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Our mission is to provide great dental care in a positive and uplifting environment, and to promote the overall dental health of each and every patient we see.
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Common Questions

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7 . At what age are my children supposed to see a dentist?
The general rule is between 12-24 months. Some children require a bit more time to be comfortable. If an area of concern is noticed, then the child should see a dentist as soon as possible.

8 . Should my child wear a mouthguard while playing sports?
It is strongly recommended that children wear a mouthguard while playing any contact sport. The cost of a professionally made mouthguard is tremendously less that the cost of treating a major trauma.

9 . Does bleaching damage the teeth?
No. When carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent, contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften, demineralize or weaken the teeth.

10 . What causes my jaw to pop when I open it?
There is a pad or disk that separates the jaw bone from the base of the skull. The primary cause of the "popping" occurs when you open your mouth too wide and the jaw bone "pops" off the pad or disk. Treatment is not required unless pain is associated with the "pop" or the jaw locks.

11 . What causes tooth decay?
Tooth decay is caused by plaque in your mouth reacting with sugary and starchy deposits from food. This reaction produces acid which damages the enamel over time and weakens the tooth.

12 . How can I stop grinding my teeth at night?
Grinding your teeth can be very damaging to the teeth and also difficult to stop. If vigorous grinding occurs at night, teeth can be worn down to the gumline because the instinctive reflex to stop does not work while you are sleeping. Grinding due to stress can only be cured by removing the stress trigger. If grinding continues, a nightguard may be prescribed to prevent ultimate damage to the teeth.


www.toothiq.com
ADDRESS & PHONE
4144 Breton Road SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
P: 616.455.0720
F: 616.455.0815
ADVANCED TREATMENTS
:: Whitening - Brighten your smile
:: Porcelain Veneers - A perfect smile
:: Oraqix - needle free anesthetic
:: Digital Xrays - 70% less radiation
:: Sleep Apnea Appliances
:: E-MAX - same day crown

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