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Cracked Tooth Syndrome: Detecting a Tooth Fracture

Do you have tooth pain that comes and goes when you are eating certain foods or chewing? You may have tooth sensitivity. It could also be cracked tooth syndrome which would require professional dental treatments to fix. What is cracked tooth syndrome, [...]

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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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How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

Dentists recommend regular toothbrushing in order to maintain good oral health. Brushing helps to remove harmful bacteria that will build up, consume the sugars from your food, and create acid byproducts that will damage your teeth. It’s also important [...]

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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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Sugar-Free Gum and Candy Are…Good for You?

In our last blog we talked about the dangers that Halloween candy hold for your teeth. Not every type of candy or gum is bad for your oral health, however. Sugar free candy and gum actually can be beneficial. We’ll talk about why sugar free candy and [...]

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Avoid the Halloween Candy Danger to Your Teeth

This week children and adults will be celebrating Halloween, a night of feasting on candy and other sweets. During this holiday and the ones that follow, it’s almost impossible to attend festivities and not eat sweets. There are some strategies that [...]