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Signs of Early Gum Disease Oct 20th, 2020

Did you know gum disease is the top cause of adult tooth loss in the United States? The good news is that treating gum disease in its early stages can help you avoid tooth loss and maintain a beautiful smile for years to come.  The key is to learn to...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Tooth Trauma Sep 23rd, 2020

There are two kinds of dental emergencies — the kind that’s somewhat expected and the kind that isn’t expected at all. A long-standing infection that flares into a severe toothache may be predictable, for example, but an accidental injury that causes tooth trauma is usually a surprise.   Emergency dentistry specialist...

How to Relieve a Toothache at Home Sep 4th, 2020

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. In the meantime, here are some ways for you to temporarily relieve a toothache at...

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

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 your risk of developing oral cancer later in life....

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

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 treat periodontitis. If you're diagnosed with gum disease, we'll...

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

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 your child avoid dental anxiety later in life....

Are Dental Sealants Worth It? Sep 4th, 2020

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. HOW DENTAL SEALANTS WORK Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings we paint on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth....

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

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. During your appointment, we’ll be able to monitor your health after tooth loss so...

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

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. Continue reading to learn what your dentist considers urgent and non-urgent emergencies. If you have an...

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

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. If you want a white smile that looks natural, continue reading to learn...

Why You Need Oral Cancer Screenings Sep 4th, 2020

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 an oral...

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

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 before they grow bigger. The longer you wait to...

Electric Toothbrush vs. Traditional Toothbrush Sep 4th, 2020

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 cleaning possible. The next time you’re with...

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

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. If you’re looking for ways to avoid...

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

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. Dental implants and dental crowns are different just like dental bridges and dentures are different....

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

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. Continue reading to learn what you'll need to...

Is My Tooth Infected? Sep 4th, 2020

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 will grow. Continue reading to...

Snap-On Smiles® Guide Sep 4th, 2020

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 yield amazing results that people testify to loving time and...

Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding Sep 4th, 2020

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. Take a look at some of the advantages of cosmetic bonding below. FIXES MANY...

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

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. SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE: Sore gums Bleeding...

Regain Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry Sep 4th, 2020

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. The side effects of poor dental health have negative consequences...

Dental Bridges: Types & Advantages Sep 3rd, 2020

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 time! Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by missing...

Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening Sep 3rd, 2020

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 improve discolored teeth. Chairside whitening uses a peroxide-based formula similar to the at-home...

Ten Reasons to Keep Smiling Sep 3rd, 2020

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. An experienced cosmetic dentist can help create an amazing smile for you. Below...

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

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. Zoom whitening can whiten your teeth by up to 8 shades in...

4 Reasons You Need Dental Implants Sep 3rd, 2020

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 like natural teeth. If you haven’t considered dental implants before, here are...

5 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers Sep 3rd, 2020

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 slight tooth discoloration or damage. If you have cracks or...

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

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. Continue reading to learn what happens during the veneers process. We are...

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

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 a consultation, our dentist can help you find the best solution for your smile. Continue reading...

Enjoy More Foods with Dental Implants Sep 3rd, 2020

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? Our dentists already know the answer — and it’s yes. Eating becomes challenging when your teeth are not prepared to chew food...

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

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 for correcting. Since they are going to be doing work on your smile, you...

The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits Sep 3rd, 2020

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 the food you need, while also reducing the amount...

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

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, many of the ingredients used for natural teeth whitening are abrasive to...

Avoiding Time In The Dentist Chair Sep 2nd, 2020

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. So the very thing they fear becomes something that is now part of their life...