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Causes and Treatments for TMJ Disorders

What is the Temporomandibular Joint? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint that slides and rotates just in front of your ear, consisting of the side and base of the skull (temporal bone) and the lower jaw (mandible). Chewing muscles connect the lower jaw to the skull, allowing you to move your jaw forward, sideways, [...]

By |2019-03-19T04:26:50-05:00March 19th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Causes and Treatments for TMJ Disorders

Metal-Free Fillings

Metal-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings in Southfield, MI Fix cavities or replace old mercury amalgams with tooth-colored fillings. The aesthetic results are beyond compare: your teeth will look as fresh, white, and natural as when they first grew in. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That's why, in the past, filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth usually [...]

By |2019-02-14T02:01:48-05:00February 12th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Metal-Free Fillings

Even Tiny Tooth Cracks Need Attention

Every Crack & Chip Needs Prompt Treatment No chip or crack is insignificant. Repair damaged teeth in Southfield, MI Unfortunately, some cracks are too small to be seen, even by a trained eye. Sometimes the culprit is a hairline crack in what looks like a healthy tooth. Often, patients aren't aware of the damage until [...]

By |2019-01-22T04:11:09-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Even Tiny Tooth Cracks Need Attention

Root Surface Caries

Treatment for Root Caries in Southfield, MI A common problem as we grow older... As the population ages—more gracefully than ever, of course—people are getting less dentures and keeping more of their natural teeth. Along with this positive trend, however, comes different health problems. One of the most common is cavities on the surface of [...]

By |2019-01-07T12:24:20-05:00January 15th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Root Surface Caries

Are You Missing a Tooth?

Choose the Right Replacement Option! Replace missing teeth in Detroit & Southfield, MI CROWN & BRIDGE is a collective phrase for several methods of restoring teeth. When a tooth has been damaged but is healthy enough to save, we place a crown that covers it and binds it together for strength. Crowns can be fashioned [...]

By |2019-01-07T12:03:33-05:00January 8th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Are You Missing a Tooth?

Common Causes of Toothache

Toothache Treatment in Southfield, MI "My tooth hurts. It must mean a cavity?" Well, maybe it does. However, other conditions can cause a tooth to be sensitive to either hot or cold foods, to the pressure of chewing... or to just plain ache. A few of these other toothache possibilities are: Shrinkage of the gum [...]

By |2018-12-23T19:30:10-05:00December 25th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Common Causes of Toothache

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Detroit & Southfield, MI

All About Wisdom Teeth Removal And what exactly does 'impacted' mean? Any tooth has the potential to become impacted—that is, emerge in some oddball direction that crowds other teeth. But the most famous culprits are third molars, the last-to-emerge wisdom teeth. Not many mouths can accommodate these teeth. They often wind up pressing against their [...]

By |2018-12-10T21:30:42-05:00December 18th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Wisdom Teeth Removal in Detroit & Southfield, MI

Dealing with Tooth Sensitivity

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity? When teeth hurt, the sooner we reach the root of the problem, the sooner the pain disappears. Heat, cold, touch, air, sweet or sour foods. If you recently had a cavity filled, that area may be sensitive for awhile. Other causes of tooth sensitivity include: Erosion of tooth enamel. Gum shrinkage [...]

By |2018-10-30T02:51:08-05:00November 27th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Dealing with Tooth Sensitivity

Caring for a Dental Bridge

Dental Bridges in Southfield, MI If you have had one or more missing teeth replaced with a dental bridge restoration (also sometimes called a fixed partial denture), then be sure to keep up the good work by properly caring for it. Just following these helpful tips will have you well on your way to a [...]

By |2018-10-30T02:36:52-05:00November 13th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Caring for a Dental Bridge

How to Treat Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Do you Have Bad Breath? Halitosis Treatment in Southfield, MI Whether you call it dragon breath, morning breath, or halitosis, persistent bad breath is not only embarrassing, it can also be a sign of poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, digestive problems, or even sinus trouble. And all the mouthwashes and breath fresheners in the world [...]

By |2018-10-30T02:52:27-05:00November 6th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on How to Treat Bad Breath (Halitosis)