Spring Smile Revival with General Dentistry

Just as Mother Nature emerges from her winter slumber to dazzle us with her magnificent springtime blooms, you, too, can experience your own revival by paying extra attention to your smile. Life-Centered Dentistry is your ultimate destination for achieving and maintaining a healthy smile in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With locations in wonderful Forest Hills and […]

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Caring for the Longevity of Your Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can work wonders for both the appearance and functionality of your teeth. But just like your natural teeth, they need proper care to stay in top shape. Whether you’re new to having crowns or have had them for a while, understanding how to maintain them is key to their longevity and effectiveness. At […]

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The Importance of Occlusal Guards in Preventing Teeth Grinding

Clenching or grinding your teeth can damage your teeth. When this occurs, pain, tooth wear, sensitivity, and headaches can occur. At Life-Centered Dentistry, we’re dedicated to providing you with personalized and professional dental care, which includes treating dental issues and protecting the teeth. We offer occlusal mouth guards, also known as bite splints or bite […]

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The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups: Why You Shouldn’t Skip Them

Skipping your dental check-ups can put your health at risk. Consistent dental appointments are vital for maintaining the smile that showcases your inner joy. If you are in Grand Rapids, MI, schedule an appointment with Life-Centered Dentistry today. Continue reading to learn why you should not miss your regular dental checkups. What are Dental Checkups? […]

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The Science Behind Tooth Decay: Causes and Prevention

Tooth decay can be a daunting and dangerous condition if left untreated. Starting as a simple issue, tooth decay can develop into a painful condition that interrupts a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, proper dental care and conscientious dieting can help prevent tooth decay and keep your smile bright. What is Tooth Decay Tooth decay […]

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Oral Health Myths Busted: Common Misconceptions About Dental Care

Many misconceptions have spread about oral health care. These myths can affect your dental care and hinder your at-home oral health techniques that keep your mouth healthy. Understanding myths from facts can help you optimize your oral health. Myth: Tooth Loss is Caused by Genetics Although many believe tooth loss is genetic, cavities are the […]

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Oral Health and Children: Tips for Establishing Good Habits from an Early Age

Great habits for teeth brushing and oral health care start at a very early age. There are many simple yet effective ways that you can manage your child’s oral health to maintain a strong and healthy set of developing teeth. Understanding Children’s Oral Health  In the United States, cavities are the most common chronic disease […]

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What to Look for in a Dental Emergency

Have you ever experienced a burst of pain in your mouth while enjoying a nice meal? Whether the pain is from a cracked tooth, a filling that has fallen out, or some other problem with your teeth, it’s considered a dental emergency. This is where dentists come in and why they’re so important. If you […]

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Whatever happened to Dr. Carla Ludwig?

Were you a patient of Dr. Carla Ludwig? Ever wonder what she’s been up to? Glad you asked. After staying home to raise her six children, who are now all grown and out of the house, she is busy with her nonprofit, Hope for Single Moms. She started the organization five years ago. Basically, she […]

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I have perio? What’s that?

Have you noticed after you brush your teeth and rinse, a little red in the sink or on your brush? You may have the beginnings of gum disease. Don’t panic! Life-Centered Dentistry can help you get healthy. Call to schedule a hygiene appointment–616-453-3111. When your gums look red and swollen, it’s called gingivitis. Gingivitis is […]

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Bite Splint & Occlusal Guards

  Just as there are different product lines for hair and body products, there are different options for bite splints. The one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for your personal care items AND it doesn’t work for bite splints, either. That’s why Life-Centered Dentistry personalizes your bite splint or occlusal guard to fit your specific needs.  Who […]

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Dental Insurance

Do you have dental insurance? If you have dental insurance, do you love it or hate it? Maybe you are frustrated or just flat out do not understand your plan!  Dental insurance is a blessing, but it can be a source of frustration for everyone. Services covers change; co-pays change. Today, insurance pays less than […]

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Meet our Alaskan husky, Z!

Z! You’ve seen him on the website and on Facebook. You might have even met him at the office. But who is Z? Z is a happy, lovable,100% Alaskan husky. He is the first dog that is 100% Dr. Ludwig’s. Z originally belonged to Dr. Ludwig’s son-in-law, Dax, but joined the Ludwig household in September […]

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A new way to treat migraine and some types of jaw pain

Do you suffer from migraines? Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw? Does your neck hurt from bending over a computer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider having Dr. Ludwig do a myofascial pain assessment. You can schedule it the same day as your preventive care appointment […]

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Botox and Dermal Fillers

Botox. Is it just for celebrities? Not at all! Botox is for you! In fact, Botox and dermal fillers are part of your smile makeover at Life-Centered Dentistry. Already have crowns and/or white fillings, but don’t like the crow’s feet you see when you smile? Adding Botox can decrease the intensity of those lines. It’s […]

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Summer is the perfect time for a comprehensive smile makeover!

When your teeth are white and straight, you feel great and have the confidence to smile more! Life-Centered Dentistry is offering a complete smile makeover. Not only can we fix your teeth, but Dr. Ludwig is offering Botox and fillers to bring out your full beauty potential. Imagine the confidence you will gain with a […]

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Ready for some fun in the sun?

The Life-Centered Dentistry staff is looking forward to summer fun as much as you are. Michigan summers come with all kinds of fun outdoor activities, including swimming, hiking, gardening, family camping trips, and lazy days at the beach. We’re not only concerned about your family’s dental health at Life-Centered Dentistry but, we care for your […]

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