Category: Oral Health

Eating Disorders and Oral Health

According to the National Eating Disorder Association 10 million American women suffer from some type of eating disorder. Men suffer from eating disorders, too. According to a Newsweek survey, 40 percent of 131 Cornell University football players engaged in bingeing and purging, in order to help stay in shape.  Eating disorders can last from one… Read more »

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

There have been many theories as to what causes crooked teeth, from ridiculous ideas such as inter-racial breeding to the consumption of soft foods. Research has even been done by examining the skulls of hunters and gatherers and comparing them with those of agriculturalists. Other research indicates that the increase in crooked teeth is nutritional… Read more »

Seniors and Dental Health

As you age you notice your body changing. You may become a bit forgetful, your muscles may become sore easier, you may be getting a few aches and pains in your joints, or find that physical activity makes you stiff the next morning. You know your body is going to age. You’ve watched your parents… Read more »

Oral Health and Heart Disease: Is There a Connection?

It has been all over the news that your oral health can affect your overall health. It’s said that periodontal disease (gum disease) can contribute to diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. But how? In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, explains the oral-systemic connection between oral health and heart disease.

Why Extract A Tooth?

With all the dental treatments available today, it seems the need to extract a tooth would be passé. So, why do dentists still extract teeth?  Aside from wisdom teeth which often need to be extracted to prevent future problems, there are reasons dentists choose tooth extraction as the treatment of choice. Today, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr…. Read more »

Oral Health Facts For Seniors

Your bodies change as you age. You lose muscle mass, bone density, strength, balance, memory, and teeth. But, you don’t necessarily have to lose your teeth. The loss of your teeth is something you can help prevent.  According to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), nearly 250 million people throughout the US, Japan, and Europe… Read more »

Which Toothpaste Is Right For You?

Oxygenated toothpaste can be beneficial to your oral health. In fact it is often prescribed for patients who have oral health issues such as periodontal disease, chronic bad breath, or other issues. In a previous blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart mentioned using oxygenated toothpaste to brush your tongue and reduce bad breath. Today he discusses… Read more »

Soda Is Sad, But Is Red Wine Fine?

Soda is not good for your teeth. It is filled with sugar and also contains acids that eat away at your enamel. But what about wine? Wine contains sugar and it’s acidic. Some say wine is fine for your teeth. Others say wine is bad for your teeth. Today your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, talks… Read more »

The Importance Of Brushing Your Tongue

Have you ever wondered what that white film on your tongue is? It gets thicker the farther back you look. Sometimes it looks grayish, or brownish. Perhaps you don’t give much thought to it, but you should. It’s putrefying, or rot-causing, bacteria eating leftover food particles in your tongue. Gross, huh? That’s not all. As… Read more »

How Often Do You Think About Your Toothbrush?

How old is your toothbrush? Have you replaced it recently? What kind of toothbrush do you buy?  Believe it or not, your toothbrush is important to your health, and not just your dental health, but your overall health. But, you probably don’t give it much thought.  For instance, are your bristles worn? Is your toothbrush… Read more »