Is It Time For Your Six- Month Checkup?

Shot of a cheerful handsome man smiling to the camera sitting in a dental chair his dentist preparing for dental checkup on the background copyspace health medicine people dentistry doctor curingWhile you hear about a number of dental concerns that affect strangers, friends, and family every year, the truth is that most problems can easily be avoided with routine preventive care, both in-office and at-home. Yes, this means tooth loss, decay, gum disease, and more can be avoided, but it takes following a strict regimen to accomplish a lifelong smile, meaning it is a constant work-in-progress. In today’s blog, your Auburn Hills, MI dentist will address the steps involved in keeping up with your oral health, and more specifically, how six-month checkups play a significant role.

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Why You Should Always Replace a Missing Tooth

Close Up Photo Of Young Man With Missing ToothFor many people, the biggest threat to their oral health is the development of tooth decay or infection caused by harmful oral bacteria. What’s more, not acting in a timely manner and seeking professional dental help can become a major detriment, often resulting in functional difficulties, significant damage, and even tooth loss. Even after losing a structure, even greater concerns can arise that pose a major to your oral health. In today’s blog, your Auburn Hills, MI dentist will look at the effects that arise after a structure has been extracted, and how our team can help by creating and placing a replacement.

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Addressing Gaps With Porcelain Veneers

Excessive Spacing between teeth. Dental 3D illustration conceptMost of us strive for a perfect, lifelong smile that we can confidently show off and feel good in. Because of the incessant wear and tear of everyday occurrences, however, that goal can sometimes be difficult to obtain. In fact, infections such as periodontal disease or even a chipped tooth stand in the way of that beautiful appearance, hindering our ability to achieve it. In today’s blog, your Auburn Hills, MI dentist wants to take a look at the ways cosmetic dentistry can address a myriad of problems, and more specifically, the way porcelain veneers can address gaps in your smile.

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Ways to Combat Periodontitis

A horizontal photo of a young worried woman in checkered shirt suffering from strong toothache and touching her cheekIt goes without saying that all individuals want to avoid disease, decay, and overall damage when it comes to their oral health. Indeed, many concerns can actually be detected and treated early on if you follow a routine regimen of preventive care, including attending your 6-month dental visit. In some cases, however, concerns can progress to the point of needing more extensive treatment such as a root canal or even an extraction. In other cases, you may develop threatening diseases or infection that cause damage to a number of structures. In today’s blog, your Auburn Hills, MI dentist will look at developing periodontal disease, and how you can take steps to prevent it from occurring.

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Removing Decay from Inside a Tooth

Anatomy of healthy teeth

Tooth decay is one of the more common dental concerns that affect a large number of people yearly. It occurs when harmful bacteria target teeth and cause the natural structure to weaken, break down, and eventually, causes holes to form and structural loss. These bacteria are responsible for a number of dental concerns, including gum disease and more, but can usually be addressed with a restorative procedure if caught early on. In some cases, however, the decay can progress to a point that very few options to save your tooth remain. In today’s blog, your Auburn Hills, MI dentist looks at the benefits of a root canal treatment to help remove infection while saving your natural appearance.

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Know Your Prosthetic Dental Options

Know Your Prosthetic Dental OptionsProsthetic dental treatments allow you to regain what tooth loss takes away from you. Prosthetic dentistry includes several different options that can be used to address varying degrees of tooth loss. Losing permanent teeth produces challenges and discomfort, but prosthetics allow you to smile and eat food like you did before tooth loss. Knowing your prosthetic dental options can put you in a better position if you should suffer tooth loss. The sooner you address the condition with prosthetic dentistry, the sooner you’ll be back to enjoying social and personal situations in life. (more…)

Improving Tooth Recovery With Technology

Improving Tooth Recovery Through TechnologyYour teeth are capable of withstanding a tremendous amount of wear. Through chewing, bacterial buildup, and lifestyle habits that you may have, your teeth still stand the test of time. However, they are also capable of sustaining damage if you don’t give them the care they need. Proper oral healthcare requires diligence and consistency. When you fall behind, your teeth may suffer. If you have a tooth that has been subject to infection or physical damage, you may need a dental restoration. Thanks to modern technology, your prospects for tooth recovery have never been better. (more…)

What Does Proper Periodontal Care Look Like?

Are you maintaining proper periodontal health? If you’re not familiar with the term “periodontal,” it refers to your gums. While your teeth tend to get much of the attention when it comes to brushing and flossing, your gums are also a crucial component in your overall oral health. This oral tissue is susceptible to infection, just like your teeth, so you must ensure that you’re taking proper care of your gums. What, exactly, does proper periodontal care look like? It’s easier than you might think to care for your gums. The key is consistency, and knowing how to spot a potential problem. (more…)

Invisible Aligners: Breaking Down the Benefits

Almost no one’s teeth grow into perfect alignment on their own. The growth of your teeth and jaw is a biological process that is influenced by a number of factors that are out of your control. If your teeth are straight and perfect on their own, that’s okay! In some cases, the structural imbalance caused by misalignment can pose long-term risks for your teeth. In some cases, straighter teeth would simply be nicer for the overall esthetics of your smile. By working with your dentist, you can bring your teeth into alignment with time. Invisible aligners are a comfortable solution for this problem. Here are some of the benefits of this treatment. (more…)