Month: September 2014

FAQs About Bruxing

Most people do not have a perfect bite, but there bite is close enough not to cause problems. During the resting position for a perfect bite your lips are together but your upper and lower teeth do not touch. Your teeth should only touch when you are talking, chewing, or swallowing. However, have you ever… Read more »

Toothpaste FAQs

People tend to take things like toothbrushes and toothpastes for granted. They have been around since you were born. You never gave a thought to when they were invented, how they are made, or what they consist of. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, shares some interesting FAQS about toothpaste.

Coffee and Dental Health

There have been mixed reviews when it comes to how coffee affects your dental health. Is it good for your teeth or bad for your teeth? Are you a coffee drinker? How much do you know about its effects on your teeth? Take your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart’s true and false quiz to… Read more »

Eating Disorders and Oral Health

According to the National Eating Disorder Association 10 million American women suffer from some type of eating disorder. Men suffer from eating disorders, too. According to a Newsweek survey, 40 percent of 131 Cornell University football players engaged in bingeing and purging, in order to help stay in shape.  Eating disorders can last from one… Read more »

Do you Have to Brush Teeth when You’re Sick?

When a terrible virus strikes, you may not have much of an appetite, and energy loss is almost certain. With sicknesses such as the flu, you are probably going to have a hard time even getting out of bed for a few days. It can be tempting to say to yourself, “why bother brushing my… Read more »

September 2014: The Henry Ford Museum, Livonia, MI

Interested in technology?  Do you or your children love automobiles? Museums are a wonderful way to learn and be entertained at the same. Chock full of history and significant inventions, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart suggests checking out the Driving America The World’s Premier Automotive Exhibition at the Henry Ford Museum.

Tooth Stains: Intrinsic vs Extrinsic

The definition of intrinsic is “lying within,” and the definition of extrinsic is “outward or external,” and so it is with tooth stains. Some tooth stains can be removed using over-the-counter whiteners while others cannot. The determining factor is usually whether or not the stains are intrinsic or extrinsic, or internal or external. Today your… Read more »