Category: Family Dentistry

Got A Canker Sore? Follow This Advice! 

If you have a canker sore, you may feel like your whole world just turned upside down! Not only is it quite uncomfortable (remember, numbing ointment can help with that) but you really want it to go away. However, if you’re not sure how you are supposed to approach the treatment of such a sore,… Read more »

Toothaches: Making Them Worse Or Better

When it comes to how you respond when you end up with a toothache, your actions can swiftly make your problem worse or it they can make it better. Which do you prefer? As our Livonia, MI team is guessing you would likely prefer for your tooth to feel better and for the pain to… Read more »

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… Read 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… Read more »

You Keep Wondering: Is It Tooth Pain Or Not?

It’s important to recognize that when you feel pain in your mouth, it can be difficult to know exactly what you’re experiencing. You might think that you know which tooth hurts, so you press on it gently only to discover that you’ve got the wrong one! However, you know something doesn’t feel very good. Is… Read more »

Chewing: Things That Shouldn’t Happen

There is one primary thing that should happen when you chew: It should work well, allowing you to comfortably break down your food. However, if this isn’t happening, then it’s important for you to recognize that all is likely not on track with your oral health. What types of problems may occur, you wonder? Let’s… Read more »

Dental Care: Easy Rules To Live By

We often find that patients have a lot of questions about who needs to practice which type of dental care and when. While you may think that there’s quite a massive grey area whether you’re curious about when to come in for something like a filling or which members of your household require certain types… Read more »

The Benefits of Pediatric Visits

You do everything you can to protect your son or daughter. You also do everything you can to protect his or her smile. We understand that you may have a hard time scheduling your little one’s first appointment – especially if you had dental experiences in the past that were less than thrilling. However, we feel… Read more »

The Basics of Porcelain Veneers

Once upon a time, porcelain veneers were adhered to teeth through the use of the same substance that we temporarily secures dentures in place. This meant that veneers would be more akin to false eyelashes – something you could put on for a few hours when you had a special occasion, but not something you… Read more »

Do you Have to Brush Teeth when You’re Sick?

When a terrible virus strikes, you may not have much of an appetite, and energy loss is almost certain. With sicknesses such as the flu, you are probably going to have a hard time even getting out of bed for a few days. It can be tempting to say to yourself, “why bother brushing my… Read more »