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 […]

Night Guards For Teeth Grinding

HAVE YOU EVER woken up with a sore jaw, tooth pain, or a headache? These are common symptoms of sleep bruxism, or teeth-grinding. The American Dental Association estimates that 10-15 percent of adults struggle with sleep bruxism, and children can experience it too. Because it happens during sleep, it can be difficult to control or stop. One way […]

The Different Types Of Teeth

YOU’VE PROBABLY NOTICED that your teeth aren’t all the same shape, but do you know the reason? Humans have four different types of teeth, and they each serve specific purposes, both in helping us chew and in giving us our beautiful smiles! Types Of Teeth And What They Do The reason we need so many different types […]

Why Straight Teeth?

TO SOME, IT MIGHT seem like the benefits of having straight teeth are purely cosmetic. And those benefits certainly do exist. Studies have shown that people tend to perceive someone with straight teeth as wealthier, happier, and more dateable than someone with crooked teeth. But there are plenty of other important benefits as well. Consequences Of Crooked Teeth […]

Your Pet’s Dental Health

YOU MIGHT BE TEMPTED to think that because wild animals can’t do much for their dental hygiene, pets like dogs and cats don’t need dental care either. In reality, keeping your pet’s teeth healthy will help them have a longer, healthier, and happier life! Why Do Pets Need Dental Care? Our pets need dental care […]