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Two locations in Michigan: Grosse Pointe Farms & Shelby Twp. At Pointe Dental Group, we strive to consistently provide innovative dental services utilizing superior technology. Our goal is to enable our patients to maintain their oral health in maximum comfort, function and aesthetics for a lifetime. We encourage you to meet our staff of caring and compassionate professionals!

Dental X-Ray Safety: Is X-Ray Radiation a Risk?

The concern regarding dental x-ray safety has grown in the recent years. With more public discussion surrounding the effects of radiation, we often have patients that ask us if they’ll be exposed during their routine dental cleaning visit. The truth is, all x-rays expose you to a low level of radiation. But how low is […]

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Mouth Guard Types for Athletes & Physical Activities

If you or your child plays sports, injuries are inevitable. While scraped knees and bruised arms quickly heal, damage to your teeth or gums can be cause for concern. Contact sports always require mouth guards, but other sports or activities like softball or riding a bike don’t. They can be just as dangerous for your […]

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Tips for Denture Care: How to Clean Dentures

Do you have new dentures? It’s important to take denture care seriously to avoid damage and issues like gum disease. Most people who are new to using them aren’t sure how to clean dentures properly. While it’s very similar to taking care of your natural teeth, there are some key differences. If you’re wondering how […]

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Dry Mouth: The Risks & Treatments of Xerostomia

You’re probably familiar with many of the most common concerns for your oral health. But did you know that something as seemingly innocuous as dry mouth can lead to major dental problems? Due to the ranging experiences of those with dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, it’s not treated seriously even in cases where it […]

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The Mysterious Origins of the Tooth Fairy Legend

From Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny, there are a handful of stories and figures that spark imagination and wonder in our children. One such character is the enigmatic Toothy Fairy – the mythical creature that exchanges payment for teeth; of course, only if they’re placed safely underneath a pillow. However, the origin of the […]

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Sleep Apnea in Women vs. Men

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that impacts your sleep by causing your breathing to become shallow or even briefly pause throughout the night. For some, these problems can happen multiple times each night, which severely reduces their ability to obtain a restful night’s sleep. It’s caused by obstructions in your airway, which causes […]

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The Best Food for Healthy Gums & Teeth

You only have one set of adult teeth, so it’s important to take care of them.  But a flawless smile requires more than just regularly brushing and flossing – your diet plays a vital role too. While you may be familiar with what not to eat, do you know which foods have a positive effect […]

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When Do You Need Emergency Dental Services?

Accidents happen. When it’s a broken arm or a sprained ankle, we all know what to do. But when it comes to injuries that involve your teeth or mouth, it can be hard to know if you need emergency dental services or not. Being prepared for a dental emergency can make a big difference in […]

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Going on a Trip this Spring? Make Sure to Pack Your Travel Dental Kit Essentials!

Spring is here and that means you might be thinking about fun in the sun, road trips and relaxation. But bacteria don’t take a vacation and neither should your oral care routine. Keep your beautiful smile and white teeth on the go by packing the essentials in a travel dental kit. A well-prepared travel dental […]

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Dental Anesthetics & Your Options

The last thing you should worry about is your comfort at the dentist. Pain causes anxiety and not only makes the experience unpleasant but also makes the dentist’s job harder too. That’s where dental anesthetics come in. Dentists use a variety of anesthetics and numbing agents to help reduce the sensitivity to pain during a […]

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