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When a Toothache Is a Dental Emergency

You’ve been up all night thanks to a toothache — maybe your own or a loved one’s. The morning isn’t looking much brighter as the pain is still there, or it’s even worse. What should you do?
Sep 1st, 2023

5 Signs You May Need a Tooth-Saving Root Canal

Each day in the United States, about 41,000 root canal procedures are performed, helping people find pain relief and save their teeth. Here are some signs that it might be your turn for this tooth-preserving treatment.
Aug 15th, 2023

All About Gum Disease: From Gingivitis to Periodontitis

There are a couple things you should know about gum disease — it’s the leading driver of tooth loss, and it’s also highly preventable and treatable. Here’s what you need to know about gum disease to protect your dental health.
Jun 1st, 2023

Why We Steer Clear of Mercury Fillings

Did you know that about half of the metal compound that dentists use to fill cavities is made up of mercury, a metal that is toxic to humans? For this reason, and others, we are a mercury-free dental practice.
May 1st, 2023

Consider These Benefits of Snap-On Dentures

More than one-quarter of older adults in the United States have eight or fewer teeth, which explains why 41 million people wear dentures. Here, we explore the many benefits of implant-supported dentures.
Feb 1st, 2023

Common Myths and Facts About Root Canal Procedures

You hear the words, “root canal,” and a few things pop into your head. The odds are good that some of these notions may be based on myth rather than fact. Let us shed some light on this important, tooth-preserving procedure.
Jan 1st, 2023

Five Tips to Help You Adjust to Life With Dentures

Like millions before you, you’re getting dentures to replace missing teeth, and you want to know what to expect. Life with dentures takes some adjustment, but there are some tips that can make the transition much smoother.
Dec 6th, 2022

You Should Have Routine Dental Exams: Here's Why

Every time you talk, eat, and even smile, your teeth and gums are hard at work, so you want to do everything in your power to support them. The best way to do this is through regular dental exams.
Sep 1st, 2022

Six Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy

The use of lasers in the medical world has allowed a new level of precision and efficacy, which is true of laser gum therapy. Here’s a look at six of the many great benefits of this approach to your oral health.
Aug 1st, 2022

The Difference Professional Teeth Whitening Can Make

There are few cosmetic treatments that can make as big an impact as teeth whitening, which elevates your smile to new levels. If you want to take it to the highest level, treat your smile to professional teeth whitening.
Jul 1st, 2022

Are Dental Implants Affordable?

While dental implants may cost more than other tooth-replacement options, they can make good financial, and dental health, sense. Here’s how dental implants can excel in form, function, and finances.
Jun 1st, 2022

Are Mercury Fillings Dangerous?

You’ve heard that mercury can be a toxic metal, and you wonder why the chemical element has made its way into dental fillings. Here, we take a look at this use and why we’ve chosen to go mercury-free.
May 1st, 2022

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®?

There’s a misalignment in your teeth that you want to correct, and you’re curious about whether Invisalign® can get the job done. Here, we look at the many different problems Invisalign can correct, discreetly and easily.
Mar 1st, 2022

Do You Know the Signs of Gum Disease?

If you want to avoid statistics like this one — one quarter of adults in the United states over the age of 65 have eight or fewer teeth — it’s paramount that you recognize the signs of gum disease.
Feb 7th, 2022

Tips to Kick Off Great Dental Health in Your Child

You want to do everything you can to give your child the best start in life, which includes setting them up for a future of great dental health. Here are some tips that can help lay the foundation for healthy teeth and gums.
Jan 1st, 2022

When Emergency Dentistry Is Necessary

Your child is up all night with tooth pain or you’ve badly chipped a tooth. These are two examples of when you should seek immediate care. Here, we review when you should come see us sooner rather than later.
Nov 1st, 2021

What We Can Do If Your Child Is Afraid of the Dentist

Unfamiliar surroundings, loud noises, and the close contact that comes with your child’s visits to the dentist can lay the groundwork for dental anxiety. Our goal is to set them at ease, right from the start. And you can help, too.
Oct 5th, 2021

Why Invisalign® Might Be Right for You

Straight teeth that line up beautifully do far more than lend themselves to your great smile. There are many advantages for having straight teeth and even more when you straighten them with Invisalign®.
Sep 5th, 2021

What to Expect With a Root Canal Procedure

You have an infection in your tooth and, in order to save that tooth and ease your pain, we’re going to perform a quick-and-easy root canal procedure. Here’s a step-by-step look at this frontline treatment.
Aug 9th, 2021

The Importance of Dental Exams

Did you know that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, most often due to decay or gum disease? To avoid becoming part of this statistic, dental exams are your first line of defense.
Jul 12th, 2021

The Difference Between Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are true workhorses — both helping to preserve your dental health in valuable ways. Here’s a look at the difference between the two, and how each may give you something to smile about.
Jun 17th, 2021

Missing a Tooth? Fix it With a Dental Implant

A missing tooth is more than an inconvenience. It’s a breakdown in the system that maintains your oral health, starts digestion, and permits effective communication. The best way to replace any missing tooth is with dental implants.
May 10th, 2021

Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

Dental veneers have a great reputation for creating an even and bright smile, but they aren’t all about the glamor. Veneers can correct and reinforce some tooth damage, misalignments, and other flaws that you might not expect.
Apr 8th, 2021

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

When you brush your teeth, do you notice a red stain on your toothbrush? If so, you’re bleeding from your gums. You may have gingivitis, or gum disease. It can cause serious complications if left untreated.
Mar 1st, 2021

Common Dental Issues in Seniors

Time takes its toll on many parts of your body, and your teeth are no exception. Long-forgotten dental work can fail, and sometimes your teeth simply change over time. Here are some of the common dental issues that older adults face.
Feb 10th, 2021

Learn to Love Your Smile Again with New Veneers

Are your teeth gapped, damaged, discolored, or unsightly? With porcelain veneers, having a beautiful smile is possible. Veneers are thin coverings that permanently attach to your natural teeth, covering imperfections and creating a bright smile.
Jan 1st, 2021

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:–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