The Unexpected Relationship Between Underbites and Bad Posture

While it’s common knowledge that your orodental health can serve as an indicator of other (seemingly unrelated) health factors, its connection to your posture isn’t as well-known. It turns out, however, that the positioning of your jaw can have a … Continue reading

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Easy, Hard, or Impossible? Understanding What Dental Cosmetics Can (And Can’t) Fix

Your teeth play a critical role in your appearance, but it’s easy to underestimate how large that role really is. If you’re considering dental cosmetics, it’s important to understand what is (and isn’t) an ideal scenario — especially if you’re … Continue reading

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Youth Sports and Tooth Loss: Is The Risk Real, or Imaginary?

We’ve all heard horror stories about how one sport or another is “the worst” when it comes to dental injuries, but separating fact from hearsay isn’t easy. The scale and diversity of youth sports makes it easy for one person’s … Continue reading

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The Surprising Ways A Healthier Diet Can Improve Your Oral Health

We’ve all heard about how a bad diet is bad for your teeth, but what about the opposite? Can healthy food improve your oral health? It can! Maintaining a healthy diet (crash dieting doesn’t count!) can lead to long-term improvements … Continue reading

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Can Dental Cosmetics Fix Teeth Grinding? How Your Jaw Alignment Can Limit (Or Encourage) Bad Habits

If you grind your teeth at night, you’ve probably been told that there’s only one fix: wearing a night guard. After all, what else are you supposed to do? It’s not like there’s a cure for doing things in your … Continue reading

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Headaches and Tooth Decay: The Surprising Role Your Teeth Play in Daily Pain

We all know that cavities can lead to tooth pain, but did you know that they can make the rest of your head hurt as well? If you’ve been dealing with headaches that have been hard to beat, your dentist … Continue reading

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How to Remove Baby Teeth Safely

YouTube is full of how-to videos that use “creative” techniques to remove stubborn baby teeth, but these techniques are rarely safe. If your child is frustrated by a loose baby tooth, don’t imitate the bad ideas you see online. If … Continue reading

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Help Us Collect Items for Hero Family Outreach

Through January 25th we’re helping Hero Family Outreach by collecting donations for care packages. Please bring travel sized items to the drop-off container in our office. Every patient who donates will be entered into a drawing for a gift card. Hero … Continue reading

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Do you know how expensive a missing tooth can be?

No one wants missing teeth, but there’s more to tooth loss than a potential for embarrassment. Losing a tooth can cause ongoing health problems that require expensive surgeries to fix. Whether you’ve lost a tooth and you’re weighing the benefits … Continue reading

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Managing Dental Anxiety

Many people are uncomfortable in the dentist’s chair, and sometimes that discomfort can lead to infrequent (and thus insufficient) dental care. If anxiety or discomfort is keeping you from seeing Dr. Halsema, try these techniques to make things a little … Continue reading

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