Category: Dental Hygiene

Bad Breath Quiz: What Should I Do?

Are you recently noticing that you’re suffering from bad breath but finding a solution has not been as easy as you had hoped? Perhaps you have long dealt with this problem – also known as halitosis – and have all but given up hope that you will ever have a freshly scented mouth again. Before you… Read more »

Brush Your Best In 2016

When it comes to keeping your smile clean with dental hygiene at home, your main focus includes brushing and flossing. If you have flossing down pat, it’s important to make sure your brushing habits are their best as well. First, remember that we are always delighted to demonstrate and explain best practices if you are… Read more »

Holiday Alert: Elf Sighting

As our team prepared for a day of treating the smiles of our wonderful patients, we noticed a new visitor who had recently made a very long journey: It was an elf! He was propped up on the shelf! If you are familiar with elves who come in from the North Pole to keep an… Read more »

Improve Your Flossing

Nobody likes to find out that they’re doing something incorrectly – particularly when they’ve been doing that something in earnest, with good intentions and a belief that all is going off without a hitch. When it comes to flossing, you will find that if you’re falling short of the proper technique, your smile may not… Read more »

Excellent, Easy Tips For Better Brushing Habits

There are all types of habits. Good ones, bad ones, in-between ones. When it comes to dental hygiene habits, the best ones are those that help keep your smile in excellent health. We would like to focus for a moment on your brushing habits. In this case, brushing is a good habit and can be… Read more »

Improving Your Home Preventive Care

The best way to promote the long-term oral health you desire, as well as a beautiful smile, is to practice excellent preventive care at home. While many patients think they are doing their best by brushing and flossing every day, we often find that they are missing out on some very essential aspects of achieving the… Read more »

Could Your Teeth Be Stronger?

Most of us learn to keep our teeth clean as children, and throughout the rest of our lives, with proper dental hygiene at home. However, besides staying clean, your teeth also need to remain strong enough to perform their duties, such as biting and chewing your food, without suffering damage. In addition to good dental… Read more »

Microbeads in your Toothpaste: Do They Help or do They Hurt?

There are many ingredients in your foods and other products that you are unaware of.  If you were to read every single ingredient in every product you ever purchased it would probably add up to days, weeks, or possibly years of your lifetime. That’s why you rely on the news and research to find out… Read more »

Going to the Dentist

Going to the dentist isn’t just about oral health. Your overall health and the condition of your oral health have been linked through research. Taking care of your mouth and teeth contributes to the health of the rest of your body. One hundred million Americans avoid seeing the dentist each year. Some of that number… Read more »

Obsessing Over an Abscess

Some words just sound unpleasant. Take the word abscess for instance. It is unpalatable. It sounds gross. Of course, an abscess is gross. If you’ve never had an abscess you might wonder what it is.  Today, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart explains dental abscesses.