What Do Bleeding Gums Mean, and What Should I Do About It?

If your gums bleed while you are brushing your teeth, it’s time to take action. “If your arm or elbow suddenly started bleeding, you would do something about it,” Dr. Hinze said. “The same can be said about your teeth.” Dr. Hinze said that bleeding gums are

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Tips For Getting Kids Back Into The Routine of Brushing

Many of us have fallen out of our normal routines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hinze has seen the consequences in many of his young patients this summer. Without the regular schedule of school, Dr. Hinze said many kids are “forgetting” to brush their teeth. Here

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We Are Reopening May 11! Here’s What to Expect

The team at Grant Hinze DDS is excited to reopen the dental office for all procedures on Monday, May 11. The office has been closed, except for emergency procedures, since late March as per local and state-directed health measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dental offices in

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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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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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