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What Are Dental Implants? Posted on March 25, 2017 by admin

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots, of which are made of titanium. An implant is aimed at providing a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Instead of individual crowns, some patients may have attachments on their implant that support a removable denture.

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Laser Services Now Available!! Posted on March 29, 2017 by admin

The 2016 upgrade to the LightWalker laser allows us to offer laser treatments for wrinkle reduction, lip enhancement, reduction of the effects of sleep apnea, and lessening the amplitude of snoring. Smoothlase for wrinkle reduction As we get older, our

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Single Visit Crowns? Posted on April 2, 2017 by admin

We believe in a conservative approach to dentistry that uses the best in materials and technology, like CEREC. What does that mean to you? It means you’re in and out of the chair in about an hour, without the need

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Does Your Mouth Tingle When You Eat Certain Foods? It May Be Your Allergies. Posted on by admin

If you’re inclined to spend March through October indoors, do laundry more frequently than you wish, carry a bottle of nasal spray with you at all times, and start each day by quickly browsing pollen counts online, we’re going to

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Saving Space for Permanent Teeth with a Space Maintainer Posted on by admin

If your little one’s teeth have begun to fall out, and their permanent replacements appear to be lagging far behind, you may wish to consider a space maintainer to minimize future orthodontic work. Believe it or not, the absence of

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Little Teeth Truths: Should children get dental sealants to protect baby teeth from cavities? Posted on by admin

Question: Should children get dental sealants to protect baby teeth from cavities? Answer: The best way to prevent cavities is to brush each morning and night and floss daily, but sometimes little teeth need a little extra help from dental

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CEREC by Sirona Posted on by admin

Single visit crowns in our Traverse City Dental Office?! Why YES! We do that and so much more! So what is CEREC and how can you benefit from this technology? Check out this link to learn more. Both Dr. Hutchison

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7 Ways Your Dental Assistant is Your Best Ally Posted on by admin

By taking and developing dental radiographs (X-rays): This is a great time to learn about digital X-rays and what they allow a dentist to see. Ask questions and learn about what’s going on in a child’s mouth! X-rays are cool!

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Single visit crown restorations… Yes, we do that! Posted on by admin

Associates in Family Dentistry provides exceptional care in a comfortable environment all while providing our patients’ cutting edge technology!

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“How Clean is Your Toothbrush?” – ADA.com Posted on by admin

The toothbrush has been around for nearly 5,000 years. “Chew sticks,” bone, wood, ivory and hog bristles all make up the far-reaching history of this instrument of oral health. The nylon bristled toothbrush that we now use was invented in 1938. Today, battery powered toothbrushes are available in addition to manual toothbrushes.

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Sleep Apnea Posted on by admin

Did you know that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders? Although snoring can be harmless, it can also be a sign of sleep apnea which occurs when the tongue falls back into the throat during sleep and blocks the airway.

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Single Visit Crowns Posted on by admin

C E R E C O m n i c a m Exceptional Single-Visit Crowns by Michael C. Huchison, D.D.S. Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren’t aware that technology also is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental … Continue reading “Single Visit Crowns”

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How Invisalign Works… Posted on by admin

“Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you.

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First day of spring! Posted on by admin

Hooray for the First Day of S~P~R~I~N~G!?!? (O__o) W e l l , m a y b e n o t s o m u c h . . . Here’s a little good news: Give us a great review over on Google+ and we’ll give you a 10% discount on your next cleaning service! … Continue reading “First day of spring!”

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The power of your smile Posted on by admin

The following article details a recent study completed on how smiling is good for your health and plays a role in reduces stress. Not only does a smile look good, but it does your body good as well!

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Chicago Midwinter Meeting Posted on by admin

We’ve successfully returned from our adventure to Chicago’s Midwinter Dental Meeting and are again humbled with just how lucky we are to have assembled such a top notch team.

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Holiday Hours Posted on by admin

We are open today and tomorrow (12/26-12/27) until 3pm. We will be back in the office at 8am on January 2nd! Wishing everyone a HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

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Merry Christmas! (Holiday Hours) Posted on by admin

The entire team at Associates in Family Dentistry would like to take a moment and send our wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Look what we received yesterday! Posted on by admin

Dr Hutchison just received a beautiful gift in the mail directly from the orphanage in Haiti – these gorgeous hand-made Christmas cards!! We have them available in our office for a limited time.

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Holiday E-Card – From our family to yours! Posted on by admin

We’ve created a holiday e-card for everyone! —> Click to have a laugh at our expense! <— Sending our warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

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