Have you been seeing articles on the internet, or floating around on social media about a natural remedy for cleaning up your mouth, called “oil pulling?” Recently, it seems like oil pulling has also been a frequent question from our Shelby Township patients. Before you jump onto the oil pulling bandwagon, you should know exactly [...]
Did you ever wonder why your dentist takes x-rays of your teeth and mouth every year? Even if your teeth are really healthy and you’re one of those people that never has an issue with their teeth, we still take a full set of x-rays every year. Believe it or not, this practice is really [...]
Periodontal disease is one of the quickest growing oral health concerns for Shelby Township patients. With more than 80% of adults in the United States suffering from some level of periodontal disease, it’s become increasingly important to find alternative and effective ways of treating bacterial growth and infection in the mouth and gums. Making this [...]
Hi, I'm Suzy a dental hygienist at HPS Advanced Dental Care in Shelby Township, Michigan. We're an all female dental practice in Macomb County. We are BPA free, gluten free, mercury free and latex free. We provide a holistic approach to taking care of our dental patients, so if that's you, please come see us. [...]
The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth By Shelby Township Dentist Hi, my name is Nicky Goolsby. I'm a registered dental hygienist here at HPS Advanced Dental Care, located in Shelby Township, Michigan. I'm here to talk to you today about a popular topic, that comes up with a lot of my patients. They always [...]
Shelby Township Dental Hygienist Demonstrates Proper Flossing Technique Hi, my name is Nikki Goolsby. I'm a registered Dental Hygienist here at HPS Advanced Dental Care located in Shelby Township, Michigan and I'd like to talk to you today about a proper flossing technique. A lot of dental patients don't know that there is a proper [...]
Hi, I'm Dr. Heather Pranzarone Stratton at HPS Dental Care. We're located in Shelby Township, Michigan on 24 Mile Road. I wanted to answer some of our patients' questions about why we have gum and candy at the dentist office. We have gum and candy here that is true it is all sugar free. And [...]
More and more dentists now incorporate routine exams inside the oral cavity and the outside of head and neck into their hygiene appointments to screen for a host of oral diseases, including gum disease and oral cancer. Unfortunately, not all early signs of disease can be seen by the naked eye. At our practice we do much more. Advances in technology have made it possible for dentists to offer non-invasive screening tests to help identify patients that are at higer risk for developing head and neck cancers and gum disease and to detect these diseases at an early stage. At our office we utilize 3 screening tools, in addition to the examination of the oral cavity and head and neck, to help identify at risk patients that we serve. They include individualized Oral Health Scores, a light based screening tool for the oral cavity, and a saliva test that measures the amount of human papillomavirus in your mouth.
Cosmetic Dentistry. It brings to mind the photos of your favorite movie star with their $1 Million smile that probably cost that much to get. What is often times missing from the doctor-patient discussion regarding cosmetic dental procedures is the health benefits of having these procedures done. You might be wondering, “How can cosmetic dentistry benefit my health?” It’s a great question, one that many dental professionals do not regularly communicate to their patients. Cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, dental implants, and Invisalign© Invisible Braces, just to name a few. All of these procedures have benefits that can affect your oral health and total wellness.
“You have periodontal (gum) disease.” These 4 words initially scare or confuse many people when they hear them from their hygienist or dentist. There are many questions that might run through your mind after hearing this. “What does this mean?” “How is this going to affect me?” “Am I going to loose any or all of my teeth?” “Is gum disease something I really need to worry about?” Gum disease is estimated to affect about 8 out of every 10 Americans with 99% of those with gum disease having no signs or symptoms that let them know they have a problem. At our practice, total wellness is our goal. Along with our highly skilled dental team, we are pleased to offer specialized technology that will assess your individual risks of gum disease with easy to understand Oral Health Scores. Your individual Oral Health Scores are just like your cholesterol scores. These Oral Health Scores, combined with your clinical examination, will allow us to make the best recommendations for you specifically. Do you know your Oral Health Scores? If not, now is the time to find out! With proper treatment we can improve your Oral Health Scores just like your physician can improve your cholesterol score.