6123 Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI 49444



How Clean Is Your Child’s Toothbrush?

You teach your kid to clean their teeth with a toothbrush. That’s great, as regular brushing can really fight cavities. But how clean is your child’s toothbrush? Watch this short video for some tips on making sure the thing used to clean your child’s teeth is clean itself. Then call our Norton Shores, MI dental office at 231-366-4182 to make your next family dentistry appointment. Even with the best brushing in the world, your child still needs regular dental exams from our highly skilled Norton Shores dentists. Not only can they help make sure their smiles are free of ...


Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Ruin Your Smile

Going to the dentist is something you need to do, so it’s normal if you’re not exactly excited about it. But if you fear going to the dentist and start skipping your needed appointments, then that’s not so normal. More importantly, it’s a bad thing. As with most problems, something wrong with your teeth or gums will only get worse if you ignore it. What starts out as a small cavity or sore gums can transform into a root canal or gum disease. The longer you wait, the more complicated (and expensive) any treatment will become. But with dental anxiety, that ...


Why Is Plaque Bad For Your Teeth And Gums?

Your mouth is home to harmful bacteria that live on tiny particles of food that get trapped on your teeth and gums. As they grow and multiply, they create a sticky substance called plaque. As this short video explains, that can lead to more cavities and gum disease. Call our Norton Shores, MI dental office at 231-366-4182 to make your next appointment. Although brushing and flossing helps, you really need to get your teeth professionally cleaned to get rid of plaque before it becomes a problem. Then our highly experienced Norton Shores dentists can examine your teeth and gums to make sure ...


The Amazing Benefits From Dental Crowns

Those damaged teeth in your smile can get annoying. After all, it’s hard to smile confidently when you’re worried about how bad your smile might look. But that damage is more than just a cosmetic issue, as it makes the teeth weaker and leads to more damage. Call our Norton Shores, MI dental office at 231-366-4182 today to make your next appointment for a dental crown. Restorative dentistry treatments like this can both repair damage and hide unsightly teeth, turning your smile into something you want to show others. Our Norton Shores dentists have the right mix of training and ...


What To Do With Your Child’s Loose Tooth

You know that your child’s baby teeth are going to fall out. But what should you do when a baby tooth is just loose? Do you leave it alone or should you help it come out? Watch this short video to learn more about the right answer to that question. Then call our Norton Shores, MI dental office today at 231-366-4182 to make a family dentistry appointment. Our Norton Shores dentists are great with children and can see them as young as one year old.


Help Your Dentures Last & Stay Comfortable

Many people have problems with their teeth as they get older. Many can also start to lose some teeth by that age. It doesn’t really matter if it’s due to gum disease, accidents, age, or neglect, because what’s important is finding a way to replace them. You need your teeth to help chew, talk, and even look like normal. Call our Norton Shores, MI dental office at 231-366-4182 to schedule an appointment to get removable dentures. These may have been around for a while, but that’s because they still work very well. Our Norton Shores dentists can fit you with the right ...


A Friendly Dental Office That Does Great Work

You deserve a dental office that both does great work and helps you feel welcome and respected. That’s exactly what you get from our Norton Shores, MI dental office. Dr. Sortman and Dr. Gies are your Norton Shores dentists with the right mix of training and real-world experience. And our whole team goes out of their way to be friendly, warm, and understanding. Whether you just need a regular dental exam or something bigger like a dental implant or TMJ therapy with Trudenta, call Community Shores Dental today at 231-366-4182 and make your next appointment.


How Swimming Pools Can Hurt Your Child’s Smile

Finally, summer has arrived. It was a long winter, and now your kids can’t wait to jump into that swimming pool. Whether it’s one in your own backyard, a neighbor’s pool, or one owned by the park district or city, summer is the exact time when kids should be swimming. Although it can be great exercise and fun, you have to be careful. Believe it or not, swimming pools can hurt your children’s teeth and gums. That’s why you need to call our Norton Shores, MI dental office at 231-366-4182 for a family dentistry appointment. Why There’s Chlorine In That ...


Don’t Let TMJ Pain Get Worse And Spread

Sometimes, you just have to learn to live with a little pain. But if you’re having some in your jaw joints, you need to do something about it soon. TMJ pain like that can get worse and spread across your upper body. In fact, untreated TMJ disorder can even lead to lockjaw and very bad migraines. Call our Norton Shores, MI dental office today at 231-366-4182 and get an appointment for TMJ treatment. Our Norton Shores dentists are highly trained to both diagnose and treat TMJ pain. With their help, you can stop the pain from spreading and get back to chewing comfortably again.


Learn The Real News About Painless Root Canals

Everyone has heard about root canals. They’re extremely painful, right? Actually, that’s a bit of fake news. In other words, it’s it NOT true that root canals are very painful. In fact, the real painful thing about a root canal is not getting one when it’s needed. Call our Norton Shores, MI dental office at 231-366-4182 today to make an appointment with our highly trained Norton Shores dentists. They have the right mix of training and practical experience to use root canals safely and without pain. What Do Root Canals Even Do? The reason root canals exist is ...


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