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: 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…


added on: September 1, 2020

Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. Typically, people with extensive dental needs understand how they ended up there. Like many, ‘preventive dentistry‘ (regular care that helps people avoid problems from occurring) is set aside because it seems less urgent than others. Because dental problems often begin without obvious symptoms, the… Read More…



added on: June 8, 2020

As our planet goes though the challenges of ever-changing viral strains, there is greater awareness of important yet basic actions that make a difference in added protection. Certainly, the practice of thorough hand-washing, surface cleaning and covering coughs and sneezes will never be taken for granted again. We are also… Read More…


added on: May 6, 2020

Following the most recent mandates issued by the Michigan governor, our Shelby Township dental office remains closed through May for all but urgent needs. While we know this period of staying indoors has caused oral wellness concerns for some of our patients, we hope they are following our tips for… Read More…


added on: March 19, 2020

If you have children at home, are working from home, or have a weak immune system, being stuck indoors all day is a vast alteration in most normal routines. As we adjust during this period, keeping your smile healthy can serve as an added health booster. The mouth is a… Read More…


added on: January 30, 2020

Research is showing we are, indeed, what we eat. Even further, it shows the detrimental health effects of our consumption of foods laden with chemicals and growth hormones. Some of these have been associated with cancer, leukemia, obesity and heart disease. In an effort to be a healthier nation, many… Read More…


added on: August 29, 2019

When a child has a toothache, the parent seems to ‘feel’ the discomfort the most. After all, no parent wants to see their child in pain. Even though ‘baby’ teeth will be replaced eventually, these young teeth can develop cavities as easily as ‘adult,’ or primary teeth. Baby teeth emerge… Read More…


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