Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Young Musicians, Healthy Smiles

Is your child learning to play an instrument? So much has been said about the importance of wearing an athletic mouth guard during sports, but other extra-curricular activities can affect your child’s teeth, including band and orchestra. Problem Instruments Instruments played by biting onto a mouthpiece can cause problems with upper teeth alignment. The clarinet, especially,… Read more »

Livonia, MI Dentist Explains Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry

You might not think about Dr. Stewart as an artist, but one look at his smile makeover patients would change that. Dr. Stewart offers general dentistry, children’s dentistry, and even sleep apnea treatment. Many people don’t know that he’s a talented cosmetic dentist, as well. At Dr. Stewart’s Livonia dentist office, you have access to… Read more »

The Cold Harsh Facts on Ice and Your Teeth

We have all done it. You leave your favorite restaurant, finish off the drink and start crunching on the ice. Crushed ice or cubed, we seem to be drawn to the frozen liquid in that cup. The problem you may not realize is that chewing on ice can damage your teeth. Our teeth are covered… Read more »

The Whole Picture: Dental X-Rays

Dental inspection technology has come a long way. It’s now possible to find tooth decay, even in its early stages, using  DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection; digital cameras allow us to magnify and zoom in on problems invisible to the naked eye. However, early tooth decay and periodontal disease may escape detection during a routine exam…. Read more »

Say Goodbye to a Gummy Smile with Gum Recontouring

Have you ever looked in the mirror only to think that your smile was too gummy and that not enough of your teeth showed? If so, gum recontouring may be for you. Gum recontouring, also known as gum lifting, does just what its name implies. With the use of a dental laser, Dr. James Stewart,… Read more »

Caring for Aging Teeth

Like our bodies, teeth need proper care to last a lifetime. Even though teeth are surprisingly resilient, everyday wear and tear and natural aging can take a toll. Along with following the American Dental Association’s guidelines on proper dental care (brush twice daily, floss once a day, and visit a dentist every six months for… Read more »

Men Visit Dentist Prior to Job Searching

A recent online poll indicated that men don’t visit the dentist regularly. Nearly 45 percent of the men polled stated they don’t see the need; 30 percent said they are embarrassed or afraid; 18 percent said they don’t have time; and 5 percent don’t even have a regular dentist.

Stressed out in Livonia?

Approximately 20 percent of adults clench or grind their teeth to extent of causing permanent tooth or jaw damage. Teeth grinding may be a sign of too much stress, TMJ disorder, or other underlying conditions. While it’s important to address the core cause of teeth grinding, there are a few things you can start doing right now, even before you visit my office.

Smile Quiz

Cosmetic dentistry is a trend that has recently exploded. Nowadays, there are countless procedures you can get to get the beautiful smile you have always wanted. I’m Dr. James Stewart of James Stewart, D.D.S. in Livonia, Michigan, and I want to give you a smile you will love. My team and I are proud to offer an extensive list of cosmetic procedures to our patients, but first it is necessary for you to identify what you want to change about your smile.

Outshine the Lights This Holiday Season

It’s hard to compete with the dazzle of the holidays. You try to juggle work, kids, shopping, event planning, event attending, and a ton of other tasks that can leave you frazzled. The problem is, in November and December, everyone seems to take photos! So there you are, looking bedraggled and feeling like a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs. What’s the one thing – the one simple thing – you can do now to make those photographs positive memories of the season (rather than kindling for the upcoming winter)?