Worst Dental Habits of Kids of All Ages

Crunching on ice cubes, brushing too hard and not flossing are common bad dental habits for adults. But, kids have their own set of bad habits, and they are often preventable. Here are some of the common bad habits that Dr. Hinze has seen during his more

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5 Habits That May Be Harming Your Teeth

Over the years, Dr. Hinze has seen a lot of cavities, gingivitis and broken teeth. But, there are some easy ways to avoid some of these dental situations. Here are Dr. Hinze’s tips on habits to avoid to prevent dental problems: Brushing Too Hard. Many people brush

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Improve Brushing With New Smart Toothbrush

We’ve all heard of smartphones and smart TVs, but did you know about the new smart toothbrush? Oral B has created a rechargeable Bluetooth toothbrush that includes artificial intelligence to recognize brushing habits. The Genius X toothbrush connects with a smartphone app that will tell you how

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Volunteers Needed for Dental Implant Case Studies

Two volunteers who could benefit from dental implants are needed as part of a continuing education class for Grant Hinze and his staff. In late November, Dr. Hinze and his staff attended an all-day workshop in Kearney to stay up to date on the latest in the

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Meeting Our Newest Grandson

We enjoyed a week-long trip in late October/early November to meet our sixth grandchild, James Benedict. James, who was born Sept. 20, lives in Washington, DC, with his parents, Janelle (our daughter) and her husband, James. Janelle and James were happy to have us there so they

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Dr. Hinze’s Retina Tear Fixed in a Jiffy

While attending a dental conference in late August, Dr. Grant Hinze noticed floaters or lights flashing in his left eye. That following Monday, he called Holdrege Family Vision to get his eye checked. And, it’s a good thing he did. After an exam by Dr. Brett Hytrek,

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Bite & Joint Problems Could Affect Overall Health

Patients who suffer from headaches, acid reflux, sleep apnea and joint problems in the mouth may not realize how dental work could help alleviate those problems. “When people think of those things, sometimes they don’t always think it could be because of issues with the teeth or

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Should I Choose Traditional Braces or ClearCorrect?

ClearCorrect aligners are gaining popularity over traditional braces among those who want straighter teeth. Dr. Grant Hinze said he sees that trend continuing. But, the ClearCorrect option does have some drawbacks. ClearCorrect (similar to Invisalign®) offers teeth alignment without metal braces, making them nearly invisible. The straightening

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Can You Eat Corn-on-the-Cob with Dentures?

Did you know that people with dentures can only bite with one-third of the force as people with their natural teeth? That makes it difficult to enjoy corn-on-the cob or other treats like apples. Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put

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Gain Confidence With Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you hesitant to smile because of your teeth? Avoiding smiles because of yellowed or crooked teeth could be holding you back in life. A smile is often the first step toward a new friendship or making someone’s day brighter. Countless studies have proven that a smile

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