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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!
If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, teeth whitening may be an excellent choice for you. Many patients of Dr. John F. McMahon and Dr. John M. McMahon suffer from darkened teeth due to the natural aging process, regular consumption of coffee or tea, or nicotine staining from cigarettes.
Some people may have darkened teeth due to long-term use of medication. Certain medication-related stains on the teeth cannot be lightened, but virtually every other type of teeth stains can be effectively lightened using either professional dental whitening or at-home whitening.
While both types of whitening have benefits, at-home kits are less expensive and less effective overall. Professional teeth whitening is a highly effective option, but it requires a bit more of an investment. Here is the basic info on each type of whitening.
At-home whitening is done in a number of different ways today. Some of the most popular options include:
In-office whitening is the fastest way to achieve whiter teeth. If you want an almost immediate difference in the color of your teeth and their overall appearance, this is probably the option for you.
Dr. John F. McMahon and Dr. John M. McMahon will typically apply the whitening formula directly to your teeth. Following the application, we will have you relax in our office between half an hour and an hour.
Some office-whitening formulas are strengthened with the use of heat, specialized lighting, or laser application. Patients will usually notice whitening results after only one application, but it usually takes at least a few appointments at McMahon Family Dental to notice a truly dramatic change in tooth color.
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