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What to Expect at Your Child’s First Pediatric Dentistry Appointment

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According to the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should have their first dentist appointment by the time they are one year old or before if their first tooth erupts. Periodic visits beginning in the first year of life can get help your child develop a “dental home” where they can feel comfortable and safe at their dental appointment. If you have never taken a child to the dentist, you’re probably wondering how it works and what the appointment will entail. In this post, we will discuss what to expect at your child’s first pediatric dentistry appointment.

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Emergency Dental Care in Battle Creek from Halonen Family Dentistry

Emergency Dental Care in Battle Creek

If you have experienced trauma such as a knocked out or broken tooth, you may require emergency dental care in Battle Creek from Halonen Family Dentistry. In this post, we will look at these two scenarios and what you should do if you experience a dental emergency.

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Testimonials from Satisfied Patients of Your Battle Creek Dentist, Halonen Family Dentistry

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There is nothing that makes us happier than seeing kind words from our satisfied patients. As your Battle Creek dentist, we are focused on providing our patients with the best patient experience possible.

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If You're Feeling Stressed You Should Visit Halonen Family Dentistry in Battle Creek

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The American Psychological Association has reported that most Americans are living with stress levels that are higher than what's considered healthy. It's pretty well known that high levels of stress can have negative impacts on your overall health, but it's less well known that serious health problems can develop in your mouth, teeth, and gums if your stress level is too high. In this post, we will look at three common oral problems that come from being stressed out.

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How to Treat and Prevent Gingivitis from Your Battle Creek Dentist

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Gingivitis is the most prevalent form of periodontal disease. Among its symptoms, it can cause swollen and discolored gums, tender or bleeding gums and bad breath. Although it is common, with many people not even aware that they have the disease, that’s no excuse to not take its prevention seriously.

There are a lot of risk factor associated with gingivitis that can be managed to prevent or slow its progression. From poor oral hygiene and smoking to stress and lack of dental care, if you’re concerned about your gums, here are a few steps that you can take to avoid being stuck with gingivitis.

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Dispelling 5 Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry in Battle Creek

At one point or another, nearly everyone has had the desire to enhance their smile. Whether it’s all-natural porcelain crowns or a lasting solution to yellowed teeth, we’ve all considered the options. Unfortunately, however, there is a lot of myth and misinformation out there about cosmetic dentistry that often leads to people becoming confused or uncertain about whether or not it is the right decision. Today, we’re going to look at five common objections about cosmetic dentistry that are based on untrue, misleading myths.

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Two Common Dental Issues and How to Prevent Them

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Making sure to take adequate care of your teeth and gums is more important to your overall health than many people realize. Problems and issues in the mouth can often lead to problems elsewhere in the body. Researchers have found strong correlation between gum disease and heart disease, for example. In this post, we will look at two common dental problems and what you can do to prevent them.


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Invisalign Clear Braces Mean Straighter, Healthier Teeth and Better Overall Dental Health

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Many people think of crooked teeth as merely a cosmetic issue, but that’s not the case – there are solid health benefits to straightening your teeth with Invisalign clear braces. Not all Battle Creek dentist offices offer anything in the way of orthodontic treatment for their patients. However, at Halonen Family Dentistry in Battle Creek we’re happy to offer Invisalign to help our patients with their self confidence while also improving their oral health. In this post, we will look at some of the oral health benefits of having straight teeth. 

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Three Interesting Facts About Your Wisdom Teeth

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Third morals, most commonly referred to as wisdom teeth, are usually the last teeth to come through your gums. Because they come through later than the rest of your fully developed permanent teeth, they are often buried in your gums and even blocked by bone. Over time, most people whose wisdom teeth are blocked by bone, experience discomfort and pain caused by cystic growths. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort due to your wisdom teeth you should see your dentist to get an x-ray and find out what’s going on and to decide whether or not you need an extraction. In this post, we’ll look at a few interesting facts about wisdom teeth! 

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Pediatric Dentistry and Why Your Child’s Baby Teeth are Important

Pediatric Dentistry in Battle Creek

Even though your child will lose them, their baby teeth are crucial to the development of a healthy, straight smile. Because of this, the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child visit a dentist at age one or when their first tooth appears. This visit will help to ensure that your child’s teeth are receiving the care that they need, are not in danger of developing cavities and, most importantly, that your child’s dental health is on track to provide them with a lifetime of smiles. In this post, we’re going to look at five of the main reasons that your child’s baby teeth are important.

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