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“you can’t wear white after labor day… except in your smile!”
added on: September 10, 2014

At my dental office in St. Joseph, white is always a fashion ‘do’ whether it’s after Labor Day or not. While everyone dreams of a dazzling white smile, it’s not something that needs to remain wishful thinking. In fact, getting a whiter smile is pretty easy, and if you follow… Read More…


why do we avoid the dentist?
added on: August 20, 2014

Sometimes it’s a lingering memory of a prior bad experience. Other times it’s fear of the noise. Whatever it is, it’s a fact we’re well aware of – some people completely avoid going to the dentist. At my St. Joseph dental office, we want to talk about some common reasons… Read More…


top 3 things your st. joseph dentist wants you to know
added on: August 11, 2014

I always try to spend time at each and every appointment educating patients on key points to learn, know, and remember. While every part of your oral health routine is important, there are a few “favorite things” that take precedence and I want every patient at my St. Joseph dental… Read More…


whitening deep stains
added on: May 21, 2014

Topical stains such as those caused by foods and beverages or tobacco use are often easily addressed through professional tooth whitening. St. Joseph cosmetic dentist Dr. Sven Erickson offers advanced in-office and take home solutions that are very effective at removing surface stains and improving teeth up to ten shades… Read More…

Posted In: whitening

michigan beats national average for adults seeking routine dental care
added on: May 9, 2014

According to new numbers released by Gallup, 69.4 percent of Michigan adults report having visited a dentist at least once in the past 12 months for routine dental care. The national average in this poll was 64.7 percent. At 74.9 percent, Connecticut had the largest number of adults report seeing… Read More…

Posted In: dental hygiene

sleep apnea treatment not limited to cpap; your dentist may be able to help
added on: May 1, 2014

Sleep apnea treatment is often associated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices, which require patients to wear masks linked to machines that provide a constant airflow as they sleep; unfortunately, many patients are unable to adjust to CPAP and halt treatment. There are alternatives to CPAP, however. St. Joseph,… Read More…

Posted In: sleep apnea

when should i begin taking my child to the dentist?
added on: April 23, 2014

Your child’s first dental visit and those that follow early in his or her life are an important part of developing good oral health habits. These early visits also allow St. Joseph family dentist Dr. Sven Erickson to evaluate the development of teeth and surrounding structures, helping ensure your child… Read More…


identifying early symptoms of gum disease
added on: April 16, 2014

Gum disease can have a profound impact on the appearance, comfort, and health of your smile. When left untreated it can also increase risks for heart attack, stroke, and respiratory issues, as well as complications with diabetes and pregnancy. Of course, preventing gum disease with a consistent at-home oral care… Read More…

Posted In: gum disease

study links weight loss to improved sleep apnea effects
added on: March 11, 2014

Although anyone—regardless of gender, age or race—can develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), those who are overweight face an increased risk for sleep apnea and the potentially life-threatening complications that accompany it. The results of a recent study, however, suggest that moderate weight loss can help prevent the progression of sleep… Read More…

Posted In: sleep apnea

teeth grinding, tmj and how your dentist can help
added on: February 28, 2014

Bruxism—which is often referred to as teeth grinding—is a condition in which a person unconsciously clenches or gnashes his or her teeth. While bruxism may be temporary or mild, it can also lead to painful dental problems, including temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD). St. Joseph, Michigan, dentist Dr. Sven… Read More…

Posted In: tmj

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