September 30, 2017
At every stage of life and dental development, your smile needs specialized care. That includes pregnancy. Shifting hormones and sharing nutrients with your growing child can lead to a number of oral health concerns. That means expectant mothers need to be even more diligent about maintaining their preventive dentistry routines. If you’re pregnant, review this list of common oral health concerns you may experience and their warnings to prepare yourself to maintain a healthy smile throughout your pregnancy.
June 8, 2016
As your trusted dentist in Flint, I’ve got a real interest in keeping your smile healthy and strong — and a big part of that is helping you to prevent problems like decay and infection before they begin. To that end, I want to share an important study regarding your tooth enamel and a common beverage you may or may not be using to your smile’s advantage: milk.
January 8, 2016
This will likely come as no surprise, but teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry service available. Even those patients who maintain the strictest oral hygiene routines notice staining and discoloration over time because the foods and drinks we consume every day are the main contributor to dental staining. While brushing, flossing, and twice a year professional cleanings go a long way to keeping teeth pearly white, patients who are interested in brightening their smiles may wish to consider professional teeth whitening. Our team offers custom teeth whitening plans to whiten smiles up to ten shades.
November 13, 2015
The phrase, “you are what you eat,” or more correctly, “dis-moi ce que tu mange, je te dirai ce que tu es,” was coined in 1826 by Frenchmen, Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. The physician’s words have been used for more than a century to point to the biological imperative that oral and overall health are dictated in large part by nutrients absorbed from the food we eat. When it comes to oral health, food not only provides the nutrients necessary to maintain health, they can also be a delivery system for acids and sugars that damage teeth. Maintaining a balanced diet may be the difference between a lifetime of naturally beautiful smiles, and one filled with dental damage. Preventive dentistry appointments and at-home visits may not be enough to keep teeth healthy for patients who consume a high sugar or acidic diet.
September 24, 2015
While root canals have gotten a bad reputation for being painful and unpleasant, the underlying cause of the pain is the root canal infection. Not the procedure. In fact, many patients who receive root canal treatment report feeling significant pain relief almost immediately after root canal therapy. If you’re experiencing pain you believe may be related to an infection of the root canal, call the Flint, MI dental team at the practice of Chitra P. Naik, DMD.