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Facts About DIY Teeth Whitening

As time goes on, most people experience some level of dulling or yellowing of their teeth. And there is a plethora of ways to whiten – both at your dentist and over-the-counter methods. But there are some differences between the two – from safety to effectiveness. Read on to learn more about this. What’s the …

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What Exactly is Plaque and How to Avoid it

Plaque is a substance that derives from food and debris particles that build up in the mouth when not properly removed. This is an issue because plaque is filled with bacteria that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay, which can cause a host of other issues for your teeth and mouth. If your …

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Choosing the Right Dentist for You and Your Family

Choosing a dentist, much like choosing a family doctor, is a very important decision. After all, you’re leaving your smile and oral health in someone else’s hands – literally! As such, it is key to do your research and choose the right dentist office for you and your family. But what should you look for? …

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Why a Straight Smile is a Healthier Smile

Many people desire a straighter smile so that they feel more confident in their appearance. When teeth are gapped, crooked or crowded, it can mean the difference between feeling your best or wishing you felt better about your smile. But did you know that a straight smile also makes your smile healthier? A true win-win! …

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Valentine’s Day is Coming! Put Your Best Smile Forward

We are officially into February! That means romantic dinners and special Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day celebrations. And while it’s important to feel our best every day, special occasions are even more of a reason to love on ourselves and put our best face forward. This includes your smile! A gorgeous white smile is your best …

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Are You Brushing Too Hard? How to Tell

Most are aware that brushing teeth twice a day is the minimum recommendation for a healthy smile. However, some people are unaware that when they do brush, they are brushing too hard! Whether you’re in a rush or feel that brushing harder will get your teeth cleaner, you should be aware of the dangers of …

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Foods That Can Enhance Your Oral Health

They say you are what you eat…and that certainly rings true with your oral health! You probably know that healthy, nutritious foods are key to maintaining a healthy body. But did you know that there are foods that can also benefit your teeth and gums? Read on to learn more. What to eat for optimum …

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What are dental implants and who could benefit from them?

Dental implants are often a good solution for adults missing one or more teeth. Teens whose facial development is complete may also be candidates for dental implants. Sometimes, due to injury or even tooth decay or infection, teeth must be removed. Fortunately, there are aesthetic solutions with dental implants, which also offer restored health to …

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Why Your Tooth Hurts and When to Seek Treatment

Is your tooth aching? Perhaps it’s stinging when you consume a hot or cold food or beverage or when out in cold, windy weather? This can be a rather painful – and bothersome – experience. Fortunately, with the right dental care, you can avoid pain in the teeth altogether! Read on for more. Toothache…or something …

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What Makes You Want to Smile More Often?

With 2024 upon us, it is the perfect time to evaluate your life, health and goals. For many, that includes doing things that are good for their health, wellness and overall self-confidence. And your smile is a key source of feeling good about yourself! Believe it or not, there are many dental treatments that can …

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Ensuring Optimum Gum Health

For many people, taking good care of their teeth is a part of their everyday health habits. Most know that brushing twice a day goes a long way to fend off cavities, keep breath fresh and keep teeth white. However, some people don’t often think of their gums quite as often. But truth be told, …

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What’s the Secret to Keeping Your Natural Teeth for a Lifetime?

Did you know that your teeth can outlast a plethora of other parts of your body? Of course, teeth do age, however, you can protect through some simple steps…and keep your natural teeth your entire life! Read on for more. Keeping your teeth healthy for a lifetime Protecting against tooth loss is something you should …

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Which Whitening Option is Best for You?

Is your smile dazzling or beginning to dull? Is it as white as you’d like, or could it be brighter and whiter? Though brushing is key to a healthy mouth, oftentimes, over time, we need a little more to make our smiles as white as we’d like. Fortunately, there are professional options that are more …

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Are You a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Maybe you’ve heard of dental veneers or maybe you’ve even considered finding out more about this cosmetic dental treatment. Regardless, it’s important to understand what veneers treat and who is a candidate. Read on to get clued in on this. What are veneers and are they right for you? Dental veneers are a cosmetic solution …

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How to Teach Your Kids Good Dental Health Habits

When it comes to learning to take care of your teeth – adults are key in teaching kids how to do this early. And many times, teaching by example is best! Read on for simple ways to encourage optimal dental wellness with your child. Starting dental health habits early While there is no substitute for …

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Why Our Patients Refer Us

When it comes to our patients, we take each one very seriously. After all, our patients deserve the very best dental care and service, and they are our livelihood! We are fortunate to have built a practice with a long list of patients over the years. Many times, new patients come to us by way …

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The Ins and Outs of Dental Veneers

If you aren’t satisfied with the way your smile looks, you may be considering cosmetic dental options. For many people dental veneers are a fantastic solution for a variety of issues. Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is an expert in dental veneers in Birmingham, Michigan. Keep reading to learn more What to know about veneers …

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A Simpler Way to a Beautiful Smile

Your smile is truly your billboard! It’s one of the first things people notice about you and even remember about you. But for many, their smiles are one thing they wish to change. Fortunately, with a treatment called Snap-on-Smile, you can have a gorgeous new smile…in a snap! And, what’s more, it is a more …

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The Cost of Missing Your Dental Appointment

Now, more than ever, people are dealing with busy schedules. Between career, family and social engagements, there can be little time for anything else. And while most typically only go to the dentist twice a year, it is important not to cancel or push your appointment off. Even if you have good at-home dental habits, …

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What Bad Breath Could be Trying to Tell You

Are you concerned your mouth is not as fresh as it could be? Do you worry in close spaces or during conversations your breath may have an odor? These can be common concerns. And for most, it typically shouldn’t be too worrisome. But for some, bad breath is a very real issue – one that …

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Is Invisalign Right for Your Child?

Adolescent and teen years hold great experiences and memories for most kids. However, going to school and being a teen can be stressful for kids and their confidence. And add to it old, bulky metal braces that are uncomfortable and obtrusive, well, that can be cause for embarrassment for some. Today, millions of kids get …

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Why Your Gums are Red and Sore Lately

When you think of good oral health, you probably think of healthy teeth. And while teeth wellness is essential, it’s important to consider your gums, as well. Many people, at one point or another, find themselves with red, inflamed gums that are sore and even bleed. This issue, though common, can be cause for concern. …

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Candy and Your Oral Health

Do you have a sweet tooth? At times, we all do! And with Halloween approaching and an abundance of candy available at every store this time of year, it’s important to look at the effects that candy has on your teeth. And while it’s okay to indulge here and there, you can do so safely …

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Are You Brushing Your Teeth Long Enough?

Perhaps you don’t think about the process of brushing your teeth too much. It’s likely just a habit – when you get up and when you go to bed. And while this is probably true for most people, you should actually be aware of how long you are brushing your teeth! Read on for why. …

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Should I Wear a Night Guard?

Do you wake up with a sore jaw from clenching your teeth at night? Most times, we aren’t even aware that we are clenching until we wake up with pain and soreness in the face. Bruxism is clenching or grinding of the jaw and teeth. When you grind your teeth, your jaw moves forward and …

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How to Choose a Dentist Office

Perhaps you’ve recently moved to the area and you’re searching for a new dental provider. Or maybe you and your family aren’t quite satisfied with your current dental office. Or maybe even you simply wish to experience the best in dental care. Regardless, there are some things to consider when choosing a dentist office. Keep …

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Why Your Dentist Appointment is Essential

In today’s busy world, it can be tough to juggle home, family and work, let alone doctor and dentist appointments. And while sometimes things come up that force you to cancel, it is important that your dental health is a priority. Keep reading for more on why it’s important to keep your dental appointment. Why …

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Diabetes and your Oral Health

Did you know that those with diabetes have a greater risk of developing gum disease and even infections of the gums and bones that secure the teeth in their place? It’s true. As such, if you are diabetic, you should take extra care to be mindful of your oral health. Read on for more on …

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Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Invisalign

For many people – both teens and adults – a crooked, gapped or uneven smile can be frustrating and can even hinder self-confidence. Fortunately, in today’s forward-thinking dental world, there are solutions! One such solution is Invisalign Clear Aligners, which straighten your smile over time through a series of transparent aligners that can be removed …

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Most Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay

Did you know that tooth decay is a common oral health issue that affects adults and kids? It’s also one of the most easily prevented dental health issue. If you are curious about how to spot tooth decay or think you may be experiencing it, read on for more. How to detect – and avoid …

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Fluoride: Facts and myths

In the dental world, there is much talk about fluoride. Fluoride is an ion of fluorine and is naturally found in seawater and rocks as well as some food and beverages. But many wonder why fluoride is necessary and if it’s essential to dental health. Read on to learn more. What to know about fluoride …

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How to Pick the Right Toothbrush

While you may not think about it all that often, choosing a toothbrush is actually something you should, indeed, put some thought into. Today, there is a wide variety of toothbrush brands and types to choose from – both online and in the store. Truth be told, it can be tough to know which is …

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When to Call the Dentist…or go to the ER

Sudden pain in your tooth or mouth can be concerning and bothersome. Sometimes, it can come out of nowhere. Other times, an injury may cause it. Regardless, it is important to understand when you should see the dentist or head to the emergency room. Read on for more. What to do about mouth pain? It …

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Combatting dental anxiety

For some people, going to the dentist is not at the top of their list of things they look forward to. And while we wish this was not the case, we understand various levels of comfort in the dental chair and even that some people may experience dentophobia. In fact, over 35 percent of Americans …

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Exceptional Oral Health Begins with You!

Many people are aware that seeing their dentist twice a year for a checkup and cleaning is essential to maintaining good oral health. But did you know that a huge part of ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy begins at home? It’s true. How you care for your mouth when you’re not at the …

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Lumineers – painless, permanent and a perfectly aligned smile

Are you frustrated with teeth that are stained, yellowing or even chipped or crooked? The truth is, many face this issue and aren’t aware that there are fast and easy solutions to getting the perfect smile. Lumineers at Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is one such solution! Keep reading to learn more. What are Lumineers? …

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Our Professional Teeth Whitening Spa – Relax and Whiten Your Smile

Are you starting to notice your teeth yellowing? Or maybe they are beginning to look duller than they used to. This can be caused by several factors, including years of coffee or red wine consumption, smoking, or simply age. Fortunately, there are professional options for whitening your smile—in no time at all! Birmingham Center for …

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Snap-On Smile – a New Smile in No Time!

Did you know there is an affordable and pain-free way to get a beautiful, brand-new smile in very little time? Snap-On Smile is a solution for those who may wish to transform their smiles because they dislike the appearance of their smiles and want to be cost-conscious. It is also ideal for those who do …

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Flossing and Your Heart – a Win-Win

You probably know that eating a nutritious diet, exercising and not smoking can all factor in to keeping your heart healthy. But in recent years, research has indicated that oral health plays a factor, as well. Though it may seem surprising, it actually makes sense that those who suffer with tooth loss or gum disease …

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Gum Grafting – All You Need to Know

For some, thinning or receding gums can be problematic and painful. This often occurs from brushing to aggressively, excess tartar or plaque, smoking or even trauma to the tissue of the gums. Fortunately, there are high-tech treatments to help cover exposed tooth roots that result from gum recession. Such a technique is called gum grafting …

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