5 Practical Tips for Infant Dental Hygiene

Good dental hygiene starts early. Below are some practical tips for Dr. Hinze on how to establish good dental habits in your children, how to ease teething pain and how to encourage an overall healthy mouth. 1. Start Brushing When the First Tooth Appears. Dr. Hinze recommends

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What Exactly Is A Root Canal?

The words root canal may conjure up negative feelings. But, what exactly is a root canal, and is it really all that bad? Patients who complain of a painful toothache, sharp pain when chewing or biting, or swollen and painful gums may need a root canal because

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Stomatognathic System? What Has Dr. Hinze Been Studying?

Dr. Grant Hinze recently completed a two-year learning series on the stomatognathic system. What is the stomatognathic system you ask? It is the anatomic system involved in speech and chewing and swallowing food. It is comprised of the teeth, jaws and associated soft tissues. Dr. Hinze attended

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Do You Struggle With Decay? Try Mouthwash

Since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, we are going to discuss the benefits of an often forgotten tool for fighting tooth decay – mouthwash or mouth rinse. Mouthwash makes the mouth feel fresher, eliminates bad breath and reduces bacteria in the mouth that can lead to

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Don’t Delay. Get A Check-Up Today!

t may be tempting to put off your dental cleaning and check-up due to COVID-19. But, if you are in overall good health, delaying that check-up could be putting you at risk for more painful and more expensive dental care in the future.

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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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