Category: Preventive Dentistry

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 »

Livonia Dentist Explains Factors that Trigger Migraines

As far as headaches go, nothing tops migraines. These headaches oftentimes prove debilitating for sufferers and finding relief never seems to come fast enough. The cause of migraines stems from a number reasons. For some patients, it’s genetic and having bouts of migraines is very normal. For others, migraines may come from temporomandibular joint disorder… Read more »

Livonia Children’s Dentist Describes Dental Treatments for Kids

Pediatric dentistry is specialized field of dentistry. In fact, pediatric dentists must undergo an additional two to three years of training before they’re certified to treat children. Therefore, if you’re looking for a dentist for your children, a pediatric dentist is the way to go. Not only do they have expertise in this area, their… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Suggests Proper Dietary Choices for Kids

Eating habits follow a child for life, which is why starting sound eating habits at young age is critical. Not only is eating properly necessary for growing bodies, the right nutrition can maintain a smile healthy and strong. Dr. James Stewart, your Livonia family dentist, provides a proper nutrition guide to help parents and kids… Read more »

Twice-Daily Brushing Saves Teeth, Explains Livonia Dentist

From the first time that you visited the dentist until now, you’ve probably been told that a proper teeth cleaning regimen is a must at least twice a day; if you can brush after every meal, that’s even better. While this advice may sound redundant, brushing routinely can not only save your teeth, it can… Read more »

Braces for Baby Teeth? Livonia Dentist Explains How This Works

While having braces is quite common for teenagers, braces have become much more common amongst kids, too. Since baby teeth predict how and where adult will erupt, ensuring baby teeth remain well aligned is important. Despite this, some parents hold off on orthodontic treatment until their child is older. However, some dental ailments shouldn’t wait… Read more »