Do you frequently suffer from unexplained headaches? You may be surprised to learn your migraines could be linked to a jaw joint disorder. Over ten million people in the United States suffer from TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. How do you stop TMD-related headaches? What causes TMJ dysfunction?
In the United States alone, millions of adults suffer from varying stages of periodontal disease. If left untreated, the disease can soon increase the risk of adult tooth loss. Why do we develop gum disease? Understanding the causes and symptoms of gum disease can help you identify the issue in the early stages and also help you understand the best ways to help prevent periodontal problems.
We like to occasionally use our blog to remind our readers about everything happening in the community. Livonia offers a number of fun summer events for the entire family. Summer is also a great time to schedule a checkup and cleaning. Preventive visits can improve both the health and appearance of your smile. Feel free to contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Did you know that over 90% of adults in America under the age of 60 have had tooth decay in at least one of their permanent teeth? Cavities are also the most common chronic illness in school-aged children. Treating tooth decay depends on its severity; however, preventing tooth decay is deceptively simple. To help minimize tooth decay’s effects, we explain how a tooth starts to decay and form a cavity, and how you can protect your smile from it. (more…)
How do you replace a child’s lost tooth? Typically, you wait for its permanent replacement to grow in; however, if a primary (baby) tooth is lost before its time, then temporarily replacing it may be vital to a child’s developing dental health. For missing adult teeth, dental implants are often the ideal replacement option, but they’re not temporary and they may cause more damage than good to developing jawbones in young children. Today, we explore premature primary tooth loss, and why dental implants are best reserved for older teen and adult patients. (more…)
When our teeth become infected we need treatment to avoid uncomfortable symptoms, as well as the risk of losing the tooth completely. In order to address an infection and improve oral health, we may suggest a root canal procedure. Do you need root canal therapy? How does this endodontic procedure work?
A general dentist is one who offers a number of dental treatments designed to address problems and help safeguard smiles against common oral health concerns. Our approach to general dentistry includes treatments that address decayed or damaged teeth. Do you need a crown or a filling to improve the health and beauty of your smile?
Yesterday, we discussed the importance of having your teeth cleaned twice a year. Today, we want to remind our patients about the importance of routine exams. Having your teeth and gums examined twice a year is very important, as this allows the dentist to look for potential problems and recommend treatment before the problems can progress. Do you need a checkup? Do you have questions about dental exams?
When was the last time you scheduled a dental cleaning? You may assume this preventive visit isn’t essential for a healthy smile. However, having your teeth cleaned can actually protect your teeth and gums from a wide array of oral health concerns. If you haven’t scheduled a cleaning lately, we encourage you to give our office a call.
If you’re a parent, then you’re well aware that summer break is here at last. Your children now have a lot more free time to spend with their friends, play outside, or watch TV. This also means a lot more time for snacking. However, instead of supplying your little ones with sugary drinks and snacks that do no favors of their smiles, why not provide healthy alternatives? We have some tips for protecting little smiles during summer break.