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Signs of Early Gum Disease

Treating gum disease early is the best way to prevent more serious problems like deep infections and tooth loss. The problem is those early symptoms can be subtle. Here’s what to look for.

Oct 20th, 2020
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Tooth Trauma

Healthy teeth are strong and durable, but that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to injury. Dental trauma — or any tooth injury that you can’t address on your own — is an urgent problem that requires prompt care. Here’s what you should know.

Sep 23rd, 2020
How to Relieve a Toothache at Home

Let’s be clear. If you have a toothache, you need to schedule an appointment with our office as soon as possible. That way, our dentist will be able to treat the underlying cause of your pain.

Sep 4th, 2020
How to Reduce Your Risk of Oral Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that over 53,000 people in the U.S. will get oral and throat cancer this year. This is why it’s more important than ever that you don’t skip your next oral cancer screening. You should also take steps to reduce...

Sep 4th, 2020
Can I Treat Gum Disease At Home?

Suspect you might have gum disease? Your first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marvin Taylor. Our Waterford dentist will then examine your gums to determine if you have gum disease. While you can treat gingivitis at home, only a dentist can...

Sep 4th, 2020
Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Your child should see our dentist at least every 6 months for their routine teeth cleaning and oral examination. That way, we’ll be able to catch oral health issues (like cavities) in their early stages. Seeing our dentist at an early age will also help...

Sep 4th, 2020
Are Dental Sealants Worth It?

Dental sealants help prevent cavities for up to 10 years. In our opinion, that makes dental sealants well worth the cost. Here's how dental sealants protect your smile and oral health.

Sep 4th, 2020
Do You Need to See a Dentist if You Have Dentures?

Yes! Even if all your natural teeth are gone, it’s important you continue seeing our dentures dentist every 6 months. Wearing full or partial dentures doesn’t make you immune to gum disease, oral cancer, and other health issues.

Sep 4th, 2020
Do I Need Emergency Dental Care?

Not all accidents need emergency dental care, but those that do depend on you finding a dentist in time to repair your tooth. Fortunately, our emergency dentist understands that toothaches or abscesses can’t always wait.

Sep 4th, 2020
3 Benefits of Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Not getting the results you want from over-the-counter whitening strips, toothpaste, and trays? Ask your teeth whitening dentist if Zoom whitening is right for you. Zoom teeth whitening gives you noticeably brighter teeth in as little as one appointment.

Sep 4th, 2020
Why You Need Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer affects more than just your mouth: it can develop in the throat, sinuses, lips, tongue, or cheeks. It can be fatal, but it’s treatable if it’s diagnosed early on. The best way to spot early signs of oral cancer is to come into our office for...

Sep 4th, 2020
How are Dental Crowns and Fillings Different?

Your dentist may recommend a dental crown or filling depending on the level of damage to your tooth. Our dentist and the American Dental Association recommend you have a teeth cleaning every 6 months, so we’re able to catch small cavities or cracks...

Sep 4th, 2020
Electric Toothbrush vs. Traditional Toothbrush

When it comes to brushing your teeth, the question of whether electric toothbrushes or traditional brushes are better comes up a lot. As your local family dental center, we want you to know the pros and cons of both so that your teeth get the best...

Sep 4th, 2020
How to Avoid Grinding Your Teeth at Night

The term “bruxism” is what dentists refer to as grinding your teeth at night. Over 8% of adults suffer from it and it can cause future pains like headaches and tooth damage. As your local family dentist, we don’t want you to have to battle bruxism alone.

Sep 4th, 2020
What Are Common Teeth Replacement Options?

When it comes to your teeth, you may have a lot of questions about what replacement option is right for you or a loved one. As your Waterford dentist, Marvin Taylor, DDS, wants you to know what’s available so you can make the best decision. 

Sep 4th, 2020
What to Do if Your Dental Crown Falls Off

Losing your crown isn't a dental emergency, but you still need to schedule an appointment with our office to get your crown replaced on your tooth. While you wait to see our dentist, it's important to protect your tooth so it stays intact.

Sep 4th, 2020
Is My Tooth Infected?

Are your teeth sensitive to hot and cold foods? Does it hurt to bite down when you chew? If so, you'll want to schedule an appointment with our root canal dentist in Waterford, MI. The longer you wait to seek emergency dental care, the more the problem...

Sep 4th, 2020
Snap-On Smiles® Guide

When it comes to Snap-On Smiles®, you may have ideas about what they are and if they really work. As your Bloomfield Hills cosmetic dentist, we want you to understand your oral health options. As incredible as it may sound, a Snap-On Smile can...

Sep 4th, 2020
Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding

Are you unhappy with the current shade of your teeth? A common question our dental hygienists get from our patients is how they can whiten their teeth so that they can look their absolute best and feel most comfortable with their natural smile.

Sep 4th, 2020
How to Avoid Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Gum (or periodontal) disease can strike the best of us. It only takes a small amount of plaque on the surface of your teeth to set it off. As with most dental problems, however, the best way to avoid gum disease involves daily brushing and flossing.

Sep 4th, 2020
Regain Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you feel self conscious about laughing or smiling in front of other people? Do you try to hide your mouth’s problem areas from others? If you have stained, crooked, gapped, decaying or missing teeth, it’s easy to lose your confidence.

Sep 4th, 2020
Dental Bridges: Types & Advantages

A lot of our confidence stems from our appearance. So it makes sense that we don't feel confident when our teeth aren't looking their best. Having missing teeth can make you feel insecure, but thankfully dental bridges can restore your confidence in no...

Sep 3rd, 2020
Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

Our smiles play a large role in our overall appearance, so it’s no surprise that in-office professional teeth whitening is one of the most common dental procedures in the world. Having your teeth whitened will effectively remove surface stains and also imp

Sep 3rd, 2020
Ten Reasons to Keep Smiling

Your smile is the ultimate expression of you. It dictates how you feel about yourself and your emotions in any situation. One slight flaw in your smile can adversely affect your self-confidence and prevent you from looking and feeling your best.

Sep 3rd, 2020
What Can I Expect During Zoom Whitening?

Many of our patients whiten their teeth to improve their self-esteem and/or look their best for a special occasion. Either way, we can help you achieve a beautiful white smile in as little as one appointment with Zoom.

Sep 3rd, 2020
4 Reasons You Need Dental Implants

Our dentist may recommend dental implants after extracting teeth. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium that supports an abutment and crown. Many of our patients appreciate dental implants because they look and function...

Sep 3rd, 2020
5 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Have you ever been the person to self-consciously hide their smile in a group photo? How about during a job interview or while on a first date? Cosmetic dentistry was designed to help people just like you feel more confident by hiding...

Sep 3rd, 2020
What Happens During the Veneers Procedure?

Interested in chipped tooth repair? Ask our dentist if porcelain veneers are right for your smile. Veneers are wafer-thin slices of porcelain your dentist can bond to the fronts of your teeth that show when you smile and talk.

Sep 3rd, 2020
Should I Get Dentures or Dental Implants?

Our dentist in Waterford, MI offers both dentures and dental implants. Yet, it can be difficult choosing between these tooth replacement options. While dentures cost less than dental implants, they don't prevent jawbone deterioration. If you schedule...

Sep 3rd, 2020
Enjoy More Foods with Dental Implants

Do you miss steak? Or corn on the cob? Biting into a nice, sweet apple? Are missing teeth — or bad teeth — preventing you from eating your favorite foods?

Sep 3rd, 2020
How To Choose The Right Cosmetic Dentist

A cosmetic dentist, also known as an aesthetic dentist, performs various procedures that produce immediate results in the appearance of your smile. Things like discoloration or chipped teeth are some of the many issues that cosmetic dentists are best...

Sep 3rd, 2020
The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

Visiting us regularly and having your teeth professionally cleaned makes a drastic difference in your overall health. A clean mouth not only reduces cavities, but also can greatly improve the health of your entire body. Healthy teeth allow you to eat...

Sep 3rd, 2020
Don’t Believe These 3 Myths About Natural Teeth Whitening

Not everything you see on Facebook and Instagram is true, especially when it comes to “natural” teeth whitening. One of the biggest misunderstandings we see among patients is the idea that all natural ingredients are good for your smile. In reality...

Sep 3rd, 2020
Avoiding Time In The Dentist Chair

There are many people who don't like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to our offie to repair damage to their teeth.

Sep 2nd, 2020