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Oral Health

Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are common and can happen at any time, some occur far away from home, while others can happen right in your own backyard. Being prepared and knowing what to do is the best first step toward a remedy. Trusting in the care you’ll receive from your dental professional during an emergency can be key in providing comfort during […]

Why Dental Cleanings Are Essential

Oftentimes, a trip to the dentist isn’t a priority until some sort of sudden and uncomfortable issue occurs, requiring the removal of a tooth or some other form of dental procedure. This should not be the case. Dental experts advise visiting your dentist every six months for cleanings and exams, and often in doing this, many oral problems are addressed. […]

A Checklist for Your Next Dental Visit

Ideally, you’ve already formed the habit of visiting a dentist every six months for a check-up. If so, then any potential problems areas have likely been caught and treated before becoming bigger ones that can take more time and money to solve. For instance, if you smoke, it predisposes you for issues such as staining and discoloration. Cleaning and whitening […]

Why Dental Checkups Are Essential

Dreading your next visit to the dentist? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. An estimated 36% of adults in the United States share this fear, with nearly 12% of Americans avoiding visits to the dentist altogether due to extreme fear. In fact, the fear of going to the dentist, dentophobia, is considered one of the most common phobias experienced by adults […]

How To Get Brighter Teeth For Life

Have you ever wondered why some people have dull and yellow teeth, while others have bright, white smiles? It’s not luck. Everyone’s teeth naturally dull over time because of aging and the contact our teeth experience with staining foods, such as chocolate and coffee. However, teeth-whitening treatments can give you the whiter smile you’ve been after. Get Regular Treatments Unfortunately, […]

Improve Your Oral Health With Xylitol!

Xylitol tastes sweet, but unlike sugar, it is not converted to acid that can cause your teeth to decay. It’s a naturally occurring sweetener found in plants, fruits, and vegetables; even the human body produces it in small amounts. Xylitol is widely used in sugar-free chewing gum, mints, candies, and even certain forms of medicine. The World Health Organization has […]

Troubles With Cementum? Prevent ‘Em!

Our teeth are a lot more complicated than they look. Beneath that shiny white surface is an entire system of different cell tissues working together to keep each tooth vital and healthy. Enamel, the protective exterior of the crown (the visible part of the tooth), is the strongest substance in the body and the first line of defense against damage […]

What Are Dental Sealants?

You’re constantly playing defense. Your child spends two minutes in the morning and two minutes at night carefully brushing and flossing with a fluoride toothpaste. You make sure sugary and acidic foods are not a major part of your diets. Your child visits our Trenton, Michigan office for regular exams and cleanings. Really, how can a cavity get past all […]

10 Ways To Help Prevent Cavities And Promote Optimal Oral Health

Oral health is as important as general health. The oral cavity ensures you can eat what you want to, speak without difficulty, and swallow food properly. Achieving optimal oral health is easy when you know how to take care of your teeth to prevent the formation of cavities. In this blog, you’ll learn 10 ways to help prevent tooth decay and […]

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our Trenton, Michigan office, now is an excellent time to schedule one. Regular visits to Southshore Dental can be the first line of defense against oral cancer, by identifying early warning signs of the disease, or helping you with preventive care […]