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The Benefits of Brushing With An Electric Toothbrush

Brushing twice a day is important to keeping your smile healthy, but WHAT can switching from a manual to an electric toothbrush do for your oral health routine? Electric Toothbrushes Provide Many Benefits While a manual toothbrush can get the job done if used properly, an electric toothbrush provides benefits that go beyond simply scrubbing your…

Learn the Benefits of Dental Implants

If you have experienced tooth loss, you are not alone. In fact, more than 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth, while 178 million are missing at least one tooth. Here’s the good news: there are solutions for you. Dental Implants Function Much Like Natural Teeth While there are other tooth replacement options,…

The Waterpik Water Flosser: Everything You Need to Know

We can all admit that flossing isn’t always fun. That doesn’t mean we can skip this all-important task. Luckily, there’s a way to make flossing easier, faster, and more fun: the Waterpik® Water Flosser. Flossing Is Essential for a Healthy Mouth Did you know that if you don’t floss you miss cleaning 35 percent of…

The Silent Invader: Periodontal Disease

Here is an interesting fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults in the United States are affected by periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease will silently invade your mouth and affect your overall, general health, without your knowledge.  How is this possible?  Periodontal disease starts off as gingivitis which is harmless…

The Need for a Dental Implant Procedure

While most people have thirty-two permanent teeth that develop (including the wisdom teeth) some people’s permanent teeth never grow in at all. These are called congenitally missing teeth—teeth missing from birth—and it’s actually more common than you think! So, what do you do if you find out you or your child has one or more…

LANAP (Laser Gum Treatment) Procedure Explained

Periodontal disease begins in the mouth but it travels all over the body.  It has the potential to travel through your bloodstream and work its way into vital organs.  There are many different causes as to why someone could have periodontal disease.  Some of these variables are genetics, stress, tobacco use, medications or even medical…

Can Stress Contribute to Gum Disease?

DID YOU KNOW THAT STRESS can have an effect on your oral health? As if you needed any more on your plate! Knowing how stress and oral health are connected can help you combat any problems that might arise. Stress May Contribute to Teeth Grinding Bruxism is the technical term for habitual teeth grinding and…

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue!

A healthy tongue is incredibly important for a healthy mouth. We know we talk a lot about your teeth, but it’s time we told you more about your tongue, that amazing muscle that allows us to speak, taste, and swallow! Get Rid of Bacteria by Cleaning Your Tongue You’ve already brushed your teeth for two…

New Technology Revolutionizing the Dental World

Technology is evolving faster than ever. As such, we strive to remain on the forefront of advanced periodontal care in order to provide our patients with the best experience possible. Dr. Nemeth has made it a priority to have the most cutting edge technology available.  In 1990, we became the first dental practice in the…

Get Your Smile Back with Dental Implants

THE TRUTH IS, our teeth are amazing! Without them we wouldn’t be able to speak, eat, sing, or smile properly. We’d like to celebrate our teeth by sharing some interesting dental facts you may not have known! Here Are 10 Fun Dental Facts If you’ve been using floss daily, by the end of the year…

Back To Basics: The DO’s And DON’Ts Of Toothbrushing

BRUSHING OUR TEETH is something we do every day. And yet it’s easy to fall into a routine of bad habits if we’re not careful! Developing correct brushing techniques and sticking to them is crucial to the health and appearance of your smile. Toothbrushing DO’s Use the right technique. Tilt the brush at a 45-degree…

The Legend of the Tooth Fairy

THE TOOTH FAIRY is one of many childhood fantasy figures we remember fondly. We lost our baby teeth, stuck them under our pillow, and the mysterious tooth fairy would swap our teeth out for money! What could be better? The tooth fairy isn’t quite the same for everyone though! The legend of the tooth fairy…

What Gum Recession Treatment Can Do For Your Smile

Our Hidden Superpower: Smiling! SMILING AT SOMEONE can turn their whole day around. But have you ever thought about the impact the act of smiling has on YOU? Smiling is a hidden superpower that can change our lives for the better if we let it! Smiling Has Numerous Health Benefits Did you know that frequent…

Managing Tooth Sensitivity

IF THERE’S ONE THING we can all agree on, it’s that nobody likes sensitive teeth! Tooth sensitivity can cause discomfort during daily tasks such as brushing, flossing, eating, drinking, and even breathing in a cold gush of air!  Many different things can cause a tooth to become sensitive. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, there…

What to Expect at the Dentist…When You’re Expecting

IF YOU’RE PREGNANT, you’re probably worried about anything and everything that may affect your baby, especially if you’re a first-time mother. But when it comes to your dental care, there’s no need to worry! Annual exams and preventive dental care during pregnancy are not only safe, but recommended. In fact, you need to pay special…

Common Myths About Gum Disease

Gum disease is very common. Some research shows that as much as half or more than half of adult Americans have some form of gum disease. Below we dispel some of the common myths people have surrounding gum disease. Myth: The only way to develop gum disease is due to poor oral hygiene. Periodontal disease…

Exciting New Technology for Sedation Dentistry

Michigan Periodontist, Dr. Joseph Nemeth consistently seeks and uses the most modern, state-of-the-art technology for the benefit of his patients. He strives to be on the leading edge of advanced periodontal surgical techniques and has pioneered the use of various new technologies in dentistry. Dr. Nemeth has now found a technological aid that is very…

How to Select the Right Periodontist

Selecting the right doctor is not always an easy task. When it comes to your oral health, it is important to find someone you are comfortable with and someone that meets your dental needs. A periodontist is a dental specialist that focuses mostly on the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth. If you…

Q & A About Gum Sculpting/Recontouring

Want to learn more about gum sculpting/gingival recontouring? Read some of the top questions and answers below. Q: What is gum sculpting? A: Gum sculpting is also commonly referred to as gingival recontouring. It is a procedure in which the gum tissue around the teeth is reshaped in order to improve oral health, provide a…

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants are not the only option you have when looking to replace one or several missing teeth. But we believe in many cases, it is the best option. Below are five good reasons to consider having dental implants over more conventional tooth replacement methods. 1. A Stable, Lasting Solution to Missing Teeth Implants are…

Dental Health Facts at Glance

Did you know that oral hygiene greatly affects overall long-term health? Did you also know that good hygiene and a nice smile are linked with self-confidence? Below are some interesting facts about oral hygiene and dental health. Nearly 70% of adult Americans have some form of periodontal (gum) disease Periodontal disease is the leading cause…

Gum Recession Explained- The Truth of it All

Gum recession is a condition in which the gums pull back from the tooth, exposing the root structure. It commonly occurs in people over the age of 40 but with proper oral health care and regular dental appointments, it can be avoided. There are many misconceptions about gum recession which are explained below. Myth #1-…

Cosmetic Crown Lengthening & The Importance of a Smile

The importance of an attractive smile cannot be exaggerated. Studies have shown that smile esthetics play a major role in the perception of whether a person is attractive and whether they are friendly, trustworthy, intelligent, and self-confident. An important factor in the esthetics of a smile is the amount of gum tissue that is displayed…

Children Get Gum Disease Too!

Surprisingly, chronic gingivitis (selling and bleeding of the gums) is common in children, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. It is both preventable and treatable with a regular routine of brushing, flossing, and professional care. Localized aggressive gum disease is found in teenagers and young adults and mostly affects the first molar and incisor…

Need to Replace a Tooth? Your Options Explained

If you’re missing one or more teeth or expect to lose a tooth in the near future due to gum disease, you’ll want to consider tooth replacement options. Besides improving your appearance, all you teeth work together to help you chew, speak, and smile. When teeth are missing, it is more difficult to do these…

How Effective is Manual Toothbrushing?

Brushing with a manual toothbrush does not appear to result in optimal oral hygiene even with daily use. A systemic study was conducted recently to determine the average amount of plaque removed during hand brushing. The study showed that plaque reduction after a single manual brushing exercise was approximately 42 percent. The study analyzed various…