Month: December 2010

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and… Read more »

Beat Bad Breath and Breathe Easy

Bad breath is clinically known as halitosis. While it can come from the stomach, most often halitosis is the result of bacterial waste products in the mouth. Bacteria are alive, and you have over 600 types of the little critters in your mouth at any given time. Certain types of bacteria emit a smelly sulfur compound in plaque. The best way to beat this type of halitosis is to keep your mouth clean.

Thumbprint Holiday Cookies

Whether you are baking cookies for Santa or bringing treats to a holiday party you can not go wrong with this traditional favorite! 2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 large egg whites 3/4 cup… Read more »

Staying in Check as a Health-Conscious Senior

People over 50 are advised to monitor their blood pressure and get their cholesterol checked. They’re told that screenings for cancer, diabetes, bone density, skin health, and, of course, sight and hearing are important. As a dentist to many Baby Boomers, I want to tell you, oral health screenings are just as important as we age. Here’s why…

The Light Before Christmas in IMAX® At the Detroit Science Center

[youtube=] Infuse a little magic into your holiday season with the stunning, stop-animation film The Light Before Christmas. The film begins with a cold, blustery Christmas Eve, when two lost children, Katie and Makean, are rescued by their friend, The Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate and stories. The Candleman opens a… Read more »

10 Million Undiagnosed Cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

According to, there are 12 million Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). That’s one in 22 or nearly 4.5% of the population. The startling statistic is the undiagnosed cases, though. About 10 million Americans don’t know that they have obstructive sleep apnea. They live with the symptoms and problems from OSA, yet they never seek treatment because they don’t realize the problem or they think that what they’re experiencing is normal.

Dental Emergency Tips from Dr. Stewart

Do you know what to do if a crown or filling falls out? What should you do if your child knocks out a tooth? Through the years I’ve seen patients with just about every dental emergency you can imagine. If you find yourself in a dental emergency situation, I hope these first-response tips help you. It’s important that you call your dentist and explain the problem, so that you can know the next steps to take.

Holiday Foods that Help Your Mouth

The temperature here at our office in Livonia has dropped and snow is on the ground. Here at James Stewart, D.D.S., we know what that means. It is time for the holidays!

Everyone enjoys delicious holiday foods and sweets and treats that we get to enjoy every year around this time. Sitting down to the table with family and friends and enjoying a great meal together is something that everyone looks forward to. Unfortunately, your mouth might not agree.