Just Got Braces? Avoid These Foods.

At Allen Park Dental Care, we know how annoying dental care can be when you’re obstructed by metal braces. As hard as it is, we recommend that all our patients abstain from hard or sticky foods while they have braces.  Some of the following ‘no-no’s’ are obvious. But it’s good to review them frequently. Popcorn […]

Fluoride Treatments: Not Just For Kids

fluoride treatment Allen Park

You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” Fluoride toothpaste is good for teeth, and at Allen Park Dental Care we encourage its use. Fluoride is an essential mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes more effective at fighting cavities. […]

How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

inflamed gums Allen Park

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. At Allen Park Dental Care, we see patients every day who complain about pain and discomfort. Swelling of the gums occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the […]

5 Ways To Prevent A Cracked Tooth

cost of dental crowns Detroit

Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and costly to repair. In this post from Allen Park Dental Care, we offer an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong. Avoid chewing on hard things. Patients should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky. Beware pitted fruits. That […]

What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

wisdom teeth Allen Park

When a wisdom tooth tries to come in but is obstructed by the adjacent tooth, it becomes impacted and can result in such complications as pain, inflammation, or tooth decay. At Allen Park Dental Care, we can extract wisdom teeth. It’s challenging to clean partially-erupted wisdom teeth. Since they have a high risk of decay, […]

The 4 Stages of Gum Disease

four stages of gum disease Detroit

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It’s a progressive condition, and is easily treatable in its earliest stages. In this article from Allen Park Dental Care, we have put together a list of the four main stages of gum disease, in order to keep our patients aware and educated on […]

Health Habits To Keep You Smiling

habits to keep teeth healthy Allen Park

In this post from Allen Park Dental Care, we focus on behaviors that influence dental health. Of course, regular brushing and flossing are two important habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to keep a healthy smile. Diet Do’s Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods. […]