Facial and Jaw Pain Fundamentals

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Jaw pain is common, but it shouldn’t be ignored. For a better understanding of jaw pain fundamentals, read below: - Some facial and jaw pain treatments include medication, pain relievers, a mouth guard, psychotherapy, and physical therapy. On rare occasions, surgery, extractions or root canals may be necessary. - Potential... Read more »

The Dental Filling Basics

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Dr. Sylvan Stern may recommend a dental filling in Southfield, Michigan, to restore the health of your tooth if you have a cavity. What is a dental filling? A dental filling is a material that is used to restore a tooth that is damaged by decay back to its regular... Read more »

Autumn Smile Basics: Invisalign® Clear Aligners

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Have you ever heard of Invisalign? Invisalign orthodontic aligners are amazing teeth straightening treatments designed to improve your smile without all the negatives that often come with traditional orthodontic braces. Although you may be afraid of getting a set of aligners at an advanced age, Invisalign is great for all... Read more »

Oral Health Treatments: Dental Bridges

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Are you missing any teeth? If so, it is imperative to have them replaced as soon as possible. If left untreated, missing or lost teeth can lead to severe oral ailments within your smile. The gap that exists due to a missing tooth can become a haven for bacteria and... Read more »

Beverages to Avoid for a Bright, Healthy Smile

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It is always good to be aware of the foods that you eat, but we often miss a common culprit for cavities: the beverages we drink! Here are some beverages to avoid for healthy teeth. Citrus-water may seem innocuous, but the extended exposure to acids can cause a lot of... Read more »

What Do You Know about Bruxism?

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Have you taken steps to examine your mouth for bruxism? Bruxism is the result of teeth grinding and gnawing against each other while you sleep. Bruxism is often present when you are stressed or have anxiety, and occurs on an unconscious level. Usually, bruxism goes unnoticed because it is so... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Smile

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If you are looking for ways to keep your smile healthy, then you have come to the right place. Our professional dental team here at Sylvan S. Stern, DDS in Southfield, Michigan, takes pride in the quality of our care,and we’re happy to give you some information about what you... Read more »

The Importance of Healthy Temporomandibular Joints

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Is your mouth getting the care it needs to thrive? The joints in your jaw, the temporomandibular joints, also known as TMJs, are essential for proper mouth function. Follow these tips to check if you are suffering from a TMJ disorder: - To help protect your jaw, avoid all bad... Read more »