Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

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Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria, but relatively few cause tooth decay. Daily brushing and flossing, and regular checkups at Allen Park Dental Care, will keep those that do at bay. Bacteria that cause tooth decay are in the mutans streptococcus family. The bacteria mix with sugar. This mixture creates a powerful acid […]

Patient-Centered Dental Care

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At Allen Park Dental Care, we are enthusiastic about providing patient-focused dental care of the highest standard. We are here to help you achieve excellent dental health. You could be our next success story! What is patient-focused care? A check-up with no cavities? A sensational smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding […]

Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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This post from Allen Park Dental Care is about your tooth enamel, and how you can best protect it. Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Sadly, enamel erosion is extremely common, though largely preventable. Enamel’s […]

9 Things To Know About CEREC Crowns

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Dental crowns are essential restorations in many procedures, and we often use them at Allen Park Dentistry. An increasingly popular option are same-day CEREC crowns. CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” The “chairside” refers to the dentist’s chair. 9 Important Things to Know About CEREC Dental Crowns CEREC emergency restorations don’t require […]

Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

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At Allen Park Dental Care, we see more cavities in our patients than we would like to. Cavities are far too common in the United States, and there is a tendency to consider them inevitable. Cavities happen when certain types of bacteria produce acids in the mouth. These acids destroy the enamel of a tooth, […]

Have Your Dessert!

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Do you have a sweet tooth? Join the club! No one confuses dessert with healthy food, but for many of our patients at Allen Park Dental Care, it’s not realistic to recommend avoiding sugary treats. If you fit that category, here is something useful to know: eating sweets at certain times is better for your […]