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.
Category: Family Dentistry
Is it possible that a vaccine could make cavities a thing of the past? Right now, the answer is no! However, there could be hope in the future. I’m Dr. James Stewart, a Livonia dentist, and I would like to see an end to cavities and tooth decay.
They always say that you are what you eat! In today’s health conscious society, people concentrate on healthy foods to help them lose weight. But shouldn’t we also concentrate on the health of our teeth as well?
What is the best way to obtain proper Vitamin D levels?
Research shows that the best way to obtain Vitamin D is from 10 to 15 minutes of sunshine at least two times a week on the face, arms, hands, or back. People who live in states with minimal sunshine should eat eggs, milk, sardines, and tuna. You can also take Vitamin D supplements, but be sure to consult your physician prior to taking any supplement or medication.
In a 2006 report, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published, “…the baby boomer generation will be the first where the majority will maintain their natural teeth over their entire lifetime.’ “Over the past 10 years, the number of adults missing all their natural teeth has declined from 31 percent to 25 percent for… Read more »
I’m Dr. James Stewart, and as a family dentist, I have the pleasure of treating patients of all ages. While caring for kids can be difficult sometimes, caring for elderly patients can present a whole other list of challenges.
My team and I understand these challenges that may arise as a person ages, and we strive to provide compassionate and proactive dental care that caters to the specific needs of our elderly patients.
I have had the pleasure of caring for more mature patients for quite some time, so I have come to learn what dental issues often accompany aging.
If you need significant dental work, like full-mouth reconstruction, dentures, or cosmetic procedures, CareCredit can ease the strain on your budget. With low- and no-interest financing options, CareCredit allows monthly payments on short or long loan schedules. This means that you can get the dental work you need now for a healthy mouth and beautiful smile, but you can finance the cost over months or years.
Dr. James Stewart supports the American Dental Association’s suggestion that children should visit the dentist by age one. Though your little one may not have many teeth at one year, he or she also has not yet been negatively influenced about dental visits. The first visit is called a Happy Visit because our primary goal is to make the child – and parent – happy with our office! In many cases, we have found that the best Happy Visit is conducted consecutively with a parent’s cleaning.