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The Sugar That’s Good For Your Teeth

Author: Bonnie Lott, BS, RDH It is widely understood that decay in teeth is caused by the carbohydrates or sugars that we consume in our diet. Naturally occurring bacteria breakdown sugar and turn it into acids, which then weakens the enamel of the teeth. But did you know that there is one sugar that is actually good […]

Taking Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI We at Spring Lake Dental Group believe that the oral cavity is a part of the larger body. We treat the entire body and understand that there are many variables that will influence treatment and the general health of our patients. We frequently treat some of our at risk patients […]

What To Expect When You’re Expecting….. Your Braces To Come Off

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD Today day is the day! Months and even years of getting wires changed, debonded brackets, multiple appointments, sore cheeks, tender teeth, denying yourself popcorn, gum, and caramel, the wait is over. It is truly an exciting time! Your brackets will be popped off with the wires and cement […]

About Us

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD Happy September! This is a very special month for me.  Fall season starts, it’s my birthday month and also I celebrated my 5th year anniversary at Spring Lake Dental Group.  I am truly blessed and thankful for being an associate with Dr. Dickerhoff.  So, this month, I would like to […]

Radiographic 3D Imaging: Patient Safety

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI In 2001, CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) scanners were made available in the United States for dental use. They were expensive and very few dental practices had the ability to invest in this technology. But the advantages of this technology were soon to be made apparent. With the increasing […]

Remineralization of Teeth

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD There are multiple ways to remineralize your teeth if you have incipient cavitated lesions (starting of a small cavity). The best way to remineralize is by practicing excellent oral hygiene daily. Brushing and flossing 2 times a day is sufficient for a healthy mouth. However, it is strongly recommended to brush and floss […]


Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS I am currently wearing traditional braces and have not followed my orthodontist’s recommendations. Because of my noncompliance, not wearing my elastics, my treatment is ongoing in excess of three months so far. Although I have easier access to care considering I work in the same office as my orthodontist, accelerating treatment is […]

Get Back To School Ready

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD Summer break is almost over and back to school arrangements are on the go!  Do you all think about your children’s dental check-up as part of their routine before heading back to the new school year? We understand that a lot goes on preparing for school, and unfortunately, dental appointments […]

Growing Up Smarter

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI I have seen enough years in this world to appreciate that trends change and being a lifelong student is important in adapting to society’s latest changes and challenges.  My parents grew up at a time when the dangers of smoking were not as well known and smoked a pack […]

Space Maintainers for Pediatric Patients

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD As a parent, you may have heard your dentist recommending space maintainers for your child if there is a premature loss of a baby tooth. Baby teeth are referred to a primary teeth in dentistry. The reason why your child may need a space maintainer is to make sure that the permanent tooth […]