added on: October 11, 2021

As Halloween approaches, I always remember seeing “The Wizard of Oz” as a young girl. Like most children, the wicked witches’ green face and sharp features were terrifying. So, it was almost a relief when water thrown by Dorothy to put out her broom’s fire ended up being her demise…. Read More…


added on: August 30, 2021

Although our ‘public’ smiles are temporarily concealed behind masks, the masking requirement is one that will be resolved in due time. As vaccination rates go up and boosters are readily available, we will all be able to breathe a little easier and resume the act of smiling! So, why should… Read More…


added on: July 27, 2021

For most adults, losing a tooth is an emotional issue. Tooth loss can create worries over appearance, subsequent tooth loss, worry of costs for replacement and maintenance, and chewing dependability. Although tooth loss with age should never be deemed a ‘normal’ occurrence, it is fairly common. As with almost anything… Read More…


added on: July 12, 2021

If you’re a regular reader of my write-ups, you’ve likely become familiar with my unique understanding of the issues surrounding TMJ disorders. As a neuromuscular dentist, I am able to intricately assess the individual structures of patients who display common symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction. To refresh you on temporomandibular… Read More…



added on: March 26, 2021

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? This question reminds me of bruxism (bruk-siz-um), a condition that causes grinding and clenching of teeth. Although most people who brux do so during sleep (sleep bruxism), a growing number of American adults are experiencing the problem during waking hours. People who… Read More…


added on: March 16, 2021

A neighbor recently had an entry way and adjoining living area repainted. With a new coat of paint, the entire area had a significantly improved appearance. Sometimes, small changes can make a dramatic difference. In our Shelby Township dental office, we often find that is true for smile enhancement. In… Read More…


added on: January 26, 2021

It’s becoming a distant memory of yesteryear for those who can recall the “bunny ears” that sat on the tops of televisions. Used to pick up broadcast signals, many baby boomers recall childhood viewing required adjusting the extended rods of antenna or adding aluminum foil for a clear (but often… Read More…


added on: December 29, 2020

Certainly, seeing one year end and another begin brings a ray of hope that what’s to come will be a better one. If there was ever a year to say “Good riddance” to, though, it’s 2020. With all its challenges, the unknowns and tensions, however, many of us have had… Read More…


added on: December 9, 2020

For people who are familiar with the term “TMJ,” most think of it as a problematic condition of the temporomandibular joints. These joints, located on each side of your head just in front of the ears, get quite the workout all day, every day. They are what connect your lower… Read More…


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