The latest in Dentistry, from people who care.
You know you should take care of your teeth and gums because you only get one set of permanent teeth. However, taking care of your oral health has other benefits as well, and some of them might surprise you.
Studies have shown that poor oral health can affect your overall health. By maintaining excellent oral health habits and proper oral hygiene, you can help avoid more serious health conditions.
Your smile is an important asset. Per the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Whitening Survey regarding teeth whitening trends in the U.S., 99.7% of us consider a good smile a social asset, and a whopping 96% also said an excellent smile makes you more attractive to the opposite sex. 
What’s more, if you don’t have one, you could be in trouble at work. Per 74% of the AACD survey respondents, a bad smile can hurt your career.
And what was the most common response for what made a bad smile? Discolored, yellow, or stained teeth made the top of the list.
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening is one of the most economical procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. However, some myths exist around teeth whitening, which hold some patients back from moving forward with the treatment. Here are few myths that we would like to bust with facts.
Becky has a genetic disorder which hinders the development of her teeth. When she came to us, she still had some of her primary ("baby") teeth and was missing other permanent teeth. She did not have what many would call "K-9" teeth, but that was soon to change.
Dr. John F. McMahon and Dr. John M. McMahon and our team know it can be easy to underestimate the significance of baby teeth. At McMahon Family Dental, we sometimes meet parents who assume that since their child's baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, eventually fall out and are replaced, they are less important. But did you know baby teeth serve purposes other than biting, chewing, and digesting food properly?
Most people are not aware that a tooth-ache can turn into a fatal situation if it is not taken care of. If you are experiencing any of these signs, you should come see us right away!
Sleep apnea is a widespread epidemic. It is estimated that 80% of the population have a form of sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause serious health problems, including high blood pressure, liver problems, daytime fatigue, type 2 diabetes, and even death. People with obstructive sleep apnea may not be aware that their sleep was interrupted. In fact, some people with this type of sleep apnea think they sleep well all night.
As members of the Grandville & Jenison Chamber of Commerce, we will be participating in the 5th Annual Fall Community Expo held at Jenison High School on
Saturday, November 5 from 10 AM - 2 PM.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about businesses in our community. There will be businesses of all industries at the expo showcasing their services. The Grandville & Jenison Chamber of Commerce will be presenting a raffle drawing. There will also be a variety of events and a Children's Safari Adventure. Don't miss out on this family fun, all for free!
We look forward to seeing you there!
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