When you’ve had a long day and your baby’s being finicky, it’s tempting to put her to bed with a juice bottle so she goes to sleep quickly and quietly. Resist the urge. When your baby’s gums are constantly exposed to sugary liquids, they begin to deteriorate, resulting in a condition called baby bottle tooth [...]

My first experience with Dr. Nykamp was on an emergency basis. I had broken tooth and was in considerable pain. I had recently moved back to Grand Rapids after college and an apprenticeship on the east side of the Michigan and not yet established a new dentist as the one I had as a child had retired. To make matters worse, it was a 4-day holiday weekend!