When you find yourself focused on the topic of dental care, there is usually no doubt that a “should I” question is just around the corner. This, of course, makes complete sense! You know that there are certain practices you need to put into place in order to keep your smile on the straight and narrow, feeling healthy, and looking lovely. However, the world of dentistry is so big! At every turn, you realize there’s some new detail, product, or fact you’re grappling with and, naturally, questions arise. When they do, our Auburn Hills, MI team certainly hopes you will bring them to us! For now, we’ll begin with a handful of FAQs!
You have a general idea of how to care for your smile. However, as far as actually targeting the health of your gum tissue, you may feel at a bit of a loss. Yes, you know you should floss your teeth but you don’t really know if it’s to avoid cavities or if it’s just for your gums or what. You wonder how brushing actually impacts your gum health. Since you may feel shy about asking (though we certainly encourage you to do so), our Auburn Hills, MI practice offers a simple set of reminders that will help you give your gums the attention they need without any confusion.
How fun! St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and that means a round of green-hued drinks for everyone! Wait a second. Now that you really think about it, the idea of gulping down drinks full of green food-coloring might not be so smart for your oral health or for the appearance of your smile. Come to to think of it, anything that can temporarily stain your teeth and tongue just might contribute to actual smile yellowing! So, what to do and what to think about having fun without sacrificing your smile? As always, our Auburn Hills, MI team can demystify this one for you!
Can your toothbrush talk? Not that we know of. However, if if could talk, what do you think it might say? Wouldn’t it be helpful if your brush could guide you through dental hygiene sessions, offering encouragement or little suggestions? Though this isn’t a very realistic dream, our Auburn Hills, MI team enjoys imagining what this smile care product might say, were it to speak to you on a daily basis. Jump on board for this fun little exercise. In doing so and reflecting on it throughout your smile care sessions, you just might find you have the reminders in place that you need for effective cleansing!
Just when you thought you were sinking your teeth into a super soft, delicious snack, surprise! Your tooth hit a hard seed, leading you to a broken tooth and the need for restorative care. Unfortunately, in reflection of the whole experience, you realized you never had even the slightest idea that there could have been something extremely hard in your tooth’s way! Of course, there’s always the chance that life might throw the unexpected in your direction (and possibly the direction of your smile). However, our Auburn Hills, MI team is here to at least help you get to know some common hiding places of seeds and nuts for better smile health protection.
There’s something about dental implants that causes patients to immediately ask age-related questions, to assume qualifying is going to be extremely difficult, and more. Our Auburn Hills, MI team figures that perhaps because implants offer so many benefits and are so attractive, they seem too good to be true and, as a result, patients figure they probably won’t be able to have them. The lovely news is that in most cases, either already being a candidate or becoming a candidate is a huge possibility. Let’s walk you through some preconceived ideas about implants and what it really takes to have them!
Are your teens doing quite a good job keeping up with school work, their social lives, and more? How about volunteering? Whether they’re already quite involved in the world of volunteering or you’d like for them to find a place to start, the upcoming DIVE Fleece Blankets event is a lovely opportunity for your teenagers to help support our Auburn Hills, MI community!
How many times are you supposed to brush your teeth every day, you ask? Are you supposed to brush the same amount of times as you floss? Wait, what about dental visits, how often should those happen? The truth is, until you’ve really gotten into a steady routine with your dental care habits, you may find that the amount of times you are supposed to keep up with the details can become all mixed up and confusing. To help you sort it all out (you may with to write it down until you’ve got it memorized), our Auburn Hills, MI team is happy to help!
You might be getting certain aspects of your preventive dental care just right! However, you might be getting some of them very wrong. The problem here is that if you’re not running a tight ship in regard to your oral health, you could end up with serious consequences despite your best efforts. Nobody wants to put forth lots of energy only to end up with cavities, gum disease, etc., so what to do? Our Auburn Hills, MI team is happy to report that it’s actually very easy to troubleshoot not-so-on-track care, which instantly puts you on a path toward success!
As we have come to realize, our cell phones do just about everything now. Use it to make calls, take videos, connect on social media, and even make purchases! While the spectrum of things it can do is quite vast (and is becoming more advanced by the day), our Auburn Hills, MI team encourages you to take a quick step back and ask yourself: What simpler things might this piece of technology be able to do that could make your dental care even easier to plan and manage? Don’t overlook these lovely details!