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Dental Tips for the College Bound Student

Hey all you active kids and parents out there! As a parent, it can be scary when your child falls and hits her mouth. It is important to have a trusted dentist to call when a dental emergency arises. Call Great Lakes Dentistry when a dental emergency arises! CUT MOUTH | TOOTH KNOCKED OUT | BROKEN TOOTH | TOOTHACHE | BROKEN JAW | BLEEDING AFTER LOSING A TOOTH | COLD / CANKER SORES

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First Aid Guide to Dental Emergencies

Hey all you active kids and parents out there! As a parent, it can be scary when your child falls and hits her mouth. It is important to have a trusted dentist to call when a dental emergency arises. Call Great Lakes Dentistry when a dental emergency arises! CUT MOUTH | TOOTH KNOCKED OUT | BROKEN TOOTH | TOOTHACHE | BROKEN JAW | BLEEDING AFTER LOSING A TOOTH | COLD / CANKER SORES

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7 Things You Must Know About Dental Implants

Getting dental implants nowadays is a fairly straightforward procedure, but there are still some things you need to know before selecting the right dentist for your dental implant. Here are the top things you need to know before getting dental implants placed from your Royal Oak implant expert at Great Lakes Dentistry, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver.

01: General Dentists Are Able to Place Dental Implants

It’s very possible for general dentists to learn the principles and techniques to place dental implants. That wasn’t the case when dental implants were first introduced. Dental implants used to be very difficult to place and required invasive surgery when they were first introduced. That is definitely not the case today…

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What Is Sleep Apnea Anyway?

What is sleep apnea? Did you know that millions of American adults suffer from sleep apnea, and don’t even know that they’re suffocating while they sleep!? Only half even seek treatment. What’s more, the dentists at Great Lakes Dentistry can treat sleep apnea without having to resort to the dreaded CPAP machine!

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Podcast – Why Would I Need a Bone Graft for Dentures for My Sinus?


This question was asked recently; Why Do I Need a Bone Graft For Dentures For My Sinus? It sounds complicated, but the reason is very common among people with missing teeth.
Find out that and more as Dr. Van de Vyver discusses different types of bone grafts and what they are, what the heck your sinuses are, and what happens to them when you lose teeth.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email Dr. Van de Vyver at DrVan@GLDentistry.com

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Why Would I Need a Bone Graft Before Getting Dentures for My Sinuses?

Why would I need a bone graft before getting dentures because of my sinus? This question was recently asked by one of my patients, and is a somewhat common occurrence with denture wearers. There are a couple reasons why you would need a bone graft before getting dentures because of your sinuses, and I’ll go through what the reasons are and give you a general overview of the treatment process.
What are your sinuses, and what happens to them as we age? What procedures can your dentist do to bring your sinuses back to their normal positions?

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Teeth Whitening Options

With Spring right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about how your beautiful smile will shine in those graduation pictures and how you’ll feel attending all your spring weddings and parties.

A big question we get more frequently this time of year is “What are my options for teeth whitening?” or “What are your recommendations for teeth whitening?” Here’s the podcast episode I recorded regarding teeth whitening options.

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What is sleep apnea?

What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition where you momentarily stop breathing while you’re asleep. These episodes last for several seconds many times each hour, every night that you’re asleep.
What is the treatment for sleep apnea?
The most common treatment for sleep apnea is called CPAP- Continuous Positive Air Pressure. You wear a mask connected to a machine that blows air down your nostrils all night, like being connected to a vacuum cleaner in reverse all night.
But… did you know there is another solution? And Great Lakes Dentistry can make you an appliance that REPLACES your CPAP!

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Sleep Apnea and Snoring Solutions

SNORING ISN’T JUST ANNOYING

OSA SymptomsSnoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are signs you might not be getting the air your body needs while you sleep. Leaving sleep apnea untreated is like gambling with your life every night. Snoring is the alarm to let you know something is wrong, like your smoke alarm in your house. Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause many dangerous medical issues, and even death. Each hour, your body stops breathing, slowly suffocating the body’s cells and depriving them of oxygen. Eventually, the cells become permanently damaged due to the lack of oxygen.

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Everyone there is incredibly friendly and skilled. I actually look forward to going to the dentist!
Amber Steciuk
Amber Steciuk
12:17 05 Aug 17
Everyone was so nice! I look forward to going back to complete my treatment after seeing the two specialists that the dentist referred me to. Thanks to all of you at Great Lakes Dentistry.read more
Marcy Beck
Marcy Beck
02:24 17 Jun 17
Always a great experience. Quality dental work, great staff and more than willing to get you in when you have an emergency.read more
Marilyn Sullivan
Marilyn Sullivan
23:01 15 Jun 17
Always an excellent experience! The staff, hygienists, and docs all make for a calm, welcoming, and overall positive experience. I always leave feeling very well cared for.read more
Belinda Bombrisk
Belinda Bombrisk
15:42 10 Jun 17
Kelsey is an awesome hygienist!! Dr. V is caring and remembers his patients, very engaged. Also, Sarah is the most welcoming, soothing and helpful front office rep; just love going to the dentist now! It makes a difference when you have a caring staff. I would recommend Dr. V and his staff to anyone who may have any fears or dislike of visiting the dentist, this office will change your opinion and you will love going!!!read more
Z Schillinger
Z Schillinger
22:22 13 Mar 17
After going to the same dentist for 30+ years he retired. A friend recommended Dr. V, that it would be worth the drive. I live in Canton so it is 70 miles round trip. The friend was correct in recommending Great Lakes Dentistry. His office staff is competent and friendly which usually tells you their boss is also. Dr. V was very courteous and put me at ease. I am so happy I have my dentistry needs met now that my family will be going over there also. Thank you Dr. V and your staff for a pleasant dentist visit. Great Lakes Dentistry is certainly worth the drive.read more
Mark Moore
Mark Moore
18:44 14 Dec 16

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