7 Amazing Dental Facts to Chew On

Our office works with patients to ensure they are maintaining great oral health care. We also enjoy having fun and sharing some great dental trivia with our patients. We do whatever we can to get our patients to evaluate the importance of their teeth and smile. Today I have 7 amazing dental facts that I think will surprise you. What’s the deal with shark teeth? What type of dentures did ...

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5 Facts You Need to Know About Missing Teeth

Earlier this month, I published a blog about the difference between dental implants and removable dentures. If you read that blog entry, you learned a great deal about how dental implants can restore your smile and give you back your chewing force. Our office uses dental implants for patients with single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth, or even those who have lost all of their teeth. For ...

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6 Myths (And 1 Truth) About Gum Disease

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) can be a serious issue. Left untreated, it can cause your gums to bleed, your teeth to feel loose, and in extreme cases, your teeth to fall out. But for such an important issue, there are a lot of myths surrounding it. Here are seven myths about gum disease—and one very important truth you need to know. 1. Myth: Gums Are Supposed To Bleed. Some ...

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All-On-4 vs. Full Dentures: Which Works Best For You?

When you are missing a few teeth, things are bad. Your smile will look awful, and you will have a harder time eating and talking. So you can imagine how difficult it can be when you are missing a full arch of teeth. That’s why there are several ways to replace that many teeth; it’s something you really need to get fixed as soon as possible. Traditionally, dentures have been the go-to ...

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The Hidden Dangers Of Grinding Your Teeth

Stress seems to be inescapable these days. Between jobs, family, and always being online, modern life is full of stress. Everyone deals with it in their own way, but one side effect that can have a serious impact on your dental health is bruxism. And this disorder brings along a lot of hidden dangers with it. What Is Bruxism? Bruxism is the name for when you unconsciously clench your jaw and ...

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6 Clear Reasons Why ClearCorrect Is Better Than Braces

Everyone loves seeing a great smile. But when your teeth are out of alignment or crooked, your smile isn’t exactly great looking. What are you going to do, get braces and look like an awkward teenager again? If you’re an adult who needs orthodontic work, we offer a great solution at our Highland, MI dental office: ClearCorrect. ClearCorrect uses a series of clear plastic trays similar to ...

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Reversing Gum Recession With A Mere Pinhole

Your teeth and gums work in harmony. Together, they help you chew, talk, and even look normal. (If you have ever seen anyone with way too much gums when they smile, you know that a certain amount of gums in your smile looks normal.) So when the gums have problems, you have problems with the way you chew, talk, and look. And if the problem is that your gums are receding and pulling away from your ...

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A True Investment In Your Future With Dental Implants

An investment is something that pays off over time. When you invest in your home, you are improving the look, safety, and features of your home, which will both save you money in the short run and improve your home’s value. When it comes to dentistry, dental implants are a great investment for three reasons: saving you money, helping you stay healthy, and improving your look. Investment #1: ...

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Why Headaches Can Be A Pain In The Jaw

Your body is a giant, interconnected system. What happens to one of your muscles can easily affect entirely different parts of your body. And believe it or not, the joint that controls your jaw can cause headaches and migraines. What Is The TMJ? TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. It’s the joint that connects your jaw with your skull like a hinge connects a door to a wall. Any time you ...

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New Site, Same Excellent Dental Care

Welcome to our new site for Highland Advanced Dental Care. Located in Highland, MI, our dental practice offers general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry treatments for your complete dental care. Dr. James E. LoCascio, DDS FICOI and our team invite you to see our new site and everything we have to offer. What Makes Us Different What helps us stand out from the other dental offices in the ...

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