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Why Bite Splints Work for TMJ Disorder Treatment

TMJ disorders can significantly impact daily life, causing chronic pain and discomfort in the jaw, neck, and head. Finding an effective treatment is crucial for those affected, and bite splints, also known as occlusal splints, have emerged as a reliable solution.

When a Tooth Must Go: Key Indicators for Extraction

Maintaining good oral health is essential for overall well-being, but sometimes, despite our best efforts, dental issues can arise that necessitate tooth removal. Though extraction is often viewed with apprehension, it can be crucial in preserving the health of your mouth and preventing further complications.

How to Keep Your Invisalign® Progress on Track This Summer

Summer is a season of fun, relaxation, and adventure. Whether you’re planning beach vacations, attending family barbecues, or just enjoying the sunshine, it’s essential to keep your Invisalign® treatment on track. While the change in routine and tempting summer treats can pose challenges, our Canton, MI, Invisalign dentists urge you to maintain your progress with a few mindful habits and practical tips.

A Guide to Understanding Professional Teeth Whitening

A bright, white smile can boost your confidence and make a great first impression. Professional teeth whitening from our Canton, MI, cosmetic dentists is a popular treatment type that helps you achieve that dazzling smile. Naturally, many patients have questions about teeth whitening in general, the options available, and aftercare so we’ve put together a collection of answers to help anyone interested make an informed decision.

Root Canals Explained: Top 5 Questions Answered

It goes without saying, but root canal treatment is not something many patients are thrilled about. Most feel unnecessarily anxious about the procedure and are unfamiliar with what a root canal entails, why it’s necessary, and how it can be beneficial for your oral health. Our Canton, MI, dentists are here to fill you in!

Myths and Misconceptions About Dental Implants

Despite the growing popularity and high success rate of dental implants, numerous untruths still exist. These ideas then cause many patients to hesitate, swayed by outdated information or common misunderstandings about the safety, pain, and affordability of implants. It’s the goal of our Canton, MI, dental implant dentists to dispel these myths so individuals can make informed decisions about their dental health.

How Dry Mouth Affects Oral Health and What You Can Do

When you have dry mouth our Canton, MI, dentists know it isn’t just uncomfortable—it can significantly impact your oral health, leading to issues like cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Yes, saliva plays a huge role in that it helps your mouth properly stay lubricated, defend against disease-causing organisms, and is a core component in the process of breaking down food and neutralizing harmful acids.

Gum Disease Stages: Symptoms to Watch and Treatments to Seek

For many, gum disease can sneak up silently, escalating through various stages from benign gingivitis to severe periodontitis. Understanding its progression is key to timely intervention and treatment with our Canton, MI, dentists. We hope that with this information about the stages and associated symptoms, you can take proactive steps to safeguard your oral health and prevent long-term damage.

A Beginner’s Guide to Removable Dentures

Congrats on getting new removable dentures! A tried and true solution for replacing missing teeth, full and partial dentures offer a way to restore your smile’s appearance, improve chewing functionality, and enhance overall oral health. Now, our Canton, MI, dentists know that dentures can feel awkward at first.

Essential Invisalign® Cleaning Tips You Need to Know

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners offer the convenience of being removable, allowing you to eat and drink freely. However, this flexibility also means that maintaining the cleanliness of your aligners is crucial to ensuring effective treatment and preventing oral health issues.

Achieving a Perfect Smile With Dental Bonding

A smile makeover doesn’t always have to involve extensive procedures or multiple appointments. For instance, dental bonding courtesy of our Canton, MI, cosmetic dentists is simple, straightforward, and depending on how many teeth you’re having worked on, can be completed in a single visit.

Am I a Good Fit for Dental Implants?

Have you been considering dental implants for some time but you’re still unsure about whether they’re the right solution? Our Canton, MI, dental implant dentists have helped patients just like you navigate the realm of tooth replacement and make informed decisions about oral health. We can work with you to determine if you’re a proper candidate for this type of rest

Why Does My Tooth Hurt? Toothache Causes, Symptoms, & Relief

If you’re dealing with a toothache that just won’t let up, your best bet is to see our Canton, MI, emergency dentists for treatment. We believe in providing fast, considerate care so you can rest easy knowing that we’re doing everything in our power to save your teeth and prevent worsening oral health.

The Porcelain Veneer Process From Consultation to Final Look

Our Canton, MI, cosmetic dentists believe in second chances when it comes to the appearance of teeth. If you’re feeling less than enthused by how your smile looks in the mirror, in pictures, during presentations, or throughout performances, we can place porcelain veneers for a stunning transformation.

Restoration Face-Off: Dentures vs. Dental Implants

When your mission is to fill in the gaps in your smile, there are a lot of restorative options that can look attractive. The hard part is plunking down and making a decision that is going to work for you now and in the future. Our Canton, MI, dentists can help you do just that by explaining the details that come with dentures and dental implants.

When Fillings Fail: How to Spot a Lost Filling

Staying in tune with what’s going on in your mouth is important as it can sometimes be the difference between a manageable issue and a dental emergency. One such issue to pay attention to is a lost dental filling. When you catch it not too long after it has disappeared, our Canton, MI, dentists can simply replace the filling instead of performing a more intensive procedure.

Causes & Remedies for Sensitive Teeth

Sudden tooth sensitivity can make anyone worry, especially if you’re not sure where it’s coming from or why it’s happening. There’s no need to spiral and imagine the worst just yet, however, as our Canton, MI, dentists are here to help. We can examine your teeth thoroughly and use our findings to formulate a treatment plan.

5 Perks of Choosing Invisalign® Clear Aligners

If you’ve got a straighter smile in mind for the future but don’t wish to mess with regular braces, clear aligners may be the ideal solution for you. Our Canton, MI, Invisalign® dentists can introduce you to this form of orthodontic treatment and show you just how easy it is to get started.

Is it Urgent? Identifying True Dental Emergencies

Timing is important with all dental emergencies because a lack of action can possibly translate into something worse developing down the road. Our Canton, MI, emergency dentists are dedicated to being ready when you need us most. Here’s how to tell what is a dental emergency (and what isn’t), plus ways you can prevent more from happening.

The Life-Changing Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth

Restoring missing teeth goes beyond aesthetics. Sure, you fill in your smile and it’s once again a seamless grin, but it’s also healthier and built to withstand daily activities like chewing or communicating with others. If you still need some convincing, our Canton, MI, dentists would be happy to speak with you one-on-one about your situation.

Shine with Confidence: 3 Reasons to Choose Teeth Whitening

When you look in the mirror or at pictures of yourself and only see dull teeth, it may be time for a change. Give yourself a much needed pep in your step and talk to our Canton, MI, cosmetic dentists about teeth whitening treatment. Most everyday stains won’t stand a chance!

Navigating the Cost of Invisalign® Treatment

Straight teeth, unless you’re genetically gifted, don’t often come free. Many people have to invest time and money into orthodontic treatment, like clear aligners, in order to fix misalignment and bite issues. While budgeting is important, our Canton, MI, Invisalign® dentists are here to help you achieve your dream smile on your own financial terms.

Dental Bridges: When They’re Needed & Benefits

Whether you lost a tooth because of an injury or another condition such as gum disease, it can be hard not to feel self-conscious about your smile. Our Canton, MI, dentists understand this all too well and have interacted with many patients who are curious about tooth replacement. One such treatment that can help is the dental bridge procedure.

Understanding the Basics of Flossing

If you aren’t doing so already, it’s time to pick up the floss and show your smile some extra love. Our Canton, MI, dentists are aware that many patients don’t like flossing, but it’s a great way to reach and get rid of the plaque in between teeth. Flossing every day can also limit how much your gums bleed at your dental checkups.

How Affordable Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are the ideal option for replacing teeth that are lost due to trauma, cavity, fracture or gum-disease. Dental implants are often thought to be expensive and unaffordable, and many patients are hesitant to look into this amazing option for replacement of teeth. Here, we outline the many ways that you can make dental implants affordable.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial titanium root resembling the shape of a natural root, that is placed in the bone and allowed to heal for a few months. After the healing period, an artificial tooth (crown) is attached to the implant. The crown looks and feels very much like your natural tooth.

Treating Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can happen anytime. Our Canton MI emergency dentists are available every day to help you with your dental issue, whether it is a chipped or a broken tooth, a painful or a swollen tooth, or other unknown pain in your mouth.

Should I Choose Cosmetic Bonding or Veneers?

You do not have to go through life hiding your smile. If you have a chipped, cracked, or discolored tooth (or teeth) cosmetic dentistry can help you regain lost confidence with procedures like dental bonding and porcelain veneers.

The Basics of TMJ

You may have clicked this blog out of pure curiosity wondering what TMJ could be or maybe you’re actively looking for answers to clear up a dental problem. Whatever your interest in this post may be, our dentists and team at Hometown Dentistry want to help you have a healthy and happy smile.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety & Fear

Dental anxiety and fear are real and it often prevents people from getting the necessary treatment they need to stop further deterioration. If you have dental anxiety, the Canton dentists at Hometown Dental can help you work through your fear so that you can maintain a beautiful healthy smile.

7 Ways to Protect Against Gum Disease

A lot of people don’t take gum disease as seriously as they should. If it goes untreated for long enough, gum disease can have a tremendous impact on your oral health and the health of the rest of your body including your heart, brain, and digestive system.

5 Natural Teeth Whitening Myths

A lot of people want a bright white smile, but there’s a lot of foods and drinks that stain and discolor your teeth. There are tons of information on natural teeth whitening and “DIY home whitening treatments” but are they safe? Do they actually work? A lot of them can actually do real damage to your enamel.

What to Expect During a Teeth Cleaning

We recommend that you receive a teeth cleaning at least every 6 months. During your appointment, we’ll examine your teeth and gums. We may also take X-rays depending on how long it’s been since we took the last ones.

Is Invisalign® Right for Me?

Are you looking for a straighter smile? As the name suggests, Invisalign® is a series of nearly invisible aligners that we use to straighten your teeth little by little over the course of several months.