Grand Rapids Dental Blog

Importance of a Child's First Dental Visit

Dental fear and anxiety usually begin during childhood and tend to worsen with time if not taken care of. This is why a child's first dental visit is so important. It paves the way for how your child will feel towards dentist appointments all throughout their life....

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Encouraging Healthy Dental Habits for Children

Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is a great way to safeguard the health of not only your mouth, but your entire body. Passing on these healthy oral care habits to your children is a great way to give them the tools to live a healthy life....

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Benefits of Using a Laser for Frenectomy or Newborn Baby Tongue-Tie

Are you having difficulty with breastfeeding? Has your pediatrician or lactation consultant said your baby has a possible tongue-tie or lip-tie? You may benefit from a consultation with Dr. Brett Kingma to asses the need for a frenectomy on your baby....

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Dental Tips For Halloween

Did you know Americans spend over $2 billion on Halloween candy a year? That?s over 600 million pounds of candy! While the majority of the candy is not for themselves, but other people?s children, candy is all over the place around this time of year. If your children are part of the 40+ million trick or treaters come October 31...

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Avoiding Sugary Drinks

It’s a hot summer day and your kids are begging and pleading for you to buy them sodas — but your dentist has taught you that water is a better thirst quencher and won’t damage their teeth in the process. While dentists — and most parents — know that sugary soda is bad, many parents do not rea...

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The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

Visiting your dentist regularly and having your teeth professionally cleaned makes a drastic difference in your overall health. A clean mouth not only reduces cavities, but also can greatly improve the health of your entire body. Healthy teeth allow you to eat the food you need, while also reducing the amount of harmful bacteria you swallow. While...

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Avoiding Time in the Dentist Chair

There are many people who don't like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to the dentist to repair damage to their teeth. So the very thing they fear becomes something that is now part of their life — for a very long time. Since teeth ...

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