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The Reality of Tooth Decay

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

The Reality of Tooth Decay

The term “tooth decay” sounds so dark, it could be fiction. Sadly, it’s far from it. Tooth decay is ve...

No, a Crown Isn’t a Tiara for Your Teeth (or is it?)

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No, a Crown Isn’t a Tiara for Your Teeth (or is it...

Ever heard someone refer to a crown on their tooth and just smiled and nodded wondering what they were actually talking ...

Don’t Worry, You Can Have a Smile Fit for a Celebrity, Too

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Don’t Worry, You Can Have a Smile Fit for a Celebr...

First things first, can we all just raise a glass to the progress that’s been made in the dental industry over the...

“No Time” for a Dentist Visit? C’mon.

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“No Time” for a Dentist Visit? C’mon.

If you are anything like the rest of us, you probably have more enjoyable things to do than go to the dentist. But when ...

The Importance of Dental Care at an Early Age

Children & Oral Health

The Importance of Dental Care at an Early Age

Pam—the mom who does pilates five days a week, is president of the PTA, works a 40-hour week, and somehow still al...

DIY Teeth Whitening—Helpful or Harmful?

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DIY Teeth Whitening—Helpful or Harmful?

Surveys have shown that when asked what people would change about their smile, most responded with whiter teeth. That&rs...

Is Sugar Really as Bad as Dentists Make it Out to be?

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Is Sugar Really as Bad as Dentists Make it Out to ...

In short, yes. Yesssssssss. Consuming too much or the wrong kind of sugars can be detrimental to your smile. The effe...

Michigan Mission of Mercy: A Breakdown

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Michigan Mission of Mercy: A Breakdown

Maybe you’ve seen a few posts referencing our MOM Event. While we think moms are awesome, this acronym stands for ...

Why Wisdom Teeth Aren’t So Wise

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Why Wisdom Teeth Aren’t So Wise

As kids, we are taught that losing baby teeth to make room for grown-up teeth is sort of like a rite of passage. Just as...

Do You Really Know How Strong Your Teeth Are?

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Do You Really Know How Strong Your Teeth Are?

Your teeth are with you through thick and thin. Both in terms of your hard times, as well as all the different types of ...

What Happens In Your Mouth When You Go To Sleep?

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What Happens In Your Mouth When You Go To Sleep?

You brush your teeth, go to bed feeling clean and fresh, and then before you know it you wake up with a strong feeling t...

What Do Your Gums Say About Your Oral Health?

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What Do Your Gums Say About Your Oral Health?

Here’s the thing about dentists: they don’t only know how to clean your teeth and gum-line, they can also te...

Why Is Dental Care for Children So Important

Children & Oral Health

Why Is Dental Care for Children So Important

There are plenty of conflicting views about the importance of early dental visits. Two of our MDA pediatric dentists sha...

Why You Should Incorporate Fluoride Into Your Child’s Dental Routine

Children & Oral Health

Why You Should Incorporate Fluoride Into Your Chil...

Fluoride is extremely important for anyone of any age to use for the sake of their oral health. Children are no exceptio...

Good Oral Care Habits You Can Teach Your Child Early On

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Good Oral Care Habits You Can Teach Your Child Ear...

Good dental hygiene is learned at a young age. Adults are in the habit of brushing their teeth before bed because that&r...

The One Thing You Need To Change About Your Dental Routine

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The One Thing You Need To Change About Your Dental...

New year means a new you! Or, at the very least, new goals and routines. With the year kicking off to a fresh start, now...

Why Your Diet Is The Cornerstone of Good Oral Health

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Why Your Diet Is The Cornerstone of Good Oral Heal...

It’s no secret that sugary foods are more likely to cause cavities. The plaque that develops on your teeth through...

MDA Healthy Gums

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MDA Healthy Gums

Your gums are the root of your oral health. Dr. Dawley, DDS, explains how to keep them in tip-top shape so your teeth ha...

New Parents

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New Parents

New parent? No worries! Dr. Meggan McCone is here to help you keep your child smiling with healthy mouth best practices....

4 Strange Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Mouth

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4 Strange Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Yo...

Relative to the world’s existence, dental hygiene practices are a fairly new norm by all health and societal stand...

The Dangers of DIY Braces

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The Dangers of DIY Braces

In 2017, a quick Google search makes all of us feel like an expert on any given topic—even dentistry! As a result,...

What's the Deal with Wisdom Teeth?

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What's the Deal with Wisdom Teeth?

What's the deal with wisdom teeth? Can they stay or should they go? What's the right age to have them removed? D...

Understanding Your Dental Plan

Dental Plans & Insurance

Understanding Your Dental Plan

When it is time for open enrollment and your employer is offering you a choice of dental plans it’s important to k...

Summertime Smiles - Tips for Your Kids’ Teeth

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Summertime Smiles - Tips for Your Kids’ Teeth

Did you know that children in the U.S. lose 51 million school hours each year due to dental pain? Here are some tips for...

Want a Healthy Body? Start with a Healthy Mouth!

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Want a Healthy Body? Start with a Healthy Mouth!

You know regular maintenance is important to keeping your car running well. Did you also know that regular dental checku...

The Keys to Oral Cancer Prevention

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The Keys to Oral Cancer Prevention

Nearly 50,000 Americans will be affected by oral cancer this year, and over 9,000 individuals die each year because of i...

Healthy Eating and Activity Lead to Improved Academics

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Healthy Eating and Activity Lead to Improved Acade...

Parents and schools are always looking for ways to teach children good eating habits that will benefit them and their te...

Be a Good Sport about Mouthguards

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Be a Good Sport about Mouthguards

You may not realize that the most-injured area of the body during contact sports is the mouth. Dental injuries can be pe...

Pop Drinking, Poor Diet Lead to Decay

Children & Oral Health, Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Pop Drinking, Poor Diet Lead to Decay

When you’re thirsty, what do you reach for? If you’re like many Americans, it’s probably a can or bott...

Protect Your Heart - Prevent Periodontal Disease

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Protect Your Heart - Prevent Periodontal Disease

Studies show that your lips, tongue, and gums can impact your overall health in a bad way. What your dentist sees in you...

The Benefits of Fluoride - Help Your Smile Be Its Best!

Children & Oral Health, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

The Benefits of Fluoride - Help Your Smile Be Its ...

Fluoride is important to your dental health because it makes your teeth strong. Fluoride comes from toothpaste, mouth ri...

Understanding Your Dental Benefits

Dental Plans & Insurance

Understanding Your Dental Benefits

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t pay much attention to your dental plan. But it’s important for you to rea...

Dental X-Rays

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Dental X-Rays

In most cases, you only get X-rays when something hurts, but dentists will also take X-rays because there are things tha...

Oral Health Care for the 50-Plus Patient

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Oral Health Care for the 50-Plus Patient

If you’re over age 50, you are part of the fastest-growing population in the United States! No matter your age, th...

Tips for Dental Emergencies

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Tips for Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies happen. We want to remind you that you can reduce the chances of damaging your teeth, lips, cheek, an...

Tips for School Lunches

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Tips for School Lunches

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Michigan Dental Association reminds you that it&rsquo...

Dental Insurance Myths

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Dental Insurance Myths

MYTH: I can’t go to the dentist if I don’t have dental insurance. FACT: Absolutely not true. Many people ...

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Patients with diabetes have special risks related to their oral health care. Poor oral health has sometimes made diabete...

Fluoride and the Bottled Water Craze

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Fluoride and the Bottled Water Craze

Today, more and more people are drinking bottled water. Bottled water contains no caffeine, no calories, and no sugar. P...

Helpful Dental Health Habits For Children

Children & Oral Health, Oral Health Tips

Helpful Dental Health Habits For Children

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Michigan Dental Association reminds you that it&rsquo...

Concerns of Infants and Toddlers

Children & Oral Health, Oral Health Tips

Concerns of Infants and Toddlers

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and we want to help your children develop a happy, healthy sm...

Winter Mouth Health Tips

Oral Health Tips

Winter Mouth Health Tips

While the chilly weather may have your teeth chattering, there are a lot of easy ways you can keep those pearly whites s...

The True Cost of Dental Care

Dental Plans & Insurance

The True Cost of Dental Care

The cost of dental care is often cited as a reason patients put off receiving routine dental care, sometimes waiting unt...

Pregnancy and Oral Health

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

Expectant mothers may have special risks related to their oral health care and that of their unborn child. Your baby&rsq...

Oral Health and Your Heart

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Oral Health and Your Heart

Did you know that 85 percent of people who have had a heart attack also have had some form of periodontal disease? It&rs...

Fluoride: Nature's Cavity Fighter

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Fluoride: Nature's Cavity Fighter

Sixty years ago, Grand Rapids became the world’s first city to adjust the level of fluoride in its water supply. S...

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