A Dental CheckUp Could Save Your Life

A visit to the dentist can do more than give you clean teeth. It could also save your life. Serious dental problems may be avoided with routine dental check-ups and cleanings. And while hygienists and dentists are looking in your mouth, they may be able to detect

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Should My Child Have Dental Sealants Applied?

Child at Dentist

Are you looking for an effective way to help your kids prevent cavities? Dental sealants may be the answer. “Sealants are an excellent preventative tool,” Dr. Hinze said. Dental sealants are a protective coating painted on teeth that work to prevent decay, especially in molars. Dr. Hinze

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Surprising Reasons Why Dental Cleanings Are Essential

If you are going to the dentist only when you have a tooth problem, you could be in serious trouble in the future. Regular dental cleanings are an important part of an overall routine of good health and are an essential step in preventing tooth loss. Dr.

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Don’t Be Spooked By The Dentist

October is full of frightful and spooky activities, but the dentist’s office shouldn’t be one of them. Dental phobias and fear of going to the dentist happen to both children and adults. But, the staff at Grant Hinze DDS is here to make your visit as fearless

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Best Tips to Avoid Gum Disease

September is National Gum Care Month, and Dr. Hinze wants to remind all of his patients about the importance of caring for gums. Gum disease is the most common way that adults lose their teeth. Here are three tips to help avoid gum disease: Don’t Smoke “I

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Prevent Sports Dental Injuries With Mouth Guards

Mouth guards

“No one plans a tooth injury in sports, but it happens,” Dr. Grant Hinze said. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, more than 3 million teeth are knocked out annually during youth sports practices or games. Many of those tooth injuries can be prevented simply

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Why Do I Need X-rays During My Dental Visit?

Why do I need an X-ray as part of my dental exam, and are they safe for children and those who are pregnant? Dr. Hinze said X-rays are an important tool to diagnose and effectively treat dental problems. And with advances in radiation technology, X-rays are safe

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What is the most common cause of adult tooth loss?

What is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults older than 35? Answer: Periodontal disease, which begins with gingivitis. Dr. Hinze said gingivitis is inflammation of the gum that can lead to serious problems. Initial symptoms include bad breath and irritation, swelling and bleeding in

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Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?

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It’s ironic that wisdom teeth would erupt in the mouth at the same time that teenagers are also full of wisdom – between the ages 14-18! Putting teen jokes aside, it is important to carefully watch the growth of wisdom teeth (or third molars) during that time

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Dr. Hinze Announces New Trinia® Dentures Option

In March, Dr. Hinze attended a training conference in Boston to learn more about a new form of dentures that are made with Trinia®, a light-weight, durable, biocompatible and adjustable material. Dr. Hinze said the Trinia® fiber-reinforced non-metal material used to make these new dentures is the

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