10 Myths About Dentistry

10 Myths About Dentistry

Busting Common Dental Myths Myth #1: “Going to the dentist is a literal pain.” Fact: From cavity repair to snoring treatment, advances in dental technology, such as laser dentistry, have made going to the dentist a more comfortable and positive experience. You can expect shorter treatment times, drill-free cavity treatment, reduced need for anesthetics, and […]

10 Things Berrien Springs and St. Joseph Say About Berrien Dental

10 Things Berrien Springs and St. Joseph Say About Berrien Dental

Proud to be a Hometown Dental Practice in Berrien Springs and St. Joseph At Berrien Dental, we are committed to the most knowledgeable and compassionate dental care to be found, and we’re proud to provide dental care to two communities we love. With advanced technology and a team that is as strong as it is […]

How Strong Are Dental Implants Compared to Teeth?

How Strong Are Dental Implants Compared to Teeth?

And Other Questions About Restorative Dentistry One of the biggest focuses of modern dentistry is the prevention of oral diseases and the preservation of every one of your beautiful, natural teeth. But what about those teeth that are too far gone for a filling? What restorative procedures and outcomes are available to those who have […]

Can Veneers Fix Crooked Teeth? And Other Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

Can Veneers Fix Crooked Teeth? And Other Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

What is cosmetic dentistry? Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetic changes to a patient’s teeth, gums, and bite to improve the appearance of their smile. Cosmetic procedures are those that improve upon the color, position, shape, size, and alignment of teeth. Patients looking to improve teeth that are stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen, […]

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 […]