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Great Information About Maintaining a Healthy Smile!


Blog - Southfield Family Dental - blog01It’s true. Maintaining great oral health is vital to maintaining your overall health.

At Southfield Family Dental Center, we want to make sure our patients understand how to keep their smiles in great condition for years to come. So, if you want to help ensure great news at your regular dental check-ups, be sure to read our posts!

What Can Cause Sensitive Teeth?

Sensitive teeth hurt when they get into contact with cold things like ice cream or something hot like coffee. Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that sometimes becomes a hindrance to the person. Here are some of the factors that can make your...

What To Expect During Your First Dental Visit

Are you nervous about going to the dentist, especially when it’s your first time seeing a new dentist? There’s no need to worry, the dentist and the staff are there to help you get the care you need — and feel as comfortable as...

3 Symptoms of Gingivitis

Oral health and care of our teeth become more important as we age, especially for people who develop diabetes and those who take certain medications like channel blockers and anti-convulsants. If you are concerned about the health of your gums, it...

Recovery Time For Dental Implants

The recovery times from dental implant surgery varies depending on a patient’s case. For instance, the complexity of the surgery done (procedures that involve grafting take longer to heal), the patient’s lifestyle (smokers will have a...

When Are Dental Implants Needed?

If you have missing or cracked teeth, investing in dental implants could be the right choice for you. This is a great alternative to get your smile back, boost your self-esteem and lower the risk of digestive problems due to chewing...

I Have A Dental Emergency- What Do I Do?

When you knock out a tooth or are suffering from tooth pain, you need answers: "What should I do with the tooth?” and “Can it be reattached?” and "How long will I be in pain?” While conditions like a small...

Oral Effects of Chewing Gum

We’ve all heard of chewing gum after meals. With that being said, it’s often a double-edged sword; is it beneficial for your teeth or is it a type of candy that can damage them? At Southfield Family Dental, we’re all about being...

The Top Three Misconceptions About Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening. For some it’s a scary topic, for others it’s essential. A bright, white smile is the epitome of a healthy mouth. However, some may have misconceptions about teeth whitening. Is it permanent? Are all whitening products...

Broken Teeth and Teeth Injuries- What To Do?

Among many dental emergencies, one of the most frightening is a broken front tooth. A front tooth that is broken impairs your ability to eat or drink anything without discomfort. A broken tooth can happen for a variety of reasons, but we focus on...

How Can a Dentist Repair a Chipped Tooth?

If you’ve chipped a tooth, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible so it doesn’t result in further issues. A chipped tooth can both cause pain and make you insecure about your smile. Bonding If the chip is...

How Many Times a Day Should I Floss?

Most people should brush and floss twice a day. There are a number of advantages that come along with flossing your teeth regularly, including:  Reduced Bleeding From the Gums Bleeding gums may be an indicator of periodontal...

Choosing The Right Toothpaste

Many Options Make Choosing A Toothpaste More Difficult When you shop for toothpaste, you will encounter a wide range of choices that can be confusing. Do you want whitening, breath-freshening, gum care or tooth strengthening? What flavor?...

5 Foods That Are Bad For Your Teeth

Do you want your teeth to last a lifetime? Here are five foods to be cautious of: Sweet Sticky Foods This category includes everything from caramel to more healthy options such as dried plums and raisins. In both cases, the sugars that stick...

The Pros and Cons of Veneers. Are They Worth It?

A person with blemished teeth, in which they might experience issues such as them being crooked, discolored, broken off or have spaces in between them, might consider veneers. However, are they worth it? What are the advantages and disadvantages...

What Is A Dental Crown?

Did your dentist inform you that you need a dental crown? Some individuals likely have no idea what a dental crown is or the purpose for the crown. Learn what a dental crown is and why you may need one. Why do I need a dental crown? Dental...

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

You've probably heard stories of people struggling with pain and several dentist visits to deal with their wisdom teeth, the third set of molars that people usually get as teenagers or young adults. Unfortunately, most people experience some...

Dental Bonding Vs. Veneers

Your smile is the first thing others notice about you, so it is important to have the best smile you possibly can. If you have chipped, cracked or stained teeth, you may be considering having dental bonding or veneers installed in order to correct...
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