Common Causes of Bad Breath

Everyone suffers from bad breath now and then. If you suspect your breath is foul, you could try brushing your teeth or taking a breath mint. If your bad breath persists, it could be a symptom of an oral condition, such as one of these: - Poor dental hygiene: If you don’t brush and floss daily, food is lingering in... read more »

Preventative Dentistry Matters to Your Health

The Art of Dentistry offers regular dental checkups in Davison, Michigan, for patients who want clean, healthy smiles. Unfortunately, nearly 40 percent of Americans over the age of 18 didn’t visit a dentist last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Regular dental checkups are vital to your heath because they screen for health problems in addition... read more »

Why Plaque Is Detrimental to Your Teeth

Your smile depends on healthy teeth and gums which come from your diligent efforts combined with professional dental cleanings to do what you cannot at home--removing tartar, or hardened plaque, off of your pearly whites and gum line. Plaque can actually damage the strongest substance in the human body--your tooth enamel. Plaque could be said to be the Achilles' heel... read more »

Fluoride Supplements Can Help Strengthen Tooth Enamel

Each day the bacteria in your mouth, and acidic foods and drinks can microscopically erode the densely packed mineral crystals that make up your tooth enamel. This process known as demineralization can eventually weaken tooth enamel and increase your chances of developing sensitivity and tooth decay problems. Low dose exposure to fluoride helps to add mineral integrity back the tooth... read more »

Five Teeth-Friendly Food Guidelines

The foods your choose to eat each day play a critical role in determining your overall health, including the health of your smile. Wise choices at breakfast, lunch, and dinner will not only help you stay lean and avoid disease, but can also keep your teeth healthy for many years to come. Here are five guidelines to remember to accentuate... read more »

Tips on How to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

If you want your child to grow into a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile, you need to prevent baby bottle tooth decay, and our The Art of Dentistry team is happy to help you do so! In order to keep your child’s oral health successful and strong, we recommend doing the following things: · After your child eats, wipe their... read more »

Products You Can Trust

In 1930, new dental products were arising, as well as extravagant claims about what they could do. The American Dental Association (ADA) took it upon themselves to implement guidelines to evaluate dental products for safety and effectiveness. The first ADA Seal of Acceptance was awarded in 1931. Even though the program is strictly voluntary, today, over 300 dental products carry... read more »

Cavity Prevention: 4 Tips That Can Save Your Smile

Dental cavities are real, but so is cavity prevention. If you use these four tips on a regular basis, you will maintain a strong and healthy smile and you will also fight off tooth decay every chance you get: · Keep up on oral hygiene: It is very important that you brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss... read more »

Could Your Child Have Tooth Decay?

Have you heard that only children are at risk of tooth decay? In reality, anyone can have tooth decay—though your children are generally more vulnerable than adults are. In fact, tooth decay is 400% more common than asthma between the ages of fourteen and seventeen. Similarly, 25% of children between one and four have some type of tooth decay while... read more »

How to Care for Your Future Smile Now

Do you ever worry about what you smile looks like, or about the first impression your pearly whites give? Do you do everything you can to keep your smile attractive? If you do, good for you. But, did you know that as you age, the appearance of your smile will change? Unfortunately, over time your teeth will wear down and... read more »