The cold weather is upon us, and you need to keep your body warm. When you’re cold, you may notice your body shivers and your jaw shakes, causing your teeth to bump against each other. This action, called chattering, helps your body stay warm. What is chattering? The hypothalamus part of your brain helps keep… Read more »
Category: Family Dentistry
10 Tips to Avoid Over-Indulging This Thanksgiving
Overeating makes you feel sick, sluggish, and uncomfortable. After eating your large Thanksgiving meal, you may feel too full – and if you keep overindulging on leftovers, treats, and holiday sweets, you might pack on the holiday pounds. Here are 10 quick tips to help you avoid overindulging on Thursday and throughout the season. Watch… Read more »
Young Musicians, Healthy Smiles
Is your child learning to play an instrument? So much has been said about the importance of wearing an athletic mouth guard during sports, but other extra-curricular activities can affect your child’s teeth, including band and orchestra. Problem Instruments Instruments played by biting onto a mouthpiece can cause problems with upper teeth alignment. The clarinet, especially,… Read more »
Livonia, MI Halloween Candy Buy Back
Halloween Candy Buy Back Dr. Stewart and our team are happy to announce that we will host another year of Halloween Candy Buy Back. The week following Halloween, any time our office is open, bring your child up with his or her unopened, leftover Halloween candy. Dr. Stewart will pay $1 per pound (limit 5… Read more »
Deadly Tooth Decay?
When was the last time you had a cavity? Many people today—adults in particular—cannot distinctly recall the last time they had one. Fortunately, resources for taking care of our teeth are better than ever… Many water supplies have adequate fluoride to strengthen teeth against decay. New technology and materials have improved toothbrushes, floss, and other… Read more »
What Kind of Brusher Are You?
What kind of tooth brusher are you? Do you scrub vigorously, like you’re scrubbing tile grout to make it gleaming white? Do you spend 5 or 10 minutes to “really do a good job?” Or do you quickly whisk across your teeth, taking less than a minute? Chances are, no matter how much time… 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 »
Go back to school with a stellar smile!
With summer coming to a close, the first day of school is just a few weeks away. For any family with school-age children– whether they’re a first grader or a freshman in high school- this can be an exciting and busy time. What has to be done before school starts: New clothes and shoes for… Read more »
Dental Care for Kids
Children are special people that have special needs, including special dental needs. With a young patient, Dr. Stewart and his team have the opportunity to lay the foundation for lifelong dental health. We teach our children patients about the importance of taking care of their teeth, gums, and entire mouth. Most of all, we try… Read more »
The Trouble with Halitosis
Halitosis, or bad breath can occur after eating odorous foods, or because of poor oral hygiene, taking certain medicines, or using tobacco products. However, halitosis also can be a symptom of an underlying health issue, such as periodontal disease, diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease, liver or kidney disease, chronic sinusitis, or chronic bronchitis. Through proper oral… Read more »