The Basics of Tooth Decay

Since you were very young, you have been taught to brush your teeth to avoid cavities. But cavities just don’t appear on their own. So how do you get cavities? This may not be a pleasant fact, but the truth is that your mouth is full of bacteria. When you eat foods that contain starches and sugars, the bacteria can... read more »

Which Tooth Replacement Method is Right For You?

Replacing missing teeth is beneficial on two levels. First, you will feel more confident with a full set of teeth. Second, a full smile is a healthy smile. If you are missing teeth, plaque and bacteria have extra places to accumulate and breed, your remaining teeth may drift out of alignment, and you may have difficulty speaking and eating effectively.... read more »

Toothbrush Care and Tips

Did you know how you treat your toothbrush is how you treat your smile? Think about it. If you neglect your toothbrush you are neglecting your oral health. That is why our team here at Dentist 4 Life - Mark DeVuyst DDS, PC in Clinton Township, Michigan, is happy to give you some tips and tricks when it comes to... read more »

A Temporary Crown Does Not Restore a Tooth’s Ability to Chew

A dental crown restoration typically has two distinction stages of treatment. The first appointment calls for removing the enamel layer of the tooth and addressing any decay that might have affected the internal structures of the tooth. This leaves behind an abutment that can anchor the crown in place. Dr. Mark DeVuyst will then create an impression, which will be... read more »

Simple Tricks for Great Oral Health

It's really easy to think about your waistline, improving your sleep, or other health-related goals when focusing on how to improve your overall health. One aspect, though, that's chronically overlooked is that of your oral health. Your oral health is hugely important for the health of the rest of your body, and without great oral health your systemic health will... read more »