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Myths and Facts About Dentures May 17th, 2021

Since an estimated 38 million Americans wear dentures, you’d think we know a fair bit about them. Actually, though, most people think dentures are clunky oral appliances that only elderly people wear. The truth is far from that. People of all ages wear dentures for a number of reasons. And...

What Does Dental Health Have to Do With Sleep Apnea? Mar 10th, 2021

When you visit the dentist, you do so primarily to have your teeth checked. That’s why you might be surprised to get questions about your sleep. Actually, dentists are usually the first to guess that someone might be living with sleep apnea, a condition that interferes with your sleep quality....

Dental Implant Surgery: What to Expect Feb 10th, 2021

Dental implants edge out every other type of replacement tooth. They feel and function just like a natural tooth (unlike dentures) and are designed to last a lifetime (unlike bridges). Why, then, do some people choose bridges or dentures instead of getting dental implants to fill in any gaps in...

How to Keep Your Teeth Clean and Healthy When You Have Braces Jan 1st, 2021

Crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth don’t have to cut into your self-confidence. With braces, you can get the straight smile of your dreams. And with groundbreaking options like Fastbraces®, you might spend less time in braces than you imagined.  Shiva Hogugi, DDS, Ramin Rajaee, DDS, and Aziza Askari, DMD, offer...

5 Benefits of Non-Invasive Laser Surgery Dec 17th, 2020

While a visit to the dentist likely tops few people’s “fun to do” lists, some procedures can shake the hardiest souls, usually when there are needles, drills, and cutting involved. Contemporary dental technology, though, harnesses the power of laser energy to eliminate many of the traditional techniques that cause both...

Versatile Veneers: The Ultimate Cover-Up Nov 17th, 2020

Some people are blessed with even, nicely shaped teeth. Others aren’t so lucky. If you’re unhappy with your smile, we have some good news.  With veneers, you have a way to completely change the look of your smile. You can get the teeth shapes and sizes you’ve always wanted with...

What to Expect During and After Oral Surgery Oct 17th, 2020

Learning that you need oral surgery is rarely welcome news. Even so, after your oral surgery, you can expect greater oral health, comfort, and functionality. With a wisdom tooth extraction, for example, you can avoid complications and protect your straight smile. With a dental implant, you fill in the gap...

When is the Right Age for Braces? Sep 28th, 2020

A healthy smile isn’t just about brushing and flossing to prevent cavities and tartar build-up. It’s also a huge part of your self-esteem and confidence. Crooked teeth are more at risk for plaque build-up and cavities, but the condition can also make it hard to be proud of your pearly...

Dental Implants Rise Above the Rest for Replacing Missing Teeth Jul 7th, 2020

If you’re an adult who’s missing a tooth (or even more than one), you’re far from alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 36% of Americans have lost at least one tooth.  While common, missing teeth must be replaced, not just for cosmetic reasons, but also for your oral...

Adjusting to Life With Dentures Jun 1st, 2020

Your teeth are tough and designed to last a lifetime. But disease, decay, or injury can wreak havoc on your teeth, sending you to replacement options like dentures. While few things are as good as the original, dentures have come a long way since the bone-and-wood days of old. In...

It’s Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help Mar 3rd, 2020

Snoring is no joke. That horrible noise that comes from your throat when you sleep can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition called sleep apnea.  The dental professionals at Livonia Family Smiles can help relieve your sleep apnea and protect you from dangerous health conditions. Here’s how we can...

Do You Have to Wear a Retainer Forever After Invisalign®? Jan 28th, 2020

Invisalign® can straighten your teeth in as little as 12 to 18 months. Yet, it’s important to wear your retainer after treatment as directed by our Invisalign dentists. Your retainer is what prevents your teeth from moving back to their original positions. Neglecting to wear your retainer after Invisalign braces will eventually affect how your...

Are You in Need of a Smile Makeover? Jan 28th, 2020

No matter how beautiful you feel, dull and unattractive teeth will leave you feeling insecure about your appearance. Our talented staff in Livonia can help you get the smile you have always wanted! If you’re not pleased with the overall look and health of your teeth, you should consider asking...

Are There Any Side Effects From Laughing Gas? Jan 28th, 2020

Do you have a dental phobia? If so, you may want to consider asking our Livonia, MI dentists about the benefits of nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide (also called laughing gas) helps patients of all ages relax in the chair so they can get the dental care they need. To administer laughing gas, one of our dentists will gently place...

5 Tips for Getting Used to Dentures Jan 28th, 2020

Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat, talk, and smile with confidence. Fortunately, our dentists can help you determine if wearing full or partial dentures is the right choice for your smile. If you’ve already been fitted for dentures, continue reading to learn our 5 tips for making a smooth adjustment. Within a few...

What’s the Best Way to Whiten Teeth? Jan 28th, 2020

Wish you could have the white smile you see on magazine covers? Learn how our teeth whitening dentists can whiten your teeth up to eight shades! While many of our patients prefer ZOOM! teeth whitening for fast results, there are other way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Continue reading to learn more Our Livonia teeth...

5 Medical Issues Your Teeth Can Predict Jan 28th, 2020

Visiting the dentist can benefit more than just your teeth. Certain medical conditions have tell-tale oral symptoms that our Livonia, MI family dentists can identify during your routine dental exam. Here are just 5 of the medical conditions that our dentists can help you detect during your next visit. Contact our dental office...

Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants? Jan 28th, 2020

You may be eligible for dental implants if you recently lost a tooth. After tooth loss, our dental implant dentists can help you explore your tooth replacement options. That way, you’ll be able to smile with confidence in no time. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that’s placed in your...

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign Braces? Jan 28th, 2020

Crooked teeth affect more than just the appearance of your smile–they also affect your oral health. If you’ve always envied a straight smile, ask your Invisalign dentist if you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment. We often recommend Invisalign braces for teenagers and adults. Continue reading to learn if you’re a candidate for Invisalign braces. You may...

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth? Jan 28th, 2020

Did you know that approximately 85% of Americans have wisdom teeth removal, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons? Wisdom teeth are the third molars that typically emerge between the ages of 16 & 20. When our dentists in Livonia, Michigan see that wisdom teeth are going to cause issues for your...

Look Younger with Dental Implants Jan 28th, 2020

Do you ever feel self-conscious of missing teeth? Ask our dentists if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (typically made of titanium) we use to anchor a crown. During your consultation with us, a dental implant dentist can help you explore your tooth replacement...

Create a Dynamic Smile with Teeth Bonding Jan 28th, 2020

Are your teeth discolored, cracked, or decayed? If so, our cosmetic dentists in Livonia, Michigan, may recommend teeth bonding to improve your smile in as little as one appointment. Your smile says a lot about your personality, which is why our dentists may recommend dental bonding to restore the appearance of front teeth that have been stained,...

What are Different Types of Dentures? Jan 28th, 2020

Missing teeth can cause you to feel embarrassed and insecure about your smile. Thankfully, dentures can give you back your beautiful smile and also help with other things like eating and speaking. If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, dentures may be the best option for you. If you have any further...

5 Reasons to Choose Porcelain Veneers Jan 28th, 2020

Porcelain veneers cover teeth in the smile zone that have slight chips, cracks, and discoloration. If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, it’s time to set up a consultation with one of our dentists. Our dentists can help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers. Continue reading to learn why...

Should I Get Dentures or Dental Implants? Jan 28th, 2020

If you have missing teeth, it can be difficult eating your favorite foods, meeting people for the first time, or smiling in front of the camera. Fortunately, our Livonia, MI dental implant dentists have experience helping patients just like you smile with confidence. We understand that your smile says a lot about your...

Choosing a New Family Dentist Jan 28th, 2020

Whether you’re new to the area or are just looking for a change, finding a new family dentist can be a difficult process. Fortunately, by keeping a few key factors in mind, you should be able to locate a new dentist that suits your needs. Here are a few things to consider when you’re...

Pros and Cons of Invisalign® Jan 28th, 2020

Wish you had straighter teeth, but don’t want to wear traditional metal braces? Invisalign® may be the solution! Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that can straighten your teeth in as little as 12 to 18 months. Continue reading to learn more about the pros and cons of Invisalign braces. Also, request an appointment with...

5 Myths about Orthodontic Treatment Jan 28th, 2020

You wouldn’t believe how many patients are dissuaded from orthodontic treatment based on myths they hear from friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors. Fortunately, our dentist orthodontists are here to set the record straight so you have the facts you need to make an informed decision for your smile. Continue reading to see if...

Lumineers®️ FAQ Jan 28th, 2020

If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to ask one of our dentists about Lumineers®️. With Lumineers, our cosmetic dentists in Livonia, Michigan, can improve the appearance of your smile in as little as two appointments. Lumineers are perfect for patients who have slight gaps between front teeth or...

What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Jan 28th, 2020

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious while smiling, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. We can help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry so you can start...

Dental Implants FAQs Jan 28th, 2020

Are you a candidate for dental implants? Have questions about dental implant surgery before you commit? You’re not alone. Many of our patients are interested in dental implants when exploring their tooth replacement options. Continue reading to browse our list of frequently asked questions we get from patients just like you. If you don’t see your...