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MDA Healthy Gums

Your gums are the root of your oral health. Dr. Dawley, DDS, explains how to keep them in tip-top shape so your teeth have an even better chance of st...

4 Strange Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Mouth

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

4 Strange Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Mouth

Relative to the world’s existence, dental hygiene practices are a fairly new norm by all health and societal standards. Can you imagine living i...

What's the Deal with Wisdom Teeth?

Children & Oral Health, Oral Health Tips

What's the Deal with Wisdom Teeth?

What's the deal with wisdom teeth? Can they stay or should they go? What's the right age to have them removed? Dr. Vincent Benivegna brings us...

Want a Healthy Body? Start with a Healthy Mouth!

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Want a Healthy Body? Start with a Healthy Mouth!

You know regular maintenance is important to keeping your car running well. Did you also know that regular dental checkups are just as important to ke...

The Keys to Oral Cancer Prevention

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

The Keys to Oral Cancer Prevention

Nearly 50,000 Americans will be affected by oral cancer this year, and over 9,000 individuals die each year because of it. It’s most commonly fo...

Pop Drinking, Poor Diet Lead to Decay

Children & Oral Health, Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Pop Drinking, Poor Diet Lead to Decay

When you’re thirsty, what do you reach for? If you’re like many Americans, it’s probably a can or bottle of pop. Unfortunately, this...

Protect Your Heart - Prevent Periodontal Disease

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Protect Your Heart - Prevent Periodontal Disease

Studies show that your lips, tongue, and gums can impact your overall health in a bad way. What your dentist sees in your mouth could be the first sig...

Dental X-Rays

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Dental X-Rays

In most cases, you only get X-rays when something hurts, but dentists will also take X-rays because there are things that go wrong in your mouth in sp...

Oral Health Care for the 50-Plus Patient

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Oral Health Care for the 50-Plus Patient

If you’re over age 50, you are part of the fastest-growing population in the United States! No matter your age, there’s no reason you can&...

Tips for Dental Emergencies

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Tips for Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies happen. We want to remind you that you can reduce the chances of damaging your teeth, lips, cheek, and tongue by wearing a mouthgua...

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Patients with diabetes have special risks related to their oral health care. Poor oral health has sometimes made diabetes more difficult to control. T...

Fluoride and the Bottled Water Craze

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Fluoride and the Bottled Water Craze

Today, more and more people are drinking bottled water. Bottled water contains no caffeine, no calories, and no sugar. Plus, bottled water comes in co...

Helpful Dental Health Habits For Children

Children & Oral Health, Oral Health Tips

Helpful Dental Health Habits For Children

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Michigan Dental Association reminds you that it’s easy to help make your chil...

Concerns of Infants and Toddlers

Children & Oral Health, Oral Health Tips

Concerns of Infants and Toddlers

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and we want to help your children develop a happy, healthy smile! Below is some valuable in...

Winter Mouth Health Tips

Oral Health Tips

Winter Mouth Health Tips

While the chilly weather may have your teeth chattering, there are a lot of easy ways you can keep those pearly whites smiling through the winter mont...

Pregnancy and Oral Health

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

Expectant mothers may have special risks related to their oral health care and that of their unborn child. Your baby’s teeth begin to develop as...

Oral Health and Your Heart

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Oral Health and Your Heart

Did you know that 85 percent of people who have had a heart attack also have had some form of periodontal disease? It’s also been found that the...

Fluoride: Nature's Cavity Fighter

Oral Health Tips, Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Fluoride: Nature's Cavity Fighter

Sixty years ago, Grand Rapids became the world’s first city to adjust the level of fluoride in its water supply. Since that time, fluoridation h...

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