Cranbrook Dental Care Blog
October 3, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two American adults 30 and up have periodontal disease, or the advanced stages of gum disease. After hearing this statistic, many people are surprised to know that this extremely common oral condition can be easily prevented. It’s common that the signs aren’t spotted until it’s too late, which is why it’s important to be proactive about taking care of your oral health and visiting the dentist every six months for a checkup. In addition, you can examine your mouth at home for swollen, tender, or bleeding gums. Read on for the four common causes of gum disease so you can keep your mouth healthy. (more…)
September 2, 2019
Did you know there’s another threat lingering in your mouth other than tooth decay? Although it’s preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have a form of gum disease. When it’s caught early, it’s easily treatable without causing any long-term damage. Unfortunately, many people don’t recognize the early warning signs of the infection or they don’t fully understand the complications it can cause if it’s not treated. If you don’t act quickly, gum disease won’t just harm your smile. It can also cause several health complications.
August 28, 2019
Did you feel tired on your commute to work this morning, even though you had more than one cup of joe? Did you get irritated at your coworker for no reason? Did your spouse tell you that you were snoring again last night? If so, you may have obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that can have serious consequences if not treated. Read on to learn 10 surprising facts about this condition.
July 7, 2019
One consequence of tooth loss that often surprises people is bone loss in their jaws. In addition to giving the face an aged, sunken appearance, it can also be an obstacle to getting dental implants. As a tooth replacement option, implants feel very natural and offer unmatched chewing strength, stability, and longevity. But the reason for all of these benefits comes down to one thing: the support an implant gets from the surrounding jawbone. But if it’s been a while since you lost your teeth and you’re afraid you’ve lost too much jawbone to be a candidate, don’t be discouraged. There are four different procedures a dentist can recommend for bone loss that make it possible to get implants. Learn more below!
June 27, 2019
Gum disease is more common than you may think; in fact, this bacterial infection impacts one out of every two adults in America. It has also been the main reason for tooth loss in adults. Recent research has uncovered that this oral disease can actually cause various diseases and illnesses found throughout the body when it’s left untreated. Read on to learn how poor oral hygiene can impact your overall wellbeing. (more…)
May 6, 2019
Are your missing teeth wreaking havoc on your life and self-confidence? You’d be surprised how gaps in your smile can affect your oral health, which is why it’s so important to replace them. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jaw to replace your missing tooth’s root. They are the next best thing to your real teeth. Read on for 5 benefits that set this procedure apart from traditional restorations. (more…)
April 9, 2019
Oral cancer in Bloomfield Hills is a serious health threat to the well-being of our community. Successful treatment begins with early detection. The sooner your doctors know about the condition, the sooner they can begin therapy. This is why dentists across the country have proclaimed April National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Make an appointment to see your dentist today.
March 16, 2019
Making great choices in your diet can benefit multiple aspects of your life. In a study published by the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, unhealthy diets were linked to the development of oral infections and issues such as gum disease. For National Nutrition Month, don’t just make healthy decisions for vanity’s sake, make them knowing that they will improve your overall quality of life. Here are some foods you should include and others you should avoid for your oral health. (more…)
February 5, 2019
The effects stress can take on your body are immense. Everyone experiences it on different levels, which is why it is important to do things that will help to alleviate some of the stress in your life, such as working out, talking to a counselor, or even smiling! If you don’t believe that smiling can actually reduce the stress in your life, let a cosmetic dentist in Bloomfield Hills explain.
January 15, 2019
There is no better way to greet a new year than with a smile on your face. Unfortunately, dental problems can make you want to hide your pearly whites instead of showing them off. If that sounds like your situation, then your cosmetic dentist in Bloomfield can help. Popular treatment options include whitening, veneers, crowns, and bridges.