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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!

Save Your Smile from Red Wine Teeth Stains!

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Sleep Apnea Treatment is Often Covered by Medical Insurance!

    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, […]

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Why It’s Hard to Avoid Eating Sugar & How It Affects Your Teeth

It’s no myth that eating large amounts of sugar is unhealthy. Sugar offers no nutritional benefits, is high in calories and can be addictive. Most people take some steps to try and reduce the amount of sugar in their diet. But are you eating sugar more frequently than you think? Probably! Find out which foods […]

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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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