Monday, 17 March 2014

Dentists in Grandville, MI Use Innovative Ways to Lessen Patients' Anxiety

When it comes to receiving local anesthesia, the team at Metro Dental Associates knows that many patients do not like shots. As such, they add the Onpharma Onset pH buffer in their anesthetics to help remove the sting from shots. To further decrease the sting of the injections, they add an anesthetic warmer in order to raise the temperature of anesthetic liquid to match a person's normal temperature.

Moreover, to see to it that patients remain at ease while in the dental chair, they offer them oral medication for light sedation. They also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), with no extra charge. This measure reduces patients' anxiety but keeps them fit for activity afterward.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Grand Rapids Dental Practice Provides Comprehensive Dentistry Services

Wyoming, Michigan (March 3, 2014) — Metro Dental Associates, a noted Wyoming and Grand Rapids dental practice, is providing comprehensive dentistry services. With a state-of-the-art facility featuring a comfortable visitors' room, Metro Dental Associates is ready to meet a wide variety of patient needs. 

The practice performs cleaning, teeth whitening, complex diagnosis, extractions, and full-mouth rehabilitation, as well as esthetic, cosmetic, periodontal, restorative, and endodontic treatments. They offer complete and partial dentures, crowns and brides, and dental implants, among others.  They offer treatments for TMJ Disorder and sleep apnea.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Dentist in Kentwood, MI Provides Fully Integrated Implant Solutions

Wyoming, Michigan (March 7, 2014) – Dr. Jason Dew, a renowned dentist in Kentwood, MI, and his team at Metro Dental Associates are offering an extensive line of dental implant solutions to meet each patient's restoration needs and requirements. Their practice in Wyoming, also in Kent County, provides patients with two of the leading implant systems in the world: the CAMLOG® and the Zimmer®.

Dental implants act as replacements for tooth roots and provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth. Designed to look and feel like natural teeth, they are made from biocompatible materials and are inserted into the jaw bone. Only patients with general good health and adequate bone mass in the jaw are suited for receiving dental implants.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Wyoming, MI, Uses CEREC 3D Machine for Digital Impressions

Wyoming, Michigan (March 4, 2014) – Dr. Jason D. Dew, a renowned dentist in Wyoming, MI, is working to make the experience of making dental impressions a lot more pleasant. With their own CEREC 3D machine, his team at Metro Dental Associates can make impressions of a patient’s mouth without having to use traditional techniques that employ foul-tasting dental impression materials and uncomfortable impression trays.

Three-dimensional digital impression machines allow dentists to make 3D models of a patient’s mouth, or a portion of the mouth, and display them on a computer screen. This allows dentists to see and measure the unique features of the patient’s mouth for use in creating dentures, preparing fillings, planning surgeries, and aiding a number of other procedures.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Importance of Dental Hygiene

Just Keep Smiling: How can you make your Pearly Whites stay White?

Your teeth are an important asset when it comes to overall looks – who can say no to a glimmering set of pearly whites that just screams beautiful? However, unbeknownst to many, certain everyday practices (even something as routine as having a nice cup of coffee) could discolor your teeth. Prevent it from happening by trying out these tips to keep your teeth white:

Drop that Dark Liquid!

Coffee, black tea, wine, cola and even gravy are common culprits for discoloring teeth, so you might want to consider consuming these at a minimum. When you have to drink them, though, just make sure to brush your teeth immediately.

Change your Brush

Don’t use the exact same toothbrush for months on end – no matter how careful you might be about storing it, it will still collect bacteria. Not only will you be risking turning your teeth yellow, but the germs could even give you dental or periodontal diseases. Your brush should be replaced at least once every three months.

Eat White

While many food and drinks will discolor your teeth, the great thing is there are also many that works to keep them clean as you eat them. In general, you should occasionally munch on firm or crisp foods like celery, raw carrots, and even good ol' popcorn.

Another great way to get a white, clean set of choppers of course is to have your teeth whitened by the dentist. While you’re making the effort to keep your teeth clean, remember that you should still maintain a healthy routine of proper oral care practices.