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Why Medieval Teeth Were Better than Ours

It may be surprising to learn, but the archeological record gives significant evidence that the teeth of people living 600 years ago were better than ours are today. Why is this surprising? Well, first because clearly the scientific understanding, access [...]

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What To Do with a Broken Tooth

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience for many people, but when a tooth breaks there are additional complications. No one wants to have a gap in their smile, but a having a tooth stump or a jagged root is even worse than that. Made of multiple [...]

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What Is A Dental Crown And Should I Get One?

Many dental procedures seem somewhat mysterious to patients even when they are common within the population. Few people manage to leave childhood without getting a cavity, but today, within a population of people with overall good health, access to [...]

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The Truth About Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can be traumatic for people, particularly over time. One of the first effects tooth loss can have is social: people with missing teeth often feel embarrassed or judged and are less likely to smile during social interactions or interact with [...]

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Root Canals vs. Tooth Removal

Even if you are careful with your teeth, some day you may be faced with a dental issue that may require a root canal treatment or even an emergency root canal. Even when a dentist Grand Rapids patients trust recommends a root canal procedure, patients [...]