Month: July 2014

Partial Denture or Bridge?

There are many options available when it comes to tooth replacement. So many options, in fact, that it may become confusing trying to decide which is right for you. There are dentures, partial dentures, bridges, implants, etc., and each has its own benefits. Today, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart explains the difference between a partial… Read more »

The Importance Of Brushing Your Tongue

Have you ever wondered what that white film on your tongue is? It gets thicker the farther back you look. Sometimes it looks grayish, or brownish. Perhaps you don’t give much thought to it, but you should. It’s putrefying, or rot-causing, bacteria eating leftover food particles in your tongue. Gross, huh? That’s not all. As… Read more »

How Often Do You Think About Your Toothbrush?

How old is your toothbrush? Have you replaced it recently? What kind of toothbrush do you buy?  Believe it or not, your toothbrush is important to your health, and not just your dental health, but your overall health. But, you probably don’t give it much thought.  For instance, are your bristles worn? Is your toothbrush… Read more »

Are There Oral Health Differences Between Men And Women?

You all know that men and women are different. You figured that out at an early age. Not only do men and women look, act, and communicate differently, they show their emotions differently, and they even take care of themselves differently. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart explains oral health differences between… Read more »

Keep Your Body Healthy: July 2014 Kids Night Out In Livonia, MI.

Parents, need a break? Enjoy a night to yourselves while the Livonia Parks and Recreation Department gets your kids up and moving. Exercise is important and today too many people sit in front of the computer or TV for hours at a time. Looking for something to get your kids moving? Your Livonia, MI dentist… Read more »

Your Tongue Is An Interesting Muscle

Some people brush their tongues. Some people pierce their tongues. Some people don’t pay any attention to their tongues. Does your tongue affect your oral health? Find out by taking your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart’s true or false quiz below.

Can Hydrogen Peroxide Be Used For Oral Care?

Hydrogen peroxide is a staple in everyone’s bathroom cupboard. You probably remember your parents cleaning your cuts and scraped knees with hydrogen peroxide when you were a kid. You probably thought it was cool the way it foamed up when it came into contact with your cut.  But what exactly is hydrogen peroxide and can… Read more »

Is Xylitol A Chemical?

Xylitol is a100 percent natural sugar substitute derived from fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, berries, and lettuce. Your body also produces xylitol from other food sources. An average adult with a normal metabolism can produce up to 15 grams of xylitol a day. Xylitol is not a chemical like aspartame, Splenda® or sucralose, and although it may… Read more »