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Common myths concerning your mouth

By | Featured, Grand Haven Blog Article, Grand Rapids Blog Article, Health & Wellness

Myth #1: Putting Aspirin on your tooth will reduce pain.
Aspirin need to enter the bloodstream to be effective. Placing an aspirin on an aching tooth will not help resolve the pain—in fact, it may add to your pain by producing a chemical burn on your mouth from the acid!

Myth #2: Brushing your teeth after you eat is a good habit.
It is best to let at least 30 minutes pass between eating and brushing teeth. This allows the acid from foods you eat to neutralize in your mouth. Brushing can actually accelerate acid’s attack on your tooth enamel.

Myth #3: Don’t brush bleeding gums!
Although brushing may be the immediate cause of bleeding, it is ultimately more brushing and cleaning of your teeth that will resolve the issue. Bleeding gums is most often caused by tarter below the gum line. An improved cleaning regimen (flossing, mouthwash, brushing) will help remove the plaque and tarter that are causing the bleeding.

Myth #4: Whitening teeth damages tooth enamel.
Your tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in your body and is comprised of “tubules” that can only be seen under magnification. Whitening treatments flow through the tubules to the layer of tissue beneath the enamel called the “dentin.” It is on this dentin layer that the whitening magic happens.

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It’s Been Ten Wonderful Years!

By | Grand Haven Blog Article, Uncategorized

A lot can happen in ten years. A single general dentistry office can expand its footprint, clientele, and a community’s notions on dentistry, and trees can miraculously take root in lobbies. Since opening our doors in 2008, the Smile team has been challenging the norms of traditional dentistry with a high-quality, patient-centric, preventative approach. The Smile Grand Haven practice started as a general dentistry office with one dentist and three support staff. Today, the practice has grown through the addition of Little Smiles (pediatric dentistry), Smile Orthodontics, and more than forty team members.

The memorable moments of the past decade include not just growth of the Smile Dental Partners practice, but of countless new relationships, community partnerships and activities, and, of course, plenty of smiles.

To celebrate the past ten years, we’re holding a campaign called Ten for Ten throughout the year. In early 2019, Smile Dental Partners will donate $10,000 to local charities who help our community. Every new adult patient will be given the opportunity to select between three local charities to receive a portion of the $10,000. The organization that receives the most votes will receive the grand prize of $5,000; the second $3,000 and the third $2,000. The charities we’ve selected for patients to vote from are the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Love in Action Free Dental Clinic, and TCM Counseling. Help support these wonderful organizations and share the Ten for Ten campaign with your family and friends.

Our intent has always been to provide to our patients a personalized experience that includes a friendly, fun, and patient-focused office, state-of-the art technology, and a proactive approach to dental health. It is so rewarding to see the growth that has come from simply providing to our patients what we feel everyone deserves. We are grateful to every patient, partner, and person who helped foster the growth and success of this team.

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Smile Grand Haven Welcomes Orthodontics

By | For Kids, Grand Haven Blog Article, News & Announcements

Please join us in welcoming Kevin Knapp, D.D.S., M.S. to the Smile team.

As a specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Knapp will offer the training, experience and full range of treatment options to meet your unique needs.

Dr. Knapp earned his Bachelors and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from University of Michigan.  He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from University of Michigan and his Masters of Science and Certificate of Orthodontics from Seton Hill University.

Learn more about Smile Orthodontics.