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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 [...]

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Bite Guard vs. Sports Guard

At Dental Associates of West MI, we are often asked about different types of mouth guards. Typically the conversation comes up during a routine dental visit, or in a phone call to schedule an appointment before the beginning of a sport’s season. [...]

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Teeth Whitening Options

When that reunion is fast approaching, many patients at Dental Associates of West MI ask if there is a simple, quick way to achieve a fresher, younger smile. Does this qualify as an emergency dental issue? Well, not exactly, but for many people a [...]