overall long-term health? Did you also know that good hygiene and a nice smile are linked with self-confidence? Below are some interesting facts about oral hygiene and dental health. Nearly 70% of adult Americans have some form of periodontal (gum) disease Periodontal disease is the leading cause…

Gum Recession Explained- The Truth of it All

Gum recession is a condition in which the gums pull back from the tooth, exposing the root structure. It commonly occurs in people over the age of 40 but with proper oral health care and regular dental appointments, it can be avoided. There are many misconceptions about gum recession which are explained below. Myth #1-…

Cosmetic Crown Lengthening & The Importance of a Smile

The importance of an attractive smile cannot be exaggerated. Studies have shown that smile esthetics play a major role in the perception of whether a person is attractive and whether they are friendly, trustworthy, intelligent, and self-confident. An important factor in the esthetics of a smile is the amount of gum tissue that is displayed…

Children Get Gum Disease Too!

Surprisingly, chronic gingivitis (selling and bleeding of the gums) is common in children, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. It is both preventable and treatable with a regular routine of brushing, flossing, and professional care. Localized aggressive gum disease is found in teenagers and young adults and mostly affects the first molar and incisor…

Need to Replace a Tooth? Your Options Explained

If you’re missing one or more teeth or expect to lose a tooth in the near future due to gum disease, you’ll want to consider tooth replacement options. Besides improving your appearance, all you teeth work together to help you chew, speak, and smile. When teeth are missing, it is more difficult to do these…

How Effective is Manual Toothbrushing?

Brushing with a manual toothbrush does not appear to result in optimal oral hygiene even with daily use. A systemic study was conducted recently to determine the average amount of plaque removed during hand brushing. The study showed that plaque reduction after a single manual brushing exercise was approximately 42 percent. The study analyzed various…

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Treatment

Who is a candidate for laser gum treatment? Almost everyone who has periodontal disease, swollen gingiva, or soft tissue lesions that require biopsies. The laser treatment is especially good for treating very advanced cases that are almost beyond conventional surgical treatment because the laser treatment can often regenerate bone and soft tissue. It’s estimated that…

Presenting a Breakthrough in Periodontal Therapy: LANAP

LANAP: Laser Periodontal Therapy The newest technology available for periodontal are is the Nd:YAG Millennium PerioLase. This is the latest generation of the Nd:YAG laser, and it’s designed specifically to treat periodontal disease using LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). Like LASIK surgery for the eyes, this therapy using the new laser is a breakthrough…

How to Safely Dispose of Unused Medications

The State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reports that low levels of pharmaceuticals are present nearly everywhere in our environment. Unused medications are known to enter our environment through excretion from animals and humans, disposal of unused drugs in toilets or landfills, and wastewater treatment systems. Further, the DEQ says that most wastewater…

About Half of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease

About one out of every two American adults age 30 and over has periodontal (gum) disease according to recent findings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “This is the most accurate picture of periodontal disease in the U.S. adult population we have ever had,” said Dr. Pamela McClain, President of the…

The Advantages of Digital X-Rays

There are many advantages to using digital x-rays. Besides requiring less radiation, they are often much faster and more efficient than film x-rays because there is no film to be processed. If you are a patient at Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates, you may have notices that we have been using digital x-rays for…

The Dangers of Uncontrolled Gum Disease

Uncontrolled gum disease has been associated with many serious systemic diseases including diabetes, stroke, heart disease, respiratory disease, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, some cancers, and more. Now new studies show an association between uncontrolled gum disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), peripheral arterial disease, and even obstructive sleep apnea. And more associations are sure…

Detroit Periodontist Recontours Uneven Gums

Sometimes orthodontic appliances interfere with proper brushing and flossing, and the resulting accumulation of bacteria stimulates gum overgrowth. This often makes the teeth appear short and stubby. Note the picture below. Cosmetic crown lengthening recontours the gums and bone, resulting in a better balance between teeth and gums and an improved smile. The photo below…

Gum Disease Linked to Anemia

A study published in the Journal of Periodontology suggests that severe gum disease (periodontitis) may cause a reduction in red blood cells and hemoglobin, leading to the blood disorder anemia. Researchers found that over a third of people suffering from severe gum disease had hemoglobin levels below normal concentrations. Following a six-month course of treatment…

Do You Know the Worst Foods for Teeth?

The importance of brushing after eating can’t be stressed enough with certain foods. According to the American Dental Association, the following seven foods are the worst villains for teeth: dried fruit, sugary drinks, hard candies, alcohol, citrus/acidic foods, starchy foods, and coffee. Dried fruit- Although dried fruits are better than processed fruit snacks, they are…

Dental Implants May Improve Smile and Quality of Life

By definition, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth in place. When placed in the mouth, dental implants can be life changing. Dental implants are often the best option for people who have lost a tooth due to gum disease, accidental injury, or other reasons. They…

What Type of Dentist Should Place a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed directly into the jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth in place. A dental implant procedure is one that is generally very successful, but relies majorly on the skill of the surgeon placing it. Placing dental implants requires a great deal of experience, knowledge,…

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Implant Dentistry for Detroit As dental implants are quickly becoming the standard of care for replacing missing teeth, it is also becoming more and more important to know the facts about this tooth replacement option. Below are some facts about dental implants that may help guide you through your decision to get a dental implant.…

Periodontist Reverses Gum Recession with Gum Grafts

Sometimes people brush their teeth very vigorously, with hard brushes, and for long periods of time thinking they are doing their mouth a good deed. But did you know that over brushing your teeth might actually be causing yourself a disservice? Brushing the teeth too hard or too frequently may actually be causing problems for…