7 Things to Do in Wayland, MI

7 Things to Do in Wayland, MI

Nestled between the city centers of Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, the city of Wayland, MI is a vibrant community with a rich history. Before it was officially named Wayland in 1868, the lush forested region was established and settled by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish...

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The Mouth-Body Connection

The Mouth-Body Connection

Sparkling pearly whites sure do look nice, but before you decide that a smile makeover is what you need to appear healthy, consider a more total body approach. Taking care of your teeth and gums is more than maintaining appearances—it starts from the inside out....

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Why I Care So Much About Screening for Oral Cancer

Why I Care So Much About Screening for Oral Cancer

My Cancer Story When you were a child, what was your biggest worry in life? For most of my friends, their worries were those typical of carefree, prepubescent boys. Who could burp the loudest was important. Who would sprout up to be the tallest over the next summer...

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5 Things To Consider When Choosing a Dentist

5 Things To Consider When Choosing a Dentist

Pst . . . hey, you. Yeah, we’re looking at you—that person who would rather fold a pile of laundry, wash their hair for the umpteenth time in a day, or even visit the DMV before tending to one of the most fundamental aspects of their health. We’re talking dental...

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The Challenges of Dentistry (Part 7)

In our office we see a lot of cracked, chipped and broken teeth. These teeth can cause a variety of issues for the patient.  Some are just rough and irritating.  Others are sensitive, sometimes to temperature, sometimes to biting and chewing.  Other teeth hurt from...

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But Isn’t October Hunting Season?

There is little I enjoy more than sitting in the woods and enjoying what is going on around me. Sometimes I even see deer and have been known to shoot a few.  I especially enjoy bow season with its mild weather, changing seasons and the quiet compared to gun season. ...

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The Challenges of Dentistry Part 6

Dry mouth is the fastest growing challenge for dentistry today. The main reason for this is medications.  Many medications have dry mouth as a side effect.  People are living longer and require more medications than ever.  This makes the occurrence of dry mouth more...

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The Challenges of Dentistry Part 5

I’ve been talking about different aspects of my job and how they can be both fun and challenging at the same time. The first parts of this blog have dealt with decay and tooth sensitivity.  Today I’ll discuss periodontal disease which many people call gum disease....

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