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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 Do Dental Implants Work?
Posted on 9/14/2018 by Nancy Van Alstine
First, a post (implant) is placed into the bone, which over time integrates with the surrounding bone and acts a lot like a tooth root. An abutment is attached to the implant so that it can connect to a prosthesis, such as a crown. These parts work together to create a secure, natural-looking restoration for a missing tooth....
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How to Know If You Grind Your Teeth
Posted on 8/31/2018 by Nancy Van Alstine
At some point in your life, you may start to clench your jaw or grind your teeth continuously, but you might not even realize that you are doing so. Some common signs of tooth grinding (also known as bruxism) are: jaw soreness, headaches, tooth pain, changed shape of teeth, loose teeth, or damaged teeth....
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Did You Know? - John Greenwood
Posted on 8/28/2018 by Nancy Van Alstine
John Greenwood was a dentist-surgeon from New York who created and restored many of George Washington’s dentures, and Washington continued to request his dental services after he moved away from New York....
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All Posts:

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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