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Dr. Van Alstine has designed this blog to provide education on dental topics for the Ypsilanti community.

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Latest Posts:

How Long Should Flossing Take?
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Tracie Admin
There is no set time recommendation for flossing, but the most important thing is to use proper technique and floss between each tooth. Be sure to set aside a few extra minutes every day to floss, and this will help you maintain the health of your teeth and gums....
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The First Dental Bridges
Posted on 11/21/2018 by Tracie Admin
The Etruscans created dental bridge restorations in 700 BCE, and these are the oldest version of dental bridges found to date. Metal bands were used to help secure the prosthesis to the surrounding natural teeth, much like how today’s dental bridges require the support of natural teeth to replace one that is missing....
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How Are Dental Implants Attached?
Posted on 11/17/2018 by Tracie Admin
Dental implants are secured to bone through a process called osseointegration. This is when the implant naturally fuses with the bone over time, creating a structure that closely matches a natural tooth root....
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All Posts:

How Long Should Flossing Take?
11/30/2018
The First Dental Bridges
11/21/2018
How Are Dental Implants Attached?
11/17/2018
When Do Wisdom Teeth Come In?
11/13/2018
Dental Trivia!
10/29/2018
What Should You Eat After Wisdom Tooth Removal?
10/25/2018
Is an Electric Toothbrush More Effective?
10/19/2018
Reducing Cavity Risk This Halloween
10/12/2018
What are the Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery?
9/28/2018
What Causes Teeth to Stain?
9/27/2018
Symptoms of Gum Disease
9/21/2018
How Do Dental Implants Work?
9/14/2018
How to Know If You Grind Your Teeth
8/31/2018
Did You Know? - John Greenwood
8/28/2018
What is an Impacted Tooth?
8/15/2018
Should You Floss or Brush Your Teeth First?
8/10/2018
Is Chewing Ice Bad For Your Teeth?
7/30/2018
How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?
7/27/2018
What's the Difference Between DMD and DDS?
7/23/2018
How Does Dry Mouth Affect Your Dental Health?
7/19/2018
The Cost of Putting Off Dental Cleaning and Exams
6/29/2018
What Should You Do If You Forget Your Toothbrush?
6/27/2018
When Are Wisdom Teeth Typically Removed?
6/25/2018
What is the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis?
6/18/2018
Are Toothpicks Safe to Use?
5/31/2018
When You Should Visit the Dentist
5/30/2018
How to Relieve Dry Mouth
5/22/2018
How Much Can Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities?
5/18/2018

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Location: 1900 Packard Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197-1866
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DIRECTIONS


Here are a few helpful hints to ensure you arrive safely:
•  When using GPS to find us be sure to enter Ypsilanti, there is a 1900 Packard not too far from us in Ann Arbor as well.
•  Turn onto Kewanee Rd off of Packard Rd. Then turn left into the parking lot below our building. You can park anywhere.
•  The entrance to the building is on the south side (facing Packard Rd) on the same level as the parking lot.
•  Once you enter, walk to the top of the stairs and turn right. We are the first office you come to with the big glass door. Please come in and let the receptionist know you are here.
•  If you are unable to use the stairs, please call us and we will be happy to help you access the ramp into the building.

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