Oral Hygiene

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 […]

Wishing All Our Moms A Happy Mother’s Day!

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning We would like to take this moment to thank all the great moms out there for being so great during their child’s visits to Southshore Dental. Whether it’s driving their kids to regularly scheduled appointments or for “being there” while their child is treatment, the moms who come to our […]

How Missing Teeth Can Affect Your Health

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, an estimated three out of four Americans suffer from gum disease. In milder cases, the disease is called gingivitis. More severe cases are called periodontitis. Despite the prevalence of periodontal disease (and it is very common), only three percent of people who suffer from periodontal disease get treatment for it. Gum disease has been linked […]

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 […]

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How to Strengthen Your Tooth Enamel

The outer layer of the tooth, called the enamel, works as a shield, protecting the inner layer of the tooth.  While the enamel is incredibly durable, it can get damaged over time. Your daily eating and drinking habits and dental hygiene can affect your teeth enamel’s ability to resist demineralization and decay. Since your oral care and food habits can […]

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Signs Of Gingivitis

Most people tend to think of gingivitis as a minor issue. However, the truth is that gingivitis can lead to serious oral health risks if it is not treated properly on time. While affecting oral health, gingivitis can cause serious damage to teeth, gums, and bone. Gingivitis is an initial stage of gum disease. The effect of gingivitis on oral […]