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Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters

Misaligned teeth can be painful, affect your speech, make it harder to chew, and cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. A bad bite can even cause cavities. Learn about the ways you can correct your “not-right bite.”

Nov 11th, 2020
The Fear Behind Friday The 13th

It’s an infamous and usually uneventful day (except for maybe a horror film’s release). But it instills fear into the hearts of many.

Sep 20th, 2017
Gum Disease And Arthritis

A strange and possibly profound connection has been stumbled upon: brushing your teeth well could help prevent arthritis. At the moment, this is still just a claim. A notable biological link has been found, however, between the bacteria responsible...

Sep 20th, 2017
Your Teeth & Coffee

Your teeth and coffee go together like white t-shirts and unsightly stains. We know it isn’t the best liquid to splash over our pearly whites, but we love it anyway.

Sep 20th, 2017
Three Habits To Make You More Effective

Did you ever wonder what makes some people more effective than others? Two people can work equally long with differing results. What secrets do effective people have?

Sep 20th, 2017
Disaster: Aral Sea Dried Up

Aral Sea, once a giant lake between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south, has dried up completely according to NASA. Photos from satellites are conclusive and pessimistic in their depiction of human impact on the earth’s environment.

Sep 20th, 2017
Is Chewing Gum Better Than Flossing?

Many Americans already know the benefit of flossing your teeth, but one of the many overlooked facets of dental health is the benefits of chewing gum. Chewing gum is extremely efficient when it comes to removing bacteria from your mouth.

Sep 20th, 2017
Welcome To Our New Blog!

Hillsdale Dental Care has started this blog, to keep you, the reader, informed on all the latest industry and health-related news.

Sep 20th, 2017
The “White Teeth Diet” – Eating Your Way To Whiter Teeth

Wouldn’t it be great if we could get whiter teeth, simply by eating the right foods? Well, according to one expert, that’s very possible! Dr. Anthony Zybutz of TDC Implant Centre is leading the charge of the “White Teeth Diet” and naming specific foods...

Sep 20th, 2017
Could Fluoride In Your Drinking Water Be Harmful?

The debate of whether or not fluoride should be added to towns water supplies is moving quickly and ever-changing. Americans are becoming more aware of risk factors that may lie in water fluoridation.

Sep 20th, 2017
Problem Solved! Calming Your Little One’s Dental Fear

It’s no secret that some children have an apprehension when visiting the dentist. It’s a place they are not familiar with and some cartoons can portray dentist visits as a painful, and overall bad experience.

Sep 20th, 2017
A Mastodon In Michigan

Yes indeed, there is a mastodon in Michigan…the remains of one. I’m sorry, but we don’t have the technology yet to clone them a la Jurassic Park.

Sep 20th, 2017
How To Change Your Life, 2 Days At A Time

The 5:2 diet is a popular diet for today’s world. For only 2 days out of the week (non-consecutive days), you have to “diet” a.k.a. really limit your calorie intake.

Sep 20th, 2017
Teeth Found In Brain Tumor

It’s rough being a 4-month old infant with a brain tumor. It’s even rougher when that brain tumor turns out to be an extremely rare one…

Sep 20th, 2017
Exercise Can Save Lives

Exercise has always been touted as being part of a healthy lifestyle. Obviously it keeps you ‘in shape’ and prevents weight gain (unless you’re trying to tack on mass).

Sep 20th, 2017
A Wonder Of Nature: Chiton Teeth

Who do you think has the hardest teeth in the world? It’s not Jaws from the 007 films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, though he certainly may rank up there.

Sep 20th, 2017
An Anti Smoking Campaign That Will Scare You

If you want to look scary this Halloween, don’t get your costume from the traditional costume store. Just check out the HealthExpress clinic’s new line of anti smoking materials.

Sep 20th, 2017
Dental Collectibles

You might not think of dentistry when you think of collector’s items, but you’d be wrong. Dentistry has had a rich history dating back thousands of years, each civilization having its own methods of oral hygiene.

Sep 20th, 2017
The Age Calculator

Someone’s age is no longer just a matter of how many years old they are. Nowadays everything in our lives must be complicated.

Sep 20th, 2017
Today Is History

Today is history. One hundred and forty nine years ago, on this day, two men sat down in a court house.

Sep 20th, 2017
Toothbrush Tips: Are You Doing It Right?

One of the most overlooked aspects of dental hygiene if your toothbrush. It’s something that we’ve all had since we even grew teeth and they are handed out for free at most dentist offices.

Sep 20th, 2017
Mammoths And Mastodons Liked To Stay Put

We when we imagine mammoths and mastodons, we tend to see them as roaming elephant-like beasts that marched across the prehistoric continents in gigantic migrations.

Sep 20th, 2017
L.A. To Seek Energy Drink Age Restrictions

Energy drinks have been catching a lot of flak as of late. Four years ago the immensely popular alcoholic, energy drink Four Loko was implicated in a number of controversies.

Sep 20th, 2017
Youth Sports Increase Risk Of Dental Injury By 700%

We all know that taking care of our teeth is important, but it is even more important as a youth. Creating good dental habits and protecting your mouth at a young age, can lead to healthy teeth as an adult.

Sep 20th, 2017
How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Many of us seem to be grinding teeth because of stress or anxiety. This is a known fact, however few of us do know that this particular habit is called bruxism and it mostly takes place during the sleep.

Sep 20th, 2017
The Internet And Our Brains

Back in the day, people used to say that TV would rot your brain. Then it became video game consoles like Nintendo, Sega, and then eventually Playstation and XBox.

Sep 20th, 2017
NASA To Grow Plants On The Moon

It’s incredible that we landed on the moon given the technology available at the time. Just recall a scene from Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) brags that NASA has a computer “that fits in one room and can send out millions of instructions.”

Sep 20th, 2017
Real Solutions For Sensitive Teeth

Around 20% out of all adults are suffering from sensitive teeth once in their lives, and this is a problem that can lead to a wide range of complications. This issue is caused by the tooth enamel that protects the dentine, which tends to suffer from...

Sep 20th, 2017
1,000 Year Old Man Found

The oldest case of gum disease has been unearthed. The “patient” was a human that was alive over 1,000 years ago, living in the middle of the Middle Ages.

Sep 20th, 2017
4 Steps To Your Dog’s Dental Health

We spend plenty of time and energy making sure that our own teeth are clean and healthy, but sometimes the oral healthy of our furry friends can be overlooked. Your dog’s oral hygiene is just as important as your own!

Sep 20th, 2017
How To Care For Your Baby’s Teeth

It’s no secret that taking care of your teeth is essential for proper oral hygiene and health. It’s even more important to begin proper oral care as early as possible in young children.

Sep 20th, 2017
Learning To Regrow Teeth

Regeneration is something that we see in other animals. Salamanders re-growing their tails after a run in with a predator; starfish doing the same with their multiple arms and legs.

Sep 20th, 2017
Worst Drinks For Tooth Enamel

There are many things out there that erode teeth. There are plenty of lists of foods, but drinks are equally important when it comes to oral health.

Sep 20th, 2017
Do Vegans Get More Cavities?

Veganism is on the rise in the US and it comes with various health and dental benefits. To those new to the scene, Vegans abstain from eating any animal products in their diet.

Sep 20th, 2017
What Does Your Breath Tell Your Dentist?

We can diagnose more than your oral health. A trip to our offices can indicate medical problems as well. We smell a lot of breath. It’s not a big deal. Most people brush their teeth before coming to our office anyway. They floss too—often for...

Sep 20th, 2017
Getting Your Kids to Brush…Without a Battle

We get it. Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a battle. But, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a few tricks moms have shared with us over the years–maybe one of these tips will work for you.

Sep 20th, 2017
5 Mistakes People Make When Brushing Their Teeth

Dental health is easy right? Two minutes of brushing twice a day, followed by flossing. A visit to the dentist twice a year and your on your way! Well it’s not that simple. Most adults in the United States are actually brushing their teeth incorrectly.

Sep 20th, 2017
Shark Twitter To The Rescue

It seems that Twitter has finally found a legitimate purpose, besides being a medium for celebrities to broadcast inane comments or people to announce things that no one else cares about. No it seems Twitter has made itself useful...

Sep 20th, 2017
Steph Curry And His Mouth Guard: A Love Hate Relationship

Steph Curry just can’t seem to keep his mouth guard where it belongs. Photo credit:http://www.bet.com/news/sports/2016/06/03/-watch–got-him–steph-curry-reads–mean-tweet–about-his-pubert.html The Golden State Warriors are up two games to zero in the NBA fi

Sep 20th, 2017
Shark Teeth

I know it’s not shark week. In fact, it is long since past. But, today I read an article about megaladon sharks and that got me thinking about shark teeth

Sep 20th, 2017
Yawning: Contagious Across Species

Yawning as a contagion is not a myth; far from it. Being in the presence of someone yawning, hearing someone yawn, and even just reading about the act can induce it.

Sep 20th, 2017
DYK: Crooked Teeth Can Affect Your Spine?

We all know that getting our teeth checked and keeping them in good shape is crucial for a healthy life. But teeth, and their problems, could reveal deeper health issues. Indeed, misaligned teeth could expose health problems that go far beyond the...

Sep 20th, 2017
Solar Flares Aplenty

Last Wednesday through Friday, solar flares of unusual intensity were unleashed. They had the kind of power to interfere with satellite communication and injure astronauts.

Sep 20th, 2017
Oral Ecology: Bacteria In Your Mouth

We all know bacteria in your mouth can be a bad thing. Indeed, bacteria’s lactic acid fermentation is the process that bores holes into your teeth, leading to cavities. But did you know that bacteria in your mouth can be beneficial.

Sep 20th, 2017
Dental Implants: Your Complete Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

More than 500,000 people use dental implants to replace missing teeth every year. Turns out more than 35 million Americans don’t have any teeth. And, 178 million people are missing at least one tooth.

Sep 20th, 2017
A Real Life Groundhog Day Case

A man in the United Kingdom, known as William, wakes up every day thinking he has a dental appointment. It all started on March 14, 2005.

Sep 20th, 2017
When Should You Replace Your Teeth?

A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist. “I want a tooth pulled, and I don’t want Novocain because I’m in a big hurry,” the woman said. “Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we’ll be on our way.”

Sep 20th, 2017
Making Dental Care More Affordable

We’ve had several new patients end up at our practice as a result of a dental emergency. Sometimes it’s the result of a traumatic event–i.e., they were playing football with family on Thanksgiving and chipped their tooth.

Sep 20th, 2017
Does Pregnancy Ruin Your Teeth?

By Øyvind Holmstad (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Pregnancy is a beautiful time. You’re developing a brand new human being!

Sep 20th, 2017
5 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Healthy When You’re Sick

When you have a cold or the flu, your top priority is taking care of your body—including your mouth. While it’s important to practice good dental hygiene all year round, it’s especially important when you’re sick.

Sep 19th, 2017
The World Of Dental Museums

Dentistry is an incredibly interesting field. That may seem completely and utterly unsurprising coming from a dentist, but we mean to emphasize that dentistry is fascinating even to the layman.

Sep 19th, 2017
5 Lifehacks To Enrich Your Life

We live in a world of frustration, chaos and just downright annoyance. We waste so much material because we are at a lost for what to do with them: toilet paper rolls? Paint samples?

Sep 19th, 2017
Kolibree: The Smart Toothbrush

We’re surrounded these days by smarter and smarter technology. We have smartphones, tablets, cars with onboard computers, PS4s and XBox Ones, etc.

Sep 19th, 2017
Enter The Mobile Dentist

Food trucks are one of the greatest innovations in modern history. It’s a mobile restaurant. A whole kitchen on wheels.

Sep 19th, 2017
Free Oral Cancer Screenings This Month

Early Detection Saves Lives In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Hillsdale Dental Care will be offering free oral cancer screenings the entire month of April. Oral cancer is not a rare disease.

Sep 19th, 2017
Forensic Dentistry: The Coolest Field

They might not get as much press as other detectives, but forensic dentists are absolutely detectives. They are the specialists, the guys you call in when you’ve hit a snag or when you’re out of options.

Sep 19th, 2017
Flossing Basics & Tips

Flossing… We know we’re supposed to do it every day. We also know we should be eating fresh, organic vegetables and exercising daily.

Sep 19th, 2017
DYK: The Moon Affects Sleep?

Here at Hillsdale Dental Care we love science. All science, that is, not just fields that pertain to dentistry (though we do love those).

Sep 19th, 2017
Surgery On A Virtual Cadaver

Have you always wanted to be a surgeon, but were too squeamish about the idea of operating on someone? Well, there may be an answer.

Sep 19th, 2017
This Week in History…

The five day work week. The bane of human existence. We’re always trying to find ways to forget about the work week, about the days spent behind a desk collating, copying and filing. But rather than try and forget the work week, let’s dig deeper.

Sep 19th, 2017
Teeth in Space

Having healthy teeth in space is important. And, we’re not talking about the spaces that require braces or Invisalign! Recently, Commander Peggy Whitson, a NASA astronaut, set the U.S.

Sep 19th, 2017
Commonly Overlooked Teeth Tips

We live in a society where many people avoid taking care of their teeth in general. Maybe it’s a fear of visiting the dentist, lack of time to do so, or maybe it’s a general lack of knowledge about how to properly take care of your teeth.

Sep 19th, 2017
Your Kids’ Teeth Are Hurtin’ From These Bad Habits

There are a lot of bad habits out there in the world. TV addiction, smoking, biting fingernails, constant Facebook viewing, the list can go on forever. But there are certain bad habits that we really care about. We’re concerned about common...

Sep 19th, 2017
How Long Do Veneers Last?

How Long Do Veneers Last? This is a valid question many people have. Veneers are one of the most popular and sought after cosmetic dental procedures, and they aren’t the cheapest. So, of course we’d love them to last forever.

Sep 19th, 2017
Awesome Ways to Create Tooth Fairy Magic

There’s something magical about childhood. The innocent pleasures. The imaginative wonder. Losing teeth–an important rite of passage for children–can be just magical. Waking up to some extra cash under the pillow is great. But, how can we go just a...

Sep 19th, 2017
Memorial Day: A Grateful Look Back

It has often been said we are the land of the free because we are the land of the brave. There are no words to express my gratitude for the sacrifice of the men who’ve served past and present.

Sep 19th, 2017
Can you believe it’s back to school time?

Can you believe it’s already back to school time already? Where did the summer go? Stores have been in full swing for a month already, promoting all that is back to school: Pencils, notebooks, uniforms, new shoes, etc. Our kids will look ready...

Sep 19th, 2017
Hot Dogs & 4th Of July

What do hot dogs have to do with 4th of July? A lot! According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, on Independence Day, Americans devour 150 million hot dogs—enough to stretch from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles more than five times.

Sep 19th, 2017
Top 5 Best Dental Apps

Nowadays there are apps for everything. There’s MyFitnessPal for staying in shape. Cook’s Illustrated and Epicurious so you can cook up a storm.

Sep 19th, 2017
Watch Out! 5 Bad Habits Could Be Costing Your Teeth

We all like to think that we’re brushing our teeth correctly, following the best protocol for maintaining a healthy mouth. Too often, unfortunately, the techniques people think are beneficial for their teeth are actually damaging.

Sep 19th, 2017