Category: Patient Education

Is Smokeless Tobacco any Less Harmful?

Are you one of the many people who think chewing tobacco is safer than smoking it? Some people think that because they are not inhaling cigarette or pipe smoke, they won’t get cancer associated with smoking. However, just because chewing tobacco is smokeless, doesn’t mean it’s any less harmful to your oral health. In today’s… Read more »

Microbeads in your Toothpaste: Do They Help or do They Hurt?

There are many ingredients in your foods and other products that you are unaware of.  If you were to read every single ingredient in every product you ever purchased it would probably add up to days, weeks, or possibly years of your lifetime. That’s why you rely on the news and research to find out… Read more »

Going to the Dentist

Going to the dentist isn’t just about oral health. Your overall health and the condition of your oral health have been linked through research. Taking care of your mouth and teeth contributes to the health of the rest of your body. One hundred million Americans avoid seeing the dentist each year. Some of that number… Read more »

What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

There are many cosmetic dental treatments available. Some are more invasive than others which probably means they are more expensive too. Others are quick, simple, and less costly. Some people will opt for the more costly, invasive treatment, while others prefer the opposite. Cosmetic bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental… Read more »

Dental Quiz

You’ve had your teeth for quite some time now. Assuming you still have your own teeth. Teeth are made to last a lifetime and thanks to advances in dental care many people’s teeth do. Take your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart’s, short Friday dental quiz and see how you fare.

Obsessing Over an Abscess

Some words just sound unpleasant. Take the word abscess for instance. It is unpalatable. It sounds gross. Of course, an abscess is gross. If you’ve never had an abscess you might wonder what it is.  Today, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart explains dental abscesses.

How Your Teeth Identify You

If you watch police procedurals on TV then you already know that your teeth can be used to identify you. Let’s see how much you know about how and why? Take your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart’s true and false quiz to find out more about how your teeth identify you.

Maintain Your Youth with a Healthy Smile

Have you ever noticed how much better someone looks when they smile? Their face looks more youthful and they look more approachable, and more attractive. When you don’t smile, you look grumpy (even if you’re not), older, and less attractive. That’s why taking care of your smile is important. If you’re proud of your smile… Read more »

What Smoking Does to Your Oral Health

Have you ever seen pictures of teeth with nicotine and tar stains? That’s what smoking does to your teeth, but it doesn’t stop there. Smoking is detrimental to your health in a variety of ways and that includes your oral health. Consider this, your sucking toxins straight into your mouth. Sure your cigarette has a… Read more »