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5 Signs of Good Oral Health

A woman and her daughter with signs of good oral health.

You already know that caring for your teeth and gums is important to your oral health and your health in general. But do you know how to tell if you are doing a thorough job of cleaning your teeth and gums? Here are 5 signs of good oral health from Pointe Dental Group, serving Shelby Township and Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Continue reading »

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5 Worst Foods for Teeth and Your Oral Health

Sports drinks are one of the worst foods for teeth

Good overall health includes caring for your teeth! Did you know that teeth require vitamins and nutrients to be healthy and strong just like the rest of your body? Calcium, vitamins A and D, and fiber are all important items to include in your diet. Of course, not all foods are food for your teeth. Read on to learn about the 5 worst foods for teeth from Pointe Dental Group in Shelby Township and Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Continue reading »

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Long-Term Gum Disease Effects on Your Health

A woman looking at her healthy teeth in a mirror in a dentist’s chair.

Good dental health requires daily attention. Every time you skip brushing or flossing, you increase your chances of developing early stages of gum disease. As this gum disease progresses, it can turn into severe periodontal disease. While many considering bleeding gums and tooth aches to be the worst part of gingivitis, there are serious gum disease effects on your health that impact your overall body. Continue reading »

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Benefits of Multi-Specialty Dental Practice for Comprehensive Dental Care

Dentist and orthodontist working together to view a patient’s x-ray.

When you have a dental health condition that requires the intervention of a specialist, your dentist often has to refer you to a specialist that works in a different office, sometimes miles away. Going to the dentist can be stressful enough already. Wouldn’t it be better to continue your treatment with the practice you know and trust? Some dental practices, like Pointe Dental Group, can offer comprehensive dental care by employing a well-rounded team of dentists and specialists to offer the most commonly-needed dental services. Continue reading »

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How to Improve Oral Health for Your New Year’s Resolution

Family of three brushing their teeth together in the mirror.

The New Year is here, and that means it’s time to decide on your New Year’s resolution. The best resolutions aren’t major life changes – they’re easily achievable goals which can improve your life. This year, why not focus on your dental health? Questions about how to improve oral health are common, so read on to learn our best recommendations and earn a stunning smile this year. Continue reading »

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The Connection Between Diabetes & Dental Health Problems

Man testing blood sugar levels with a glucometer and test strip.

People who are diagnosed with diabetes understand many of the associated risks to their hearts, eyes and kidneys. However, your mouth and gums are also impacted by diabetes. This risk often goes undiscussed. The connection between diabetes and dental health is a serious one. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, or know someone who has, read on and learn about the risks and precautions to take to protect your teeth from the effects of diabetes. Continue reading »

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4 Foods That Cause Bad Breath & Why They Do

Woman with bad breath covering her mouth.

It’s important to take care of your oral health to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. But good dental health isn’t the only benefit you get from healthy habits – you also keep your breath fresh. However, even the best brushing and flossing can’t protect you from all of the foods that cause bad breath.

If the thought of halitosis gives you anxiety, here are some foods you’ll want to avoid and the reasons they give you bad breath. Continue reading »

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Save Your Smile from Red Wine Teeth Stains!

Woman smiling with white teeth behind glass of red wine.

Looking your best at a holiday party ideally doesn’t include a smile that sports a row of crimson-red teeth. But after drinking a small glass of red wine, you may find it a fate that’s hard to avoid. What causes those annoying red wine teeth stains, and is it possible to minimize the discoloration? Read on to learn about the cause and some ways you can keep your pearly whites looking spectacular. Continue reading »

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Chipped Teeth & Cracked Tooth Enamel: How to Avoid Cracking Your Teeth

Close up of a mouth with a chipped tooth and cracked tooth enamel.

Your teeth are the hardest part in your body – even harder than bone! But like bones, they’re not impervious to damage. Coating each tooth is a layer of enamel that helps keep the more sensitive parts of your teeth protected from bacteria and decay. But when you experience a chipped tooth or cracked tooth enamel, your teeth become vulnerable.

The ways you can crack your teeth are endless. Injury isn’t the only cause, either! It may come as a surprise, but you can cause damage to your teeth with some common behaviors that most of us do every day. Continue reading »

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Sleep Apnea Treatment is Often Covered by Medical Insurance!

 

 

Woman sleeping peacefully

If you suspect you suffer from sleep apnea, see your doctor right away to confirm. They can help identify potential sleep apnea symptoms. If they believe you may have sleep apnea, they can refer you to an ENT, pulmonologist or neurologist who will be able to diagnosis you. Once you have been diagnosed, it opens up your sleep apnea treatment options, including seeing your dentist for an oral appliance.

 

Did you know that when you see Dr. Paul Van Walleghem at Pointe Dental Group in Shelby Township or Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, we can treat your disorder and bill your medical insurance – reducing or eliminating your out-of-pocket cost! If you’ve been diagnosed and have questions, schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and dentist at Pointe Dental Group.

So, what is sleep apnea and how do you know if you have it? Read on for information on the disorder and treatment options.

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