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Bruxism – Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding (medically called bruxism) occurs during sleep and is linked to other health issues such as sleep apnea. Chronic teeth grinding may result in loosening or the loss of teeth and can even cause fracturing or may wear the…

How Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health

Gum disease can have an adverse affect their overall health. Gum disease – also known as periodontal disease – is the inflammation of gums (gingivitis), which eventually causes gum, teeth and oral bone tissue deterioration. What causes gum disease? Excess…

What is Halitosis?

What is Halitosis and What Causes It? Halitosis is chronic bad breath that comes from bacteria build-up in the mouth. Other causes of halitosis can include: gum disease cavities trapped food particles cracked fillings dirty dentures Maintaining a good oral…

What You Should Know About Oral Cancer

  Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer develops in any parts that make up the mouth. Cancer, in the body or mouth, is the uncontrollable growth of cells that cause damage to any surrounding tissue. Oral cancer first appears…

Why Do My Gums Bleed?

Bleeding gums may be an indication of a serious oral health concern. In some cases, bleeding gums may be the result of aggressive brushing or flossing; in other cases, bleeding gums are a symptom of gum disease. Gum disease is a…

Boost Your Gum Health

Healthy gums are an important part of achieving optimal oral health. When the gums are infected, patients may experience bleeding gums, halitosis, shifting teeth, and swollen gums. In advanced cases of gum disease, patients may experience tooth and bone loss.…

What Is A Dental Implant?

Dental implants are one of the most successful, natural-looking tooth replacement options in dentistry. When applicable, dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to improve your oral health, transform your smile,…

Get Screened For Oral Cancer in Bay City, MI

When people visit the dentist one of the last things they consider is visiting the dentist for an oral cancer screening. However, most dentists are trained to identify signs of oral cancer during your preventive care exam. Regular preventive care exams allow your dentist to…

Family Dental Care in Bay City, MI

At Bay City Smiles in Bay City, MI we are committed to healthy smiles and exceptional patient care. Dr. Daryle Mahnke is a highly trained dentist in Bay City, MI dedicated to helping each of our patients achieve a healthier smile. We…

Treating Crooked Teeth

Traditionally, crooked teeth are treated using braces. However, there are a variety of methods to treat crooked teeth without the need for traditional braces. General dentist Dr. Daryle Mahnke offers solutions for patients with crooked teeth in Bay City, MI.…