Livonia Dental Blogs

Six Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

As more and more research about gum disease is surfacing, the need for prevention is more urgent than ever. Gum disease is when your gum tissue and surrounding bones become infected. Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that only affects the gums.   Read More →

TMJ Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your lower jaw to the rest of your skull, allowing your mouth to move up and down as you chew or talk. When issues occur with the jaw joint or with the muscles involved with movement of the jaw, a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) may develop.   Read More →

How To Avoid Gum Disease

Gum (or periodontal) disease can strike the best of us. It only takes a small amount of plaque on the surface of your teeth to set it off. As with most dental problems, however, the best way to avoid gum disease involves daily brushing and flossing.   Read More →

Dentures: Cost, Types, and Care

Missing teeth can cause you to feel embarrassed and insecure about your smile. Thankfully, dentures can give you back your beautiful smile and also help with other things like eating and speaking. If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, dentures may be the best option for you.   Read More →

Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding

Since one of the first things someone notices about your appearance is your smile, you want to make sure that your teeth are in the best condition possible. Having chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth can be uncomfortable for anyone to have to deal with. Fortunately, Cosmetic Bonding is one of the best ways to solve these issues.   Read More →

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Most of us consider smiling, talking and eating to be simple tasks. However, when you have missing, cracked or gapped teeth, these simple everyday things become embarrassing, frustrating and burdensome.   Read More →

Dental Implant FAQ

Many people have questions about dental implants. Am I a good candidate? Is it painful? What are the costs? The following information on dental implants will help you answer some of these questions.   Read More →

Can Brushing Teeth Ward Off Heart Disease?

We all know what to do to prevent heart disease. Don't overeat salty or fatty foods. Get exercise and rest. Eat your vegetables. Take medications to prevent worsening of an existing condition.   Read More →

How Invisalign Compares to Traditional Braces

At first glance, Invisalign and traditional metal braces seem similar — for the same cost, they both provide you with a stunning smile. However, a closer inspection reveals several key differences that most dentists would call significant benefits.   Read More →

Look Younger With Dental Implants

Who doesn't want to look younger — or better? Some people, surprisingly, may shy away from improving their appearance. In a world obsessed with looks, sometimes it is thought to be superficial to even consider cosmetic and beautification programs.   Read More →

Avoiding time in the dentist chair

There are many people who don’t like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to the dentist to repair damage to their teeth.   Read More →

Three signs you need dental implants

Anyone missing a tooth or several teeth is a strong candidate for dental implants, which can offer a permanent solution to the problems of tooth decay and missing teeth — as well as provide structural support for the entire mouth. Most importantly — you will be able to chew your food normally, regain lost confidence and live a more healthy life.   Read More →

The benefits of regular dental visits

Visiting your dentist regularly and having your teeth professionally cleaned makes a drastic difference in your overall health. A clean mouth not only reduces cavities, but also greatly improves the health of your entire body. Healthy teeth allow you to eat the food you need, while also reducing the amount of harmful bacteria you swallow.   Read More →