Saturday, 30 November 2013

Habits that Wreck Your Teeth: Cough Drops

Just because cough drops are sold in the medicine aisle doesn't mean they’re healthy. Most are loaded with sugar. So after soothing your throat with a lozenge, be sure to brush well. Whether the sugar comes from a cough drop or a hard candy, it reacts with the sticky plaque that coats your teeth. Then bacteria in the plaque convert the sugar into an acid that eats away at tooth enamel. Hello, cavities.
 

Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

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

Friday, 8 November 2013

Dental Care for Seniors

Dental Care for Seniors Plymouth MIAs we get older, there are changes to our bodies and our teeth and gums. Teeth may be discolored from continual consumption of caffeine or tobacco and plaque can build up over the years. Sometimes taking medications may reduce the amount of saliva that flows through your mouth. The wear and tear on fillings may produce cracks that weaken the tooth or allow decay to seep in. We advise regular check-ups to take care of any problems in the earliest stages. If gums begin to bleed or are swollen and red and teeth start to become loose, please contact us immediately.



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

Preventive Dentistry

We Take the Extra Step for your Wellness
Wellness Dentistry Plymouth MIWe can take care of your dental problems to keep your teeth and gums healthy, like any dental office. But we provide extra care and concern for our patients with our “Wellness Care.” In our Wellness Care program we teach our patients how to avoid having dental problems. The first part of this type of care is a very thorough examination. We observe your bite and the way your teeth fit together. We examine you for wear and tear on your teeth, gum disease, and oral cancer, or any conditions that might turn into a problem later on. Our Wellness Program does just what the name implies – we do our best to keep your teeth and gums in good condition for overall good health, so you will not have major problems later.

For Your Best Overall Health

Research shows that gum infections are linked to stroke, heart disease, and other serious conditions. Healthy gums give you strong teeth to perform their function of proper chewing. Maintaining good dental health is important to your overall vitality and wellness. Dr. Callow recognizes how good dental health helps to maintain your entire well-being. He has started a revolutionary new process of tracking each of your visits on a graph on a computer program. A visual history can be displayed to let Dr. Callow advise you on your health goals. Our team will work with you to achieve those goals, just like a coach or trainer.


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

Advancements in Dentures

Dental Implants Dentistry Plymouth MIAre you tired of having your dentures slip, tilt, or wander? Would you like to have them stable so you can talk and eat without embarrassment? Let us introduce to you overdentures. They are a relatively new advancement in implants that anchor your dentures and relieve the problems of slippage. Our experienced team will ensure they fit well and look great. Your confidence will soar and you will have all the more reason to smile. Let us tell you how we can help you.



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

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Habits That Wreck Your Teeth - Tongue Piercings

Tongue piercings may be trendy, but biting down on the metal stud can crack a tooth. Lip piercings pose a similar risk. And when metal rubs against the gums, it can cause gum damage that may lead to tooth loss. The mouth is also a haven for bacteria, so piercings raise the risk of infections and sores. Bottom line, discuss the health risks with your dentist first.


Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

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

Monday, 4 November 2013

Habits That Wreck Your Teeth - Playing Sports With No Mouth Guard

Whether you play football, hockey, or any other contact sport, don't get in the game without a mouth guard. This is a piece of molded plastic that protects the upper row of teeth. Without it, your teeth could get chipped or even knocked out when the action gets rough. Self-fitting mouth guards may be purchased at a store, or you can have one custom made by your dentist.


Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

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

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Habits That Wreck Your Teeth - Chewing on Ice

It’s natural and sugar free, so you might think ice is harmless. But munching on hard, frozen cubes can chip or even crack your teeth. And if your mindless chomping irritates the soft tissue inside a tooth, regular toothaches may follow. Hot foods and cold foods may trigger quick, sharp jabs of pain or a lingering toothache. Next time you get the urge for ice, chew some sugarless gum instead.


Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

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