Dr. Stephen Jarvie is a Dentist practicing in Northville, MI. Dr. Jarvie specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Stephen J. Jarvie, DDS's Expert Contributions
Professional whitening will not harm teeth. This is whitening done through a dental office. On the contrary, studies have show that some over the counter whitening treatments have irreversibly ruined enamel on teeth. READ MORE
Soft tissue laser treatments performed at a dental office have been very effective in treating these painful sores. We have great success with this treatment. READ MORE
This depends on the integrity of the crown margin. Most crowns last anywhere from 5 to 20 years if cared for properly- both at home and by regular visits to your dentist. READ MORE
Almost never. After the initial 4-6 months of bone adhesion, when first placed, they should last a lifetime. If cared for properly at home and with regular visits to have them checked at your dental office. READ MORE
Brushing your tongue as for back as you can go helps to prevent bad breath as the sulfur emitting bacteria that cause most bad breath hide there. READ MORE
Not brushing the very back of your tongue can cause this as this is where the sulfur emitting bacteria hide. READ MORE
No, but gum disease is as with this disease your immunity to bacteria is depressed and you are more prone to periodontitis. READ MORE
You need to wear them nightly forever or at least 5-8 years to prevent relapse of your dentition. New retainers can be fabricated when they wear out. READ MORE
This can move teeth and create a malocclusion, even reforming the bone in a poor position. Positive reinforcement to stop this habit is recommended between the dentist and the parents. READ MORE
If it is a difficult root canal or your dentist doesn't feel comfortable doing the treatment, then I would see a specialist. Some general dentists are very good with root canal treatment. READ MORE
Yes it can contribute to changing the oral flora of your mouth and can therefore allow dry mouth. It can also contribute to creating fungal infections in the mouth. READ MORE
Highly not recommended. Oral gel is much better and can be purchased at almost any drug store. Also, a pediatric dose of ibuprofen will help with the pain. READ MORE
Brush and floss twice daily with a toothpaste containing fluoride. Don't sip or snack all day as this can cause cavities. READ MORE
Implants are your best long-term option to replace missing teeth. If you take care of them, they should last a lifetime. READ MORE
Not really as this is an fungal issue due to bacterial changes in your mouth. An anti fungal medication is recommended to correct this issue. READ MORE
Not if they are healthy and functional. This means that there is room for them in the mouth and they are not causing issues with the other teeth. READ MORE
Your enamel and tooth structure are wearing away. Certain types of food and drink can cause this as well as abrasive toothpastes. READ MORE
Stay away from hard and sticky foods for a few days to let your mouth settle after dental surgery. READ MORE
There could be residual infection and you should contact your dentist if it’s not resolved in 3-4 days after treatment. READ MORE
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- What are Canker Sores?
Canker sores are small, painful ulcers that develop in the lining of the mouth. These are one of the most common mouth ulcers, and the sores make eating difficult. Studies show that about 20% of the population suffer from these painful sores. Canker sores are classified into simple and complex...
- The 3 Biggest Threats to Your Teeth
Teeth can last a lifetime if they are properly cared for. However, different factors can influence the looks and quality of your teeth over time. Chips, fractures, and broken teethChipping and fracturing teeth occurs when one bites on something very hard, like a popcorn kernel or stale bread. This...
- When Should I Replace My Toothbrush?
A toothbrush is not as clean as we think, and harbors more than 100 million bacteria, according to researchers at the University of Manchester in England. This includes E. coli bacteria, which cause diarrhea, and staphylococci bacteria, which cause skin infections. “This condition is the same as...
- Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Life
Studies have shown that infection and inflammation of the oral cavity correlates with other medical conditions, like a heart attack or dementia, and can cause serious health concerns over a period of time. Although the causes and effects between oral health and health conditions are not yet...
- What is a Yeast Infection?
Candidiasis is a type of fungal infection resulting from overgrowth of the yeast genus, Candida. The most predominant species in this genus is Candida albicans. The yeast survives in different parts of our body, including the skin, genitals, throat, and mouth. Growth of these organisms commonly...
- How Can I Reduce the Pain of Sensitive Teeth?
If you can’t enjoy a cup of hot coffee or a glass of cold juice without getting that stinging pain in your teeth, those are symptoms of sensitive teeth. Moreover, eating, brushing and flossing may also lead to the sharp pain. Sensitivity to the cold and heat may be caused by a number of reasons...
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