Black and White

March 29th, 2018 by Grandville Dental Health

Activated Charcoal for Teeth Whitening?

Activated charcoal is pretty trendy these days. It’s hard to be on social media and not see someone promoting or using it for something cosmetic. You can smear it on your face, wash your hair with it, and even brush your teeth with this very black stuff.

I was a bit shocked when I first saw activated charcoal being used for teeth whitening. My first reaction was there was no way this could be safe! There are some things that practically scream, Don’t put me in your mouth. Charcoal is one of them. Although similar material, I’m not talking about the charcoal that’s used on your barbeque.
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A Kiss is More Than Just a Kiss

February 13th, 2018 by Grandville Dental Health

Valentine’s Day* is this month. The ever-present tiny candy hearts we see this month have “Kiss Me” printed on them. You’re more likely to exchange chocolate “Kisses” with someone this month. 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 that you may run the risk of getting unwanted germs, illnesses or diseases instead of candy, flowers or cards this Valentine’s Day.

Here’s what you need to know…
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Happy New Year

January 5th, 2018 by Grandville Dental Health

Every year we all make a variety of new year’s resolutions, but unfortunately many of us don’t follow through. If you want to take better care when looking after your teeth and gums this year, these five resolutions may help you.
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Healthy Holiday Teeth Tips

December 20th, 2017 by Grandville Dental Health

No matter how much you love us, we probably aren’t at the top the list of people you want to spend quality time with over the holidays. Here are five tips to steer clear of emergency trips to the dentist’s office this season.
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Your Toothbrush Matters

November 29th, 2017 by Grandville Dental Health

We might be biased, but there’s nothing as attractive as a healthy smile. But many of us take our toothbrush for granted. We go to the store and pick one that’s on sale or has our favorite color. But, have you ever wondered what the ideal toothbrush is for you? Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones? Are soft bristles more effective than hard ones for eliminating plaque?
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Brace for Halloween Treats

October 23rd, 2017 by Grandville Dental Health

October isn’t only when we celebrate Halloween, it’s also National Orthodontic Month. While Grandville Dental is an Invisalign® provider, what better time to talk a little bit about which Halloween treats are safe for those with metal braces? Don’t worry, if your child or a neighbor’s child has metal braces, there still are plenty of yummy options from which to choose.

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How’s Your Tongue Feel?

September 22nd, 2017 by Grandville Dental Health

We tend NOT to think about our tongue until it hurts. When it does hurt, we find out quickly just how important the tongue is for eating, swallowing, and speaking.

A sore or painful tongue may be alarming but is usually not a cause for concern. Most instances of a sore tongue are minor problems that go away on their own or need minimal treatment. Here are a few more common causes…
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Tips for Fresh Breath

August 15th, 2017 by Grandville Dental Health

Halitosis or bad breath haunts some people and won’t seem to go away. Bad breath affects about 25% of people globally. If this is the case for you, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, Grandville Dental has three tips you need for fresh breath!
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Lower your Health Cost, See Your Dentist

July 29th, 2017 by Grandville Dental Health

Many people may feel that dental visits, such as those wellness checkups, might be unnecessary especially if they perceive nothing is wrong. In a recent study by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), nearly 25% surveyed did NOT associate that checkup with screening for oral cancer and even fewer (14%) viewed seeing their dentist as part of maintaining/improving general health.

So How does seeing my dentist more save on my health care costs?
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Your Dentist and Tickborne Diseases

June 23rd, 2017 by Grandville Dental Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tickborne diseases are on the rise and prevention should be on everyone’s minds during the summer. Even your Dentist!

“From May through July, people will get more tick bites and tickborne diseases than any other time of year in the United States,” according to the CDC website. “Each year, more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported nationwide, while studies suggest the actual number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease is more likely about 300,000.”

Infected ticks can spread Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and/or Alpha-Gal Syndrome (a deadly allergy to red meat) through its bite.

So what’s this have to do with your dentist?
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