Grand Rapids Dental Blog
Do You Have to Wear a Retainer Forever After Invisalign®?
Invisalign® can straighten your teeth in as little as 12 to 18 months. Yet, it’s important to wear your retainer after treatment as directed by our Invisalign dentists. Your retainer is what prevents your teeth from moving back... Read More →
Why Spring is the Perfect Time for Cosmetic Dentistry
Spring is the season of new beginnings. If you've ever felt embarrassed to show your smile, now is the perfect time to request a consultation. Our cosmetic dentists in Grand Rapids, MI are ready to help you explore your options... Read More →
What’s the Best Way to Whiten Teeth?
Your smile says a lot about your personality, which is one of the reasons why professional teeth whitening has risen in popularity. More and more of our patients want to know the secret to having a whiter healthier smile. While custom teeth whitening... Read More →
How to Care for Invisalign Clear Aligners
Wish you could straighten teeth without braces? We offer Invisalign®️ as an alternative to metal braces. Like the name suggests, Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that must be worn over your teeth for 20 to 22 hours a day during orthodontic treatment... Read More →
Do I Need a Crown or a Filling?
Whether you need a crown or a cavity filling will depend on how much healthy tooth structure you have left. Our dentists do everything in their power to preserve your natural tooth structure, which may mean choosing a filling over a dental crown. As you read... Read More →
How Night Guards Prevent Teeth Grinding
Waking up with a sore jaw is just one of many signs you could be grinding your teeth at night. In fact, many of our patients are unaware that they grind their teeth until one of our dentists notice worn enamel during a routine exam. Fortunately, night guards... Read More →
5 Reasons to Choose Invisalign over Braces
Wish you could straighten teeth without braces? Ask our dentist if Invisalign is right for you. Like the name suggests, Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that move your teeth little by little into the perfect smile. If you think you would feel self-conscious with wires and brackets... Read More →
7 Reasons to Ask for Porcelain Veneers
If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to ask your cosmetic dentist about porcelain veneers. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells your dentist bonds to the fronts of your teeth so you can smile with confidence. You may be a candidate... Read More →
5 Ways Dental Bridges Improve Oral Health
If you have missing teeth, our Grand Rapids dentists at Renew Family Dental may recommend you get a dental bridge. Over time, the spaces in your smile can cause your other teeth to move toward the open space or even cause jaw deterioration. On a day-to-day basis... Read More →
How Dentists Keep Patients Safe from Infectious Diseases
If you have dental anxiety or a compromised immune system, it may give you peace of mind to learn how dentists and their staff sterilize and disinfect dental instruments to prevent the spread of infectious diseases... Read More →
Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are sometimes called “tooth caps” by our patients because they cover the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gum line. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile or want to save a tooth, your Grand Rapids dentist may recommend dental crowns... Read More →
What Happens During a Professional Teeth Cleaning?
We understand that some of our patients may feel anxious before a teeth cleaning, which is why our Grand Rapids dentists always try to prepare patients for what they can expect during their dental appointment... Read More →
What to know before getting dental implants?
Are you missing one or two teeth from your smile? If so, your Grand Rapids dentist may recommend dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium rod that fuses with your jawbone and acts much like a natural tooth root would to later support a porcelain crown... Read More →