Month: August 2014

What Is Tongue Thrusting?

Have you ever heard of tongue thrusting or is this condition new to you? The term “tongue thrust” can be found in dental literature as far back as 1958. Tongue thrusting is also referred to as infantile swallow, reverse swallow, reverse infantile swallow, anterior resting tongue position, and anterior tongue position. It is an involuntary… Read more »

Prickly Ash: A.K.A. The Toothache Tree

Would you ever have thought that a tree could soothe your toothache pain? We’ve become so far removed from nature that we’ve forgotten that Native Americans didn’t have painkillers or antibiotics. Nature was their pharmacy. They sought medicinal properties in trees, plants, and weeds.  Read on to learn more as your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James… Read more »

Dry Socket

Visiting the dentist can be stressful especially if you need a tooth extracted. While most extractions are performed without complication, once in a great while something unexpected may occur. Today, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, explains the occurrence of dry socket.

Diabetes: An Oral-Systemic Connection

Have you heard of the oral-systemic connection? It means your oral health is connected to the overall health of your body. Research shows that your oral health is influenced by other health issues such as diabetes and heart disease, among others, and vice versa. Your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, discusses the connection between diabetes and… Read more »

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

There have been many theories as to what causes crooked teeth, from ridiculous ideas such as inter-racial breeding to the consumption of soft foods. Research has even been done by examining the skulls of hunters and gatherers and comparing them with those of agriculturalists. Other research indicates that the increase in crooked teeth is nutritional… Read more »

Seniors and Dental Health

As you age you notice your body changing. You may become a bit forgetful, your muscles may become sore easier, you may be getting a few aches and pains in your joints, or find that physical activity makes you stiff the next morning. You know your body is going to age. You’ve watched your parents… Read more »

Oral Health and Heart Disease: Is There a Connection?

It has been all over the news that your oral health can affect your overall health. It’s said that periodontal disease (gum disease) can contribute to diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. But how? In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, explains the oral-systemic connection between oral health and heart disease.

August 2014: Hazel Park 3rd Annual Art Fair, Livonia MI

Do you enjoy the visual and the musical? Are you an artist yourself? Do have a budding artist or musician in your family, or are you just looking for something fun and entertaining to do?  Your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart suggests checking out the Hazel Park 3rd Annual Art Fair at Green Acres Park in… Read more »

Tetracycline Stains

Are you suffering from tetracycline stains? Tetracycline is an antibiotic that has been in use for over 60 years for a variety of infections including UTI’s (urinary tract infections), intra-abdominal infections, and other degenerate bacterial infections. Tetracycline has been associated with adverse side effects including permanent staining of the teeth. One of the first reported… Read more »

What Do You Know About Your Pets Teeth?

Can your pets get cavities? Have you ever wondered? Take your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart’s fun, fact-filled, Friday quiz to find out what you know about your pet’s teeth.