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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 […]

Screen Your Lips

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD Summer time is upon us! I’m sure you all are enjoying the wonderful outdoors. Beach, lake, sports, pool and hiking are some of my family’s favorites. With all this time outside we need to make sure we’re paying attention to taking care of our skin and lips. As we all […]

How to Compete with Discount Dental Practices

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI This was the title of an article within my subscription magazine Academy of General Dentistry’s AGD Impact that appeared in its July 2019 issue (Vol. 47, No. 7). In the article, the author comments that, “Corporate dental clinics are backed by major health corporations with deep pockets and can saturate the market […]

Understanding Dental Terminology

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD During your dental appointment, you may hear your dentist, dental hygienist or assistant call out, “buccal decay, mesial decay” to name a few and as a patient, you may wonder what the true meaning of those terms are. In adult dentition, there are 32 permanent teeth. Teeth numbers 1 to 16 are […]

Trikes, Trauma and Teeth

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS Kids are pretty resilient. Bumps and bruises are normal and often in school, on vacation, or summer break. During one of their rumbles, kids can hurt their teeth or even lose them. In the event that a primary (baby) tooth falls out due to trauma, it is not recommended to replant it. […]

Sports and Your Teeth

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD It’s time for World Cup Soccer! My family and I are really excited for it since soccer has a very special part in my life as my boys love playing it. I know parents can relate to how much we enjoy seeing our children playing a sport they are passionate about. So, […]

Buyers Beware!

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI Dear Visitors to the Spring Lake Dental Group website, Have you seen those advertisements on television supporting your gaining orthodontic treatment through aligners from SmileDirectClub? How could you not? They’re everywhere. The positives they claim through their therapy is straight teeth through orthodontic movement with no orthodontic visits and […]