Knowledge Foundation: Jaw and Facial Pain

Knowledge Foundation: Jaw and Facial Pain

Are you aware of the symptoms associated with jaw and facial pain? If you continue to feel sensitivity, pain, or tenderness in your mouth, you could be suffering from chronic jaw and facial pain. There are several possible causes of your pain. In order to effectively treat jaw and facial pain, you will first need to understand what is causing... read more »

Brush Your Teeth Correctly

Do you brush your teeth correctly? Are you fully aware of the proper ways to brush your teeth? If not, you have come to the right place! Brushing your teeth is the key factor in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. If you neglect to brush your teeth, you are allowing plaque buildup to fester on your teeth and eat... read more »

Tips for Preventing Tooth Discoloration

Would you like to prevent tooth discoloration? If so, our dentist, Dr. Osenieks, has just the tips you need. Tooth discoloration can be avoided if you’re careful with your choices each day. It can even help just knowing what causes the tooth stains. So, he is happy to give you the tips you need to maintain the white smile you... read more »

The Harmful Power of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can wreak havoc on your oral health and teeth. In fact, tooth decay can lead to tooth loss, which would put a damper on anyone’s smile. That is why our dentist, Dr. Mark Osenieks in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is here to talk to you about the destructive power of tooth decay, so you can get your cavities repaired... read more »

Dentistry Highlights: Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you ever heard of cosmetic dentistry? If not, cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry featuring a variety of treatments and procedures designed to improve the look of your smile. In some cases, cosmetic dentistry treatments can also repair damage to broken teeth and even replace missing teeth altogether. Listed below are a few cosmetic dentistry treatments: Dental Veneers... read more »

How Dental Sealants Are Placed

Consider dental sealants in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to protect your teeth against decay. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from decay. While dental sealants are very commonly placed on children’s teeth, they can also be used for adults. When you come in for dental sealant... read more »

Smile Basics: Oral Emergencies

If you ever suffer from an oral emergency, they can alter your smile in an instant. However, with effective treatment planning and emergency prevention techniques, you have a much greater chance of saving your smile and limiting any damage that may arise. If you have suffered an oral emergency that has resulted in catastrophic damage to your jaw, do not... read more »

Autumn Foods for Healthy Teeth

Autumn is in full swing, and with it comes plentiful harvests, overflowing farmer’s markets, and preparation for the holiday season.  Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice good food to keep up with healthy dental care! Here are some delicious foods to integrate into your fall diet. Cheese: All cheese has calcium and protein, which are good for teeth. Cheese is... read more »

Dental Crowns and Why They Are Needed

Are you ready to kick off the fall season with a spectacular smile? Enjoy the harvest season with a beautiful smile courtesy of dental crowns. With dental crowns, you can cover up problematic teeth that fail to live up to their aesthetic potential, as well as protect them from future damage that can arise, including from threats such as dental... read more »

How to Reap All the Benefits of Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste is a great tool that can help you brighten the color of your teeth. However, oftentimes the paste only whitens the smile one to two shades. This might not be the result you’re looking for. However, there are things you can do to get the most out of your whitening toothpaste, and our dentist, Dr. Mark Osenieks, is... read more »