Is chewing gum good for the teeth?

Chewing gum does have some important benefits to dental health, Dr. Hinze said. However, only certain kinds of sugar-free gum are recommended by Dr. Hinze and by the American Dental Association. “If it starts with an X, it’s good for you,” Dr. Hinze said. He is talking

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Should I Get Braces As An Adult?

When you think of braces, the image of an awkward teenager with a mouthful of metal may come to mind. But, getting braces as an adult is also common and is oftentimes more successful. “Adults make great patients for braces because they follow directions and keep their

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Plan Ahead Now for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

Trick-or-treating is a fun tradition for children, but it can wreak havoc on teeth in both kids and adults (did you know that it’s proven that adults eat at least a quarter of their kids’ Halloween candy!). With a little foresight and preparation, you can make this

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Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Function follows form when it comes to teeth, and both dentures and implants can help the mouth function properly. But, how do you know if you should get implants or dentures? Dr. Hinze said that dentures have one-third of the chewing strength as regular teeth. “If you

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Don’t Wait Too Long for Wisdom Tooth Extractions

August is wisdom tooth season at Dr. Grant Hinze’s office, so we are sharing some tips on this procedure and the importance of scheduling it before problems occur. More than 90 percent of people need their wisdom teeth pulled. Between the ages of 16-21 years is the

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Causes & Cures for Sensitive Teeth

If you have sensitive teeth, you are not alone. This is a problem that Dr. Hinze and his staff see nearly every day. The most common complaint is sensitivity to cold temperatures. The most common cause of that sensitivity is receding gums caused by age or diseases

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These are a Few of Dr. Hinze’s Favorite Things

Have you ever wondered what kind of toothpaste your dentist uses? In this month’s blog, Dr. Hinze shares his favorite dental products along with a few of his favorite “other” things. Toothpaste When it comes to toothpaste, Dr. Hinze said the most important ingredient to look for

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Restoring Bite May Relieve Snoring, Headaches and Neck Pain

Restoring a proper vertical bite in patients can solve several issues like snoring, low oxygen levels while sleeping and waking up with headaches or neck pain. Dr. Grant Hinze has recently attended workshops focusing specifically on these issues and how to best help patients solve these problems.

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Can Receding Gum Lines Be Cured?

Much like receding hairlines, not much can be done with receding gum lines once the disease has progressed past a certain point. However, unlike receding hairlines, patients can prevent receding gum lines most of the time with proper dental care. “The key to curing receding gum lines

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