Neuromuscular Dentistry Grand Rapids MI

How Neuromuscular Dentistry Can Improve TMJ Symptoms

The problem of TMJ syndrome, or TMJ disorder, is a relatively new concept for many people. Even people who live with localized pain in their jaw, clicking sounds, and chronic headaches may not realize that the source of their chronic or frequent pain is found right in their mouth. Furthermore, because they don’t realize this… Read More »

Smile Makeover Grand Rapids MI

Do I Need a Smile Makeover?

If you look in the mirror and try to observe any other part of your appearance besides your smile, there is a problem you’re trying to avoid. Maybe you’ve got a gap between your two front teeth that don’t look anything like Madonna’s or Anna Paquin’s. Maybe your teeth are short, and your smile is “gummy.”… Read More »

Smile Makeover Grand Rapids MI

What Is a Smile Makeover?

The term Smile Makeover has become somewhat common in cosmetic dentistry. But what does it mean; what does it entail? Most importantly, what we want to know when discussing a smile makeover is what it can do for us. Here, we provide the details that can help you better understand this comprehensive and immensely beneficial… Read More »

Periodontal Treatment Grand Rapids MI

Gum Disease: What You and Your Dentist Need to Discuss

When you see the dentist, it can feel like the majority of the attention is on your teeth. Historically, this was the focus of dentistry. Today, though, we know that it is also necessary to observe the soft tissue in the mouth. Dental exams have expanded from observing the visible portion of teeth to assessing… Read More »

Oral Hygiene Grand Rapids MI

Seniors Could use some Help, and We’ve Got it!

Growing older is nothing to fear, especially in this day and age of innovation. Compared to our parents and grandparents, we are expected to live longer and to live more vital lives. This is good news, and it is also news that alerts us to our responsibility to ourselves. When it comes to oral health,… Read More »

Wearing Invisalign? Congratulations! Now Let’s Talk Oral Care!

Invisalign is a popular treatment protocol for teens and adults of all ages. The very reason that this system is popular is the same reason it was developed in the first place: to give patients the ability to correct misalignment without having to suffer through the downside of braces. The way that Invisalign works, though,… Read More »

TMJ/TMD Grand Rapids, MI

This Could be the Cause of TMJ Disorder

We cover a lot of ground during the average dental examination. During these routine visits, it may seem as though we are focusing only on your teeth and gums, but there’s more going on. A vital part of any dental examination is to look for indications that unconscious tooth-grinding or jaw-clenching may be happening. There… Read More »

Invisalign Grand Rapids, MI

Think Braces are the Only Solution to Overlapping Teeth?

There are specific aspects of teeth that translate into an attractive smile. Primarily, what the eye wants to see are symmetry and vibrancy. So, how straight and how bright our teeth are is important when we want to feel good about our smile. In fact, teeth straightening and teeth whitening are two of the most… Read More »

Cosmetic Dentistry Grand Rapids, MI

Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence

One doesn’t have to stretch her imagination very far to see the relationship between an attractive smile and a strong sense of confidence. Market research has suggested, numerous times, which the appearance of our smile affects how we carry ourselves in our professional and social life. Furthermore, the appearance of the smile also affects the… Read More »