Posts From May, 2015

Why A Healthy Mouth Means A Healthy Body

Oral health is important, but a recent study shows that a healthy mouth has more benefits than just a white, sparkling smile. A healthy mouth is a sign of overall health and a dentist can tell a lot about your health just by checking your gums. Bacteria and infections in the mouth can easily spread… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 29 2015

The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry

Not everyone agrees with the need for sedation in dentistry, but many dentists say it is beneficial and necessary. Sedation is often used when a procedure will be extensive or otherwise painful, but many dentists will also sedate children before performing a dental procedure to help make them more comfortable and to keep them still… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 29 2015

5 Ways To Whiten Teeth Naturally

Everyone knows the best way to get a white smile is to take care of your teeth and to have a dentist perform a professional whitening procedure. These procedures are safe and affective and usually last for several months. If you are looking for a way to keep your smile white in between visits to… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 29 2015

John Ball Zoo Encourages Families To Learn Together This Summer

Looking for a fun way to keep the family entertained this summer and also hoping to keep your kids interested in learning? The John Ball Zoo has the perfect opportunity. There are many different activities taking place at the zoo this summer and all of them are aimed at bringing families together and helping children… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 29 2015

What Are Those Tiny Beads In Your Toothpaste?

Have you ever noticed those tiny, hard beads that are found in some types of toothpaste? Have you ever wondered what they are? The truth is, they are actually mircobeads and they are found in numerous types of personal care products. They are commonly used in exfoliates, but are also found in lotions, cosmetics and… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 28 2015

Dentists Face Extreme Challenges To Provide Children With Dental Care

Children in third world countries do not have adequate health care or dental care, so it’s not surprising that many of them face dental problems. Dentists around the world come together to try to offer dental services to children in underdeveloped countries, and often face extreme challenges that range from language barriers to putting their… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 28 2015

Grand Rapids Prepares For First Negroni Week

A Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail, and as a way to celebrate the culture and culinary creativity of several area restaurants, bars and businesses, Grand Rapids is hosting a Negroni week. Many cities all over the country host a Negroni week and Grand Rapids officials plan for theirs to be just as popular and successful.… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 28 2015

Is Chewing Ice Bad For Your Teeth?

Summer is here and for  many people, nothing is as cooling or refreshing as chomping down on some ice. Most people chew on ice without even thinking about the consequences, but according to dentists, chewing ice could be bad for your teeth.  Ice is so hard and cold, that it can actually damage the nerves… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 27 2015

Tooth Brushing: Have You Been Doing It Wrong?

Most people start brushing their teeth as toddlers and catch on to the concept pretty quickly. If your teeth are clean and healthy, you probably assume you are doing it the right way. But could you really be doing it wrong? Is there even a wrong way to brush your teeth? Dentists say there is… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 27 2015

Best Places To See Wild Flowers In Grand Rapids

Summer is here and the wild flowers in Grand Rapids are blooming and looking beautiful. There is still time to enjoy these lovely blooms before the summer heat causes them to wilt away until next year. Some of the best spots to check out the wild flowers in Grand Rapids are the parks and nature… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 27 2015