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Think Your Smile is a Total Loss? Think Again!

If your bite is in need of restoration, whether through bridges, crowns, dentures or dental implants, you have found an expert in restorative dentistry in Dr. Milan. By definition, restorative dentistry is the diagnosis and management of tooth and tooth structure diseases and issues and the rehabilitation back to functional and aesthetic appeasing. Read on…

How to Tell if Your Gums are Healthy

When considering oral health, it’s obvious that healthy teeth come to mind. However, most people don’t think about their gums nearly as often. Truth be told, your gums serve an important purpose. They are the anchor that keep your teeth in the proper place and also absorb shock in the mouth. Gums are comprised of…

You Can’t Put a Price on Confidence!

For many men and women, gaining confidence through exercising their way to a fit physique, wearing clothes that make them feel good and even regular visits to the hairdresser seem very natural. However, when it comes to your smile, do you think beyond simple brushing, flossing and dental visits? Many people aren’t aware of the…

What You Need to Know About Mouth Cancer

Cancer is a disease that affects millions of people. And though it may get little attention or thought, mouth cancer can be just as deadly as other, more common cancers. In fact, well over 50,000 cases of mouth cancer are diagnosed each year. Of this number, nearly 20 percent of people will die from it.…

How to Have Strong, Healthy Teeth for Life

Most understand and take measures to ensure their bodies are strong and healthy. These measures often include eating right, exercising and taking vitamins. But did you know that you should give the same consideration to your teeth? While there are no “exercises” for maintaining strong teeth, there are strategies you can put into place to…

What To Do In A Dental Emergency

Despite your best efforts to maintain optimum oral health, dental emergencies can and do occur. Though the best protection against unwanted dental woes is attending every six-month dental checkup and exam with Dr. Milan, if you are faced with an unexpected emergency, here are some tips. What’s a dental emergency? If you have any of…

Reasons Your Teeth are Sensitive

With summer around the corner, you may yearn to sip an iced cold beverage in the sun. But for many, drinking cold drinks or biting into cold food can cause not only discomfort in the teeth, but also tooth pain and sensitivity. There are several reasons your teeth may be sensitive. Read on to explore…

Dental Excellence In Birmingham, Michigan

When it comes to choosing a dentist to care for your smile and oral health, you shouldn’t take chances. After all, oral health is directly linked to overall health and your smile is one of the first features people notice about you and can be a major source of confidence. Your dentist should be experienced,…

Gum Contouring: A Viable Solution to Gum Issues

How often do you think of your gums? Probably not that often and definitely not as often as your teeth. But the truth is, your gums are a foundation of your oral health. Issues like gum recession and periodontitis can affect the gums and cause loss of teeth. Which is why gum health is essential.…

What to Expect at Your Oral Cancer Screening

When it comes to oral health, you may assume that your six-month cleaning is all it takes to ensure your mouth is in its best condition. However, there are other key factors that can contribute to the wellbeing of your mouth, gums and teeth. One such factor is an oral cancer screening. This exam should…

What Makes PST Gum Treatment So Unique?

For many, receding gums are a concern for a variety of reasons. Gums that recede can cause teeth to become sensitive and even cause bacteria build-up, which can in turn lead to other issues. In year’s past, very little could be done for the gums once they recede aside from highly invasive measures that were…

Is What You’re Eating Harming Your Teeth?

We all know that eating nutritious foods is great for our bodies. But we probably don’t give thought as often to how the foods we consume are affecting our teeth. Certain foods, even healthy foods, can harm the enamel of your teeth. Keep reading to learn more. Enamel-harming food and drinks Foods are high in…

What to Expect at Your Dental Appointment with Dr. Milan

Most people are aware that they should be visiting the dentist every six months at minimum for an exam and cleaning. And whether you are a first-time patient or a long-time patient, Dr. Milan and his staff strive to exceed all of your expectations during every one of your visits. Read on for more on…

Your Smile is Your Business Card…Make the Most of it!

Your smile is one of the first physical traits people notice upon meeting you. And when it comes to being successful in business, it’s safe to say that men and women who are approachable with a friendly smile make the best first impression. But for many people, their smile is something they wish to hide.…

Why Some People Have Healthier Smiles Than Others

When it comes to your teeth, are you 100 percent satisfied? Do you ever look at others’ smiles and wonder how or why they have brilliant-looking smiles and yours is lackluster? Well, there are many reasons this could be the case. Keep reading to learn more. Genetics and lifestyle Truth be told, genetics can play…

Why Your Gums are Red and Sore

We all know that taking care of our teeth is important. But how about your gums? Do you notice when they aren’t in tip-top shape? Maybe you experience gum pain or bleeding while brushing, or perhaps your gums appear red in color or even swollen. These are all symptoms that shouldn’t be ignored. Learn more…

The Dangers of Teeth Grinding

Do you wake up with a sore jaw? Are your teeth wearing down? The reason could be teeth grinding. For many people, teeth grinding (also known as Bruxism) is an issue that can affect their teeth and cause pain. In its most severe state, grinding your teeth can even cause tooth loss. While there may…

New Year, New Confidence, New Smile!

The New Year is the perfect time to start putting yourself and your wellness first. And this should also include your oral health and overall self-confidence. For so many people, their teeth and smile are a source of self-consciousness. Many people struggle with positive self-image due to teeth that are experiencing a variety of issues.…

Why You Can’t Afford to Miss Your Next Dental Checkup

As you head into the New Year, making your health a priority is essential. This also includes your oral health. Some people mistakenly believe that postponing or missing their six-month dental checkups altogether is no big deal. Not so. Skipping your dental checkup puts you at risk for a myriad of issues that can affect…

Start the New Year with Your Healthiest Mouth Ever

When you think of making health changes in the New Year, what comes to mind? Likely losing weight, exercising regularly and even eating more fruits and vegetables. However, your oral health should also be considered and there’s no better time than the start of the year to make the necessary changes and enhancements to your…

What is a Dental Crown and How to Know if You Need One

When it comes to dentistry and oral health, many terms and treatments get thrown around quite often. One such treatment is a dental crown. Truth be told, some folks don’t know exactly what a crown is or whether or not they’d benefit from one (or more). Keep reading to learn more. Dental crowns 101 Simply…

What Sets Dr. Milan Apart from Other Dentists

When choosing a dentist, sadly many people simply choose blindly, meaning they don’t research their dentist before making an appointment. This is a poor decision as you are truly putting your mouth into your dentist’s hands…not just the appearance of it but the health of your teeth and gums. Dr. Milan has been well-known in…

It’s Never too Late for a Straight Smile

It’s no secret that a straight, white smile is an attractive feature. In fact, studies even indicate that people view those with a great smile as more successful both personally and professionally. However, many people aren’t confident with their smile because their teeth are crooked, overlapped or gapped. Sadly, some people go their whole lives…

The Best Defense Against Gum Disease

When it comes to a healthy mouth, your gums play a vital role. After all, gums are the foundation of your teeth. To learn more about gum disease and how to avoid it, keep reading. What is gum disease? Gum disease affects more than 75 percent of adults over 35. Also known as periodontal disease,…

How to Know When it’s Time for Dentures

If you associate dentures with only senior citizens, that’s not entirely accurate. Statistics indicate that nearly 57 percent of Americans who are 65-74 years old wear dentures. Further, those ages 55-64 wear either partial or full dentures. And almost 30 percent of folks 45-55 wear some form of dentures, as well. As we age, so…

An Attractive Smile is More than a Confidence Booster

While most folks would agree that an attractive smile is a fantastic feature, and one in which enhances self-confidence, a healthy, beautiful smile goes far beyond how it makes you feel. Did you know that studies repeatedly indicate that a straight, white smile gives the impression of success both personally and professionally? It’s true. And…

The Ins and Outs of a Root Canal

Root canals are a fairly common dental procedure, however, one that is very intricate. When performed correctly, a root canal can relieve you of pain and infection in your teeth. Keep reading for more about this treatment. What is a root canal? A bad cavity or even physical trauma can cause damage to a tooth.…

Improve Your Smile in No Time at All

When thinking about cosmetic dentistry, some people mistakenly think that these treatments are extremely time consuming or painful. Truth be told, the dental industry and, more specifically, the cosmetic dental industry, has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past decade. Most treatments that improve the health and appearance of your teeth and gums can…

Tooth Erosion: What it is and How to Avoid it

Tooth erosion or loss of tooth enamel is a common issue for many people — kids and adults alike. This can start out as a minor and only slightly annoying issue, but it can quickly progress to a more serious issue when it comes to your dental health. Keep reading to learn more about tooth…

What to Do If You Chip a Tooth

Whether by accident or injury, chipping a tooth can actually be fairly common. Some activities do put you at a higher risk of chipping a tooth, such as contact sports. Other culprits for a chipped tooth include chewing hard foods like candy, kernels of popcorn or ice. Using teeth as tools, like for opening packages…

What To Do If Your Teeth Are Worn

For many people, worn teeth can present itself for a variety of reasons. In fact, teeth wear is a very common issue that may occur simply from aging or other reasons like teeth grinding (also known as bruxism), consuming foods and beverages high in acid, a misaligned bite, and even issues like acid reflux or…

What are Dental Implants and Could You Benefit From Them?

Dental implants are an effective treatment for missing teeth or teeth that have been extracted. Many people choose dental implants as a tooth replacement option because they are a long-lasting and highly secure solution. If you’re interested in learning if you’re a candidate for dental implants, keep reading for more about this advance dental treatment.…

Adult Orthodontics: More Than Just a Beautiful Smile

When you think of orthodontics, braces in particular, you may think that they are treatments for adolescents and teens. However, in today’s day, more and more adults are realizing the multiple benefits of orthodontic treatment…which go far beyond a pretty smile. The truth is, orthodontic solutions aren’t simply about having straight teeth. Crooked teeth can…

Are Dentures a Viable Solution for You?

For many people, tooth loss is not only embarrassing it also hinders their daily life. For example, routine activities like eating and talking can become difficult if you have one or more missing teeth. However, dentures can be an effective solution to missing teeth. If you’d like to learn more about how dentures work and…