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Posts for: May, 2017

By MALOUF FAMILY DENTISTRY
May 23, 2017
Category: Oral Health

What your dentist in St. Clair Shores, Michigan wants you to knowpreventative dentistry

When you brush and floss your teeth, you are preventing many dental problems. You are also on the way to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Preventive dental isues is an important, but often overlooked part of your general health. Dr. Sam Malouf at Malouf Family Dentistry in St. Clair Shores, Michigan wants to share the facts about why preventive care is so important.

When you keep your mouth healthy, you are enjoying full chewing function, which aids your digestion and your overall health. What you do at home is a vital part of preventive care. Ideally, you should be brushing after each meal and before bed, and flossing at least once each day. You want to remove dental plaque frequently because plaque contains millions of harmful bacteria that can cause infection and decay, destroying your gums, supporting bone, and your teeth.

It’s important to schedule regular dental examinations including x-rays at least once each year. That’s because you may or may not feel pain and still have a dental problem. In many cases, it is only with a dental x-ray that problems can be seen. Dr. Malouf uses only state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat your dental problems.

You will also greatly benefit from scheduling a professional dental cleaning at least once every six months, and more often if you have periodontal disease. Regular professional cleanings are the only way to remove hard deposits, called calculus or tartar, from your teeth. These hard deposits provide a place for bacterial plaque to thrive, causing gum and periodontal disease.

It’s easy to overlook the importance of preventive dental care, but it’s not smart. For the sake of your smile, get some help from an expert. Call Dr. Sam Malouf at Malouf Family Dentistry in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Schedule a comprehensive dental exam, x-rays and professional cleaning today and save your smile!


By Malouf Family Dentistry
May 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Do you think all of your favorite celebrities achieved their red carpet status because they were lucky enough to be born with perfect looks and great talent? Well, the truth is that many celebrities achieve their picture­perfect smiles by getting veneers!

While most celebrities are pretty tight­lipped about whether or not they've had any dental work done, here are four celebrities that are rumored to have veneers. Visit your dentist, and you can achieve the same stunning transformation yourself!

1. Tom Cruise: Crooked Teeth

Looking back at old pictures of Tom Cruise, you'd be amazed to see how his smile has transformed over the years. From the severely crooked and gapped smile he had when he was a budding actor to the picture­perfect smile he has today, word has it that good veneer work created his famous smile!

2. Hillary Duff: Chipped and Discolored Teeth

Hillary Duff allegedly chipped a tooth while singing. Rather than simply repairing the chip, she appears to have chosen veneers instead. While the difference isn't drastic, if you compare her before and after pictures, you'll notice her teeth do appear both whiter and straighter. Her grin looks great, and your teeth can too!

3. Zac Efron: Gapped Teeth

Braces aren't the only option for people who want to fix the gaps in their teeth ­ veneers are a great choice as well. They are quick, painless and they can even be placed in as little as two office visits. Compared to his old smile, Zac Efron’s teeth are now whiter and more even than would be possible overnight with any procedure but veneers. Hence the belief that they’re responsible for the magical transformation that closed his gap!

4. George Clooney: Ground Teeth

Grinding your teeth doesn't only cause pain; it can cause your teeth to get shorter too, and this apparently affected George Clooney. Thankfully, veneers are an excellent way to quickly and easily lengthen the teeth for a red­carpet­ready smile.

Why live with a smile you aren't proud to show off? If your smile isn't as straight, white, perfectly aligned or perfectly proportioned as you'd like it to be, ­do something about it! Visit your local dentist for a brand new smile you'll have to see to believe.