Always A Smile Dental in Grand Rapids, MI

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Dental Practice

Under the guidance of Ronald M. Olszewski, DDS, Always A Smile is a top-tier dental practice operating in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. We pride ourselves on being able to handle most dental needs all within the same facility, from general maintenance to cosmetic dental work. With more than 25 years of professional experience and knowledgeable, friendly staff, we are confident your experience will be as comfortable as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are questions frequently asked by patients and potential patients making inquiries:

  • What is dentistry?

Dentistry is a branch of medicine and medical practice that deals specifically with the health of the oral cavity. The practice primarily deals with the teeth, but also the gums, jaws, and the tissues lining the inside of the mouth. At Always A Smile Dental, this is broken down into general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and emergency dentistry.

  • What kind of dental treatments do we provide?

A complete list of our dental services can be found here.

  • Why is visiting a dentist so important?

Visiting a dentist is important for many reasons. Beyond the importance of maintaining your smile for confidence and quality of life, many dental problems that occur with our teeth and gums can be prevented by consistent dental visits and at-home care.

  • How often should you see a dentist?

This depends on the state of your oral health. We recommend twice-yearly visits (every 6 months).

  • What should I expect during my appointment?

Visit our new patient’s page to find all the information you need about your first visit to our office. You’ll also find forms you can fill out to speed the process along, and information about our practice.

  • Do we provide emergency dentistry?

Yes, we do provide emergency dental services. Please visit our Emergency Dentistry page for details.

  • What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are screws that are drilled into the jawbone, which serve as an anchor for a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth.

  • Are dental implants the best way to replace missing teeth?

Dental implants are the best option for candidates that want a more permanent replacement for overdentures. It is ideal for candidates past the age of 25, who have their jawbone structure set, but not for patients who might still be growing, like children, teenagers, and some young adults.

  • How frequently should I change my toothbrush?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you change your toothbrush every 3-4 months. After four months or so, the bristles on your toothbrush tend to wear down to the point of ineffectiveness.

  • How can I take care of my teeth?

A consistent daily routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing at least three times daily complemented by regular dental visits for checkups and cleanings is a good foundation for oral care.

  • What are the benefits of dental checkups and treatment?

Dental checkups allow your dentist to discover potential problem areas before treatment becomes more complicated. Treatment can help with the surface-level cosmetics that keep your smile and confidence at their peak, but also the underlying health concerns that lower your quality of life.

Contact Always A Smile Dental

Do you have more questions? Contact our care representatives today using the form below, or call our office at (616) 949-1700 for more information about our dental services.

Why Choose Us

  • Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff
  • Accepts Most Insurance
  • All Your Dental Needs In One Office
  • Denture Lab On Site
  • Invisalign

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