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The Dangers of DIY Braces

Children & Oral Health, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

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?

Children & Oral Health, Oral Health Tips

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

Children & Oral Health, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

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!

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

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

Children & Oral Health, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

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

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

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

Children & Oral Health, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

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

Dental Plans & Insurance

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

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

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

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

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

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

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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