Dental Phobia Should Not Control Your Life

Do not let your dental phobia continue to ruin your life. Did you know that poor oral health doesn’t just affect your teeth and gums? Poor oral hygiene has also been linked to heart disease, strokes and diabetes, so dental phobia may be causing more damage to your life than... Read more »

The Legend of the Tooth Worm

Yikes! What in the world is a “tooth worm”? Luckily, tooth worms are in the same animal kingdom as unicorns, dragons and *snipes: Tooth worms have never existed. But anciently, dating back as far as 5,000 B.C., people believed the false notion that the unmistakable pain that we now recognize... Read more »

Understanding Dental Implants

Are you having issues with a missing tooth or missing teeth? If so, dental implants might be the right choice for you. A natural tooth consists of white enamel and a supporting root that goes into the jawbone. A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth, and... Read more »

Meet Our Dental Assistant Jen!

We have been so happy to have Jen working with us here at Lakeview. She has brought extra life and a bright smile, and it is great to have another hard-working team member. Jen is local to Michigan, growing up in Plainwell, and she attended Kalamazoo Community College before completing... Read more »

Got Braces? Consider a Mouthguard

Braces are a huge investment in your smile, which is why it is very important to protect your teeth and orthodontic appliance while you are participating in sports and transforming your smile. One way you can protect your oral cavity from injuries and accidents is by wearing a sports mouthguard... Read more »

Are Dental Bridges Right for You?

Is a bridge right for you? No, not the Golden Gate Bridge; we are speaking about a dental bridge. When looking for a type of dental treatment, it is always useful to consider what is the best. Not all dental treatments are going to be the best for your smile.... Read more »

Dental Phobia Should Not Affect Your Life Anymore

Do not let your dental phobia continue to ruin your life! Did you know that poor oral health may not just be affecting your teeth and gums? Poor oral hygiene has also been linked to heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Dental phobia may be causing more damage to your life... Read more »

Mint Toothpaste

Have you ever noticed that just about every toothpaste you find at the store is mint flavored? From peppermint and spearmint to Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark, and Lime Spearmint Zest; the thing that nearly all toothpaste has in common is mint. Humans can distinguish hundreds of different flavors,... Read more »

The Need for a Retainer

Your braces moved your teeth into their ideal alignment through the course of multiple adjustment sessions. This will provide you with a functional mouth and appealing smile for many years to come. If your braces are about to be removed, you will most likely need to wear a retainer. Your... Read more »

A Custom Night Guard Protects your Mouth from the Damage Caused by Grinding your Teeth

Chronic night grinding of your teeth, in adults, is often caused by stress. This can result in a series of problems including chips and fractures in tooth enamel alignment issues and TMJ disorder. If stress management techniques have been unsuccessful, you might want to talk to your dentist about being... Read more »