Month: August 2012

Livonia Dentist Describes Mouth Anatomy

Dental literature tends to focus primarily on the teeth and gums. Proper oral hygiene rests primarily on maintaining the health of these two important parts of your mouth. Most oral health issues reflect most dramatically in your teeth and gums. There is more to your mouth than these two elements, however. In the spirit of… Read more »

Tooth-Colored Fillings Offered by Your Livonia Dentist

Does the misalignment of your teeth keep you from smiling as much as you would like? Dr. James R. Stewart, Jr. is a restorative dentist who understands the importance of having a beautiful, healthy smile, and he wants his patients to feel confident while engaging in their daily activities. That is why Dr. Stewart offers… Read more »

Technology Gives Livonia Dentist an Edge

As part of his mission to meet patient needs, Dr. James Stewart uses advanced dental technology. The tools he uses during regular check-ups and dental procedures help patients feel comfortable during their visit to the dentist. These tools also allow him to meet patient expectations for accurate diagnostics and precision treatment. The following is a… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Discusses The Comforts Of Oral Appliance Therapy

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition affecting about 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of middle-aged women in America. This condition is characterized by loud snoring, restless nights, and high blood pressure in its sufferers. OSA occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep, blocking the… Read more »

Dental Stem Cells: Powerful Medical Reserves

Exciting medical advancements followed the discovery of stem cells. While research progresses, scientists discover more applications for these incredible cellular reserves. While stem cells exist in your body, they were historically difficult to harvest. Things have changed. The discovery of dental stem cells makes capitalizing on the powerful abilities of these cells easier, promising exciting… Read more »

How to Care for Your Smile at Bedtime

Throughout each and every day, your show your mouth the most love at two times: when you wake up in the morning and when you go to bed at night. Because your oral and overall health are connected, it’s important to make the most of these dental hygiene times to keep your teeth and gums… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Explains How Tooth Decay Forms

What Causes Cavities? Cavities begin with one particular species of bacteria, called S. mutans. These spiral-shaped pathogens metabolize sugar when it is introduced into the mouth from eating sweets or fermentable carbohydrates like white bread. Acid formation is the result of the combination of S. mutans and sugar. This acid attacks tooth enamel, wearing away… Read more »

Common Oral Side Effects of Medication

As a comprehensive care dentist, Dr. James Stewart of Livonia, Michigan, cares not only about the health and appearance of your smile, but also about your general health and well being. For Dr. Stewart and our team, part of helping you achieve the best version of yourself means working with your other medical care providers… Read more »