Happy Halloween – Don’t Forget to Brush and Floss!

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Olympia Hills Family Dental wishes everyone a Happy Halloween! Here are some tips to treat your family to a fun Halloween without letting the candy play tricks on your child’s teeth! Feed your little goblins before taking them out into the night. Starting the night with a full tummy will help decrease the begging for…

Information About Retainers After Braces

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Retainers are an important part of maintaining your smile after orthodontics. Proper use and care of your retainers will ensure a proper fit and keep your smile looking its best. Getting the most from your retainer is as easy as 1, 2, 3. 1. How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainers? Forever. Yes,…

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

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At the push of a button, up pops a digital dental x-ray!  An x-ray is a radiographic image of your teeth that tells dental professionals what’s going on inside your mouth. X-rays are one of the best diagnostic tools we dentist use to keep you healthy.  X-rays help us find cavities that form in between…

Does Oil Pulling Work?

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Coconut oil is all the craze right now and is being promoted as the miracle cure for just about everything. A quick look on Pinterest pulls up article after article of people claiming how oil pulling cured their cavities, stopped their migraines and whitened their teeth. Unfortunately, all these articles fall under the category of…

Dental Veneers Make You Smile

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If you want to enhance the look of stained, chipped or broken teeth, dental veneers might be the solution you’re looking for.  A veneer is a thin shield of porcelain that’s used to cover the front surface of a tooth. A minimum of two appointments is often necessary to complete the procedure. Here is what…

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

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Do you wake up in the morning with headaches and pain in your jaws?  Has your partner complained that he or she can’t sleep because of the nighttime grinding sounds that you’re making? And have you noticed greater sensitivity to heat, cold, touch or other stimuli in your teeth? If you answered  “yes” to any…

Dental Crown Process

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If you have a tooth that has been damaged by excessive decay or other trauma, one option you have to strengthen it  is a dental crown. The dental crown process itself usually takes two visits to complete.  When the crown is in place, not only will it make a tooth more usable, it can also…

Mini Dental Implants

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Are you considering getting dental implants? Then you should know that all dental implants are not the same. Depending on how large the implant itself is, it’s typically classified in one of two ways: (1) as a standard dental implant or (2) as a mini dental implants (also called an MDI or denture implant). Dentists…

Water Picks Reviews (Waterpiks)

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A product on the market that has been getting a lot of publicity lately are water picks and this is another of those water picks reviews. Although many people think it is a new product, the Waterpik (tradename) has actually been around since the mid 50’s. The Waterpik is also referred to as a “Water…

Tooth Pain

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One thing nobody likes is to have tooth pain. Some people will even avoid a dentist until the “toothache” is too much for them to handle. What causes a toothache and what can we do to avoid the toothache? Tooth pain can be multifactor and the critical step is diagnosing the problem or the cause.…