Excessive Use of Retail Whitening Products Can Be Harmful

The microscopically porous nature of tooth enamel can sometimes trap tiny dark particles from certain foods and beverages. As these surface stains start to accumulate, they can gradually start to saturate your teeth. This process is even more likely to occur if you occasionally or frequently use tobacco products. As... Read more »

A Dental Checkup Is Critical for the Prevention of Oral Health Problems

Oral Health maladies like gum disease, cavity, and oral cancer are a serious concern throughout the American population. To help address and prevent these problems the American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth each morning and night as well as making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss at... Read more »

A Misshapen Tooth Might Be Addressed with a Dental Crown Restoration

Ideally, each of your permanent teeth should emerge from the gums with a smooth shape that meets comfortably with the other teeth in your bite pattern. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes genetic factors and minor orthodontic complications can lead to a misshapen tooth. If a tooth like... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Help Protect Back Teeth from Early Tooth Decay

Once your child has their full complement of 32 permanent have fully replaced their primary teeth, maintaining the integrity of the tooth enamel and the overall health of their teeth is exceedingly important. After all these teeth will have to last them for the rest of their adult life. While... Read more »

Dental Facts on Tooth Hazard Prevention

  To keep your smile safe, never be afraid to set forth tooth hazard prevention plans to ensure optimal oral health care success. The more you do to think about the foods and drinks you consume and any other habits that may lead to dental damage or cause oral accidents... Read more »

A Case of Untreated Tooth Decay Could Lead to a Dental Abscess in the Gums

Sometimes a cavity can go unnoticed between your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Smiles of Grand River. This could be particularly distressing if you procrastinate your dental exam, as the lack of professional attention could allow the tooth decay to worsen. In some cases of untreated tooth decay, the bacteria... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Can Often Be Extracted in a Single Outpatient Appointment

The wisdom teeth lingering deep in the gums in the back of your son or daughter’s mouth are essentially vestigial teeth that no longer play a relevant role in the function of the modern human mouth. At some point in late adolescence they start to move in the periodontal tissues... Read more »

Tips on Reversing the Early Stages of a Cavity

Do you want to reverse the early stages of a cavity? If so, our dentist, Dr. James Shaheen, has the tips you need. Now, these tips can only help the early stages of a cavity. It can’t help a cavity that is causing tooth pain. If you’re suffering toothaches, it’s... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Smiles of Grand River, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry... Read more »