Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

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In this blog post from Allen Park Dental Care, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy! Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?1 How would you like your dental visit to involve […]

Is Grandpa Smiling?

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How are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of those who are sixty-five and over? Well, at Allen Park Dental Care we’ve got some good news and bad news. The Good News: Tooth decay rates in older Americans has decreased in the past thirty years. The Bad News: 25% of people over […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

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Water flossers have been around for more than fifty years, and there have been at least that many studies on their effectiveness. At Allen Park Dental Care, we’re using this space to present what is known about water flossers, and whether they’re better than ordinary string floss in preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and other […]