Category: Preventive Dentistry

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 »

What is a Space Maintainer?

The average age that children begin losing their teeth is six. Some begin before, around age four, and other’s maybe not until they turn seven. But losing teeth is a natural occurrence for children between the ages of four and seven. Sometimes, however, a child may lose a tooth or teeth earlier, possibly from an… 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 »

Electric Toothbrush or Manual: Which Should You Use?

Did you know the electric toothbrush was invented in Switzerland in 1939?  It wasn’t introduced to the U.S. until the1960s.  Some of you reading this were probably born in that decade. Today, electric toothbrushes have risen in popularity. They are affordable and easy to use. Children tend to enjoy brushing with electric toothbrushes over manual… Read more »

What to Do if You’ve Been Told You Have Gum Disease

Your reaction to learning that you have gum disease would depend largely on how much you know about the condition. If all you’ve heard is what’s mentioned frequently in mouthrinse commercials, you might just think it’s time to start using mouthrinse. If Dr. Stewart diagnoses your condition, then you’ll know that gum disease warrants more… Read more »

Dental Sealants vs. Cavities

Protecting your children’s teeth from trouble, like cavities, is similar to protecting your own teeth. Brushing and flossing them every day helps remove the bacteria responsible for cavities, and attending a checkup every six months (at least) ensures that your smile stays healthy. Like your teeth, Dr. Stewart can tell when your children’s teeth are… Read more »

Livonia Children’s Dentist Discusses Developing Good Brushing Habits

Teaching children to brush their teeth can be an exercise in maintaining patience. Many children completely refuse to brush their teeth, and finding a way to encourage brushing without having nightly battles can be very difficult. Thankfully, your Livonia children’s dentist, Dr. James Stewart, has a trick up his sleeve that may help resolve this… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Improves Hygiene with Dental Checkups & Cleanings

When Was Your Last Dental Checkup? Maintaining a clean and healthy smile is a continuous process. When done correctly, brushing and flossing your teeth can keep teeth safe for a short while; however, if you wait long enough until your next session, or if you’re careless with how well you clean your teeth, then brushing… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Provides Patients a Dental Sealants FAQ

Do you have questions about dental sealants? If you’ve answered yes, then take care to read this article. Here, Dr. James Stewart, your Livonia dentist provides his patients with an FAQ to answer any questions surrounding dental sealants. Answers to Your Dental Sealants’ Questions Q1: What is a dental sealant? A1: A dental sealant is… Read more »

Livonia Dentist: Factors that Increase Gum Disease Risk

Did you know that gum disease doesn’t always develop from poor oral hygiene? Granted, a lack of proper dental care is one of the leading reasons for gum disease development, yet a number of alternative factors also increase your risk of the oral ailment. To teach his patients about the other causes of gum disease,… Read more »