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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Quitting the Smoking Habit Could Vastly Improve Your Dental Health
...Besides bad breath, reduced taste perception and dry mouth, smokers also face higher risk for tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...But for many people, bad breath is no joke...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
... Bad breath isn't just a turn-off for kissing — It can indicate a possible problem in your mouth...

Sometimes It's Good to Be a Quitter: Smoking and Oral Health
...Aside from the more obvious problems of bad breath and yellowed teeth, smoking raises the risk of cancer of the mouth and throat...

Don't Ignore These Signs of Periodontal Disease
...Laura Dyras if you notice any of these telltale warning signs that gum disease might be brewing: Gum tenderness Bleeding of the gums (often when brushing, flossing or eating) Puffy, inflamed gums Pain or discomfort when chewing Tooth sensitivity Receding gums (teeth that appear longer) Loose teeth (this occurs in later stages of gum disease) Persistent bad breath Since these symptoms can be indicative of other dental problems as well, it’s important that you turn to our Lansing general dentist at the first sign of trouble...

Keep Alert for this Extreme Form of Gingivitis
...This can create very bad breath and taste along with extreme gum pain...

Signs You May Have Gingivitis
... You may have gingivitis if you notice: Red and bleeding gum tissue Puffy and swollen gum tissue Painful gums when you chew Chronic bad breath and a sour taste Fortunately, gingivitis is completely reversible if you start an excellent program of oral hygiene...

Gum Health
...Some symptoms of periodontitis can include red, swollen gums, gums that recede from the teeth, loose teeth, and bad breath...

Dry Mouth
... -Some symptoms of dry mouth may include an excessively dry feeling in the mouth or throat, a dry or irritated tongue, excessive thirst, sores in the mouth, bad breath, and gum irritation...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
An estimated sixty-five percent of Americans have bad breath...

Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
...Early warning signs include chronic bad breath, tender or painful swollen gums and minor bleeding after brushing or flossing...

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