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Check Ups & Important Warning Signs

When you come in for your six-month cleanings, your hygienist is cleaning your teeth but also paying attention for some important warning signs. These warning signs can be about potential problems with your oral health or your overall health. If you have any of these warning signs, be sure to call your dentist soon for

Digital X-Ray

VINA has updated our x-ray system! We previously had been using a film developing system to take x-rays and this system is both outdated and outmoded because it leaves dental professionals dependent on the developer. We experienced breakdowns in the developer earlier this year and decided to convert to a digital x-ray, as we believe

Oral Health & Your Body

Your overall health starts with your oral health. What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is a gum infection that comes from bacteria buildup in plaque. The plaque and bacteria build up on teeth from food and drinks and then stick to teeth and gums and become inflamed. Left unremoved, plaque can get further and further

Oral Health & Your Diet

A month into the new year, if you haven’t given up on your diet or are trying to make a change for the better, keep reading. Your diet has an impact on your overall health, including your mind, body and teeth. How does my diet affect my teeth? Sugar and acid in your diet can

The Importance of a Dental Home

A dental home is the office where a patient is comfortable and where they can get comprehensive, easily-accessible care from the same dentist(s), hygienist(s) and support staff. Dental homes are crucial for patients’ oral health and systemic health for many reasons. Comfort and Quality Care The relationship that is built from having a dental home

Happy Holidays

Finally, it’s here! The end of 2020, a year that brought more challenges than anyone expected. Here at VINA, we had to transition our Tailgate and Spring Gala to online auctions while we canceled the Golf Outing altogether. The clinic was shut down for five months as our patient list grew. More Livingston County residents

COVID-19 Procedures

**5/17/21 Update** We are still requiring patients, volunteers and staff, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask and follow the COVID-19 safety procedures below. We will update with any changes. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from VINA! With Thanksgiving looking quite different this year, it’s more important than ever to show the appreciation and gratitude we have for all those who have and continue to advocate for VINA. We are thankful for our wonderful patients, dedicated volunteers, loyal donors, devoted staff, generous community, and for the health of

Welcome to VINA’s Blog

In this blog, we are going to talk about a variety of topics. From the behind the scenes of VINA to the important things you need to know about your oral health, we’re ready to share it all! The purpose of this blog is to build connections and spread information among the Livingston County community.