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!

All About Zoom Teeth Whitening

What is Zoom? The Zoom Chairside Whitening System is a light assisted tooth whitening procedure for use in teeth whitening. It is the sole property of Discuss Dental, LLC How does Zoom work? The Zoom Whitening Gel’s active ingredient is...

Diabetic? Insurance Might Cover Additional Cleanings

More than 20 million adults and children in the United States have some form of diabetes. About 14 million having been diagnosed with the disease, and 6 million are completely unaware they have it. There are different types of the disease; most...

Use Your Dental Insurance Before Dec 31st!

During the holidays, there's an especially good reason to carve out time to see us at Southfield Family Dental Center: If you have insurance, your dental benefits expire at the end of the calendar year! Give yourself the gift of good...

Periodontal Dentists Warn: Your Heart is at Stake

We all know taking care of our teeth by brushing and flossing keeps the dentist happy, but believe it or not it also pleases cardiologists. The American Academy of Periodontology and the American Heart Association both support research suggesting...

Athletics Protectors for Your Teeth

Every sport has specialized equipment like helmets, shoes, gloves, uniforms, pads, balls, bats and sticks. Not just for children, mouthguards are intended to protect your teeth and dental work if you are involved in a contact sport. The American...

Oral Cancer Screening: Be aware!

Did you know almost 42,000 Americans are diagnosed with an oral or pharyngeal cancer every year?  And that over the past five years oral cancer has been on the rise? The Oral Cancer Foundation notes that “mouth cancer will be newly...

Adult Braces Orthodontist

Adult Braces – No Kidding! A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. - Phyllis Diller Are you one of the millions of adults looking for ways to improve your appearance? Are you considering braces? If so, join the...

Dental Implants - More Than A Nice Smile

If you are missing a tooth or teeth, dental implants may be the answer. A solution that can last a lifetime, an endosteal (in-the-bone dental implant) is a titanium screw placed into the jawbone. The implant acts like a root to hold a crown,...

Pediatric Dental Advice for Halloween

Halloween is scary in more ways than one. Not only do all the ghosts and goblins come out, it’s the single biggest candy day of the year. Between the sugar overload, the tricky costumes and the treat filled parties, there’s no easy way...

See Our New CT Scanner

Our revolutionary i-CAT scanner allows us to quickly and accurately diagnose your dental problem by utilizing cutting-edge imaging technology. With i-CAT, we’re able to get a comprehensive, three-dimensional view of your jaw in less than 5 seconds!

Why You Shouldn't Wait To Treat Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the soft tissue that supports and surrounds the teeth. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease can affect one or several teeth and should be diagnosed by a dentist. If left untreated, the effects of gum...

Three Teeth Whitening Options

Despite the best dental hygiene efforts, sometimes it can be difficult to keep the sparkle in your smile. With coffee, red wine, tea, and other foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, it can be quite easy for the shine to dim to an...

Understanding the Risk Factors of Oral Cancer

Like any type of cancer, oral cancer begins with a change in a healthy cell that causes it to grow out of control. Unlike healthy cells, these cancerous cells have the ability to infect other healthy tissue in the body through a process called...

Why Do Some Wisdom Teeth Require Extraction?

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that nine of every 10 individuals have at least one impacted wisdom tooth. Correcting this painful condition is just one of the many benefits of this common procedure. Southfield...

About Bone Resorption

The roots of natural teeth are anchored in the jawbone, creating a stable foundation for every tooth. When a tooth is lost, this supportive bone can quickly become compromised by a natural occurrence known as bone resorption. Watch this video to...

The Benefit of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular dental restoration option designed to create a natural and healthy smile. Read the following information to find out what benefits you can expect after completing your dental implant procedure at Southfield Family...

The Benefits of Zoom! Teeth Whitening

There are significant benefits to seeing your cosmetic dentist for tooth whitening, including the use of the professional Zoom! tooth whitening system. This method is among the most popular whitening systems used by cosmetic dentists to achieve...
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