Our dentists at GR Family Dental are dedicated to helping patients achieve their best smiles. We provide full range of dental services, which includes everything from preventative dental care to restoring teeth after tooth decay and traumatic dental injury.
As soon as you walk through our doors, our staff will treat you like family. We strive to create an environment where patients can receive dental care, yet feel comfortable and relaxed.
GR Family Dental also offers flexible scheduling so you don’t have to take time off of work to have your teeth cleaned. We offer early 7 a.m. appointments for teeth cleanings and have time slots available after 5 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Three New Programs
Our office offers three new programs that we feel give our patients the best chance for a happy and healthy life. These programs work with how our bodies heal and what is needed for optimum health.
Biobloc Orthotropics utilizes the body’s natural growth process, allowing a child to reach their full genetic potential for facial, dental, and airway development. By evaluating breathing and oral posture, we can now address structures in the form of bone growth to create room for the adult teeth.
Orthotropics helps us reshape and encourage forward growth of the upper and lower jaws. This in turn impacts all of the other bony structures as they articulate within the skull. This helps create the proper setup for the development of the sinus and airway system. It also establishes the framework for the best possible facial features and tooth alignment.
Tongue ties, nursing issues, and breathing difficulties, among others, all affect the learned muscular patterns of the face and neck. These muscles work together to help us eat, breathe, and give rise to the proper sinus shape, bone growth, and facial development.
Myology helps train these muscles with awareness, exercise, and guidance, to build and strengthen the facial muscles so that they function the way they need to for proper swallowing, tooth retention, speech, breathing, etc.
3. Breathing (Buyteko Method)
Breathing is so natural and automatic, you wouldn’t think there was a wrong way. However, many of us have unlearned the natural way to breath, making us “mouth breathers”.
This can begin at a very early age because our parents didn’t know how to watch for the early signs and weren’t taught how to correct it, so the patterns of poor breathing continued into adulthood. Diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, cancers, and many others have been linked to the lack of proper oxygenation & breathing disorders.
In this light, it’s clear that proper breathing is important to understand and re-establish. Buyteko Breathing method helps us retrain our natural breathing patterns through awareness and exercises.
Organizations and Continuing Education
All of our Grand Rapids dentists at GR Family Dental take dental continuing education courses so they are informed on the latest dental procedures and technologies. Additionally, our dentists are involved in the following organizations and groups:
- Peer Review Committee
- Pankey Study Club
- West Michigan Orthotropic Study Center
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