Dealing with Dry Mouth

Many of our patients we see here at Dental Associate of West Michigan deal with the condition of dry mouth either from time to time or as a result of a medical condition or prescribed medication. Dry mouth affects oral health and can result in cavities

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DAWM Is Now Open Again!

To our patients: We missed you! You may have seen the COVID-19 update that we posted last month. We are happy to say that, as of May 29,2020, we are allowed to be open again and provide the quality dental services our Grand Rapids community needs. If you

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Are Dental X-rays Necessary?

Regularly scheduled oral exams are a necessary part of maintaining good oral health. Proper brushing and flossing can help keep the damage that the bacteria in your mouth does at a minimum, but we do recommend regular dental cleanings as well. During

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Are Bleeding Gums Dangerous?

Almost all of us have experienced that disconcerting moment during tooth brushing when you take your toothbrush out of your mouth and it’s red with blood. You spit out your toothpaste, and that’s pink too. Bleeding is scary. It can be very anxiety

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What Are Dental Implants?

Patients who experience tooth loss have choices about how to correct it. One of those choices, for people who have lost multiple teeth, is dentures. To replace one or more lost teeth another solution is dental implants. If you do not know what dental

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How Do You Prevent Gum Disease?

When patients go to the dentist, either for their routine cleanings or for other problems with their teeth, they worry about cavities. No one wants to have tooth decay or to need fillings or dental crowns. Gum disease does not cause as much anxiety, but

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Are Sports Drinks Healthy?

School is back in session again, and that means fall sports are in full swing. At most, if not all, sporting events you will find athletes consuming sports drinks for what they assume are the health benefits. No one wants to get dehydrated in the middle

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