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 »

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 »

Debunking Myths About Root Canal Therapy

Have you ever had a cavity filled? If you have, would you have a cavity filled again? Would you be surprised to hear that most patients who have had a cavity filled and have had root canal therapy say the two treatments are fairly comparable? Still, root canal therapy has earned a bad reputation. For example, have you ever heard... read more »

How to Protect Your Teeth from Wear

If you care for your teeth properly they can last a lifetime. This includes brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist every six months for our routine cleaning. But, even if you do all of these things, there may still be more you can do. Your teeth can often be affected by typical wear and tear—but we’re happy to give you... read more »

Get Your Fill On Fillings

One of your teeth has developed a cavity. Even if your tooth doesn’t hurt, it is important to treat this cavity as soon as possible to prevent other problems from developing, such as an abscess. However, before your cavity is treated, speak with your dentist about the different types of fillings available. Your dentist will determine the best one for... read more »