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Coconut Sugar, Honey, and Maple Syrup: What to Consider Before Switching to an Alternative Sweetener

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With all of the recent research regarding the effect of sugar on your body, many people find themselves switching to alternative sweeteners to combat diabetes, weight gain, and even tooth decay. It’s best to talk to your dentist in Monroe, MI before settling on a sweetener based solely on the fact that it will be better for your teeth.

Coconut sugar, honey, and maple syrup all have one thing in common with cane and beet sugar – they are still sugar-containing foods that feed cavity-causing bacteria. Bacteria cause acidity within the mouth, which softens enamel. Once enamel becomes soft, a cavity has the potential to form.

Artificial Sweeteners and Health

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3 Ways Tobacco Impacts Your Oral Health (That You Might Not Expect)

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The adverse effects that tobacco has on your body are endless. From trouble with breathing to oral cancer, most of us realize that smoking or using tobacco products is harmful to our health. But there are actually many ways that tobacco impacts your oral health that may surprise you. Your dentist in Monroe, MI shares some examples.

Periodontal Health

Did you know that people who smoke or use tobacco products are more susceptible to lower immunity resulting in more infections?

Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues and bone that support your teeth, making smokers more likely to develop gum disease. Tobacco use makes it harder to heal from periodontal therapy since ...

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When a Dental Bridge Is the Best Option

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When you are missing one or more teeth, it’s important to deal with the gap in your smile. If you let it go, you run the risk of your healthy teeth shifting and our bite changing, which can lead to losing more teeth.

One of the ways to bridge this gap is an artificial restoration called a dental bridge. Just as it sounds, it “bridges” the gap between two teeth. The most common way for a bridge to be placed is to attach it to the supporting teeth on either side of the space, or to attach it to dental crowns the same way.

Although a dental implant is generally considered the ...

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You've Seen the Ads. But Is It Worth It?

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Having a beautiful smile is something that everyone desires, after all, it's a powerful tool that can help build your confidence! At Kuras Dental Health Associates, our goal is to help all of our patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile; however this may not always seem accessible to all patients. This is why patients have begun taking dentistry and orthodontics into their own hands - literally!

DIY Dentistry

A rising trend of late is dentistry you do yourself, such as fake braces to align your teeth. There are even companies jumping on board this trend with plastic aligners they will send directly to your home. This is dangerous for many reasons.

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Is ClearCorrect Right for You? 3 Signs That Point to Yes

Is Clearcorrect Right for you? | Kuras Dental Health Associates | Monroe, MI

Crooked or crowded teeth affect your appearance, but they also do a number on your self-esteem and even your dental health.

If you are thinking of correcting tooth misalignment, you have a lot to consider. Which treatment is right for you? How much will treatment impact your life?

At our Monroe, MI dental office, we offer ClearCorrect invisible braces, a short-term orthodontic option that makes it easy to get the smile you want.

If you are on the fence about the type of treatment you want, here are three reasons to choose ClearCorrect.

  1. You don’t want to spend years in orthodontic treatment. You know you want a better smile, but as an adult, you’re ...

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How Our Practice can Provide for the Whole Family

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With so many dental offices out there today, it can be difficult to find the right place for your family. We understand that families have busy schedules year-round, and we are proud to offer a wide array of services to meet the needs of the whole family in one stop. Here's some of the services that we offer: 

  • CEREC Single-Visit Crowns: Traditional crowns need to be ordered from a lab, which often takes 3 or more weeks. We offer same-day crowns that you can finish your entire treatment in one visit. 
  • Clear Correct Invisible Braces: Invisible braces are a great option for kids and adults alike who are looking for a straighter ...

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