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 […]

Impress Your Friends With Dental Trivia

MOST PEOPLE OUTSIDE of teeth-related professions probably only think about their teeth when something’s wrong, like when there’s something stuck between them in the middle of a date, they’re sore from a toothache, or they’re stained after drinking coffee or juice. That’s why we thought our patients would appreciate an opportunity to think about teeth […]

Fighting Back Against Oral Cancer

ORAL CANCER IS A SUBJECT we’d all prefer not to have to think about. However, it is critical to have a basic understanding of risk factors and symptoms. More than 50,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with oral cancer last year. Unfortunately, that number is expected to rise. That’s why, in honor of […]

Teaching Your Kids to Floss!

At Berrien Dental, we have always believed that flossing is an essential part of keeping our teeth clean and healthy. The one challenge that we as caregivers and parents have had is: how do we pass this crucial habit on to our children? This is one hurdle of parenting we’re happy to help you clear! Why […]

Back-to-School Dental Check-Up Info

As millions of children head back to school, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say it is just as important to examine the mouth as the rest of the body, encouraging parents to make dental exams a regular part of their children’s back-to-school routine. So, beat the rush–call us […]

It’s great to get compliments from our patients!!

It’s great to get compliments from our patients!! “Staff was very courteous and the dental hygienist was great. She was professional and cheerful. Thank-you for your consistently great service!” ~timothyn

Good Nutrition Makes a Difference

Many researchers believe disease, including dental disease, progresses faster and can be more severe in people of all ages with nutrient-poor diets. Good nutrition can play a vital role in the health of your teeth and gums. Make sure to eat a well balanced diet with limited amounts of sugar to save your teeth! Remember, […]

Ergonomics Seminar by Mary Govoni

Dr. Christy and Dr. Balsis attended a seminar by Mary Govoni on August 1, 2012. It was held in the office of Berrien Dental. The seminar included risk assessment and hands-on-training pertaining to ergonomics and clinical efficiency. Also included in the seminar were sessions on equipment recommendations and facilities design.