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Benjamin Franklin once said that it’s easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

Teaching your kids good oral hygiene techniques early will put them on the road to a lifetime of good oral health. It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending more time brushing and flossing their teeth each morning and night. But, if they’ve done it for as long as they can […]

Regular Dental IMAGES (X-Rays) Important for all Ages

Osteoporosis and tooth loss are health concerns that may affect many older men and women. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. This disease can affect any bone in the body, although the bones in the hip, spine, and wrist are affected most often. Research suggests […]

Canker Sores

Have you ever had one of those annoying little white dots on your tongue or tissue?  It feels sore and you just can’t seem to stop touching it with your teeth.  You most likely have a canker sore.  Canker sores are small, painful ulcers in the mouth. They may be caused by stress, injury, irritating […]

What Lakeshore Dental wants you to know before your visit.

A popular magazine likes to publish articles on what a “professional” wants you to know before you visit their office.  Here are the main points we hope our patients know. Bleeding gums are not “normal”. Many patients seem to be under the impression that a little bleeding after brushing their teeth is normal. Bleeding gums […]

Teething Tips

Teething When your little one may be teething if they are fussy and irritable. Common symptoms according to American Dental Association are difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite and increased drooling. It is also normal for their temperature to increase slightly. However, it is not normal if they have a high-grade fever, diarrhea or a rash. […]

Your teeth and how they affect your speech

Teeth are for more than just chewing. They also play a big part in speech development and confidence. Teeth help us produce all kinds of sounds, including /f/ (“first”), /v/ (“victory), /s/ (“sing”), /z/ (“zip”), the “ch” in “chips,” the g sound in “gym,” and the “sh” sound in “shake.” Teeth are also partially responsible […]

Oral Cancer Awareness

Oral cancer can develop in any part of the mouth, including on the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, sinuses, and throat. Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking or chewing tobacco and excessive use of alcohol. Oral cancer can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. For […]

Do Sugar Substitutes Hurt My Teeth?

Sugar substitutes may look and taste like sugar but they don’t promote decay-causing acids in your mouth that can damage teeth. There are many types of sugar substitutes, including aspartame, erythritol, saccharin, stevia, sorbitol, and xylitol to name a few. You might recognize some of these names from ingredient lists on food packages, or know […]

Is Sparkling Water Safe for My Teeth?

According to the American Dental Association, any drink with carbonation, including sparkling water, has a higher acid level. Some reports have questioned whether sipping sparkling water will weaken your tooth enamel (the hard-outer shell of your teeth where cavities first form). The research suggests, sparkling water is generally fine for your teeth. In a study […]

What Happens When Permanent Teeth Don’t Come In?

Statistics indicate that as many as 20% of adults have a congenitally missing tooth. Sometimes, children will lose their baby teeth and the permanent teeth seem to be taking a long time to appear.  When this happens, it is referred to as delayed eruption. If you are worried, schedule an appointment to see Dr. Dan […]