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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