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  • Can children be at risk for periodontal disease?
    You want to check all the boxes when you consider your child’s dental health. You make sure your child brushes twice daily to avoid cavities. You’ve made a plan for Read more
  • Dental Infections
    the doctor and our team at Dentistry For Northern Michigan will tell you that dental infections can be very serious; sometimes, they develop into a life-threatening situation. Cavities are caused Read more
  • Do adults need fluoride treatments?
    Many dentists and hygienists recommend fluoride treatments for their adult patients. You might ask yourself, “Do I really need a fluoride treatment? I thought those were just for my kids.” Read more
  • Good Oral Health Habits When You’re Pregnant
    the doctor and our team at Dentistry For Northern Michigan will tell you that good oral health habits when you are pregnant are very important. A plaque or infectious buildup Read more
  • Improve your oral health with xylitol!
    Xylitol tastes sweet, but unlike sugar, it is not converted to acid that can cause your teeth to decay. It’s a naturally occurring sweetener found in plants, fruits, and vegetables; Read more
  • Tooth Protection and Winter Sports
    Just because it’s cold out there doesn’t mean you’ll give up keeping fit and active! Winter is the season for some of our favorite team sporting activities, and when you’re Read more
  • It's a Wrap: Ending the year with a smile!
    People have been ushering in the New Year for centuries but it became an official holiday in 1582 when Pope George XIII declared January 1st to be the day on Read more
  • How HPV and Oral Cancer are Related
    Did you know that Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and oral cancer are linked? This information may prevent you or a loved one from suffering from oral cancer if a diagnosis Read more
  • Xerostomia: Big Word, Common Problem
    Xerostomia might sound like a serious and rare condition, but it’s more common than you think. If you’ve been feeling like your mouth is constantly dry, you may already be Read more
  • Happy Holidays! Healthy Holidays!
    It’s the holiday season! With so much to do and so much going on, you want to be at your best. We have some ideas to help make your season Read more
  • Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
    the doctor and our team at Dentistry For Northern Michigan get this question a lot. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, once young people get their adult Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At Dentistry For Northern Michigan, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Traverse City, Read more
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis or Pre-Medication
    At Dentistry For Northern Michigan, we know the human mouth contains a lot of bacteria. A bacterium can travel through your body with routine activities that are a normal part Read more
  • Cold Comfort
    The sounds of the season are filling the air—falling leaves rustling along the sidewalk, football cheers, holiday greetings—and the coughs and sneezes of your fellow sufferers. Yes, it’s cold and Read more
  • Which toothpaste should I use?
    Toothpastes come in many forms and boast different flavors, benefits, and endorsements. All are designed to remove surface bacteria and prevent the buildup of plaque that can cause tooth decay. Read more
  • I have halitosis. What can I do?
    Halitosis is the fancy, scientific word for “bad breath.” the doctor and our team know there are several reasons why you may have halitosis; let’s look at a few: Gum disease Read more