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How a General Dentist Cures Bad Breath

At least it’s not a toothache; but still, persistent bad breath can make you uncomfortable, especially as you try to interact with your friends, family, and coworkers. You can turn your head to redirect your breath as you speak, but then looking them in the eyes might be difficult. You can chew sugarless gum or… Read more »

How a Dental Crown Can Replace a Dental Bridge

The dental crown is one of the most diverse treatments in modern dentistry. It can serve as a restoration, a cosmetic enhancement, and in some cases, an effective prosthetic tool to replace missing teeth. As dental prostheses, dental crowns are traditionally used to support a dental bridge. Today, a dental crown can be coupled with… Read more »

From Whispers to Screams—The Language of Toothaches

Your body speaks to you. Stub your toe on a table leg or bedpost, and your nerves will scream at you to stop walking. Eat too much, or too quickly, and your stomach will warn you to be more careful next time. Likewise, your teeth may have something interesting to tell you from time to… Read more »

Livonia General Dentist: The Stages of Tooth Decay

Not all patients who exhibit tooth decay require a dental filling or root canal therapy. When caught and treated in its early stages, tooth decay can often be reversed before a cavity has the chance to develop. Tooth decay begins when oral bacteria produce acid to destroy your teeth’s protective layer of enamel. Once compromised,… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Helps Prevent Gum Disease

                        Did you know that according the Centers for Disease Control, over 50% of adults in the United States suffer from gum disease? Periodontal disease affects millions of Americans and can eventually threaten the stability of your smile. Thankfully, your Livonia dentist, Dr. James… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Discusses the Link Between Headaches and TMD

                          Few things are as irritating as a headache. Unfortunately, many people experience near constant headaches with no discernable cause. Frequent headaches are often a symptom of a serious medical disorder known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. More than ten million Americans suffer… Read more »

Livonia Dentist: Treating a Popping Jaw

                      Do you ever experience a popping or cracking sensation in your jaw? What about chronic headaches or jaw pain? While these issues may seem like mild irritants, they are also symptoms of a serious medical disorder. TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, affects over… Read more »

Study Reveals the Effect of Exercise on Sleep Apnea

A recent study conducted through a collaboration of the University of Pittsburgh School of Sleep Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, and the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine of the University of Montreal has revealed a positive link between an increase in physical activity and a reduction in the severity of sleep apnea. This serious… 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 »