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Which is Better, Dentures or Dental Implants?

While dentures cost less than dental implants, they don’t prevent bone loss in your jaw. Dentures also don’t feel as natural as dental implants because they rest on the surface of your gums. Yet, we don’t want you to assume that dental implants are always the answer. Our dentists in Grand Rapids, MI can help you choose the best option based on your oral health, budget, and personal preference.

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Can Dental Implants Make You Look Younger?

Do you ever feel self-conscious of missing teeth? Ask our dentists if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (typically made of titanium) we use to anchor a crown. During your consultation, one of our dental implant dentists in Grand Rapids, MI can help you explore your tooth replacement options.

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Pros and Cons of Invisalign Aligners

Wish you could straighten teeth without traditional metal braces? Ask our Invisalign® dentists in Grand Rapids, MI if you’re a candidate for clear aligners. Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that move your teeth little by little. Imagine having the straight smile you’ve always wanted in as little as 12 to 18 months! Continue reading to learn the pros and cons of Invisalign aligners.

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3 Myths About Natural Teeth Whitening

There’s no lack of home remedies for teeth whitening on the internet. However, did you know that many of the popular remedies you see on social media (like activated charcoal) can actually wear away your enamel? Once you lose enamel, it’s gone for good, which is why it’s important to always ask our teeth whitening dentists in Grand Rapids, MI about safe ways to whiten teeth.

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Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Life

If you’ve ever felt self-conscious of your front teeth, it’s time to request an appointment with one of our Grand Rapids, MI cosmetic dentists. Our dentists understand that your smile says a lot about your personality, which is why they offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk.

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Who is Eligible for Dental Implants

You may be eligible for dental implants if you recently lost a tooth. After tooth loss, our dental implant dentists help you explore your tooth replacement options. That way, you’ll be able to smile with confidence in no time. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that’s placed in your jaw to later support a crown.

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Smile Confidently With Cosmetic Bonding

Want to improve the look of your smile within one dental appointment? Through cosmetic bonding, our dental bonding dentists at Lake Michigan Dental are able to apply a tooth-colored restoration to the surface of your teeth to conceal damaged or discolored teeth. If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to start a conversation with an experienced Grand Rapids dentists.

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Living With TMJ Disorder

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is essentially a hinge connecting the jaw to the skull. The TMJ is also responsible for controlling jaw and facial movement, which is why people living with TMJ often experience health problems. In this blog post, our TMJ disorder dentists at Lake Michigan Dental will go over some of the most commonly asked questions from patients with TMJ disorder.

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How to Control Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Does your partner complain of loud snoring? Do you often wake up suddenly with shortness of breath? If this sounds familiar, you may be struggling with a condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night. Fortunately, our sleep apnea dentists at Lake Michigan Dental can use an oral appliance to hold your jaws in place and clear your upper airway.

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How to Care for Invisalign Teeth Aligners

Think you would feel self-conscious of metal braces? Unlike other types of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign®️ are nearly invisible aligners you wear over your teeth. Since Invisalign is removable, you’re able to continue eating your favorite foods and maintain your oral hygiene routine.

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Cosmetic Bonding FAQ

Cosmetic bonding is a popular procedure usually undergone by patients with discolored or chipped teeth to improve the appearance of their smile. Cosmetic bonding goes by other names in our industry which include tooth bonding and dental bonding.

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Am I a Candidate for Invisalign Braces?

Crooked teeth affect more than just the appearance of your smile--they also affect your oral health. If you’ve always envied a straight smile, ask our Grand Rapids Invisalign dentists at Lake Michigan Dental if you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment. Our Grand Rapids dentists often recommend Invisalign braces for teenagers and adults.

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Are Invisalign Braces Right for Me?

Wish you could straighten teeth without braces? Ask our Invisalign dentists if you’re a candidate for clear aligners. Like the name suggests, Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners we use to move teeth little by little into a straighter, better aligned smile. You don’t have to be a teenager to get orthodontic treatment.

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Dental Implants FAQs

Have questions about dental implants? You’re not alone. Many of our patients have questions about how to replace the missing teeth in their smiles. Our dental implant dentists want you to know all the facts while exploring your tooth replacement options.

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5 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. We can help you explore your cosmetic dentistry options, include veneers.

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5 Tips for Wearing New Dentures

If you have ever felt self-conscious about missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to ask your dentist about partial or full dentures. Dentures are removable false teeth that help you to eat and speak normally after major tooth loss.

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4 Reasons Your Teeth Need Fluoride Treatments

Many of our patients ask us if fluoride treatments are necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. The answer is that it depends. If you are at an increased risk for tooth decay, fluoride can help you prevent cavities from forming in the first place.

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What to Expect During a Root Canal Treatment

Do you have a toothache and suspect you need a root canal? When a cavity is deep enough to reach the innermost chamber of your tooth (dental pulp) you’ll need an emergency root canal.

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What to Expect During the Veneers Process

If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to ask your cosmetic dentist about veneers. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells bonded to the fronts of your teeth that show when you smile or talk. Compared to other tooth restorations, dental veneers are an affordable smile makeover.

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Do You Need A Smile Makeover

If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your smile you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with a Grand Rapids dentist today. They will be able to create a treatment plan for your entire smile, not just one tooth.

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Differences Between Dental Crowns & Fillings

Crowns and fillings are both dental restorations used to restore the appearance and function of teeth. Whether you get a crown or filling will be determined by your Grand Rapids cosmetic dentist.

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Advantages of Invisalign over Traditional Braces

If you are weighing the pros and cons of Invisalign treatment, you’ve come to the right place. Since we are an Invisalign provider, we have helped countless patients adjust to wearing clear aligners and later watched them enjoy straighter teeth.

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How Do Dental Implants Work?

If you are missing a tooth, you owe it to yourself to ask your dentist about dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium rod inserted into your jawbone. Once the implant fuses with your jawbone, it functions much like a natural tooth root would to later support an abutment and porcelain crown.

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What To Expect During A Teeth Cleaning

Your next dental checkup is the perfect opportunity for your family dentist to take x-rays, remove plaque buildup, and evaluate your oral health. In this blog post, we will explain what happens during a teeth cleaning so you can feel informed and confident during your next appointment. Keep in mind that there are different types of dental cleanings, depending on the condition of your teeth.

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Your Guide To Professional Teeth Whitening

Many of us would love to have beautiful white smiles. However, if you haven’t achieved the results you want with whitening toothpaste, strips, and trays, it may be time to try professional teeth whitening.

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