Are You Mistletoe Ready?

Fresh breath, strong gums and clean teeth: there’s nothing like a healthy mouth to make you want to pucker up!  Here are 7 foods to help you be mistletoe ready this holiday season: Herbs, especially minty ones.  Spearmint and peppermint, as well as parsley, cilantro, rosemary, cinnamon and tarragon fight bad breath and aid digestion. Yogurt.  Probiotics in yogurt battle bad breath, plaque and gum diseas… Continue Reading

Is it time for a new dental home?

A relationship with your dentist is based on continued communication and trust. And making a change to that relationship can make you feel uneasy.  But if you continue to see your dentist only because you always have or dread going to the dentist, it may be time for a change.  Below are some signs that it may be time to switch: Does your dental office take a full medical history when getting to know you?  Do they update i… Continue Reading

Sealants – A Good Choice for your Child.

Our pediatric dentists recommend sealants frequently.  And there’s good reason for it.  Studies show they could prevent 80% of future cavities in children. What is a sealant?  A sealant is a liquid that is brushed over a tooth that hardens and creates a protective barrier between bacteria and the tooth’s enamel. Why does a tooth need a sealant?  Sealants are applied specifically to molars. Molar… Continue Reading

Extra Halloween Candy?

Little witches and goblins returned home from trick-or-treating this year and sorted through their bags of candy, sorting their very favorites.  And all that candy in the house is fun for a couple days.   Yes, even we enjoy it too! The problem is that it lingers for weeks and some never gets eaten at all.  As a parent, you can rest easy knowing your kids’ extra candy can be donated to a good cause – Operatio… Continue Reading

The Braces Debate – Dentist or Orthodontist?

When people meet the first thing they notice is the other person’s eyes, second teeth and third hair.  If so, why do most people worry more about who cuts their hair than who straightens their teeth? When you are ready to explore braces, how do you know who to call?  What is the difference between a dentist who offers orthodontics and an orthodontist? Dentists and orthodontists are both doctors and have graduated f… Continue Reading

Smile Orthodontics partners with Orthofi

Smile Orthodontics has partnered with Orthofi to make a high-quality smile affordable. OrthoFi is a revolutionary way to provide our patients with the most comprehensive and flexible payment options. Rather than being directed into a specific payment plan, OrthoFi allows you to customize your down payment, monthly payments and length of term. You are given the above slider to consider all your options.  You ar… Continue Reading

An investment in braces is more than a pretty smile.

Most people think orthodontic treatment is done purely for cosmetic reasons.  But there are several reasons why getting braces can be important to the health and lifestyle of you or your child. 1. You want to prevent tooth decay Crooked and overlapping teeth can make it harder to brush and floss thoroughly. Some surfaces of the teeth may not receive proper cleaning from daily dental care. This results in a greater… Continue Reading

Smile Partners with New Insurance Plans

Smile is pleased to announce new partnerships with several insurance plans. While we accept almost all insurance plans, we are now In-Network Providers with: Delta Premier Delta Healthy Kids/MiChild Healthy Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield Par Select Cigna DPPO Assurant (Stratus Network) United Concordia (Stratos Network) Aetna (DHA Network) MetLife (Stratos Network) Principal (Stratos Network) As an In-N… Continue Reading