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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 […]

Exercise and Your Gums

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS Gingivitis is inflammation of the gingiva that presents with red, swollen, and/or bleeding gums. Gingivitis is caused by plaque bacteria and is the mildest form of gum disease, advanced periodontitis being the most severe. The American Dental Association (ADA) recently reported that exercise can have benefits for your gums as well as […]

Shade Selection

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD Esthetics are an essential part of our everyday world.  Dentistry is no exception!  We have transitioned into being able to access better and more esthetically pleasing materials that match natural tooth structure beautifully.  But it all depends on the accurate selection of the shade of the teeth, and our goal […]

Compliance with Prescribed Medication

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI I have the opportunity to attend numerous continuing education classes. The mantra of being a lifelong student resonates throughout my daily activities. I attended one class recently that addressed the problem of non-compliance with taking prescribed medications. The study had been set up to analyze the chances of achieving compliance through evaluating how […]

Aphthous Ulcers

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS Aphthous mouth ulcers, known commonly as canker sores, can be very uncomfortable. Daily routines like eating, drinking, oral hygiene methods can cause pain. The cause of aphthous ulcers is unclear but can be triggered by stress, vitamin deficiency (B-12, zinc, folate, iron), food sensitivities, mouth trauma, hormonal changes, sodium lauryl sulfate found […]

Dental Infection

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD Our bodies are amazing fighting machines programmed to keep us healthy. But sometimes micro organisms may take a step ahead and this is where we see the infections happening as our bodies create an inflammatory response as they attempt to fight against these organisms. This is when pain, fever and swelling happen. Unfortunately, […]

Whitening Options at Spring Lake Dental Group

Author: Shannon Sutton, RDH Happy spring everyone! It’s the perfect time to discuss the whitening options available to our patients at Spring Lake Dental Group and get a ready to spring into a whiter brighter smile! We have a few different options to meet your specific whitening needs ranging from take home trays to in […]

The Importance of Medical History

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD Dentistry is a field that commonly gets disassociated with the status of our whole body health. But extensive studies have shown that dental health and systemic health go hand and hand. This is why it is so important for us to know about any medical conditions and medications you may be using. Some […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It is a disease in which abnormal cells in the colon or rectum divide uncontrollably, ultimately forming a malignant […]

Community Outreach

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI February is National Dental Health Month. In celebration of this national distinction proclaimed by the American Dental Association, Spring Lake Dental Group actively participated in the ADA’s sponsored program called ‘Give Kids a Smile’. We canvassed our local schools and communicated with principals, teachers and school nurses. We asked that they send […]