What is Periodontal Disease? 

​Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection. It affects the tissues and bone that support the teeth. Healthy gum tissue fits like a cuff around each tooth. When someone has periodontal disease, the gum tissue pulls away from the tooth. As the disease gets worse, the tissue and bone that support the tooth are damaged. Over time, teeth may fall out or need to be removed because of the effects of periodontal disease. Treating this disease in the early stages can help prevent tooth loss. For Glen Valley Dentistry patients who have periodontal disease we will see you more often than every 6 months so that we can work with you to keep this disease from advancing.

Would I be a good candidate for invisalign? 

​Straight teeth are healthier teeth! Straight, properly aligned teeth can help you improve your oral health. Aligning your teeth can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life. Teeth that are aligned properly will help to prevent issues like premature wear, trauma to teeth, shortened teeth, and periodontal disease. At Glen Valley Dentistry we offer invisalign clear aligner technology to help get patients achieve great oral health. We would be happy to discuss the specifics of how invisalign could help your teeth at your next preventative health appointment. You may also call our office at 616-891-8931 to set up a consultation to find out how invisalign may help you.

What are your hours? 

​Glen Valley Dentistry is open for appointments Monday-Thursday. Monday and Wednesday our appointment hours are 10am until 6pm. Tuesday and Thursday our appointment hours are 7am until 3pm. Occasionally the office will be closed for staff training on Tuesday afternoons. We are available by phone beyond our appointment hours, including Fridays. We are here to help our patients by phone Friday 8am until 12pm. If you do not reach us, please leave a message and we will return your call.

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