What Should You Pack in Your Dental Emergency Kit While Traveling

At Oxford Lakes Dental Care located in Oxford, Michigan, many of our patients enjoy traveling during the summer months, whether to visit extended family, explore our mountain desert by road trip, or getting on a plane to check off destinations from a bucket list. To make the most of your travel experience, we encourage you to… Read more »

Repairing a Small Cavity With a Filling

The bacteria in your mouth work quickly to exploit even the smallest area of weakened tooth enamel. Once a small area of tooth decay develops, it can quickly grow into something more serious. If you notice an area on one of your teeth that has a change in texture or color, or it gives you… Read more »

Restoring a Badly Fractured Tooth with a Bridge

Even though your natural tooth enamel is very hard, there are some rare occasions when a hard fall or a blow to the face can severely fracture a tooth. In an extreme situation the fracture might be so severe that it causes significant damage to internal structures of the tooth. This might require Dr. to… Read more »

Improving a Tooth’s Cosmetic Appearance By Installing a Crown

Past dental work, deep stains and chips on one of the teeth in your smile, can leave you feeling self-conscious. This prompts some people to have restore the enamel layer of the tooth by installing a crown. A crown essentially replaces the enamel layer with an artificial material. While crowns can also be made from… Read more »

Having a Severely Decayed Tooth Restored with a Bridge

If one of your teeth suffers from severe tooth decay, multiple cavities or an infection has compromised the interior structures of the tooth, it might need a root canal to be saved. Unfortunately, there are times when a tooth is so severely compromised that it cannot be saved and needs to be extracted. Losing a… Read more »

Avoid These Drinks for Happier Teeth

You want to have the brightest, strongest smile possible, so you always do your best to stay on top of your oral hygiene. You brush and floss and come in for regular cleanings. But you should know there are normal beverages you might drink every day that are working against you. Here are a few…. Read more »

How Fluoride Helps You

Our teeth are an incredibly important feature of our bodies. Without them, we would have great difficulty eating and speaking. So taking care of them is also incredibly important. Both the ADA and CDC maintain that the use of fluoride is a safe and effective way to strengthen teeth in children and adults. Fluoride is… Read more »

What Tobacco Does to Your Teeth

You probably know that using tobacco can lead to serious problems like heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer, but do you know what happens to your teeth when you use tobacco products? One of the first things you should know about using tobacco is that it will yellow your teeth. Unfortunately, once this happens there’s… Read more »

Do You Know the Types of Teeth?

Can you name every type of tooth in your mouth? Do you know how many of each tooth you have or what your teeth do? Generally, every mouth has four types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Children typically have twenty primary teeth while adults usually have thirty-two. As you probably know, each type… Read more »

Your Sensitive Teeth and How to Help Them

If you experience a short burst of pain when eating ice cream or drinking hot tea, or when you inhale a breath of cold air, you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity–also called root sensitivity, causes pain when you eat or drink something that is hot, cold, sticky and sugary or acidic, or even from… Read more »