Entries by chdentistry

Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Does your child wet the bed at night? Does your child show signs of daytime drowsiness, Attention Deficit Disorder, aggressive behavior, or is having difficulty in school? What about stunted growth, chronic allergies, mouth breathing, disrupted sleep and nightmares? Believe it or not, your child’s dentist can help. That’s because conditions such as narrow dental […]

Nitrous Oxide For My Child?

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is the most common form of sedation dentistry on the market. When laughing gas is inhaled, the patient instantly feels calmer and does not experience pain. Because it’s so easy to use, our Grand Rapids, MI children’s dentist uses laughing gas for children with dental anxiety. Please contact our dental […]

Dental Visits & Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 5.8 million Americans suffer from this devastating condition that results in a loss of memory and cognitive function. Luckily, new research may have unveiled the root cause: gum disease. This news could indeed be a game-changer, especially as we look […]

Save Money With CHD

We practice complete health dentistry, which means we treat patients with an understanding of how oral health affects the rest of the body. One of the best ways to protect your oral health (and wallet) is to see us at least every 6 months for a teeth cleaning and oral examination. Continue reading to learn how preventive dentistry (like teeth cleanings) […]

Dental Care & Pregnancy

While many pregnant women think they’re protecting their unborn children by not getting dental care, the opposite is often true. Going to the dentist while pregnant is safe and is recommended by the American Dental Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. While you are pregnant, you’re more at risk for gingivitis and tooth […]

Dentist Medical Diagnoses

Did you know that your dentist can catch the early signs of diabetes and heart disease by examining your teeth and gums? Bleeding gums and other oral health issues often indicate a larger problem, which is why it’s important to see your dentist every six months for a routine teeth cleaning and oral examination. In this blog post, the Grand Rapids dentist at Complete Health […]

Relieve Dental Fears

If you are afraid or anxious about going to the dentist, you’re not alone. According to WebMD, between 9% and 20% of Americans don’t go to the dentist as often as they should because of dental fear or anxiety. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to feel more comfortable in the dentist’s chair. […]

5 Signs You Need A Root Canal

Root canals may have a scary reputation, but they’re a routine dental procedure that can help you avoid a costly tooth extraction down the line. Thanks to modern technology, root canals are no longer the painful production of decades past. Still, there are too many people who are so afraid of the dentist that they’ll ignore […]

4 Benefits Of CEREC Crowns

Crowns are a great way to restore the appearance of a damaged tooth, but at most dental offices you’ll have to wait weeks before your restoration is ready. At Complete Health Dentistry, our Grand Rapids crown dentist offers same-day crowns with the use of CEREC technology. CEREC is a machine that can sculpt a new crown right here in […]

Teeth Grinding Guards?

Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw or headache? If so, you may be grinding your teeth at night. Over time, teeth grinding wears away tooth enamel and puts you at higher risk for tooth fractures, TMJ disorders, or even tooth loss. Continue reading to learn how to spot the signs of bruxism and whether you need […]