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Today I was browsing the internet and thought I would share some tidbits I came across on the history of oral health. It’s amazing to see the progression of where dentistry is today from where it used to be.
Many patients in our office require a deep cleaning, also known as Scaling and Root Planing. Once these words are mentioned patients tend to become alarmed.
Patients who have dental insurance always ask the same question. Why doesn’t my insurance pay for this or that? What patients need to understand is that having dental insurance is not like having medical insurance that pretty much pays for everything and you just have a copayment. Dental insurance in fact is more like an assistance towards the cost of dentistry.
Each day in the dental field we get asked the same question, I’d like to straighten my teeth, what do you recommend? In most cases Invisalign is the best option. There are so many benefits included within the process that many patients are unaware of.
How much do you know about dentistry and teeth? I stumbled upon some interesting facts about dentistry and teeth that I wanted to share with our patients.
Sealants have been proven to help prevent cavities in children by 70% and is typically a covered benefit with most dental insurance companies up to a certain age.
Here at Superior Family Dental we want to help your children establish a healthy, happy smile! This blog will provide you with some valuable information all parents should know about the care of their baby’s teeth.
Dental technology has drastically improved the way that dentists practice their technique. Thanks to science, new technology allows patients to receive care without the pain and time associated with old school dentistry.
What causes sensitivity?
- Hot or Cold Foods and Beverages
- Dry Mouth
The problem with dental plaque, though your saliva helps to protect you against some bacteria, it can’t always do the job for you.
During the holidays there tends to be an overabundance of everything-especially sweet goodies. Dr. Freij and Dr. Boogren encourages moderation to make sure you receive the gift of good oral health.
Child tooth decay has been on the rise since the early 1990’s. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 42% of children between the ages of 2 through 11, have had tooth decay in their primary teeth.
Thanksgiving Day is one of my most favorite holidays. Enjoying that scrumptious dinner with family, watching the Detroit Lions play football and taking the day to remember all of the things we are most thankful for.
High levels of stress affects your entire body, this includes your mouth, teeth and gums.
Despite all the floss products available in the stores, making a choice does not need to be difficult.
Benefits & effectiveness of the electric toothbrush
The electric toothbrush allows you to get the same results without having to brush harder, making it less likely to injure your gums or inner cheeks.
In 1945 Grand Rapids, Michigan became the world's first city to adjust the level of fluoride in its water supply. Since then,
If you break a tooth, call an emergency dentist right away! While every situation can range in severity including a chipped tooth or a completely knocked out tooth, any dental trauma needs immediate attention. Before you are able to see a dentist, follow the below self-care tips:
How to maintain your white smile while sipping on your favorite warm beverages this winter…
Tea, Coffee and hot chocolate all stain teeth.
How Can I help my children care for their teeth and avoid cavities?
Parents should begin teaching their child to care for their teeth at a young age. First thing you can do is lead by example;
That sip of coffee, or that bowl of ice cream you’ve been craving all day can be bothersome to many patients who experience tooth sensitivity. Here are a few helpful tips to minimize tooth sensitivity.
The American dental association reports that dental injuries are very common in contact and collision sports. Numerous studies have shown that participants of all ages and skill levels are at risk of dental injuries in sporting activities at both recreational and competitive levels.
Straws can help decrease exposure
Beverages like sports drinks, energy drinks, coffee, juice and soda all contribute to tooth decay and staining. Sipping through a straw can play a small part in protecting your teeth.
The things you eat affect your mouth but not only by helping prevent decay and gum disease, but also by building healthier teeth and gums. Learning what foods to eat, beverages to drink and what to food to avoid can help maintain your overall oral hygiene.
Well who doesn’t love sunshine? It feels fantastic and also has numerous health benefits. It improves our immune functions, our mood, and catalyzes vitamin D production in our bodies.
Vitamin D supports our oral health in two ways:
Upon probing through the world’s dental history I’ve come across some interesting items I wanted to share with all of you. It is recorded evidence that people were concerned about the appearance and health of their teeth dating back 4,000 years. It has also been recorded that toothbrushes existed before 600AD! Amazing, fun and mysterious dental facts are...
What exactly is the proper way to brush? Many people have no idea how important it actually is. The right way to brush will take at least two minutes, yes that’s right, 120 seconds!
The Difference between Gingivitis and Periodontitis
In the beginning stage of gingivitis, the bacteria in plaque buildup. This causes the gums to become inflamed and bleed easily during brushing. Even though the gums may be irritated, the teeth are firmly still planted in their sockets. There is no tissue damage or irreversible bone loss that has occurred in this stage.
When wisdom teeth communicate with the mouth, the most common symptom is localized pain, swelling and bleeding of the tissue overlying the tooth. This disorder is called pericoronitis which means inflammation around the crown of the tooth.
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Why you should use an electric toothbrush! If you don't already, we recommend you starting using one today! Our office carries both Oral-B and Sonicare, as well as replacement toothbrush heads for both brands. http://electrictoothbrushreviews.org/benefits-of-electric-toothbrush/
It's that time of year again, apple cider, donuts, and back-to-school. Have you made your dental appointment? Kids' Back-to-School Dental Visit You've tucked away your kids' bathing suits and bought new backpacks. You've sharpened their pencils and visited their doctor. But have they seen their...