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  • Understanding Cavities
    Getting a cavity seems like delayed punishment for eating that special dessert every weekend or for the few days you forgot to floss. When you are doing everything right with Read more
  • Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
    Millions of people, around Traverse City, Michigan and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it Read more
  • Are your teeth ready for the big day?
    Capturing the Moment At Dentistry For Northern Michigan we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the Read more
  • How does a tooth decay?
    When acids are allowed to erode tooth enamel long enough to leach calcium and other minerals from your enamel and dentin, a process called demineralization occurs. This rapidly leads to Read more
  • TMD Problems and How You Can Prevent Them
    Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) describe a set of conditions that involve trouble with your jaw and face muscles. They result from a problem in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is Read more
  • The Origins of Valentine's Day
    When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of cards, flowers, and chocolates. We think of girlfriends celebrating being single together and couples celebrating their relationship. We think of all Read more
  • Amalgam Fillings vs. White Fillings
    Many varieties of fillings are available at our Traverse City, Michigan office. Most people are familiar with traditional amalgam fillings: those big silver spots on top of teeth. Made from a Read more
  • Top Five Ways to Improve Heart Health
    While there is no definite evidence that if your prevent gum diseases, like periodontitis, that you may be able to prevent a heart condition or heart disease. The only thing Read more
  • Proper Flossing Techniques
    Of all the dental hygiene techniques you can use at home to promote clean teeth and good oral health, flossing is likely to be the one that troubles most people. Read more
  • Root Canal Procedure
    Five words no one welcomes: “You need a root canal.” But if you are delaying treatment because you are worried about pain and an uncomfortable day in the dentist’s chair, Read more
  • Keep It Cheesy for a Long-Lasting Smile
    You’ve heard people tell you to say “cheese” when you’re having your picture taken, probably more times than you can count. There is another reason you should be saying “cheese” Read more
  • Make this the Year You Stop Smoking
    It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read more
  • New Year's Eve
    Watching the clock tick down the final seconds until midnight, many of us- Dentistry For Northern Michigan included- feel nostalgic about the passing year and hopeful about the new one Read more
  • The Connection Between Your Mouth and Your Heart
    At Dentistry For Northern Michigan, we know your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. We also know that the mouth can oftentimes be the first place to Read more
  • How to Handle an Unexpected Dental Emergency
    Regardless of the type of dental emergency you experience, it is important that you visit Dentistry For Northern Michigan for emergency dental care as soon as possible. A chipped or Read more
  • Just What Is Plaque?
    From the time you were small, you’ve been warned about the dangers of plaque. Why? Because: It’s an unappealing film that sticks to your teeth It causes cavities It causes gum disease And really, Read more