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Wisdom Teeth – What Young Adults Need to Know

Wisdom Teeth – What Young Adults Need to Know

Lake Michigan Dental knows that college students often suffer from wisdom tooth pain or impaction and need emergency care. Our Grand Rapids dental office is conveniently located on the Grand Valley bus route and our professional dentists are able to promptly help students who need immediate attention.

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Soft Drinks & Hard Enamel

Soft Drinks & Hard Enamel

What do you reach for when you’re thirsty, pop or iced tea instead of water? You might want to think twice about that habit. It isn’t just cola’s empty calories — about 150 per 12-ounce can — you should worry about. Many of these beverages harm enamel, the protective shell around teeth.

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What Is Bruxism?

What Is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the technical term for grinding and clenching of the teeth that may cause facial pain. People who grind and clench their teeth, called bruxers, unintentionally bite down too hard at inappropriate times, such as in their sleep. In addition to grinding teeth, bruxers also may bite their fingernails, pencils and chew the inside of their cheek.

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Fight With Flouride

Fight With Flouride

Every day, a tooth’s enamel (the outer layer that makes a tooth hard) has minerals both added to it (remineralization) and removed from it (demineralization). During remineralization, minerals such as fluoride, calcium, and phosphate are added to the enamel layer via foods and drinks that contain these minerals.

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