Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam

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Hi kids, adults, and golden-agers in Royal Oak. No matter what age you are, as long as you have teeth, dental exams are a key practice for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful! (If you don’t have any teeth, speak with us about dentures and dental implants.)

At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we have an excellent office and friendly team of professionals to make your exams something you’ll look forward to.

Knowledge is Power
Dental exams are often put off because they can be seen as unnecessary. But exams are truly one of the best practices for preventative care. At each check-up, our experienced and well-trained hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth. Once they are polished sparkling clean, your teeth will receive a thorough analysis. They will be inspected for any tooth decay, gum recession, excessive wear, or other risks. Catching these types of threats early is essential so you can make sure that they don’t turn into larger dilemmas.

Scheduling twice-yearly exams with Steven Gustafson at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry will ensure you avoid extreme dental issues.

Innovative Dental Technology
Technology is moving swiftly, so it’s important to find a dental office that has the latest instruments to ensure your check-up is detailed and comprehensive. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we have state-of-the-art technology that is used for your exams. With technology like our advanced dental x-rays, nothing will get past Dr. Gustafson. If a malfunction is detected, an appropriate, individualized treatment plan will be created.

Peace of Mind
After your entire mouth has been examined, Dr. Gustafson will detail what is necessary moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will make certain that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful!

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Thinking About a Smile Makeover?

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Welcome to the Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry dental blog!

I am Dr. Steven Gustafson. Perhaps you have heard that cosmetic dentistry procedures can entirely transform a smile. You may be a little skeptical of the claims, after all, the promise of total transformation is a tall order.

Are smile makeovers really possible?

Absolutely! At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak, we work miracles with modern cosmetic dentistry.

The success of smile makeovers depend upon the skill of the dentist, the procedures performed, and the quality of the materials. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we deliver our best to our valued dental patients every day.

What type of problems can a smile makeover correct or eliminate?

If your smile has several issues including cavities, stained teeth, chipped teeth, old silver fillings, or misaligned teeth, you may suppose that a smile makeover would take many hours and several visits. The truth is, the smile re-designs I perform are quicker and easier than ever before.

We provide dental veneers, porcelain crowns, dental bonding, and tooth-colored fillings. Ask us about sedation dentistry, invisible braces, dental implants, and crown lengthening.

There are few physical features that bring continual long-term pleasure and satisfaction like a perfect smile. My smile makeover patients feel younger, more attractive, and more self-confident with their dramatic smile transformations.

In fact, they tell me that they wish they would have done it sooner. They also say they feel more self-assured in professional and social situations. In addition, they enjoy posting pictures of themselves flashing their new, terrific smile on social media.

Remember, though, it’s not just about looks. Replacing old, broken crowns and fillings and repairing chips and cracks can prevent problems down the road.

We invite you to book an appointment to consider your goals for your smile. You can see before and after pictures of our smile makeover patients and learn about our financing options.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

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What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy living?” A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and carrot sticks? The sound of your feet rhythmically hitting the ground on your favorite jogging pathway? A cholesterol test indicating that your arteries are looking good? If you picture a white, healthy smile or a dental X-ray showing no tooth decay, we salute you.

At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we encourage everyone with a smile (that includes you!) to include oral health in your definition of “healthy living.”

When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are crucial components of everyday oral hygiene. Brushing should be done at least twice a day. We recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush to shield your gums. Brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes and make certain you reach all the surfaces.

Flossing should be done once a day and is necessary for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at Royal Oak stores, so experiment until finding one you like.

I’m Dr. Steven Gustafson of Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry. As a healthcare provider, I am passionate about helping each of my patients benefit from oral health and avoid tooth and gum problems that can compromise their all-around health.

And just as some healthcare providers offer cosmetic procedures, I also offer services that improve the aesthetics of your smile. Ask us about porcelain veneers, dental implants, invisible braces, white fillings, inlays/onlays, and same-day teeth whitening. For more information, call Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry today at 248-541-8770 or visit http://gmdentistry.com.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Hiding Your Smile? Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry Can Help

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Some individuals don’t feel that their smile is an asset, so they do their best to keep it hidden. Pictures, funny movies, jokes, hilarious internet videos—none of these can entice a smile or chuckle.

If this person sounds familiar (because it is you!), then maybe you would like some specifics about complete smile makeovers.

Don’t be embarrassed! Plenty of men and women are unwilling to expose their smiles.

Here at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we provide cosmetic dentistry services for our patients who have concerns such as a previous mouth injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, chipped teeth, tetracycline stains, crooked teeth, or missing teeth.

Now is the time to get the confident smile that you’ve always wanted!

Many people start with teeth whitening. This swiftly creates a brighter smile. It’s a simple procedure, but the results are truly considerable.

Other procedures that upgrade the look of your teeth and/or your oral health include dental crowns, dental implants, veneers, enamel shaping, gum contouring, bonding, and more! We can also refer you to an experienced orthodontist if necessary.

I’m Dr. Steven Gustafson and I am enthusiastic about helping my patients enjoy healthy mouths and beautiful smiles.

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Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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What Does Your Royal Oak Dentist Need To Know?

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For optimal dental health, all Royal Oak, residents should be visiting their dentist twice a year for scheduled cleanings and exams. This is a good time to make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly. It is also important that you discuss issues related to dental health.

Make sure to tell your dentist about any medications that you are taking. If you are using any tobacco products, you should also communicate with your dentist about the practice. Your dentist might be able to offer you a program that can help you stop.

In addition, let your dentist know if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you have any type of eating disorder, you should also discuss this with your dentist. Ditto if you have a special health issue such as a heart condition. Oral health is an integral part of your overall physical health and cannot be isolated.

Your regular check-up is also the perfect opportunity to inquire about cosmetic dentistry procedures. Many dentists in the Detroit area combine multiple procedures to give you a total cosmetic dental smile makeover. If you have ever wondered what a new smile could do for you, now is the time to find out!

Hello. I’m Dr. Steven Gustafson of Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry. At my Royal Oak dental practice, we offer comprehensive general and cosmetic dental procedures including; cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and dentures

Thank you for visiting our dental blog. Please reach out to us today for all your dental needs!

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Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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The Mark Of The Perfect Dentist

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If you are fortunate to have dental insurance but do not have a regular dentist, it’s time to choose a dentist. And if you haven’t got insurance but have dental needs, perhaps it is time to consider who can meet those needs affordably.

An Educated Dentist

Steven Gustafson, DDS performs fantastic work for patients who visit us from around the Detroit area. Clearly, Dr. Gustafson’s friendly and professional care combined with continuing education and experience will bring stamina and compassion to your dental chair experience. Education is what you should be looking for. Schedule a consultation to learn for yourself at 248-541-8770.

An Experienced Dentist

Our team of dental professionals has been providing valuable services since 1984. Some of our services include dentures, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, and dental implants. Patients will note the ease and skill Dr. Gustafson exhibits after performing these procedures successfully many, many times. The experience takes out the guesswork. Visit our website for more information: http://gmdentistry.com.

An Affordable Experience

It is not in our best interest to scare patients away with overpriced procedures and debilitating payment plans. We are here to serve our friends and neighbors. If you are in the market for affordable dental care, then call us for prices. Quality dental care is an investment in your health and its value cannot be overestimated.

At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, it is our desire to charge responsible fees made affordable for our community. Give us a chance to prove our value.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Small Dental Annoyance Or Serious Problem?

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Today in the Royal Oak dental blog we are going to talk about stomatitis. Stomatitis is dental-speak for something very common: non-specific irritations found in the mouth. Stomatitis is frequently caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth (ouch!). Any time the membranes in the mouth become inflamed, they are referred to as stomatitis.

Most individuals have probably suffered from stomatitis and don’t think it’s a big deal. The good news is that these patients are usually right because the majority of these irritations clear up on their own in less than two weeks. While they might affect the ability to speak or eat or fall asleep, they are ordinarily just a temporary inconvenience.

However, there are cases where a bacterial or a viral infection can occur in these areas of inflammation.

Because of this possibility, your Detroit area dentist should be aware of these issues. Even if you are fortunate and there is no infection present, your dentist can always help you treat the symptoms of stomatitis.

Hi, my name is Dr. Steven Gustafson of Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak. I provide the highest quality preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry for my Royal Oak area patients.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Is Your Smile In A World Of Hurt?

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Do you have extreme tooth damage, bone loss, or few or no teeth still intact? This post is for Detroit area residents whose mouths are in a world of hurt.

First off, we feel for you. We understand how severe dental dilemmas affect you every day of your life.

Whatever the cause of the condition – chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, severe mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health – there is hope.

Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, pleasing smile or give you the sensational smile you never had. Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally. How would that affect your life?

Replacing missing teeth and adding bone through grafting restores underlying facial structure, improving or preventing that “sunk-in” look that arises when teeth are gone and the jawbone recedes.

Full mouth reconstruction (sometimes called full mouth restoration) is a term that refers to a combination of dental procedures that restore a smile for people with numerous damaged or missing teeth. Treatment may include any combination of the following procedures: crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, white filling replacement, tooth implants, porcelain veneers, implant-anchored dentures, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, bone grafts, and tooth whitening.

Dental implants are generally the best tooth replacement for Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry patients with missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. If there is not enough bone to anchor an implant, bone grafting may be completed to augment existing bone. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the abutment and beautiful crown. Dental implants are indistinguishable from previous teeth in both form and function.

If you currently have dentures, speak with us about implant-anchored full or partial dentures. Significant improvements can be made even if you only get two or three tooth implants.

Crowns (sometimes called caps) are used when there is enough viable tooth structure that the tooth doesn’t need to be extracted. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. A crown can correct a bite misalignment and is usually needed after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry offers a full menu of cosmetic dental procedures including total mouth reconstruction. Cosmetic dentistry may be more affordable than you think. Talk to us about financing or a multi-procedure treatment schedule that allows you to pay as you go. Restoring a healthy smile may be the best investment you ever make.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Yes! You Can Get Replace Old Fillings

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Superficial cuts in the skin vanish without a trace, infections are killed with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues subside. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry strongly emphasizes preventative dentistry.

The healthiest mouths have all teeth intact and free of current or former decay. But how many smiles can boast such an admirable record? Very few.

The stark reality is that most individuals get one or more cavities over the course of their lifetime.

In fact, most individuals in Michigan probably don’t even know someone who has never had a cavity. Tooth decay is second only to the common cold as the most frequent health problem in childhood. When we reach middle age, many of us have even had a root canal or two.

Depending on the size of the cavity, after cleaning and preparing the tooth, your dentist can fill it, place a crown, or complete a root canal (usually followed by a crown).

Restorations Have Come a Long Way

Modern restorations have many advantages over those in years past. There are stronger and more natural-looking materials. Many of our patients at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry who have not had a filling for a while, are not aware that white fillings are available. You can even replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings and give your mouth a makeover!

As we said before, when a tooth is affected by injury or decay, it is never exactly the way it was before. But now, with modern fillings and crowns, it can regain stability and beauty.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Dental Crowns Solve Dental Dilemmas

Cosmetic Dental Solutions in Royal OakA dental crown is a strong, natural-looking permanent tooth restoration that covers the top of the damaged tooth. Dentists use dental crowns to solve a number of dental dilemmas.

Crowns can remedy the following issues:

  • A broken tooth with decay
  • An ill-fitting existing crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost a substantial amount of tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes bite misalignment

Before your dentist can attach the crown to your tooth, we must prepare the tooth. Dentists often give you a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during the prepping.

Your dentist will remove decay, if any, and shape the tooth to receive the crown. Then a mold is taken of the prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.

A temporary crown is then placed on the tooth to protect it until you return to receive the permanent restoration. The patient needs to be wary while wearing the temporary crown. Vigorous brushing or flossing can displace the crown or damage the exposed soft tissue. The patient should also refrain from eating extremely hard foods like nuts or sticky candy.

The mold of your teeth is sent to a dental lab where your crown is fabricated. Dental crowns are offered in three varieties: tooth-colored crowns made of resin or porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and solid metal crowns.

Each type has its pros and cons. Your dentist will choose the right crown material for your particular tooth.

What if you need a permanent dental restoration for both the top and root of your tooth? A dental implant is your answer.

For more details about complete dental restorations and other cosmetic dental solutions, call Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry at 248-541-8770 today.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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