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Hacks to Keep Your Mouth Healthy

A clean mouth is a healthy mouth! But in the hustle and bustle of every day, it can be a challenge to focus on our teeth and gums. Fortunately, there are ways you can keep your mouth its healthiest throughout the day – without taking too much time! Keep reading to learn more. Keep your …

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What to do for Very Yellow Teeth

For some men and women, hiding their smiles is common, as is shying away from photos or covering their mouths when they laugh – all because of teeth that have become yellow or even deeply stained. Teeth dullness, stains, and yellowing can occur for a variety of reasons. It can develop as a result of …

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Who is at Risk for Oral Cancer?

While it’s important to keep your bi-annual dental exam appointment to help keep your teeth looking their best and to avoid cavities, there are far more crucial reasons to be sure you do not skip it. While at your appointment, Dr. Milan and his dental team are not only looking for signs of gingivitis and …

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How You can Prevent Gum Disease

Did you know that your gums play an essential role in your oral health? Most people know that brushing twice daily is key to keeping your teeth healthy, but your gums should be cared for equally as well! Read on for more on this important dental topic. Gum health 101 Gingivitis is gum disease in …

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Worst Habits that Affect Your Oral Health

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be somewhat easy to forget to focus on your teeth and oral health. However, good oral health practices can help not only avoid dental issues but save you time and money in the long run. Here are some of the top habits that can wreak …

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When bad breath is more than a nuisance

Everyone experiences bad breath from time to time, whether upon waking or after eating pungent foods like garlic or onions. However, for some people, bad breath is chronic. Bad breath can be more than a frustration, however. Keep reading to learn more. When is bad breath a cause for concern? For those with chronic bad …

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Restore your smile…fast!

When it comes to changing your smile for the better – it’s important to know that it doesn’t have to take an extreme amount of time. At Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we have transformed countless smiles through cosmetic and restorative dentistry. And, oftentimes, it can be a quicker solution than you may have thought. …

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What is the Right Age for Invisalign?

When it comes to self-confidence, a gorgeous smile is certainly important. In fact, studies show that an appealing smile makes people appear more attractive and even more successful! However, many kids, teens, and adults alike are unhappy or even embarrassed by their smiles due to teeth that are crooked, gapped, crowded, or even protruding. Fortunately, …

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Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean…What You Must Know

Keeping your oral health at its best begins with your toothbrush! Of course, brushing twice a day at a minimum is recommended…but are you brushing with a germ-free brush? If you aren’t sure, we encourage you to read on for more on how to keep your toothbrush clean. Toothbrush care is key to oral health …

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What You Should Know About Dental Implants

If one or more of your teeth are missing, or if you plan on having a tooth extracted in the near future, a dental implant or implants may be a viable tooth replacement option for you. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are a permanent solution and do not need replacing in years to come …

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Two Crucial Steps to Maximize Your Oral Health

Many people believe that if they brush twice a day and floss daily, that is all that their teeth require for optimum oral health. However, the truth is, there are various other steps you can take to be sure your mouth is not only clean, but in good health. Read on for two non-negotiables when …

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When it is Important to Call the Dentist Right Away

Of course, an injury to a tooth or major mouth pain are cause to go to the dentistry right away. But truth be told, there are other symptoms that may be less obvious that should not be ignored, either. Keep reading for more on this important topic. When you need to call the dentist Though …

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Why Your Mouth is Directly Linked to Your Overall Wellness

Keeping a clean, healthy mouth is key to oral wellness, of course. But did you know that your mouth can be a window of sorts to your wellness overall? That’s right, the health of your teeth, in addition to your gums and your mouth can certainly affect the health of your body. Read on for …

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When a Dental Issue Arises, What Should You Do?

For most people, brushing and flossing as recommended and seeing your dentist every six months is sufficient in keeping up with oral care. However, for others, additional care and treatment of teeth and gums may be required for a variety of reasons. For example, you may experience an injury to the mouth or may be …

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Why Changes in Your Mouth Should Not be Ignored

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can often shrug off minor changes in our mouths – whether involving the teeth, gums or even the inner cheeks and lips. However, it is important to keep an eye on your mouth to ensure that there are no serious health issues or dental issues at …

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How to Ensure Your Mouth is its Cleanest!

When it comes to optimum oral health, a clean mouth is key to a healthy mouth. However, truth be told, some people simply are not keeping their teeth as clean as they should be. When teeth are not properly cleaned and cared for, cavities, gingivitis and other dental woes can become present…leading to bad breath, …

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Never Underestimate the Power of Your Dentist!

With dental cleanings and exams being two highly performed in-office dental treatments for people of all ages, your bi-annual exam should, indeed, be non-negotiable! However, when it comes to your oral health—and your overall wellness—your dentist plays a larger role than you may imagine. Keep reading to learn more. Oral cancer screening While discussing cancer …

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Two Common Dental Problems (and What to do About Them)

Sometimes, despite visiting the dentist for checkups and maintaining good at-home care, dental issues can still crop up. And while everyone is different in terms of which issues affect their teeth and mouth, read on for two different dental issues that are actually quite common. Eroded enamel and tooth sensitivity When the enamel of the …

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What Puts You at Risk for Tooth Decay?

Simply put, if you have teeth then you are risk for tooth decay. Tooth decay is the cause of cavities developing and begins as plaque — which is a sticky and bacteria-ridden film that builds on the teeth when they are not properly cared for. If left untreated, it can actually destroy the teeth’s surface. …

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Three Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Many people come to us for solutions to prevent or treat gum disease. And rightfully so, as nearly 3 of 4 adults have gum disease and, further, gum disease is the top cause of loss of teeth. As such, keeping your gums healthy should be high on your wellness priority list! And we can help. …

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Taking Your Dental Health to the Next Level!

How often do you think about your dental health? Chances are, not enough. And though visiting the dentist bi-annually for your dental cleaning and exam is crucial to your dental health, there is more that can be done to ensure your oral health is up to par! Keep reading for more. At home care Brushing …

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Why You Should Not Postpone Your Dental Exam

With the busy-ness of everyday life and challenges that affect us all on a world and personal level, there are still things that are important to your health and wellness that should not be delayed, including your dental visit. Seeing your dentist is key to your health (and pocketbook) in a variety of ways. Read …

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Solutions for a Gummy Smile

When it comes to a beautiful smile, more than your teeth should be considered. In fact, your gums play a vital role both in the appearance and the health of your mouth. For some, though, a gummy smile, which is when an excess amount of gums show when smiling and talking, can be a cause …

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What You Need to Know About Invisalign

For many people, the thought of smiling for photos can be a cause of concern due to teeth that are crooked or gapped. And many feel they must live with a less-than-perfect smile due to the inconvenience and obtrusive nature of traditional braces. However, with today’s advanced dental treatments, Dr. Milan can help you achieve …

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Treatment Options for Worn Teeth

Though not unusual, most people’s teeth experience some element of wearing down over the years. This can be due to aging and other factors. When worn teeth occur, teeth can appear smaller or darker, they can become weaker, and it can even have an adverse effect on your bite. Fortunately, there are solutions for worn …

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How to Enhance Your Health with Your Dentist’s Help!

Choosing a dentist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. In fact, when you choose a dentist, you are selecting someone who plays an integral role in your own health and wellness. After all, study after study indicates that oral health is linked to overall health. Keep reading for more on how your …

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Think You Have a Cavity? Why You Shouldn’t Wait for Treatment

When it comes to maintaining your healthiest smile, your dental health is best handled proactively. As such, visiting your dentist at least every six months for a checkup and professional cleaning, annually for X-rays, and ensuring great at-home care are all essential. It is also important to keep an eye out for any potential dental …

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What to do When Your Teeth Become Yellow

Over time, most people experience dulling or yellowing of teeth. This can happen with age or due to certain medications and even as a result of certain foods and beverages that stain the teeth. Regardless, many people search for over-the-counter solutions to whiten their teeth. Truth be told, whitening toothpastes and strips that you buy …

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Why You Clench Your Jaw and How You Can Stop

While many patients come to Dr. Milan with concerns about jaw pain and even headaches that come about as a result of jaw clenching, some people simply try to ignore the pain and clicking or feel they have to just live with it. Truth be told, there are ways to ease this tension and help …

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Gentle Dentistry — What Does it Mean?

Let’s be honest: Not everyone enjoys visiting the dentist. And for some with dental phobia and other physical conditions, it can be even more unnerving. Though we do all we can to make your appointment comfortable and enjoyable, we understand that sometimes extenuating circumstances require additional help to provide ease. This is where gentle, sedation …

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Three Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Most people know that keeping their teeth clean and healthy is key to oral wellness. However, sometimes gums get overlooked. But truth be told, your gums play an essential part in your mouth’s health. Keep reading for three ways you can help keep your gums their healthiest. Gum health 101 Flossing daily is imperative to …

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How Your Teeth Can Help Predict Your Health

Most know that brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily, along with visiting the dentist every six months for your dental cleaning and checkup is important for maintaining oral health. But did you know that your teeth can actually help predict your body’s health? Read more below to learn more about this important …

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Which Teeth Whitening Option is Right for You?

With the holidays approaching, many people are considering enhancing their appearance for upcoming New Year’s Eve parties and beginning-of-the-year events. And professional teeth whitening is a fantastic option that can help your look your best and make your smile shine its brightest! The beauty of professional teeth whitening is that it is fast and highly …

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How Often Should You Really be Visiting the Dentist?

Most people are aware that seeing the dentist is key to oral health. However, did you know that over 40 percent of Americans say that they do not see their dentist as much as they should? This is a concerning statistic, as your dentist plays a key role in your overall wellness, and a variety …

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When is the Right Time for Invisalign for You?

If you have been considering straightening your teeth, you may be familiar with Invisalign Clear Aligners. This treatment work to create a healthy, straight smile over a period of time by using discreet, removable aligners that are changed out regularly as teeth shift. However, there are some considerations when it comes to the right timing …

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Out of Town Patients Welcome!

If you are searching for the very best in dental and cosmetic dental service, you are in the right place! Dr. Milan and Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in Birmingham, MI have helped thousands of people just like you achieve dental excellence and attain the attractive smile of their dreams. Not in metro Detroit? Not …

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Schedule Your Dental Appointment Before the End of the Year!

As the end of the year approaches, it is key to utilize your dental benefits (and HSA/FSA funds) especially before the hustle and bustle of the holidays arrives. Not to mention, it is always the right time for putting your health and wellness first! Read on for why you shouldn’t delay. Don’t waste your benefits …

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Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club: A Clear Winner

Many patients of Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry come to us searching for a solution to crooked or gapped teeth. And some patients have questions about Invisalign and how it compares to relatively new at-home teeth straightening options such as Smile Direct Club. We are always here to help patients evaluate their best treatment options, …

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Why Ignoring a Dental Issue Could be Detrimental

Have you ever felt a dental issue coming about but chose to ignore it in the hopes it would go away? No matter if the issue seems insignificant, dental problems should never be disregarded. Though it could be tempting to believe a bit of pain in a tooth will subside on its own, the truth …

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