What’s The Best Type of Floss?
added on: January 13, 2022

Your dentist in Grand Rapids understands that choosing the right type of floss to remove food particles and plaque from your teeth can be difficult. After all, there are tons of options out there, each one claiming to give you the ultimate clean. So, what exactly is the best floss? Well,… Read More…


Why Do I Have Pain Following a Filling?
added on: December 30, 2021
woman with tooth pain

Thanks to our fantastic training and technology, when you see your dentist in Grand Rapids for a dental filling, you most likely won’t experience any pain or discomfort. However, all patients, their mouths, and pain tolerance levels are different, so what you experience or how you’re feeling post-filling might be… Read More…


Sugar-Fighting Tips for Your Holiday Season
added on: December 17, 2021

Your dentist in Grand Rapids is the perfect person to help you combat sugar this holiday season, as it tends to show up everywhere in the form of ooey, gooey treats. While we know it’s unrealistic to think you won’t have a hint of sugar during your holiday fun, there… Read More…


Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?
added on: November 24, 2021

Any type of pain or discomfort in the mouth can be concerning, and it may leave you wondering if you have a serious dental problem or simply sensitive teeth. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two, and getting relief from the discomfort will depend on… Read More…


How To Strengthen Teeth
added on: November 11, 2021

Chances are you want to keep your natural teeth in your mouth for as long as possible. After all, healthy teeth are an integral part of good oral health, but they’re not invincible. If you don’t take care of your teeth, you can be at increased risk for decay and… Read More…


Are Veneers Bad For Your Teeth? 
added on: October 27, 2021

If you’re considering having any type of cosmetic dentistry, chances are you’ve looked into dental veneers. However, you may be wondering if veneers can damage your teeth in any way. Your dentist in Grand Rapids always recommends doing some research before you get any dental work done, and this article will… Read More…


4 Reasons to Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year
added on: October 15, 2021

If you have dental insurance, it’s important to remember that the benefits won’t last forever. Your plan may have an annual renewal date or it may expire if you don’t use it within a certain amount of time, so there are plenty of reasons to get moving and see your… Read More…


6 Common Dental Hygiene Mistakes
added on: September 27, 2021

In order to have strong and healthy teeth and gums, it’s important to practice good dental hygiene habits regularly. However, it can be difficult to remember all of the things you should do (and shouldn’t do) every day to keep your mouth clean. To help you, let’s check out six… Read More…


How Long Can You Go Without Going To The Dentist? 
added on: September 10, 2021

There’s a reason why your dentist in Grand Rapids encourages you to visit every six months. What happens if you wait longer than six months, or don’t go to the dentist at all? The truth is, missing just one dental appointment can lead to multiple problems. Here are a few… Read More…


Dental Care Advice for Seniors
added on: August 23, 2021

As we get older, we’re naturally going to experience some changes in our oral health. That’s why it’s important to visit your dentist in Grand Rapids at least twice a year. After all, gum disease and cavities become more common as we age. Even if you take really good care… Read More…


6 Surprising Foods High in Sugar
added on: August 10, 2021
cereal with fruit

It’s common knowledge that high sugar diets are bad for your teeth, which is one reason why your dentist in Grand Rapids recommends limiting your sugar intake daily. But what you might not know is that many of the foods and drinks that you enjoy may be secretly packed with… Read More…


3 Ways Drinking Out of a Straw Can Help Your Teeth
added on: July 23, 2021
woman drinking with straw

Did you know that using a straw to drink some of your favorite beverages can actually help your teeth? Even though this little trick may seem silly, your dentist in Grand Rapids knows just how much of an impact choosing a straw instead of sipping straight from a cup can… Read More…


Do Fillings Need To Be Replaced?
added on: July 15, 2021
man pondering

Whenever a patient is diagnosed with a cavity that needs a filling, it’s common that they’ll have several questions for their dentist in Grand Rapids. We’re often asked things like, “Does getting a filling hurt?”, “How long will it take?”, and “How long will it last?” Today, we want to… Read More…


Welcome to our blog!
added on: July 1, 2021

Our goal is to keep our patients up to date with the latest happenings in the dental field, and to provide easy access to your most asked dental questions. Check back frequently for the newest additions to Smiley Family Dentistry’s website and blog!

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Use Sweetener Substitutes Wisely to Reduce Sugar in Your Diet
added on: July 1, 2021

Although a variety of foods provide energy-producing carbohydrates, sugar is among the most popular. It’s believed we universally crave sugar because of the quick energy boost after eating it, or that it also causes a release in our brains of serotonin endorphins, chemicals which relax us and make us feel… Read More…

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TV Design Guru Nate Berkus Shares the Secrets Behind His Dazzling Smile
added on: July 1, 2021

Perhaps you’ve seen Nate Berkus on The Oprah Winfrey Show or watched his television program, The Nate Berkus Show. You may even have read his best-selling book, Home Rules: Transform the Place You Live Into a Place You’ll Love. Regardless of where or how you discovered Berkus, you will surely have noticed his dazzling… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

TV Anchor Nancy O’Dell Discusses Pregnancy and Oral Health
added on: July 1, 2021

We’ve all heard of morning sickness, but did you know that it’s also not unusual for pregnant women to experience oral discomfort? This is what Entertainment Tonight co-host Nancy O’Dell discovered when she was expecting her daughter, Ashby. In an exclusive interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Nancy described how her gums became extra-sensitive during… Read More…

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Tooth Pain Leads to Jail Break
added on: July 1, 2021

When a 51-year-old Swedish man developed a throbbing toothache with facial swelling, he knew he needed to get to the dentist right away. There was only one problem: The unnamed individual was inside the Östragård minimum-security prison, serving a short sentence. But he didn’t let that stop him from getting… Read More…

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Tooth-Colored Fillings Are the Restoration of Choice for Ballroom Dance Star Cheryl Burke
added on: July 1, 2021

If you’ve ever watched Dancing with the Stars on television, you’ve no doubt noticed the vivacious and talented Cheryl Burke, whose ballroom dance moves are as captivating as her bright smile. In fact, Cheryl considers her smile to be one of her most important assets as a professional dancer. “As a performer,… Read More…


The Secrets Behind Vanna White’s Smile
added on: July 1, 2021

Describing Vanna White, co-host of the hit television game show Wheel of Fortune as friendly is an understatement. Yes, a good portion of the credit goes to her bubbly personality; however, you can’t look at her without noticing her world-famous smile. During an interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Vanna shared some of the secrets… Read More…

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