Nutrition and Dental Health: How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

September 29th, 2023

The food on your plate is more than just fuel for your body; it’s a determining factor for the health of your teeth and gums. The importance of this relationship cannot be understated, as poor nutrition can first manifest in your oral health. Let’s delve deeper into the profound connection between nutrition and dental health. The Mouth: Gateway to Overall Health Every bite you take and every sip you drink first meets your mouth. This is where digestion starts, as teeth and saliva begin the process of breaking down food. And it’s also the very place that feels the direct impact of your dietary choices. The wrong choices can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. These in turn can lead to dental fillings and in extreme cases dental implants. Understanding Diet’s Role in Dental Health Diet plays an instrumental role in the health and strength Read the full article…

Maintaining a Healthy Smile in Your Golden Years

September 6th, 2022

The mouth is not only a window to the health of the body, but it is also the entry point for nutrition to be brought into the body. The way the teeth and gums are maintained plays an enormous role in keeping patients, especially the geriatric and homebound, out of a dental emergency situation. As we progress to the “Golden Years,” there are some challenges that arise in the dental arena. Good vision plays an important role in identifying and removing plaque and food debris, as well as making one aware of areas of redness and inflammation, or noticing areas of decay on the teeth. Poor manual dexterity is another struggle that sets in later in life, which makes proper brushing and flossing a real challenge. An automatic toothbrush is a helpful tool to help those folks that can still manage their own oral hygiene adequately, but who could still Read the full article…

How Candy and Soft Drinks Affect Your Teeth

January 17th, 2022
various images of candy, soft drink, soda, and a smiling mouth with toothpaste.

As you may already know, frequently consuming foods and drinks that are high in sugar, such as soft drinks and sweets like candy and desserts can lead to tooth decay. So, which ones are the worst, you ask? Before we get to that, it is important to understand the decay process. What are the worst foods and drinks for my teeth? It may come as a surprise that it is not the sugar itself that directly causes cavities. The sugar we consume is metabolized by the bacteria in our mouths, and whereas we as humans metabolize sugar into energy, bacteria metabolize sugar into acid. It is the acid produced by the bacteria that eats away the mineralized structure of the tooth, leading to a cavity. The amount of time the acid is in contact with the teeth is also a major factor. Every time we eat or drink something with sugar, the bacteria in our Read the full article…

How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Quality of Life

January 7th, 2022

Even in spite of one’s best efforts to maintain proper oral hygiene, the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth is a very common problem that many people deal with in today’s society. According to the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP), it is estimated that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and more than 36 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Tooth loss results most often from extensive tooth decay or gum disease and can lead to health issues such as poor nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. These issues generally stem from the fact that it is simply more difficult to chew and maintain a properly balanced diet without all of your natural teeth. Even when one single tooth is lost, it is a major compromise to how the system of one’s teeth and jaws, known as the stomatognathic system, is designed to function. Further, those Read the full article…

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile…From Home!

April 20th, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, routine, non-emergency dental care has been restricted, making it more important than usual to stay up on optimal oral hygiene and dietary habits. The following are some commonly asked questions. Q: What are the worst foods and drinks for my teeth? As you may know, frequently consuming foods and drinks that are high in sugar, such as soft drinks and candy, can lead to tooth decay. It may come as a surprise that it’s not the sugar itself that directly causes cavities. The sugar we consume is metabolized by the bacteria in our mouths into acid. It’s this acid that eats away the mineralized structure of the tooth, leading to a cavity.The amount of time the acid is in contact with the teeth is a major factor. Every time we eat or drink something with sugar, the bacteria in our mouths produce acid Read the full article…

When to visit a dentist during the Michigan COVID-19 Lock down

April 6th, 2020
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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-17 on March 20, 2020, restricting dental practices in the Michigan to performing only emergency dental care. This order is in place until the “state of emergency” declaration has ended, which at this time is still in effect with no end date yet announced. As a result, routine dental care such as dental cleanings and an array of other procedures deemed to be non-urgent are to be postponed until further notice. In order to comply with this order, our office will be contacting patients currently scheduled for non-urgent appointments and rescheduling them to a later date when we anticipate the order will be lifted. The following is a list of conditions that qualify for “emergency” or “essential” dental treatment Please call our office if you are in pain or if any of the above conditions arises during our Read the full article…

Halloween Candy Buy Back November 4 2019

October 30th, 2019
halloween candy buyback Utica Mi

It’s that time of year again! Trick or treating has concluded, leaves have all but fallen, and kids are ready to turn their hard earned candy into CA$H!!! If you are new here, we are the Manduzzi’s, your hometown family oriented dental office right here in Utica, MI. Every November, when all the Halloween festivities have ended, we like to put a cash back spin on your kids’ (and adults’) candy while simultaneously spreading spooky cheer around the globe to our men and women serving this great country! We will be offering cash for candy on Tuesday November 6th from 4pm – 7pm, and will be buying back your excess candy for $1 per pound (up to 5lb’s). This is our way of giving back to the Utica community and giving our kids the opportunity to earn cash instead of cavities! Once we collect the candy, it will be distributed Read the full article…

USPBL VIP Pre-Sale Discount Tickets Now Available!

May 6th, 2019
discount baseball tickets from Dr. Christopher Manduzzi at Jimmy Johns Field

That’s right! Your favorite family dental professionals Chris and Jackie have struck another amazing deal for their patients! We have partnered with Jimmy Johns Field for some quick pre-season discounted tickets! With opening day quickly approaching on May 10th, this is your opportunity to amp up your summer fun with this amazing limited time pre-season offer! Click here for discounted tickets and use code MANDUZZI2019 Simply click here to get $2.00 off pre-season tickets for summer ballgames at our very own Jimmy Johns Field right here in Utica! Enjoy 2 for 1 Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, and the firework spectacular that happens every Friday night! Don’t forget, kids get to run the bases after every game, so all mom’s and dad’s win with the kidos at every game!

The Truth About Dental X-Ray Safety And Why We Need Them

January 18th, 2019
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Dental radiographs (x-rays) are the only way to see in between your teeth to check for tooth decay (cavities) as well as to evaluate the jaw bone around the teeth, which is important in diagnosing periodontal disease (bone loss around teeth). Without dental x-rays, we cannot properly make these diagnoses. If x-rays are taken regularly, issues can be caught and treated before they become bigger (and generally more painful) problems.

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January 11th, 2018

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