A Broken Tooth Is Often Lost but It Can Be Replaced with a Bridge

An extreme blow to the face can sometimes impart so much force that it shatters, cracks or otherwise breaks a tooth. Sometimes the tooth can be saved by having Dr. perform a root canal. However, if the damage too extensive, then might need to extract the tooth and allow the gums to heal. One of… Read more »

The Common Dental Terms to Know

If you wish you understood dental care and oral health a little bit more, our team is more than happy to grant your wish! To help you, we have provided the definitions to the following common dental terms: Dental filling: A dental filling is a restorative treatment that is used when your tooth has been… Read more »

The Cause of Stains on Your Teeth

Stains on your teeth can be distressing in social situations. This drives many people with stained teeth to choose various tooth whitening products or procedures. Unfortunately, even the most effective tooth-whitening measures will only provide you with a short term solution, if the underlying cause of the stains is not effectively addressed. It’s a good… Read more »

Relieving Sleep Apnea Symptoms With a Snore Guard

It is estimated by the National Sleep Foundation that over 18 million adults struggle with some degree of sleep apnea. Snoring and breathing interruption are two of the most common symptoms that cause sleep apnea sufferers to get poor sleep. Research in this area has continued to grow, and now there are several different treatment… Read more »

Can I Strengthen My Tooth Enamel?

You’ve probably heard of tooth enamel, the hard outer layer of your teeth. In fact, it is the hardest substance in your whole body. But notwithstanding its strength, it can wear down over time. Is there anything you can do to prevent this, and even to strengthen tooth enamel? One thing you can do to… Read more »

Is It Time for a Dental Filling Replacement?

At Urquiola Dental Center PC in Ann Arbor, Michigan, we offer tooth-colored dental fillings for patients who require a dental restoration, or who have a damaged or old filling. Normally, dental fillings are created to withstand the ongoing pressure of biting and chewing, and with good oral care fillings can last 5-15 years, depending of… Read more »

The Dangers of Dry Mouth

Saliva is the unsung hero of dental protection: whenever you’re eating, drinking, sleeping or doing anything in between, saliva is hard at work washing plaque off your teeth and neutralizing acid from food. A chronic lack of saliva (xerostomia) leaves your teeth exposed to the acids and sugars that pass through your mouth. This condition… Read more »

The Tricks to Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that frequently destroys smiles. If you want to prevent this dental problem, our team is more than happy to help you! We have the tips you need to be successful, and those tips are: Keep up on oral hygiene Oral hygiene will help you remove the… Read more »

Insights on Cleaning Your Tongue

Your teeth and gums are not the only things in your mouth that can benefit from regular cleaning. There are actually a lot of rough and porous surfaces on the tongue that can harbor bacteria. This can result in chronic bad breath and increased plaque production in your mouth. Once you are done brushing your… Read more »

What Can Snacking Do to Your Smile

Do you ever find yourself snacking throughout the day? If you do, you probably know that sugary or starchy foods could hurt your teeth, but would you be surprised to learn that how and when you eat could cause trouble? After you eat, acids form in your mouth and damage the outer layer of your… Read more »