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Can My Child or Teen Whiten Their Teeth?

Author: Dr. Sarah Mischo, DMD Many parents first may notice that their child’s teeth appear to be more yellow in color once their adult teeth starting coming in. Primary teeth, or baby teeth are generally lighter or whiter in color compared to the adult tooth, so when an adult tooth is next to a baby […]

Dental Hacks

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD In the January issue of AGD Impact, there is an article entitled The Truth BehindToday’s Hottest Social Media Dental Hacks.  Certain topics or “hacks” were mentioned such as DIY whitening, teeth filing, DIY orthodontics, and mouth-taping. One hack that I want to discuss is the DIY whitening. There […]

Your Childs First Dental Visit

Author: Dr. Alison V. Berger, DMD, FAGD February is National Children’s Dental Health Month so it is only right that we are going to be covering some subjects related to our little ones. “When should I bring my child to their first dental visit?”. This is a very common question we get asked and my […]

Celebrating Dr. Kimberly Powell

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI My blog is going to be in homage to my friend and associate, Dr. Kimberly Powell.  February 2024 marks her ninth year providing care at Spring Lake Dental Group.  I found out about Dr. Powell from a mutual acquaintance and knew that she was working in a corporate dental […]

The Importance of Dental Ergonomics

Author: Dr. Sarah Mischo, DMD I recently read an article in the American Dental Association (ADA) Newspaper that made me stop and think about ergonomics. Ergonomics is the study of people’s interaction with their workplace environments, and being almost 32 weeks pregnant has definitely made me more aware of the uncomfortable positions, repetitive hand movements, […]

MS Effects on Physical and Oral Health

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease.  It can occur at any age, even as early as 20 years old.  Symptoms include blurred vision, difficulty walking, tingling or numbness, fatigue, poor coordination, paralysis, slurred speech, and poor cognition.  Resulting complications can include further muscle weakness.  Some of […]

Stay Safe in 2024

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI The Center for Disease Control says that Influenza and COVID-19 infections are increasing and could get worse. The Associated Press (AP) on December 22, 2023 reported, “Look for flu and COVID-19 infections to ramp up in the coming months and weeks, U.S. health officials say, with increases fueled by […]

Bone Grafting

Author: Dr. Alison V. Berger, DMD, FAGD What is bone grafting and why would you want to place it? Bone grafting, in our dental lingo, is mostly referring to the material and technique used to preserve bone dimensions in the patient’s jaw. But, as you may already be thinking, it is not just that simple.  […]

Invitation to Veterans Day Dedication

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI This month I will be turning my attention from clinical matters to a subject that is close to my heart. We are approaching the eleventh day of the eleventh month and at eleven am in the morning, our country will be turning their attention to celebrating Veterans Day. What […]

Skeleton Season

Author: Dr. Sarah Mischo, DMD It’s that time of year again, when the neighborhood lawns are filled with witches, tombstones, and skeletons all in the fun of celebrating Halloween! I swear each year the decorations become more ornate and involved, with every house trying to win the “best decorated” award. Seeing all the skeletons out […]