Monday, 14 October 2013

Oral Warning Signs Can Indicate Serious Medical Conditions



Regular dental exams not only help to decrease a patient's risk of oral diseases, such as cavities and periodontal (gum) disease, but they may also help to diagnose other, sometimes life-threatening, medical conditions.
 
Dentists are able to assess a patient's overall oral health and may recognize symptoms of serious diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and eating disorders, which often manifest as signs and symptoms inside of the mouth. Click here to learn more.




Above article from KnowYourTeeth.com

Dentist Plymouth MI
Douglas A. Callow, DDS
9357 General Drive, Suite 112
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 455-2890
Website: www.CallowDDS.com

Gum Health

The Main Cause of Lost TeethGum Disease & Body Health Plymouth MI

The number one assumption by patients for tooth loss is decay. You may be surprised to know this is not the case. Gum disease is the most common reason. Symptoms may be unnoticeable until it is too late to save some or all of your teeth. Bleeding gums during brushing and flossing or loose or shifting teeth are signs that should not be ignored. Losing your teeth due to gum disease can be prevented with the various nonsurgical methods that we offer. Please do not delay in coming to our office if you suspect you might have this problem.

Gum Disease Is Linked to Serious Health Conditions

Studies have proven a link between gum disease and the life-threatening conditions of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. An estimated 8 of 10 Americans have periodontal disease, which most dentists consider to be at an epidemic level. The American Academy of Periodontology confirms the research that shows gum infections increase the risk of premature or underweight births, and may contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses.

Now the Good News

If left to reach advanced stages, the treatment for periodontal disease would be surgical. It is mostly successful in reversing the condition and is often covered by most insurance plans. If periodontal disease is treated in a milder stage, we offer very effective nonsurgical methods. Together with improved dental hygiene, the spread of the infection can be stopped. Nonsurgical methods are often covered by dental insurance plans as well.


Dentist Plymouth MI
Douglas A. Callow, DDS
9357 General Drive, Suite 112
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 455-2890
Website: www.CallowDDS.com

Invisalign

Orthodontics – The Clear AlternativeClear Dental Braces Dentist Plymouth MI

Invisalign Dentistry Plymouth MIDr. Callow is proud to offer you Invisalign invisible aligners. These innovative orthodontics let you have straight teeth in 9 - 15 months! And they correct a variety of problems – teeth with gaps, overbite, crossbite, underbite, and overcrowding. Using 3-D computer-imaging, Invisalign sets up your complete treatment plan to reposition your teeth for your desired look. They are individualized clear thermoplastic aligners that are made to fit your teeth. The first set of aligners you will receive begins to gently push your teeth into position. In two weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners, and again in another two weeks as progress is being made until your treatment plan is completed based on your own needs and goals. There is less time in the dental chair, as you will only need to be evaluated on your progress every four to eight weeks. 


Dentist Plymouth MI
Douglas A. Callow, DDS
9357 General Drive, Suite 112
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 455-2890
Website: www.CallowDDS.com

Missing Teeth?

Replace Missing Teeth for Your Perfect SmileDental Implants Dentistry Plymouth MI

Implants are used today to replace any missing tooth, front or back. It is important to have all your teeth to keep remaining teeth from shifting, to chew food properly, and to regain a beautiful smile that will give you confidence. Implants are put under the gums, which makes them look just like original, natural teeth. People with no teeth can have their dentures replaced with implants to keep them secure in the mouth, and they don’t need to be taken out for sleep. Dr. Callow will place the actual “tooth” after an oral surgeon has implanted a titanium post. The implant is placed over the post and will function and look just like the original tooth.


 
Dentist Plymouth MI
Douglas A. Callow, DDS
9357 General Drive, Suite 112
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 455-2890
Website: www.CallowDDS.com

Monday, 7 October 2013

Halloween Tips



Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build up the stockpile of sweets for the winter. Being one of the most fun times of the year for families, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges.
The American Dental Association, America's premier source of oral health information, has prepared a list of 10 suggestions to help parents maintain good oral health for their children around the Halloween holiday and throughout the year.

  1. Consume Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals.
    Saliva production increases during meals and helps neutralize acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.
     
  2. Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time.
    Besides how often you snack, the length of time food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to prolonged acid attack, increasing the risk for tooth decay.
  3. Avoid sticky candies that cling to your teeth.
    The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay. 

                                                               
Click here to read more tips.

Above article from: ada.org

Dentist Plymouth MI
Douglas A. Callow, DDS
9357 General Drive, Suite 112
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 455-2890
Website: www.CallowDDS.com