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Why Do Hot Drinks Stain Your Teeth?

When the weather gets cold and snowy, it’s only natural to want to drink hot drinks like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. They warm you up and make you feel comfortable. The caffeine in many hot beverages can also give you the added energy you need when [...]

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Are There Different Types of Cavities?

No one wants to get a cavity. It’s why we brush our teeth and floss. Not all cavities are the same, though. Different types of cavities develop on different parts of our teeth. Let’s talk about what these are and how you get them. What Is a Cavity?  [...]

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Mask Mouth – A Bad Breath Challenge

2020 has presented many oral health challenges for people that we are all still working around. For months people could not see a dentist except for a dental emergency. For half a year we have been wearing masks whenever we go out in public places in [...]

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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 [...]