Straight teeth could mean better health

How Important Are Straight Teeth to My Health?

Are straight teeth actually healthier? You might think that treatments for straighter teeth are purely cosmetic, but that simply isn’t the case. While there’s nothing wrong with finding a skilled cosmetic dentist strictly for a more beautiful smile, straightening your teeth can also have a variety of health and quality of life benefits. Crooked teeth…
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Find the root cause of bleeding gums

Why Are My Gums Bleeding and What Should I Do About It?

Finding your gums bleeding during brushing or flossing can be a distressing experience. Many people don’t understand why bleeding gums occur or what they can do about it. In most cases, there are some simple steps you can take to prevent your gums from bleeding in the future. What causes bleeding gums? Some people who…
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Invisalign or six month smiles

Invisalign vs Six Month Smiles: Which Is Right for You?

Choose the Right Orthodontic Treatment If you’re interested in orthodontic care, you have more options for treatment available to you than ever before. Clear aligner systems are a notable example of the advancements in modern orthodontics, but there are also braces with cutting-edge abilities. Two popular options for both categories are Invisalign and Six Month…
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Best tooth replacement options

Tooth Replacement Options: The Best Treatment Methods Available

A missing tooth doesn’t mean the end of your smile.  Missing teeth are not just a source of embarrassment and discomfort—they can also lead to significant issues with both your oral and your overall health. The longer you go with a gap in your teeth, the more likely you are to experience tooth shifting, bone…
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Whole body health

6 Ways Your Gut and Mouth Are Interconnected

Your oral health can affect your overall health.  Ongoing research done by doctors in many specialties is showing that the different processes of the body all interconnect in the gut. The gut is far more responsible for overall health than anyone previously thought. And there is a special connection between the mouth and the gut…
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Back to school checklist

School Essentials: A Berrien Dental Customized Back-to-School List for Your Kids

Your complete school checklist with all the essentials for your child.  It might seem like summer just started, but the new school year is just around the corner! There’s always such a big rush to get everything that your kids need for back to school at the end of the summer that it can be…
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Porcelain dental crowns

Porcelain Dental Crowns: The Most Natural-Looking Restoration Choice

Porcelain dental crowns can offer you the most natural-looking option in dental restoration. If you are looking to fix a chipped or damaged teeth, porcelain dental crowns might just be the solution you are looking for. What is a dental crown? A dental crown is essentially a specially fitted cover that goes over a tooth.…
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Wisdom teeth extraction

5 Signs You Need to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Understanding the Role of Wisdom Teeth With a name like “wisdom teeth,” you’d think that finally getting them would be a good thing, right? In reality, getting wisdom teeth isn’t an inherently good or bad thing; it simply means you’re getting older! They’re called “wisdom teeth” because they generally erupt between the ages of 17…
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Pros and Cons of Invisalign

Pros and Cons of Invisalign and Six Month Smiles

The field of orthodontics has come a long way. There’s no debating that, back in the day, braces were big, bulky, visible, and very painful? For example, until the 1970s, various materials were wrapped around the teeth to hold the wires in place. Orthodontics has come a long way since then, and now, we have…
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When is tooth extraction the way to go

Why Does My Dentist Want to Pull My Tooth?

Understanding Tooth Extraction Having your dentist recommend a tooth extraction can be an overwhelming experience. You might feel confused as to why it can’t be fixed, frustrated that your tooth can’t be saved, and even a little anxious about what this will mean for the future of your smile. For a very troublesome tooth, you…
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Invisalign for teens

Invisalign For Teens: The Secret to a Straight Smile

Orthodontic Care Without the Awkward Stage Traditional metal braces can seem, well, awkward and uncomfortable for teens who are at a time in their lives when they feel quite self-conscious of how they look. Although braces are undoubtedly a very effective orthodontic treatment option, they aren’t the only treatment option available. Invisalign for teens is…
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Laser dentistry takes care of cavities better

10 Ways Lasers Are Better for Working on Dental Cavities

Laser dentistry makes fixing cavities easier for everyone. Almost everyone gets at least one cavity at some point. And a lot of people put off getting cavities filled because they don’t like the experience of getting a dental filling. It’s important to get cavities filled as quickly as possible to prevent more damage to the…
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