Month: May 2011

One-Day Dental Crowns for Lake Orion and Surrounding Communities

The dental industry has made great strides in the past few years. Thanks to advanced technology, keeping your smile healthy is now easier than ever.

That being said, you have to keep in mind that things happen. You will bite down on an olive that has a pit and chip your tooth. You will have a cavity that continues to get worse because you didn’t know it was there. Things happen, but dentists today have the ability to restore your teeth to as close as to their natural state as possible.

That’s why I use and recommend CERAC restoration for a tooth damaged by extensive decay or fracture.

In the past, a dental crown required an inlay or onlay and two visits to the dentist. Now with CERAC, you can receive a custom-milled, tooth-colored ceramic restoration in just one visit to my dental office in Lake Orion, Michigan.

Get in the Game with Under Armour Mouthwear

I’m happy to report that Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is now available is now available at Lake Orion Family Dentistry!

With several models of mouthguards available, you can now be fitted and get your custom UA mouth guard right here in my office in Lake Orion, Michigan. With the all the benefits this high-tech sports equipment offers, I’m surprised that all athletes don’t wear them. Taking a cue from the Ancient Greeks and Viking and Roman warriors who bit down on leather straps for an edge during competitions and battles, Under Armour has discovered how your jaw can actually impact your performance.

Happy Tooth Fairy Day!

According to the National Museum of Dentistry, today is Tooth Fairy Day!

The Tooth Fairy herself was at the museum in Baltimore, Maryland, today to show all the kids what exactly she does with all the baby teeth she collects.

We all wish we could have been there, but we’ve decided to celebrate Tooth Fairy Day here at Lake Orion Family Dentistry, and we encourage you to do the same! Dress you kids up with sparkly wands, crowns, and wings. Hide “teeth” around the house and let them go on a scavenger hunt to find them. Make this holiday fun and, more importantly, use it to teach your children how to have a sparkling smile.

Don’t Let Tooth Decay Get the Best of Your Smile

Tooth decay is among the leading causes of tooth loss for Americans, and it can open the door to developing serious overall health problems.

Just as healthy habits can help protect your body against disease, healthy dental habits can safeguard against tooth decay and help avert other dental problems, as well.

First, it’s important to know how tooth decay happens. After eating, bacteria in your mouth start working to break down leftover particles of food, which then produce acids. These acids combine with debris in your mouth to form a sticky substance called plaque, which tends to deposit on molars and near your gum line.

What’s Behind Your Child’s Bad Breath?

As an adult, you know how embarrassing and unpleasant bad breath can be. If you have bad breath, you know all the things to try to remedy the problem, and, if nothing else works, you know to come in for a dental appointment to see what’s causing your halitosis.

When your toddler suffers from bad breath, however, it can be more difficult to diagnose and treat the problem.

A recent study shows that 23 percent of young children have halitosis. In kids, as in adults, tongue coating, inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), and tooth decay are the most common culprits. Bad breath is caused mostly by volatile sulfur compounds, which are smelly by-products of the breakdown of proteins and sugars by bacteria in the mouth.