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Which is the Best Toothpaste for Veneers?

October 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 2:38 am

Man in bathroom holding toothbrush and toothpasteVeneers can turn the smile of your dreams into reality. You will enjoy noticeable results that can last for a decade or more. Many factors will affect the lifespan of your new smile, including the toothpaste you use. Don’t let the wrong toothpaste damage your investment. Here’s how to choose the best toothpaste to get the most from your veneers.


Can I Get Dentures If I’ve Been Without Teeth for a While?

August 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 8:51 pm
patient receiving dentures from dentist

Are you grappling with the challenges of extended tooth loss and contemplating whether dentures are the right solution to restore your missing teeth? If so, you may be eager to determine whether dentures are still a suitable solution for you. Dentures have long proven their reliability and popularity in replacing missing teeth, offering functional and aesthetic benefits to countless patients. Keep reading as we delve into the suitability of dentures, empowering you to make an informed decision about what’s best for your dental health.


The Link Between Gum Disease and Brain Health

June 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 6:29 am
a person smiling and looking in the mirror

Our brain is perhaps the most important organ in our whole body—if our body is a ship, it is the captain in charge of everything and keeping things moving. But when most of us think about our brains, we fail to realize that the organ is closely connected to every single part of us, including our teeth and gums! This means that chronically poor oral health can lead to serious brain health consequences, including things like Alzheimer’s disease if gum disease is left untreated. Keep reading to learn more about this, along with some tips from your trusted dentist for keeping your smile and brain in great shape.


3 Facts You May Not Know About Sleep Apnea

May 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 7:55 am
someone wearing a cpap machine

Sleep apnea affects millions of people, yet it’s deeply misunderstood. A large part of that has to do with the fact that people are asleep while they’re suffering from it—as a result, many people don’t even know that they have the condition.

However, sleep apnea can have a massive effect on people’s quality of sleep, and therefore their quality of life as a whole. With that in mind, here are some facts you might not know about sleep apnea.


5 Common Risk Factors for Gum Disease

March 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 8:43 pm
Picture of medications splayed out on a table

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions there is, which may come as a surprise to many people. In its early stages gum disease may be pretty mild, which means that those who have the condition often don’t realize it.

However, in the later stages, the disease can become serious enough to lead to tooth loss. With that in mind, it’s a good idea for people to know what can put them at risk for the condition so that they can watch out for it if they’re particularly vulnerable. Here are some of the most common risk factors for gum disease.


Give the Gift of Snore-Less Sleep

February 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 11:13 pm

Snoring man with woman who can’t sleepEveryone snores occasionally, like when battling a case of the sniffles. However, if the problem is ongoing, it can affect everyone in your home. If you toss and turn all night because of your partner’s snoring, it might be enough to drive you to sleep on the couch. You’re not the only one getting a bad night’s rest. Chronic snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which can affect their health and quality of life. You can give your loved one the gift of snore-less sleep and better health with an oral appliance.


5 Foods and Drinks that Help Combat Gum Disease

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 2:32 am
a woman drinking green tea to keep her gums healthy

When it’s time to visit your dentist for your six-month checkup, you often just think of your teeth. However, your gums are a very important part of your oral health, too! It’s estimated that about 50% of people have some stage of gum disease. This is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss and other health problems if left untreated.

While your dentist can offer services like scaling and root planing to keep gum disease from becoming worse, the best thing is to focus on preventing the infection in your mouth from forming. In addition to your daily dental routine, like brushing and flossing, there are certain foods and drinks that can help fight gum disease. Here are five great ones!


Here’s How Cranberries Can Support your Oral Health

December 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 10:19 pm
Picture of a bowl filled with cranberries

You often hear about the hazards of common holiday staples like pies, caramels, and toffee, but what’s talked about much less often are the festive foods that can actually improve your oral health. You might not have guessed it, but cranberry sauce happens to have serious anti-bacterial properties that can prevent gum disease. If you’re skeptical, here’s a rundown of why that is, and how you can make the best use of that information.


4 Tips for Surviving Cold & Flu Season with Invisalign

November 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 4:28 pm
woman sneezing during cold and flu season in Bloomfield Hills

Have you started stocking up on hand sanitizers and other disinfecting products this time of the year? With the cold and flu season here, it can be difficult to prevent yourself from falling ill. If you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment, you’ll have to be especially cautious about how you handle your clear aligners. To avoid getting sick or risking any setbacks in your treatment, here are four tips on surviving the season while straightening your smile!


5 Tips to Keep Your Halloween Sweet Tooth at Bay

November 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 12:17 am
Orange pail spilling Halloween candy on black stone surface

October 31st is just a few weeks away, which means Halloween is right around the corner! While the spooky season is always a fun time of year, it can be scary for your dentist. All that Halloween candy can threaten your oral health if you’re not careful. However, with a bit of planning, you can navigate the fall festivities without dramatically increasing your risk of cavities. Keep reading to learn five ways to keep your Halloween sweet tooth at bay.

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