Bruce Sexton

Know how to handle dental emergencies

Dental Emergencies: What They Are and How To Handle Them

By Bruce Sexton / September 22, 2021 /

What are dental emergencies? It’s important to know what to do during a dental emergency. Dental emergencies are more common than you might realize. However, not every situation requires an emergency visit. So how do you determine the difference between issues that can wait for a scheduled appointment and those that require immediate attention? If…

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Get relief from a toothache

8 Proven Tooth Pain Remedies to Numb Toothache Overnight

By Bruce Sexton / September 22, 2021 /

Getting Care for Your Toothache Do you have a troublesome tooth? Regardless of whether the tooth pain is dull, sharp, or throbbing, you’re probably looking for relief. As soon as you begin experiencing discomfort, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dental team. Dr. Sexton can assess your tooth and determine what’s causing the irritation. …

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Properly care for your dental crown

The Ultimate Dental Crown Care Checklist

By Bruce Sexton / August 25, 2021 /

Getting the Most out of Your Dental Crown Dental crowns are practically dental superheroes for their ability to save teeth that may have been lost otherwise. They restore a tooth’s health, function, and appearance in one fell swoop, becoming just as much a part of your beautiful smile as your natural teeth. And, just like…

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Avoid or fix tooth discoloration

Are You Winning the Fight Against Tooth Discoloration?

By Bruce Sexton / August 25, 2021 /

Restoring and Maintaining a Beautiful, White Smile The world is full of color, from the iridescent sheen on a June bug’s back to the kaleidoscopic beauty of a sunrise or sunset. It’s everywhere we look—even our food is colorful! Yellow is known as a beautiful, cheery color, but there are a few places we never…

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There's hope for missing teeth

What Is the Best Replacement for Missing Teeth?

By Bruce Sexton / July 26, 2021 /

Missing teeth should not spell disaster for your oral health. What should you do if you’re missing teeth? When you’re an adult, losing a tooth is significantly less exciting than when you were a kid. Now, instead of the tooth fairy leaving a few dollars under your pillow with the promise of a new tooth…

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What should your dental crowns be made out of

Which Dental Crowns Are Right for You? A Complete Guide

By Bruce Sexton / July 17, 2021 /

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns Dental crowns are available in a range of materials that are designed to mimic the look and function of your natural teeth. If your dentist recommends one, you might wonder what your options are. Which materials will hold up the longest? Which looks the most authentic? Are…

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It's important to love your smile

How to Love Your Smile Well

By Bruce Sexton / June 19, 2021 /

Have you ever asked a loved one what they love about you? In many cases, family members and friends will tell you that it is your smile that they love (among other traits, of course). Smiles provide so many benefits to us and the people that we see and meet every day. Smiles welcome you.…

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Facts about your smile

10 Surprising Facts About Your Smile

By Bruce Sexton / June 19, 2021 /

Discovering the extraordinary behind the ordinary. Since you use it every day, your smile might feel ordinary—but it’s actually incredibly interesting and surprisingly powerful! We usually connect smiles with happiness or joy, but we use them to express a wide range of emotions. Since smiles carry the same meanings across cultures, people have been studying…

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Important questions to ask when looking for a family dentist

5 Must-Ask Questions If You Are Looking for a Family Dentist in Wayland, MI

By Bruce Sexton / May 19, 2021 /

Looking for a Family Dentist in Wayland, MI? When was the last time you visited a dentist? If you answered that question with “I can’t remember” or “Over six months ago,” then it is time to see your dentist. But don’t worry because you aren’t alone. Many adults have every intention of visiting the dentist,…

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Laser technology in dentistry

5 Benefits of Laser Technology for Gum Disease

By Bruce Sexton / May 19, 2021 /

Why should you consider periodontal laser therapy? Your gums are the unsung heroes of your oral health. Not everyone realizes just how essential their role in your oral health is, supporting your teeth and working as a seal against bacteria to protect your sensitive tooth roots from decay. The seal your gums create also keeps…

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