TMJ Do I Need a Professionally Fitted Mouth Guard

TMJ: Do I Need a Professionally Fitted Mouth Guard?

If you have been diagnosed with a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), your dentist may have told you that a mouth guard, also called a splint, orthotic, or occlusal appliance may help ease your pain. These devices can be purchased over-the-counter and even online, but beware. Devices that are not personally and professional fitted are manufactured […]

Women Having Sleep Apnea

How Dr. Kassel Can Help Your Sleep Apnea

Most people know of apnea as a sleeping condition where a patient’s breathing is disrupted when they sleep. Apnea is likely more common than you think because it’s sometimes used to refer to people who have general snoring issues. About one in five adults in Flint, MI has a mild case of it, and some […]

bad breath

Bad Breath? Here’s What You Can Do

Bad breath or halitosis can be an uncomfortable condition that causes embarrassment. Fortunately, there are several things that your dentist can do to help with this condition. What Causes Bad Breath? There are several causes of bad breath, including: Acid reflux where acids travel back up the esophagus and sometimes effect breath Smoking Respiratory infections […]

How Do Medications Affect My Oral Health

How Do Medications Affect My Oral Health?

Discover how some medications may affect your oral health, potentially contributing to a variety of dental issues. Do you take medications and have oral health issues? Learn about medications that can have an impact on your oral health, the potential effects and importance of discussing all your medications with your dentist. Medication and Oral Health […]

how often should you change your toothbrush and why

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush and Why?

It’s probably time to change your toothbrush! Swap it out while the bristles are still straight and strong. When they become worn, they lose their effectiveness. They might also harbor bacteria connected with gum disease and gingivitis. The American Dental Association suggests a new toothbrush after you have used yours for three to four months—or sooner, should the bristles start […]

what are Invisalign trays and are they for me

What are Invisalign trays and are they for me?

Many people, particularly teenagers, view receiving braces as a rite of passage. While few people are born with perfectly straight teeth and even fewer people have their adult teeth come in perfectly straight, this doesn’t mean that patients are stuck with receiving braces. While many people view braces as a social nightmare that makes the […]

understanding the range of available dental services

Understanding the Range of Available Dental Services

Maintaining the health of your teeth and gums is an important part of general health, and your dentist offers a range of services designed to keep your mouth in the best possible shape. Understanding the types of care that your dentist can provide and what issues he or she can treat and help prevent is […]

how to take care of your kids oral hygiene

How to Take Care of Your Kids Oral Hygiene

Do you need some tips on how to take care of your child’s oral hygiene? When you teach your child how to care for their teeth and prevent cavities, you are making an investment in their teeth and health and will in turn protect your wallet. Here are a few tips and tricks to make […]

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How to Select Your Dentist

There are a few essential tips that you’ll want to remember when selecting who your dentist will be. You don’t want to wait until an emergency situation arises to see your dentist for the first time. It is important to establish care as soon as possible. Perhaps you’ve had the same dentist for years, but […]

dental implants everything you need to know

Dental Implants: Everything You Need To Know

For a long time when teeth were decaying the only option was to fill them in with bridges or dentures. Now, you have the option of dental implants. What are dental implants you ask? Simply put, they are new roots for your teeth. There are many benefits to dental implants, and we’re here to let […]

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