How To Stop Bleeding After Tooth Extraction

It is normal for your gum to continue to bleed for an hour or two after a tooth was extracted. However, if the area starts to bleed excessively, it may mean your body has a problem forming a blood clot. If that happens, contact your dentist. They can let you know if there is a problem…
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Thin to Win: How to Apply Embrace Varnish

Thanks to Hygiene Edge for sharing this video featuring Embrace Varnish! The hygienistas of Hygiene Edge have created the following video showing how to apply fluoride varnish to a patient. They offer eight helpful tips to keep in mind when using Embrace Varnish. Follow our social media channels for more: Learn More About Embrace Varnish…

How to eat Halloween Candy and not get Cavities

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Halloween, one of many holidays where we celebrate by consuming lots of sweets, is just around the corner. It’s no surprise to most of us that sugar is one of the main culprits of cavities. But that doesn’t mean you have to avoid sugar entirely. Today on the blog,...…

White Teeth Make Photo-Friendly Smiles

In the age of smartphones, nearly everyone has a camera available at all times. At this time of year, the beautiful leaves offer a great opportunity for wonderful photos. As amazing as orange, red, and yellow leaves can be, you may not feel the same way about having teeth in a variety of shades. If…

How Much Does A Filling Cost

A dentist uses a cavity filling to fill a cavity hole in your tooth with some materials at a particular cost. Ideally, it aims to prevent tooth pain caused by tooth cavity, and it also protects your mouth’s future health. What is a tooth cavity? It is a damaged area on the surface of your…

Are all-on-four dental implants removable?

All-on-four dental implants is a groundbreaking technique for the replacement of all missing teeth in an arch. In this type of treatment, four strategically-positioned implants serve as the foundation for a complete set of dentures or bridges. It’s one of the best alternatives to individual dental implants or complete dentures. All-on-four dental implants are a…

How to know if your Chipped Tooth is Serious

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA You bite down wrong, fall, or end up in some other type of mishap. No matter the cause, the result is the same—you’ve chipped a tooth! You might think a chipped tooth is no big deal, but there might be more damage there than you realize. In this article,...…
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Orthodontics Portage MI | Take Care of Your Braces So That...

So, you’ve invested in a set of braces to beautify your smile. Although most of the work will be done for you by your orthodontist and the braces themselves, you still have a part to play in keeping your smile healthy and beautiful by taking care of your braces on a daily basis. The care…
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Portage MI Orthodontist | Malocclusion: More Than Just a Bad Bite

We all know of the aesthetic issues misaligned teeth and jaws can have. However, the issues of malocclusion extend far beyond the aesthetic, negatively influencing both your oral and total body health. Here, we’ll discuss some of the most concerning effects malocclusion can have on your health and explain why orthodontic care is necessary, and…

What is Gum Disease?

What is Gum Disease?  Gum disease, also known as periodontitis is a bacterial infection that initially causes inflammation of the gum tissue, followed by bone loss, loosening of the teeth and then the eventual loss of teeth due to lack of bone support. Although it is treatable, once bone loss occurs it cannot be reversed. …