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Could Your Sweet Tooth Be Genetic?

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You can't get enough when it comes to candy, cake, or ice cream! It seems that your sweet tooth is out of control at times. But is this your fault? A new study out of Copenhagen is finding that it may not be. Your sweet tooth may actually be a result of genetics! Researchers will need to do some additional studies as the first round relied heavily on patients to self-report their sweets preference and results on their own. However, early results are leaning toward a link between genetics and sweet preferences.While this may be good news, you still have to manage your sweet tooth in order to protect your ...

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"Fake Teeth" vs. Modern Dentures

Best Dentures | Royal Oak MI
Dentures have had a reputation in the past of feeling and looking more like "fake teeth." The idea of wearing fake teeth may not seem appealing, even if you are missing multiple teeth. However, today's modern dentures are designed and crafted much differently than in the past. There are also many more options for dentures that allow you to choose what best suits your needs and lifestyle.Modern DenturesToday's dentures are designed with your facial structure and skin tone in mind for a much more appealing aesthetic than in the past. With individually crafted teeth, these days, dentures provide the variations that you see with natural teeth so that no ...

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New Research: Bacteria and Yeast Work Together to Cause Cavities in Kids

Children's Dentistry | Royal Oak MI Dentist
Sugar is the number one enemy of your child's teeth! We know it fuels the bacteria that causes tooth decay, but now a new study is showing that it may also be fueling fungi in your child's mouth, which causes more severe decay when it works together with bacteria known as childhood caries. This disease affects around 23% of children in the United States. While fluoride is still effective in fighting bacteria, researchers are working on an agent that can disrupt the development of fungi.Routine Dental VisitsDr. Chalasani welcomes patients of all ages to Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, and she loves to build relationships with children. Your child ...

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Your Top 3 Fluoride Questions Answered

Fluoride Information | Dentist in Royal Oak
When it comes to your oral health, you may have questions, and you should! At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, we welcome your questions and today we are going to discuss a topic we often hear questions about - fluoride. Here are the top 3 questions we hear about fluoride, if yours aren't answered here, we encourage you to call us.What is Fluoride?Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps to strengthen developing teeth and remineralize teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. Many cities across the U.S. have fluoridated their water to help defend against cavities. You can also get fluoride through brushing your teeth or rinsing your ...

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What Is an Occlusal Guard?

Occlusal Guard | Royal Oak Family Dentistry
Starting the day with a headache is never a good sign, but it's been happening to you more frequently. Sometimes the headaches go away, but on the days they get progressively worse, you find it hard to focus and complete your tasks at work. An occlusal guard may be the solution you need and Dr. Suchi Chalasani can help!What is an Occlusal Guard?Also known as a mouth guard, an occlusal guard is a custom removable appliance designed much like a retainer to protect your teeth. We make this appliance with impressions taken of your teeth, so it's customized to fit your mouth. It's comfortable to wear at night while ...

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The Tooth-Colored Fillings Process

Tooth-Colored Fillings | Family Dentistry of Royal Oak
It’s inevitable for most people: At some point, they will need to have a cavity filled. Dental decay is quite common, and thankfully with today’s modern dentistry, decay usually means a simple filling will preserve the health of your tooth.At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak we use tooth-colored fillings to prevent decay from growing in your tooth. Let’s take a look at the tooth-colored filling process and what you might expect from your Royal Oak dentist.What Happens When You Get a Tooth-Colored FillingYour dentist will use a numbing gel to numb the site where a needle will deliver a local anesthetic. You should barely feel the needle at all ...

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Need to Replace a Tooth? Consider These Options

Dentures | Implants | Bridges | Royal Oak MI
In spite of their best efforts, sometimes people lose one or more teeth. It’s important to deal with missing teeth for many reasons. If you are missing teeth, speaking and eating can become difficult. If you still have healthy teeth left in your mouth, not replacing missing teeth can compromise them as well.There are a couple of options to choose from for replacing missing teeth, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants. For more information on tooth replacement, including these options, contact Family Dentistry of Royal Oak.Dental ImplantsThe best option for replacing missing teeth is dental implants. Dental implants integrate with the jawbone permanently so they are immovable. Dental implant patients ...

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