Category: Dental Advancements

A Look at Dental Care Through the Centuries

In today’s world of dentistry, our collective dental knowledge of is vast enough to require separate dental specialties to address the numerous aspects of oral health. For instance, endodontists deal specifically with issues concerning the interior of the tooth (i.e., tooth pulp infections, severely damaged teeth, root canal treatments, etc.), while periodontists address concerns of… Read more »

Intraoral Cameras: True or False Quiz

Have you ever noticed we use a lot of specialized equipment during your dental visits? This is because we want to help you feel knowledgeable, while we promote efficiency and comfort. For instance, we use intraoral cameras to capture instant images of your smile. Perhaps you have seen an image of your teeth up on… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Explains How Dental Software Improves Your Treatment

Thanks to advanced dental technology, your treatment has become more personalized and accurate than ever before. Digital imaging systems and computer software allow your dentist to make more accurate diagnoses and thoroughly explain recommended procedures while you are still in the exam room. In this post, your Livonia dentist explains how using Orasphere® dental software… Read more »

Dr. Stewart Attends Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine Seminar

Dental technology, treatment options, and materials never stop advancing. It makes sense then that a dentist who wants to stay at the top of his game should never stop learning. Dr. Stewart actively pursues continuing education courses every year and he’s especially excited about his most recent training in Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine topics with… Read more »

How Coconut Oil Can Combat Tooth Decay

Scientists have discovered that digested coconut oil is a natural antibiotic that could be incorporated into dental care products. The team of Irish scientists, from the Athlone Institute of Technology, tested enzyme-treated coconut oils against strains of Streptococcus bacteria. One form of Streptococcus, Streptococcus mutans, is the acid-producing bacterium that causes tooth decay.

Dental Stem Cells: Powerful Medical Reserves

Exciting medical advancements followed the discovery of stem cells. While research progresses, scientists discover more applications for these incredible cellular reserves. While stem cells exist in your body, they were historically difficult to harvest. Things have changed. The discovery of dental stem cells makes capitalizing on the powerful abilities of these cells easier, promising exciting… Read more »