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How to Avoid an Emergency Root Canal

If you need an emergency root canal, you will probably suspect it. The symptoms include intense pain and inflammation, and often an abscess. An x-ray of the mouth will generally reveal whether a root canal is necessary. But is there anything that can be [...]

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The Importance of Dental X-rays

For many people in Grand Rapids, dental x-rays are a just another part of the annual dental routine, never given a second thought. Have you ever wondered how x-rays help prevent emergency dental issues, and how dental x-rays became such a necessary part [...]

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Why Do People Fear the Dentist?

For people who live with fear of the dentist Grand Rapids can be a difficult place. Think about it – Midwesterners in general are a cordial and happy bunch, and friendly smiles are everywhere. But even in West Michigan, 5-8% of the population suffers [...]

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7 Questions About Emergency Fillings

You just bit down on a piece of popcorn, and right away something does not feel right. What should you do? At Dental Associates of West MI, we often receive calls about emergency fillings. Some of the callers are in pain, and some are just plain [...]

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Reasons to Floss: the Top Five

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have only one modern convenience with you, what would it be? Before you answer, remember that you might not be stranded with a dentist Grand Rapids considers one of the best. Time’s up! Did you consider [...]

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3 Important Tips for a Dental Emergency

Most of us don’t expect to require emergency dental care, but a dental emergency can strike anyone, whether you’re eating, traveling, playing sports, involved in an accident, or sometimes just through normal wear and tear. What all dental emergencies [...]

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How to Choose a Dentist

Choosing a dentist is always an important decision for your overall health. After all, you’ll need to form a comfortable and collaborative partnership with your dentist to accommodate your oral care needs. Whether you are looking for emergency dental [...]