Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?

Tooth around root

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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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer

With more than 40 years of dentistry experience, Dr. Grant Hinze has treated a variety of dental and oral issues. Cancer is one of those. Dr. Hinze noticed oral cancer in a patient just a few weeks ago. A few years ago, he saw three patients all

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Dr. Hinze Shares Best Way to Avoid Toothaches

Did you know there is a national Toothache Day? It falls on February 9 each year, and it gives us the perfect opportunity to emphasize the importance of preventative dental care to avoid those painful toothaches. Toothaches are often caused by injury or trauma to the tooth

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Can Snoring Solutions be Found at the Dentist?

Snoring occurs when the body is relaxed while sleeping, and the soft pallet relaxes onto the airways in the back of the mouth. This constricts the airway and causes a noise when the person breathes. The problem can be disruptive to the health of the person who

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Bad Breath Symptoms That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Dr. Grant Hinze While bad breath may sometimes be just a minor inconvenience, other times it may indicate a serious dental or health issue that needs to be addressed. Bad breath or halitosis may sometimes be caused by a dry mouth or eating strongly-favored foods, which wouldn’t

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Headaches, Opioids and the Dentist

Headaches, Opioids and the Dentist Some headaches may be caused by a dental problem and may be treated more effectively by a dentist rather than a general practitioner. Dr. Grant Hinze said if a headache causes surface pain on the side or back of the head, or

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Dr. Hinze Answers Five Common Questions About Braces

Dr. Hinze Answers Five Common Questions About Braces Dr. Hinze offers local orthodontic services, which saves time and travel expenses for his patients. For complex orthodontic cases, he refers patients to an out-of-town specialist. Why braces? Straightening teeth is one reason patients require orthodontic work, or braces

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Dr. Hinze Answers Teeth Whitening Questions

“How can I get my teeth whiter?” is a common question asked by Dr. Hinze’s patients. The first step, Dr. Hinze said, is to avoid many of the dark-colored beverages that darken teeth, such as sodas, tea and coffee. “All the wonderful things we enjoy in life

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