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Defeating Your Dental Anxiety

If you’ve been struggling with a fear of the dentist, that’s nothing to feel embarrassed about. Between 9 and 15 percent of Americans are so nervous about the idea of going to the dentist that they avoid it completely! But just because it isn’t uncommon doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Preventing serious dental problems through regular, […]

The Impact of Halloween Candy on Your Teeth

With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies — and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks in your teeth if you’re not careful. Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your […]

Thumb-Sucking, Pacifiers, And Oral Health

The world is a big, new, confusing place for a young child, so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that they like having something familiar to help them cope. Sometimes this means a stuffed animal or favorite blanket they carry everywhere, but for many children, it’s a pacifier or a thumb. As parents, it’s […]

The Impact of Weight Loss On Oral Health

Brushing, flossing, tongue-cleaning, and regular dental visits are all crucial ways to keep your mouth healthy, but did you know that a healthy diet and weight management can also have a positive impact on oral health? How Weight Loss And Oral Health Correlate One way our oral health correlates to what we eat and our […]

WHY IS FLUORIDE SO GOOD FOR OUR TEETH?

Dentists make a pretty big deal about fluoride and how good it is for your teeth. Truly, fluoride is the best cavity fighter out there, helping our teeth stay healthy and strong! But how exactly does fluoride do such an awesome job at keeping our mouths cavity-free? Fluoride Prevents And Repairs Tooth Decay Bacteria that […]

Good Tooth Brushing Techniques

Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine. So let’s take a moment to go over good brushing technique. What To Avoid When Brushing Your Teeth A few of the things we should avoid when we brush our teeth includes brushing too hard, only brushing up and down or side-to-side, and […]

Are Sports And Energy Drinks Damaging Your Teeth?

Sports drinks are becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people. But did you know that these drinks can be extremely damaging to your teeth? Sports And Energy Drinks Are Highly Acidic It’s important to remember the purposes of each of these drinks so as not to consume them more often than you should. Energy drinks […]

How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating?

Modern Dentistry, fluoride treatments, and preventative care alone can’t stop tooth decay when our diets are filled with sugar. When sugar clings to teeth, bacteria feeds off of those sugars, producing an acid byproduct that wears away tooth enamel. Studies repeatedly find that as sugar consumption increases, so do cavities. The World Health Organization’s 2014 […]

Back to School Season at Provident Dentistry

Pick Some School Supplies, Drop Off Some School Supplies: School season is here! We are offering FREE school supplies to our young patients, no work required! Just come over and pick some supplies. Everyone is eligible! DONATE SUPPLIES: If you want to help kids and teachers in local Novi community, please donate some school supplies. […]

4 Ways Smiling Improves Our Health!

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. WE’VE ALL HEARD the old cliché that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, so you should smile to conserve energy! That’s actually false. It takes a minimum of ten muscles to smile but only a minimum of six to frown, so […]