Family Dentistry
Of Royal Oak


Are You Flossing With Proper Technique?

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We see so many patients at our Royal Oak dentist practice who insist that they are flossing on a daily basis. And we believe them!

The problem, however, is that they aren’t getting the results they would expect because they aren’t using the right technique. Flossing involves more than snapping a piece of floss between your teeth to dislodge stuck bits of food. When you floss, your goal is actually to remove bits of plaque from between your teeth and just beneath the gumline.

Best Practices for Flossing

1. Make sure you are using the right floss for the job: Dental flosses come in a variety of different widths and styles from ...

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What to Expect at a Cosmetic Consultation

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For whatever reason, you are unhappy with your smile. Perhaps you have wondered if cosmetic dentistry would take your smile from dismal to dazzling, but you just weren’t sure what you could expect. At your cosmetic dentist in Royal Oak, we take great pride in giving our patients the smiles they should have been born with. We encourage you to give us a call and make an appointment for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Let’s talk about what cosmetic dental procedures might be best for you.

If you decide to make an appointment for a cosmetic consultation, you might be wondering what to expect. Let’s take a look at what ...

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What Can Porcelain Veneers Do for You?

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If you one of the many people who are unhappy with their smile, then keep reading! If you have teeth that are stained, gapped, spaced oddly, or even just crooked, you might have wondered what you could do to have a smile you loved to show the world. You might be pleasantly surprised to learn that porcelain veneers can make a big difference with your smile. If you are wondering about porcelain veneers and whether they might be right for you, read on—and then contact your cosmetic dentist in Royal Oak to find out more.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

There is nothing complicated about porcelain veneers. They are simply ultra-thin pieces ...

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Gum Disease Signs and Symptoms

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Gum disease is a big problem in this country, and it is the number one reason people lose their teeth. But many people aren’t even aware they have gum disease. Many who do know they have it aren’t receiving treatment for it. The problem with gum disease is that it not only threatens the health of your teeth, but it can also increase your risk of other serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, and some types of cancer.

If you have gum disease, would you recognize the signs and symptoms?

The First Sign of Gum Disease

If you are brushing your teeth and you notice that your gums are bleeding, ...

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Tobacco and Your Oral Health

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How Tobacco Use Affects Your Oral Health

The warnings about the effect of tobacco use on your overall health are widely known, often emphasized in ad campaigns today, but tobacco use can be specifically detrimental to your oral health in ways you may not know. Working with a great dentist is the best way to recover from issues you may have due to extensive tobacco use, which can be fairly widespread.

In fact, some experts believe that many common oral health issues are much more likely in smokers and tobacco users. This includes: 

  • Periodontal (gum) disease: Gum disease is more common in smokers, and it often progresses more quickly. Tobacco can actually directly ...

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What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

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Conditions Treated with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a common treatment in cosmetic dentistry, and they are used to address a wide array of issues. We have extensive experience working with veneers to treat a variety of cosmetic dental flaws, and our team of dental experts can help you through this process! 

Because veneers are thin, your natural teeth surface will show through, and this makes veneers a natural looking option. When veneers are done correctly, it’s very difficult to even see which teeth have been treated at all. Care after your procedure is very simple, and typically only requires your regular oral hygiene habits to stay healthy, although veneers are not ...

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What To Do When You Break a Tooth

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Though the enamel of your tooth is strong and meant to last your entire life, sometimes teeth can become chipped and broken. Whether it is through trauma to your face or biting down on a hard piece of candy, many people break or chip a tooth at some point. Yet, many people don’t know what to do when this happens. At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, we want to prepare our patients for these dental emergencies, and make ourselves available when they need us most. 

What to do if you break a tooth

As soon as you realize your tooth is chipped or cracked, you should contact your dentist and set up ...

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