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Why Does My Tongue Look White?

Hundreds of different bacteria species live in the mouth, most of which are harmless and help with digestion. But sometimes an overgrowth of bacteria, immune diseases, or other pre-existing health conditions can cause tongue discoloration or other mouth symptoms. If…

3 Treatments to Fix Crooked Teeth

Do you have crooked teeth but aren’t sure what to do about it?  Maybe you’re embarrassed to smile or laugh or eat in public? Maybe you think traditional metal braces are the only way to correct your crooked teeth. You…

Should I Get Dentures or Dental Implants?

Every patient’s oral health is unique, so when considering your long-term tooth replacement options, it’s important to consult with your dentist to learn about the benefits and drawbacks of each. Dr. Daryle J. Mahnke is a Bay City, MI restorative…

When Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth can induce dental anxiety in patients who don’t normally mind going to the dentist. One of the most common questions patients ask is when they need their wisdom teeth removed, even if they aren’t having any problems with…

Why is Gum Disease So Serious?

Periodontal disease is a common dental condition that affects one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over. It’s no small thing. In fact, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the developed world. Periodontal…

What’s Causing My Jaw Pain?

Jaw pain is a common complaint from dental patients. But, Dr. Daryle J. Manhke and his team in Bay City, MI are experienced restorative dental professionals who treat TMJ and a variety of oral health problems. Here are some of…

Do You Know How to Floss?

There’s a reason why dentists are always talking about including dental floss in your oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth alone is not enough to remove all of the hidden plaque that destroys teeth -- a lot of it is…

How to Care For Dental Implants So They Last A Lifetime

Caring for your dental implants is important to help them last a lifetime. With dental implants, keeping the gum tissue and surrounding jaw bone healthy is the top priority, along with caring for your natural teeth. Dr. Daryle J. Mahnke…

5 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Smile

Your diet can have a bigger impact on your oral health than you may realize. Even if you’re diligent with brushing, flossing, and dentist visits, your diet can still cause problems for your teeth. Dr. Daryle J. Mahnke, a dentist…

Did You Miss Your Dental Appointment?

Due to COVID-19, many dental practices were closed to everything but emergency services. Now, things are slowly opening back up and many office are ready to offer regular services again. But what if you had an appointment that was scheduled…