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Great Expressions is continually working in the communities of those we serve to improve patients’ dental health and keep them informed. We strive to advance modern dentistry through research and new techniques, and expand our dental footprint with educational programs and helpful tips for families and patients of all ages.

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Use Your FSA Benefits

If you don’t use it, you might lose it. In recent years, Flexible Savings Account (FSA) holders forfeited around $7 billion dollars in contributions (Money.com). Sadly, this means if you don’t use your benefits, your hard-earned money may be sent to your employer’s pockets.   If you enrolled in an FSA program, September is an important time to think about…

Add Kids Dental Check-up to Your Back to School Check List!

Summer is winding down, and back-to-school season is upon us. As you do your shopping for school supplies and clothes, we recommend making kids’ dental cleanings a part of your routine as well. Once school begins in full swing, your family’s schedule will quickly fill up with extracurricular activities and school projects. Get your children’s dental appointments done early, so…

Creating Your Hygiene Schedule

It can be easy to forget proper brushing and flossing techniques when things get busy. If you aren’t used to daily oral hygiene habits, it’s the perfect time to create a personal hygiene schedule that easily fits into your daily routine. Below are a few helpful ways you can build strong oral health habits that work for you. Brush Your…

How Long Does Invisalign Take to See Results?

Everyone wants straight, beautiful teeth–but many believe that they don’t have the time for treatment. Metal braces seem uncomfortable, inconvenient, and time-consuming. Luckily, Invisalign makes achieving a perfect smile easier than ever. If you’re considering aligners you might be wondering, how long does Invisalign take to see results? The Treatment Process During Invisalign treatment, you will wear custom aligners that…

Health Benefits of Invisalign

Did you know that investing in Invisalign offers many benefits beyond the perfect smile?  Abnormal bites or misaligned teeth can lead to a number of oral health issues. According to the ADA, failing to correct your bite can result in “tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, speech problems, wear to tooth enamel, and jaw problems” (ADA). Thankfully, proper orthodontic treatment…

4 Tips for Dental Crown Care

Sometimes, a tooth needs a little more than a filling. A tooth can be badly damaged by decay, or fracture, requiring additional protection.  Dental crowns, also known as caps, cover these previously decayed, chipped, or fractured teeth. Crowns protect your smile by shielding it from further damage. They also are available in a variety of materials, including gold, porcelain, and…

Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

You probably already know that you should brush your teeth twice a day. But there’s an age-old debate about whether you should brush before or after breakfast. Your personal preference probably depends on your schedule and what’s most convenient for you. But is one actually better than the other? Brushing Your Teeth Before Breakfast While you sleep, plaque-causing bacteria in…

Save Your Smile with Invisalign

You deserve to feel confident and happy with your smile. If you’re struggling with dental issues like an overbite, underbite, and gapped or crowded teeth, but are put off by the thought of wearing metal braces, Invisalign may be a better option for you. Here are some of the top benefits of Invisalign.  1. Virtually Invisible As the name suggests,…

 

Press Releases

Great Expressions Dental Centers Names Michael DeMinico General Counsel

Great Expressions Dental Centers Names Michael DeMinico General Counsel Southfield, Michigan (Sept. 30, 2019) – Great Expressions Dental Centers, a leader in preventative dental care, today named Michael DeMinico General Counsel. In this role, DeMinico will serve as the primary legal counsel for Great Expressions and its operating company, ADG LLC, which provides non-clinical business and administrative support services to…

National Orthodontic Health Month: More Than Just Straight Teeth

Your Orthodontist Can Do More Than Help You Achieve Straight Teeth National Orthodontic Health Month October brings us beautiful fall colors, Halloween, and National Orthodontic Health Month! This national recognition was created specifically to raise awareness regarding the benefits of orthodontic treatment. If you’re unsure of what that means and how it pertains to you, read our quick orthodontic facts…

Pediatric Dentistry: Make Oral Hygiene Fun

Pediatric Dentistry: Make Oral Hygiene Fun Tooth decay is among the top dental problems for pediatric dentistry. By age five, nearly 50% of children have one or more cavities. While many parents assume care for their children’s “baby teeth” is a lower priority over care for their adult teeth, that assumption is incorrect. Tooth decay in baby teeth can affect…

Great Expressions Dental Centers Appoints Don Trabulsy to Chief Operating Office

Great Expressions Dental Centers Appoints Don Trabulsy to Chief Operating Officer Southfield, Mich. (August 28, 2019) – Great Expressions Dental Centers, a leader in preventative dental care, today named Don Trabulsy as its new Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Trabulsy will be responsible for overseeing the company’s long-term strategic plan, managing daily operations of personnel, handling purchasing decisions, and…

The Evolution of Orthodontic Treatment

The Evolution of Orthodontic Treatment What was once a pain, is now more seamless and pain-free than ever before.   If you were around 20 years ago or think back to any of your favorite childhood movies, one of the cast members probably wore braces. Like any industry, those who specialize in orthodontics have spent a great deal of time perfecting…

Flash Your Brights! Summer Whitening Specials

Summer Whitening Specials Over time, your pearly whites can become a lot less pearly white than you want. That’s why teeth whitening is great. So improve your outlook, with brighter teeth for a brighter smile! We have several options for this procedure. Choose the one that’s right for you. Check out our specials now through August 31, 2019!  

Combatting America’s Opioid Epidemic One Patient at a Time

Combatting America’s Opioid Epidemic One Patient at a Time According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, every day more than 130 people in the United States die from opioid overdoses. In 2017 alone, nearly 1.7 million people suffered from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) related to prescription opioid pain relievers. This epidemic is dangerous and is growing at a rapid…

Better Oral Health by Taking a Whole Health Approach to Dentistry

Better Oral Health by Taking a Whole Health Approach to Dentistry An article featuring Great Expressions Dental Centers’ Chief Operations Officer, Amy Perry Tipton, was recently featured in BOSS Magazine. In “Connecting to Better Oral Health,” Tipton focuses on how Great Expressions is bridging the gap between the known impact of oral health on overall health. “Part of providing a…

Dentist Receives Public Service Award From The Michigan Dental Association

Great Expressions Dental Centers’ Dentist Receives Public Service Award from The Michigan Dental Association. Southfield, Mich. (May 15, 2019) – Great Expressions Dental Centers is proud to announce Dr. Michael Vilag was recently recognized with the public service award from the Michigan Dental Health Association (MDA) for his exceptional and noteworthy contributions to the dental profession as well as his…

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