Beware the Foods of March

March 15th, 2019 by Ima Admin

March is a mixed bag of weather with lows in the teens to highs of 60+ and periods of sun, rain, snow and fog. March promises fewer grey days so our thoughts begin to turn toward annual spring cleaning. However, besides cleaning out cabinets and bookshelves, your teeth could use a good cleaning because March is also full of dental disaster holidays.

What’s happening in March?

There’s Peanut Butter Lovers Day (1st), Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday (5th), our favorite – Dentist’s Day (6th), National PI Day (3.14 get it?), St. Patrick’s Day (17th), Chocolate Covered Raisin Day (24th), and Pecan/Waffle Day (25th).

So, let’s take a look at what that means for your teeth.
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A Kiss is More than a Kiss

February 3rd, 2019 by Ima Admin

From the “Kiss Me” messages on tiny candy hearts to romantic songs on the radio, a kiss is probably on your list this Valentine’s Day. Before cozying up to your loved one this year, make sure your mouth is in good health because, as it turns out, a kiss is more than just a kiss.

The GOOD news is that Kissing stimulates saliva, which can help fight cavities. However, the BAD news is if the person you’re kissing has poor dental and overall health, you run the risk of getting unwanted germs, illnesses or diseases instead of candy, flowers or cards this Valentine’s Day.
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New Year Dental Resolutions

February 3rd, 2019 by Ima Admin

We all know that dental health is an important part of your overall wellness, and the New Year is a great time to create resolutions for improving your health. Many people have dental health resolutions that range from improving their toothbrushing habits to completing delayed dental treatment.

Whatever your resolution might be, it is important to take small steps to achieve them. Consistency is key with any resolution that you make.
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Holiday Highlights

December 13th, 2018 by Ima Admin

It’s that time of year again – Holiday lights have started to twinkle and Santa lists are being sent. Holiday songs such as “Dreaming About a White Christmas” and “All They Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” remind us that this is a fun and festive time of year. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, its a time filled with gatherings of family and friends, not to mention lots of delicious food and tempting treats.

At Grandville Dental, we want to help ensure you and your family have a wonderful holiday season. So, we would like to share some of our Top tips for healthy holiday smile.
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Thanksgiving Food Fight

November 19th, 2018 by Ima Admin

For many of us, Thanksgiving means having family and friends around the dinner table, with pets nearby ready to scoop up scraps often before they hit the floor. It also means one of the biggest food fights of the year – and no we don’t mean during the parade or sporting event on TV. But there’s good news and bad news.

First, the bad… various bacteria have already begun their own holiday feast. Your Thanksgiving meal will enable these microbes to launch one of its biggest assaults of the year on your tooth enamel. Most cookies, pies and the like contain mountains of sugar, but it’s not the sugar itself that causes tooth decay. The microbes feast on the sugars, stick on your teeth and then churn out acid that eats away at tooth enamel.

So, What’s the good news?
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Spooky News

October 3rd, 2018 by Ima Admin

Does thinking about Halloween candy and the potential effect on your children’s teeth enough to make your spine tingle?

Don’t despair – you can be watchful over of your child’s health and still let them enjoy the special occasion.

The decay process in teeth works like this: Roughly 90 percent of all foods contain sugars or starches that enable bacteria in dental plaque to produce acids. It is this bacterial acid attack, lasting 20 minutes or more, that can lead to a loss of tooth mineral and give way to cavities.
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Which is First?

October 3rd, 2018 by Ima Admin

No, we’re NOT discussing chickens and eggs… we’re talking about brushing and flossing or is it flossing and brushing?

Brushing certainly comes before flossing in the dictionary, but according to the Oral Health Foundation (in the UK), not so when it comes to our teeth.

New research has shown interdental cleaning (flossing string or brush) before actual tooth brushing is the best way to clean our teeth effectively. The study found that flossing loosens bacteria and food debris from between the teeth, which allows brushing to be much more successful at removing plaque.
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Your Mouth, Your Health

August 16th, 2018 by Ima Admin

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. People with gum disease are also thought to be at a higher risk of strokes, chest infections, and pregnant women are seven times more likely to have a premature baby with a low birth weight.

But Wait, there’s more…
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Pet Dental Health Month

August 2nd, 2018 by Ima Admin

That’s right, August is Pet Dental Health Month. While we don’t treat them, it’s the perfect time to check in with your vet and help make your dog smile. But do you know how to identify if your dog’s smile is actually a healthy one? If you think putting up with “dog breath” is just part of owning a dog, think again. Bad breath is not normal, not healthy and is often a warning sign of oral disease.

Meanwhile for us humans, the second week of August is National Smile Week!
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Happy 4th, Happy Mouth

July 2nd, 2018 by Ima Admin

Everyone know that we celebrate the 4th of July with Fireworks. This holiday is known for fun drinks, tasty barbecues, and sweet treats while having fun with family and friends.

But did you know that the entire month of July is just chocked full of things to do with your mouth? Every week in July there is something to celebrate and/or eat, which means there’s also an assault on your teeth.
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