added on: June 12, 2024

The human body is a miraculous structure. Throughout it, the skeletal system makes up about 12 – 15% of its body weight. Through adolescence, a cycle of bone renewal and growth occurs. By our 20s, the cycle of bone growth peaks and renewal begins to slowly decline. In mid-life, a… Read More…



added on: May 15, 2024

Obesity is having a BMI over 30% of the body’s weight – nearly one-third of the body’s weight as fat. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Michigan has an “obesity prevalence” of 34.5%. While some states are higher and some lower, that’s not good. Weight is… Read More…


added on: April 30, 2024

As a dentist in Macomb County with over 25 years of experience, I’ve helped hundreds of adults achieve excellent dental wellness as well as beautiful smiles. Dental wellness is the most important aspect of a smile, but I understand that its appearance is an important factor for many individuals as… Read More…



added on: April 17, 2024

Several weeks ago, I watched a news clip on the severe over-treatment of TMJ disorders. It included interviews of several female patients who had endured horrific surgeries that were ineffective, and even disfiguring. As a neuromuscular dentist, this was frightening to watch for me, and sad. While over the years,… Read More…


added on: April 10, 2024

How your smile looks in the mirror is one thing. Is how your smile “feels” just as important? An August 2023 article published by Colgate shared some insightful findings about a smile’s positive effect of smiling. For example, your smile can affect your self-confidence. Smiling causes the brain to release… Read More…


added on: March 30, 2024

In like a lion, out like a lamb… … so they say about the month of March. No matter how March comes in or goes out, we’ve come to know it for more sunshine and the welcome emergence of flowers and trees coming back to life. And, love it or… Read More…


added on: March 19, 2024

If you (or someone close to you) have lost all of your upper and/or lower teeth, or feel you are headed in that direction, then the following will be particularly interesting. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Over one-fourth (26%) of adults aged 65 or older… Read More…


added on: March 10, 2024

If you’ve been avoiding regular dental appointments, there are reasons other than fear, but that’s a big one. It is estimated that a third of the U.S. population avoids seeing the dentist because of dental anxiety or fear. There are numerous studies that measure the numbers of fearful dental patients…. Read More…


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