Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Flossing Threaders and Braces

When you have braces, flossing can be an interesting adventure. The archwire can make normal flossing impossible. You cannot slide the string between your teeth because the wire gets in the way. Flossing is important, and your braces are there to help straighten your teeth. Rather than dodge the problem,... Read more »

Fixing Your Broken Braces

Your braces are a significant and expensive investment in your smile. You can take good care of them by making sure that you brush and floss every day, and avoid hard, tough or sticky foods that can damage your braces. But sometimes accidents happen. If you damage your braces, don’t... Read more »

Tips on How to Have a Top-Notch Orthodontic Treatment

If you’re aligning your smile with braces, you probably want to have the best orthodontic treatment possible, right? Well, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to reduce the inconveniences you experience during treatment and increase your chances of achieving your perfect smile. Our orthodontist, Dr.... Read more »

How to Prevent Tooth Misalignment in Children

Do you want your child to grow into the strong and healthy smile they deserve? If so, you need to prevent the many things that can affect their teeth, gums and oral health. One of those things is tooth misalignment. Fortunately, there are things you can do when your child... Read more »

How Does an Overbite Occur?

An overbite is a type of malocclusion, which is a technical term for misalignments in the jaw. More specifically, an overbite means that the upper teeth extend further than the lower teeth. How exactly do the teeth get like that? As with many similar issues, there can be a few... Read more »

Tips That Can Help You Care for Your Braces

Your braces are a handy appliance that can align your teeth and give you the smile you want. However, that’s only the case if you keep your braces in tip-top shape. Failing to care for your appliance can affect your orthodontic journey, especially because you increase your chances of suffering... Read more »

Why Straighten Teeth?

Have you ever wondered if you should straighten your teeth? If so, you have come to the right place! Our orthodontist, Dr. James Karhohs with James V. Karhohs, DDS, MS, PC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has had the extra education needed to answer your questions about why you should straighten... Read more »

People with Braces Need to Attend Their Dental Checkups

Orthodontists like Dr. James Karhohs and specialists at James V. Karhohs, DDS, MS, PC can often use traditional braces and clear plastic aligners to help address misaligned teeth. To maximize the realignment process and prevent undue complications, patients with braces will need to practice good oral hygiene practices. This starts... Read more »