Monday, 30 December 2013

Migraine Headache Treatment Dentist

Migraine Headache Dental Treatment Ypsilanti MIProblems with Recurring Tension or Migraine Headaches? Help is Finally Here.

Those who suffer from severe headaches are accustomed to swallowing a pill for relief. But today there is a drug-free alternative to become pain free. It is a small acrylic device called the NTI™ that is approved by the FDA, painless when in place, and very affordable. It has been successful with so many patients that it has received much media attention. Statistics have shown that 82% of migraine sufferers had a 77% reduction in occurrences.

When the appliance is placed inside your mouth, the jaw is placed in a correct position, allowing the muscles under the scalp to relax. As most headaches occur from the strain of these muscles, this device is most effective and easy to use and re-use with no side effects, no prescription, and no more headaches! Please let us know if you have problems with headaches, so we can help provide relief from this debilitating pain. 


Cori K. Crider, DDS 
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Grinding Teeth

What Causes Tooth Enamel Damage?
Another cause of tooth enamel damage is bruxism -- or teeth-grinding. Over time, the constant clenching and friction can wear down or fracture the enamel. In this slide, teeth grinding has ground down the upper and lower front teeth.

Bruxism is often worst when you sleep -- that's when you can't control it. Reducing stress may help. Some people wear a special mouth guard to bed.

Above article from: WebMD.com/oral-health


Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Monday, 23 December 2013

Children's Dentistry

Kids Dentistry Ypsilanti MIChildren Enjoy Coming to our Office

Children are often reluctant to even step into a dentist’s office, let alone have a dentist look at their teeth or provide treatment. Between the new technologies available and the warm and friendly atmosphere at our practice, children feel relaxed and happy during their appointments with Dr. Crider. She also encourages proper daily dental care and teaches them how to maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime.

No More Dental Fears

We make every effort to relieve a patient of their fears of going to a dentist – for good! We want children to grow up without any anxieties about dental care and to maintain this positive outlook throughout their lives. Many of our parents have let us know we are achieving this goal as they have told us that our office is a comfortable place that their kids are happy to visit!


Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Monday, 16 December 2013

Gum Health

Cause of Lost Teeth
Part of our care is providing education to each patient for the reasons of tooth loss. Many seem to think that tooth loss occurs primarily because of decay. But the number one reason is periodontal or gum disease. Early detection can reverse this serious problem. So if you have bleeding gums, loose or shifting teeth, please let us help you return to healthy teeth and gums.


Periodontal Disease Treatment Dentist Ypsilanti MIA Connection Between Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease
Studies made by the American Dental Association have shown that there is a connection between gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or even stroke. Researchers have found that people who have elevated levels of bacteria from the mouth had a higher probability of hardened arteries. It is important to come in to our office for treatment if you have any of the symptoms of gum disease – bleeding or swollen gums, loose teeth, or a receding gumline. This could be not only an indication of gum disease, but an early sign of a serious cardiovascular problem. You probably won’t feel your cholesterol rising or your arteries hardening, but you will feel painful or bleeding gums. Call us today if you have this problem.


Treatments for Gum Disease
It is important to have an appointment with Dr. Crider with the first symptoms of gum disease. When this problem reaches advanced stages, the treatment will be surgical. However, if treated in the beginning stages, nonsurgical methods are effective and successful in halting any infection that could have an effect on your overall health. Treatments could be a professional dental cleaning, scaling or root planing, or antibiotics. We will assess your needs and discuss a treatment plan with you at your first visit.


Prevent Tooth Loss - Oral Health CareThe Problem with Losing a Tooth
Many patients do not realize the problems that can result from losing even a single tooth. As your teeth play a major role in absorbing nutrients from food, it is important to have proper chewing with a full set of teeth. Your diet may change as eating healthy, raw fruits and vegetables becomes difficult with the absence of teeth. Eating softer, processed foods may increase your carbohydrate intake and result in weight gain. Also, your speech can become slurred or distorted, which may have an effect on job performance and professionalism. Your facial appearance may change, as bone or tooth loss will give a hollow look along the contours of your face and make you look older than you are. We provide a very suitable solution with implants. They look so natural no one will ever be able to tell it is not a real tooth.


Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Habits That Wreck Your Teeth: Opening Stuff With Your Teeth


Opening bottle caps or plastic packaging with your teeth may be convenient, but this is one habit that makes dentists cringe. Using your teeth as tools can cause them to crack or chip. Instead, keep scissors and bottle openers handy. Bottom line, your teeth should only be used for eating.

Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

Cori K. Crider, DDS

2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Monday, 9 December 2013

Six Month Smiles Dentist

Six Month Smiles Dentist Ypsilanti MI
Six Months to a New Smile

In just six months, you can welcome your new smile. With a combination of modern techniques and materials, clear braces gently align teeth that are visible in your smile in a mere six months. The technique is Six Month Smiles™, which is a painless, low-force method that needs only a few adjustments and will soon let you show off your new smile.

Short Term Dental Braces 





   
Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Habits That Wreck Your Teeth: Bedtime Bottles


It’s never too early to protect teeth. Giving a baby a bedtime bottle of juice, milk, or formula, can put new teeth on a path to decay. The baby may become used to falling asleep with the bottle in his or her mouth, bathing the teeth in sugars overnight. It's best to keep bottles out of the crib.

Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Habits that Wreck Your Teeth: Cough Drops


Just because cough drops are sold in the medicine aisle doesn't mean they’re healthy. Most are loaded with sugar. So after soothing your throat with a lozenge, be sure to brush well. Whether the sugar comes from a cough drop or a hard candy, it reacts with the sticky plaque that coats your teeth. Then bacteria in the plaque convert the sugar into an acid that eats away at tooth enamel. Hello, cavities.

Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Habits That Wreck Your Teeth - Tongue Piercings

Tongue piercings may be trendy, but biting down on the metal stud can crack a tooth. Lip piercings pose a similar risk. And when metal rubs against the gums, it can cause gum damage that may lead to tooth loss. The mouth is also a haven for bacteria, so piercings raise the risk of infections and sores. Bottom line, discuss the health risks with your dentist first.


Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Habits That Wreck Your Teeth - Playing Sports With No Mouth Guard

Whether you play football, hockey, or any other contact sport, don't get in the game without a mouth guard. This is a piece of molded plastic that protects the upper row of teeth. Without it, your teeth could get chipped or even knocked out when the action gets rough. Self-fitting mouth guards may be purchased at a store, or you can have one custom made by your dentist.


Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Monday, 11 November 2013

Habits That Wreck Your Teeth - Chewing on Ice

It’s natural and sugar free, so you might think ice is harmless. But munching on hard, frozen cubes can chip or even crack your teeth. And if your mindless chomping irritates the soft tissue inside a tooth, regular toothaches may follow. Hot foods and cold foods may trigger quick, sharp jabs of pain or a lingering toothache. Next time you get the urge for ice, chew some sugarless gum instead.


Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Monday, 21 October 2013

Oral Warning Signs Can Indicate Serious Medical Conditions



Regular dental exams not only help to decrease a patient's risk of oral diseases, such as cavities and periodontal (gum) disease, but they may also help to diagnose other, sometimes life-threatening, medical conditions.
 
Dentists are able to assess a patient's overall oral health and may recognize symptoms of serious diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and eating disorders, which often manifest as signs and symptoms inside of the mouth. Click here to learn more.

Above article from KnowYourTeeth.com

Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Monday, 14 October 2013

Halloween Tips



Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build up the stockpile of sweets for the winter. Being one of the most fun times of the year for families, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges.
The American Dental Association, America's premier source of oral health information, has prepared a list of 10 suggestions to help parents maintain good oral health for their children around the Halloween holiday and throughout the year.

  1. Consume Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals.
    Saliva production increases during meals and helps neutralize acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.
     
  2. Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time.
    Besides how often you snack, the length of time food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to prolonged acid attack, increasing the risk for tooth decay.
     
  3. Avoid sticky candies that cling to your teeth.
    The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay. 
                                                  

Click here to read more tips.

Above article from: ada.org

Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Monday, 7 October 2013

Don't Forget to Clean Your Tongue



Your oral health routine should always include brushing your tongue with your toothbrush or using a tongue scraper, which you can find in the dental products aisle at the drugstore. That’s important because foods can get stuck in the grooves of your tongue, causing bacteria to grow. Other oral health problems that can develop if you don't clean your tongue are a bad taste in your mouth, staining on your tongue, and bad breath, Abayon says.

Above article from EverydayHealth.com

Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Your Family’s Oral Health


Have you heard that you should only take care of the teeth you want to keep? It's true!
That's why at any stage of life, it's important to practice good oral hygiene at home and to visit your general dentist regularly. Starting early is critical to success in preserving a healthy smile for a lifetime. 
KnowYourTeeth.com has loads of information and resources for families who want to know more about good dental care and oral health.  Whether you are an expectant mom, a teen dealing with braces, a grandparent, or someone in between, we have the answers for you. What's more, kids will find games, quizzes and other ways to make learning about dental care more fun!

Visit www.knowyourteeth.com for more great dental information

Above article from KnowYourTeeth.com

Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428