5 Ways to Know You Have a Good Cosmetic Dentist

5 Ways to Know You Have a Good Cosmetic Dentist

What is cosmetic dentistry? Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental work that improves the appearance of a patient’s smile. A cosmetic dentist focuses primarily on aesthetic improvements such as color, shape, and alignment. But cosmetic procedures are much more than just a superficial change. They not only drastically increase a patient’s confidence in their smile […]

10 Ways to Love Your Summer in Michigan

10 Ways to Love Your Summer in Michigan

Summer in Michigan, the State with the Most Freshwater Shoreline Did you know that Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world? It also has more shoreline than any other state except Alaska. And from Grand Haven to Holland to our very own St. Joseph,  here in West Michigan we have quite the list […]

TMJ Disorder: Teeth Grinding, Stress, and Headaches

TMJ Disorder: Teeth Grinding, Stress, and Headaches

TMJ Disorder Unless you have been diagnosed or treated for TMJ disorder,  chances are you won’t know what it is, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t experienced it. On either side of your head, there is a temporomandibular joint, which for obvious reasons is shortened to TMJ. Simply put, this joint connects the jaw to […]

Totally Weird Facts About Saliva

Totally Weird Facts About Saliva

Saliva Oddities Fact-lovers Could Drool Over Did you know humans don’t start drooling until they are about three months old? And, fun fact, since they don’t have full control of their mouth muscles until they reach around two years of age they can’t properly swallow saliva—which is why they are so slobbery yet completely lovable. […]

How to Find the Right Dentist for You

How to Find the Right Dentist for You

Yes, it takes effort to find the right dentist. But it’s worth it! When you’re looking for a dentist, you’re looking for more than a service provider. You’re searching for a partner in your dental health. You want someone who has your best interest at heart and has the knowledge, skill, and tools needed to […]

How to Get Your Stubborn Family Member to Go to the Dentist

How to Get Your Stubborn Family Member to Go to the Dentist

When gentle reminders don’t work, arm yourself with facts. Family life is full of daily challenges, and sometimes living with others seems like a constant struggle. “Please pick up your socks.” “Feed the dog.” “Cover your mouth when you cough.” Whether the culprit is your spouse or your child, getting someone to do what they […]

Kissing And Cavities

At Berrien Dental, we hope that our patients are excited for Valentine’s Day! We also hope this topic won’t spoil your romantic mood. That being said, we need to talk about what kissing does to oral bacteria. The Bacteria In Our Mouths Our mouths are home to many species of microscopic organisms. Most of them are harmless, […]

Berrien Dental: The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Berrien Dental: The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Since the introduction of lasers into the dental world in the 1960s, there has been a boom in both laser application in dental practices and research. It’s expected that laser technology and application will become essential parts of dental practices in the coming years. Berrien Dental recognized the power and benefits of lasers early on […]

5 Ways Our Dental Office Cares for Your Comfort

5 Ways Our Dental Office Cares for Your Comfort

These Innovative Tools Can Make Your Dentist Visit More Enjoyable At Berrien Dental, we believe our patient’s comfort is of utmost importance. That’s why we offer innovative technology to help reduce discomfort during dental treatments. When you think about things that make you comfortable, you might think of plush blankets and chairs. At the dentist […]

Are you ready to Chalk The Doc?!?!

ARE YOU EXCITED to Chalk The Doc? At Berrien Dental, WE ARE!!!    We like to have fun in our practice, and with your participation, we’re going to help Drs. Balsis and Christy welcome in summer with an explosion of color! This month, when you come to either of our offices, you’ll have a chance to help […]