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Are Bleeding Gums Dangerous?

Almost all of us have experienced that disconcerting moment during tooth brushing when you take your toothbrush out of your mouth and it’s red with blood. You spit out your toothpaste, and that’s pink too. Bleeding is scary. It can be very anxiety [...]

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What Are Dental Implants?

Patients who experience tooth loss have choices about how to correct it. One of those choices, for people who have lost multiple teeth, is dentures. To replace one or more lost teeth another solution is dental implants. If you do not know what dental [...]

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How Do You Prevent Gum Disease?

When patients go to the dentist, either for their routine cleanings or for other problems with their teeth, they worry about cavities. No one wants to have tooth decay or to need fillings or dental crowns. Gum disease does not cause as much anxiety, but [...]

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Sugar-Free Gum and Candy Are…Good for You?

In our last blog we talked about the dangers that Halloween candy hold for your teeth. Not every type of candy or gum is bad for your oral health, however. Sugar free candy and gum actually can be beneficial. We’ll talk about why sugar free candy and [...]

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Avoid the Halloween Candy Danger to Your Teeth

This week children and adults will be celebrating Halloween, a night of feasting on candy and other sweets. During this holiday and the ones that follow, it’s almost impossible to attend festivities and not eat sweets. There are some strategies that [...]

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Are Sports Drinks Healthy?

School is back in session again, and that means fall sports are in full swing. At most, if not all, sporting events you will find athletes consuming sports drinks for what they assume are the health benefits. No one wants to get dehydrated in the middle [...]

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What Does Vaping Do To Your Teeth?

Vaping, or inhaling nicotine through e-cigarettes, has become extremely popular in recent years, especially among teenagers. What was unknown a decade ago is now a habit: 10.8 million adults and 3.6 middle and high school students use electronic [...]

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Stay Hydrated in Hot Weather!

We are now in heat wave season in Michigan. When the sun beats down we all try to cool off, whether that’s drinking cold drinks, jumping in the pool, or cranking up the air conditioning. Heat is uncomfortable, and in some cases excessive heat is even [...]

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The Danger Acid Reflux Poses to Your Teeth

Acid reflux is a problem for many Americans. It’s on the rise in our society; one in five Americans suffers from it. If you have acid reflux, you should know that it can damage your oral health and cause changes in your mouth that can be painful. [...]