Smile Protection: It’s Often Easier Than You Think

When you think about the things you want to do for your smile, one of the primary goals likely includes protecting your grin! You want to make sure that your teeth stay healthy and that your gums remain healthy, as well. Add into the mix the fact that you’d really like keeping up with a very bright, white smile and that pretty much covers it. As you consider what all of this takes, you may think it’s going to become complicated and that there are probably some complex details you need to become familiar with. The truth is, though, that smile protection is actually much easier than you think most of the time. Allow our Livonia, MI team to elaborate!


Fluoride: Who Does It Help And How?

You may wonder who fluoride helps. You know that kids need to get enough of it. You know that we generally suggest toothpaste that contains fluoride in it for yourself and your kids, too. However, you might find that you’re not really sure if it’s for everyone all the time, why this particular ingredient is so important, why you hear about it so frequently (but why you seem to know so little about its significance). While you might feel a little turned around regarding this aspect of your oral health, there’s no reason to worry. Our Livonia, MI team is here to guide your teeth toward exceptional health.


How Children Can Benefit from Orthotropic Treatment

Much like general dentistry for adults, children’s dental care focuses mainly on prevention. For instance, routine checkups and cleanings help prevent issues like cavities from forming, or detect such issues early enough to treat them effectively. Sometimes, however, your child’s oral health concerns may not be as simple as tooth decay. For example, issues such as the growth and development of their facial and oral structures can also play a role in their long-term oral health. Fortunately, children in Livonia, MI, have several options, including orthotropic treatment, for addressing such issues and preventing more complex problems in the future. (more…)

Attention All Vegans: Getting Enough Calcium For Strong Teeth

You may ask yourself what to do when you know that you need calcium to build strong bones and strong teeth but you’re a vegan. The usual suggestions you hear about frequently include some form of dairy that is not part of your lifestyle. Of course, you can always rely in part on supplements but as any dentist will tell you, the best thing to do is to ingest vitamins and minerals naturally through the foods that you eat. Where to begin, you may wonder to yourself? Our Livonia, MI team has some helpful hints for you (and things we think you really need to remember).


Dental Checkup: Reasons Today Is A Lovely Day To Set One Up!

Today is an absolutely lovely day to set up a dental checkup with our Livonia, MI practice! If you hadn’t considered this when you got out of bed this morning, we think you might want to consider this as a goal to put on your list for the day. “But why schedule a visit today?” you may ask yourself. When you reflect on the fact that what you need to do to keep your smile healthy is pay attention to your care at home and see our team for the two-times-every-year checkups and cleanings you need, you start to realize: Today is as good a day as any if you don’t have your next visit ready to go (or if something has come up). Find out more!


Your Smile: 3 Things That Aren’t Normal Parts Of Aging

There are often times in your life when you convince yourself that something is happening simply because you’re getting older. In many cases, this is actually true! However, when it comes to the health of your smile, assuming things just begin falling apart and stop working quite as well just because you’re aging is not accurate. In fact, many patients just figure that once they get older, they may as well give up on dental care because their smiles aren’t going to hold up anyway. Actually, our Livonia, MI team reminds you that your smile can remain safe, healthy, and beautiful throughout your entire life. So, what are some things you may be assuming incorrectly are just a natural part of the aging process? Let’s cover them, so we can help you stay the course.