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The Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can affect 50 percent of the adult population and, in most cases, it is a sign of a bacterial and parasitic oral infection. Below are some of the characteristics of each of the stages of gum disease. Healthy Gums: The gums are pink The edge of…

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…

A Healthy Mouth Could Save You from Pancreatic Cancer

You may feel indifferent about visiting the dentist, sometimes you may even “forget” your appointment because, really, is it that important? You brush and floss your teeth twice a day so how much does going to the dentist really impact your overall oral health? The answer is: A LOT! Recent studies suggest it could even…

Trick Your Body with Less Exercise and Get Better Results

EXERCISE    We all know we need to exercise and how important fitness is, but finding or making time isn’t always easy. Now you won’t have the excuse that you don’t have time because all you need is 10 minutes 3x a week to get the benefits. And those benefits aren’t just physical! It’s time…

New Link Between Lung Cancer and Periodontal Disease

Everyone knows that going to the dentist twice a year for bi-annual check-ups is the best way to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy. Also, there are many different published resources and old time sayings that allude to the fact that overall bodily health starts with your mouth. Not only do you want to…

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…

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…

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…

Gum Recontouring Procedures

Gum Recontouring Options Near Birmingham, MI Schedule Your Consultation Today! Treatment Options for Gum Recontouring Data shows that the smile is often the first thing people notice about another person. Having a good smile can not only make someone look more attractive but can also have an impact on many other aspects of a person’s…

Gum Recession Causes

Understanding Causes of Gum Recession Schedule Your Consultation Today! Gum Recession Causes Receding Gums Causes in Wayne County MIGum recession in Detroit, MI has a variety of causes and is often a result of a combination of factors. Some of these factors include: Periodontal Disease Genetics Brushing Technique Poor Dental Hygiene Hormones Tobacco Product Use…

Gum Recession Prevention

Effective Gum Recession Prevention Schedule Your Consultation Today! Preventing Gum Recession Gum recession can be a side effect of gum disease; however, you may just need a better tooth brushing technique or you might be experiencing sensitive teeth. When the gums wear away they expose the roots of your teeth, opening the dentin tubules up…

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…

Single Tooth Dental Implants

Restore Your Smile with Single-tooth Dental Implants A single tooth dental implant is available for patients who have to replace just one tooth. Often people need to replace their teeth because they have been lost due to gum disease, injury, or other reasons. Dental implants not only look and feel like real teeth, but they…

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…

Gum Disease Treatment

Traditional Gum Disease Treatment in Southfield, MI Many times early stage periodontal disease can be treated with nonsurgical periodontal therapy. This is generally accomplished with a procedure called Therapeutic Scaling & Root Planing.   Therapeutic Scaling & Root Planing is a meticulous gum disease treatment in Southfield, MI designed to remove toxins and bacteria from…

What is LANAP Laser Gum Therapy?

What is LANAP? LANAP® is the first FDA-cleared laser protocol for the treatment of gum disease. It is a procedure in which the PerioLase® MVP-7TM laser is used to destroy the harmful bacteria which causes gum disease. While the laser is effective against the bacteria, it does not damage the healthy tissue. Benefits of LANAP…

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…