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  • Sport Safety: Protecting Your Teeth

    19 Sep 2017 | 0 Comments

    Sports bring out a competitive, passionate side from us. We give 110% of our effort to make a goal, make a catch or make a shot. This hard work often results in championships and great memories, but sometimes it leads to accidental injuries, too. Each year, people experience dental injuries while playing sports. Learn what is at risk if you play sports without basic protection and see what simple measures you can take to protect your teeth and mouth!

  • How to Get Over Your Fear of the Dentist

    19 Jul 2017 | 0 Comments

    As your trusted providers of general dentistry in Kalamazoo, MI, it’s our goal at Briarwood Valley Dentistry to do all we can to make sure that your experience with us is as stress-free as possible. We understand that many people are fearful of going to the dentist – which isn’t anything to be ashamed of. Being fearful of going to the dentist actually isn’t uncommon; millions of people are nervous about going to the dentist. Although we can honestly tell you that there’s nothing to worry about, it may be more helpful if we give you a few tips on how to make your trip to your Kalamazoo, MI dentist more stress-free and less nerve-wracking.

  • What To Do If Your Teeth Are Sensitive To Cold

    30 May 2017 | 0 Comments

    Nothing ruins a perfect bite of ice cream or a sip of a cold, refreshing drink than the sharp pain that you get in your teeth as soon as they come into contact with cold food. You have sensitive teeth, with about 57% of other adults between 20 and 50 going through the exact same thing. The good news is that you have a lot of options when it comes to finding relief for that tooth sensitivity that’s been ailing you.

  • All About Dental Bonding

    27 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments

    Cosmetic dental problems are common and happen over time. If you have small imperfections on your teeth, like chips, cracks, or stains, you may be looking to improve the look of your teeth without an invasive dental procedure. At Briarwood Valley Dentistry we can help restore teeth that have been damaged or discolored with dental bonding. What is dental bonding? It’s a fast, non-invasive procedure that can restore your teeth back to brilliance. Our Kalamazoo dentist uses dental bonding because it can yield natural-looking results for a better-looking smile.

  • Cosmetic Dental Treatments: Crowns vs. Veneers

    24 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments

    At Briarwood Valley Dentistry, we aim to be your premier choice when you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry in or around Kalamazoo, Portage, or Galesburg, MI. As your Kalamazoo, MI cosmetic dentist, we want to help each and every one of our patients attain the smile that they’ve always wanted. In order to achieve this, we’re proud to offer a number of cosmetic dental treatments that are certain to perfect any smile. Two of these options that we offer are crowns and veneers.

  • The Best and Worst Drinks for Your Teeth

    21 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    When you’re looking for general dentistry in and around Galesburg, MI, Briarwood Valley Dentistry aims to be your premier choice. While we’re proud to offer our high-quality, comprehensive dental care for all our patients in and around Galesburg and Kalamazoo, MI, it’s important for us to mention that maintaining healthy teeth involves more than just coming in for regular dental checkups. Proper oral hygiene requires a constant commitment, including knowledge and awareness of the food and drinks you consume. As your trusted Galesburg, MI general dentist, we’ve provided you with several of the drinks that are best – and worst – for your teeth.

  • Back To School Dental Care

    19 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    Fall has begun and that means a new school year is underway. As the homework and autumn leaves pile up, it’s important not to let your kids’ dental care and oral hygiene slip. As your Galesburg area pediatric dentist, Dr. Hanna has put together some tips so our younger patients can maintain their dental health as school gears up.

  • How to Maintain Your Whitened Teeth

    18 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    Briarwood Valley Dentistry aims to be your source in Kalamazoo, MI when it comes to all your dental needs, including teeth whitening. Whether you’ve recently come in to get your teeth whitened or you just want to maintain your already white teeth, we’re happy to provide you with a number of ways you can keep your bright smile.

  • How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

    21 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

    At Briarwood Valley Dentistry, Dr. Hanna provides both general dental and cosmetic dental treatments. You may be wondering what the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry is. While general dentistry focuses on basic procedures, like regular dental exams and cleanings, and preventative dental care, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance of teeth.

  • Combat the Four Causes of Bad Breath

    22 Apr 2016 | 0 Comments

    Bad breath is one of the most common oral health complaints and it can also be one of the most challenging to get rid of or avoid. This is because bad breath has numerous potential causes. If you or someone you know struggles to manage bad breath, this quick guide to the main causes of bad breath can help you combat it.

  • 5 Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet for Healthier Teeth

    28 Feb 2016 | 0 Comments

    While good oral health habits such as brushing and flossing your teeth every day are essential to maintaining healthy teeth, the foods and drinks you consume every day also affect the strength of your teeth. People who are looking to give their teeth a leg up in the health department can start by incorporating these five types of foods into their diets.

  • Holiday Foods That Stain Teeth

    17 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments

    With the holidays upon us, it means that big feasts of all of the delicious holiday foods that we wait all year to enjoy since last year. However, for those who prefer to keep their smile looking white and healthy, below are some holiday foods that you may want to avoid or just eat or drink in moderation.

  • Dr. Hanna's Quick Guide To Fluoride

    20 Aug 2015 | 0 Comments

    There are a lot of ways to keep your mouth healthy, such as being conscious of your eating habits and keeping up a good oral hygiene routine. However, there’s a miraculous mineral out there that makes keeping our smiles strong and healthy a little bit easier: Fluoride. You’ve probably heard about fluoride before, whether it’s on your toothpaste or your dentist made you rinse with it after your appointment. But what is fluoride and what does it do for us exactly that’s so beneficial?