Category: Dental Reconstruction

Full Mouth Reconstruction: Do You Need It?

Are you a patient who has been avoiding a visit to see us because you’re embarrassed by your current state of oral health? Perhaps you have been taking care of your teeth but you haven’t been to see a dentist in quite some time. Maybe you fell into lax habits for a while but you… Read more »

Learn How to Floss Under a Dental Bridge with Your Livonia Dentist

When patient has one or a few missing teeth, a dentist may recommend a dental implant. While an implanted tooth does prove quite beneficial, the process is a lengthy one. Though the implantation procedure isn’t time consuming, the recovery could take up to six months. Moreover, a patient may have to wait up to year… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Provides Innovative Dental Care

                      Your Livonia dentist, Dr. James Stewart, strives to provide quality dental care for the entire family. Employing the latest technology, Dr. Stewart helps our patients maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. In today’s blog, Dr. Stewart discusses how our innovative dental procedures… Read more »

Phased Full-Mouth Dental Rehabilitation

This is a patient story that we are really excited about!  Our patient, Ron, expressed a desire to improve his smile.  A thorough exam and analysis revealed that Ron had some issues with his bite that had to be addressed for his cosmetic treatment to be stable and successful. We made impressions of his teeth… Read more »

You Might Be Affected by Bruxism

What is bruxism? Bruxism, simply put, is when you grind, clench, click, or “drum” your teeth.  Anywhere from 10 to 50 percent of the population are affected by it.   Most people who engage in this largely involuntary habit do so while asleep.   However, plenty of individuals that grind (or clench) their teeth do… 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 »

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 »

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.

Proper Denture Care

Correctly caring for your dentures will increase their longevity and protect the health of your mouth.  I’m Dr. James Stewart, and I want to give you some practical tips for good denture care. Handle them with care: When removing your dentures, stand over a folded towel or a full sink of water to avoid damage,… Read more »