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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 you do, you might make your life a...

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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 Family Outreach...

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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 of dental implants or...

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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 easier. Talk...

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Teeth Whitening 301: Professional, DIY, and DIWHY

Everyone has a "natural remedy" for stained teeth. This article breaks down what works, what doesn't, and what's just dumb. People care about how their teeth look, but they don’t always know how to keep them bright. Good looking teeth are an important part of self...

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The Benefits of Bonded Retainers

Wearing a retainer isn’t fun, especially when you’re young and you don’t want to listen to your dentist. Consistently using your retainer, however, is a really important part of maintaining tooth alignment after adjustment. Without it, your teeth will drift out of...

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How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

It’s easy to think that using your toothbrush is enough to keep it clean (after all, it cleans your teeth), but dirty toothbrushes are more common than you’d think. If you’re keeping your toothbrush in a cup by your sink, or you’re using a brush for longer than...

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