Make Dad a Star this Father’s Day

June 15th, 2018 by Ima Admin

While Father’s Day has been celebrated for hundreds of years, it was not observed in the United States until the 20th century and might not have gained attention without the creation of Mother’s Day.

Anna Jarvis was the champion of Mother’s Day, successfully lobbying for the holiday’s first celebration in the early 1900s. There was an attempt at a celebration of Father’s Day in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908. The purpose of Father’s Day was to complement Mother’s Day by recognizing the father’s role in parenting. It didn’t gain a widespread following, until…
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Red Wine and Your Oral Health

May 7th, 2018 by Ima Admin

Here’s some good news for red wine drinkers and just in time for Mother’s Day.

Some of us love to have a glass of red wine with dinner every once in a while. Of course, the catch is that it often leaves the teeth stained, so maybe it’s not such a good idea to order it on your first date or while out on a business dinner. Potential teeth staining aside, there are a lot of reasons to think that it might NOT be bad for your oral health.
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Black and White

March 29th, 2018 by Ima Admin

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 gdh-staff

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 gdh-staff

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 gdh-staff

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 gdh-staff

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 gdh-staff

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 gdh-staff

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 gdh-staff

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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