Life today is all about having options. You can watch pretty much every movie ever made right this moment, and you can have any kind of food delivered right to your door step. Fortunately, when it comes to replacing your missing teeth, you have options as well. Of them all, dental implants are widely recognized as the best tooth replacement solution available today by both patients and dentists alike, and thankfully, they can be used to restore any number of teeth to help people get their complete smile back. (more…)
John J. Hagerty's Dental Blog
August 19, 2017
July 11, 2017
Career coaches, life coaches, relationship experts and just about everyone else will tell you that you have to invest in yourself if you want to be successful. That’s very true. You’ll almost never go wrong when you do something to improve yourself. The same can be said about your smile, which is the one accessory that is with you in every situation—on the job, on a date or at home. Your cosmetic dentist in Lansing, Dr. John Hagerty, knows three good reasons why spending money on your smile is a worthwhile investment. Read on to learn about these reasons as well as the dental services Dr. Hagerty offers to improve the health and appearance of your smile.
June 13, 2017
Did you know that a serious toothache can kill? In 2007, Deamonte Driver, a 12-year-old boy in Maryland, died when his abscessed tooth left his body susceptible to traveling bacteria. In fact, the bacteria from his abscessed tooth spread to his brain, causing his demise. This just goes to show patients that if they’re experiencing dental pain, they should seek assistance right away from their dentist in Lancing at Hagerty Dentistry. You never know how serious your dental emergency may be!
May 19, 2017
Dentists have been using dental implants since the 1970s. Since then millions of people have benefitted from them, making their smiles healthier and more beautiful. The single most important difference between dental implants and other tooth replacement options is implants’ ability to substitute for both the crown and root of a tooth. The implanted titanium post integrates with living bone, thereby maintaining the health and form of your jaw. Read on to learn more about dental implants in Lansing and how Dr. Hagerty can use these small devices to create big changes in your smile and in your life.
April 8, 2017
If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in Lansing that can truly help you achieve a new smile, you must consider the different aspects of your smile just as a professional would. Hagerty Dentistry has two dental professionals, Dr. Hagerty and Dr. Hutnik, that consider both the micro- and macro-aesthetic components of a beautiful smile. This way, we know that we’re helping you achieve a smile that completes your whole look just as you’ve dreamed of.
March 15, 2017
Did you know over 60% of Americans resolved to lose weight and get in shape in 2017? By far, the most common New Year’s resolution always involves physical health. Improving your nutrition is a great goal – and it’s not just good for your waistline. Eating right also makes your teeth happy, too. In this post, your Lansing dentist explains how nutrition impacts your smile. Find out what to eat for perfect teeth with these tips from Hagerty Dentistry.
February 2, 2017
Everything in your life can seem perfectly fine and then suddenly get turned on its head. You’re driving like you do every day, and then your transmission suddenly breaks. Your car, which you hardly gave a second thought to, is now your number one concern and can dramatically impact your entire life. The same can be said for oral cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, almost 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. Everything can seem normal until that one diagnosis, and then your whole life can change. Dr. John Hagerty and Dr. Gary Hutnik can protect you from being caught off guard by this terrible disease with oral cancer screenings in Lansing.
January 2, 2017
When it comes to your dental health, you take great measures to protect your teeth and gums from damage. You maintain your oral hygiene at home to ward off tooth decay and gum disease. While brushing and flossing are important to protecting your smile, they are only half of the care you need. Brushing and flossing are not enough to protect your teeth and gums from damage You need to visit your dentist in Lansing twice a year for preventive care.
December 20, 2016
At Hagerty Dentistry, we take a conservative approach to dental treatment, which means we’d much prefer to help you prevent dental issues from happening in the first place. Preventative dentistry and digital x-rays are ways in which we help patients avoid treatment because we can diagnose certain conditions early on. Dr. John Hagerty, your premiere Lansing dentist, discusses the importance of dental x-rays and if they’re safe.
November 29, 2016
You casually reel the fish in and gently lower it into the boat. This won’t make for a compelling story, but not every outing on the lake needs to be noteworthy. Sometimes it’s nice when it feels like the fish are just coming to you. Your friends pat you on the back and immediately start asking for pictures. You stand up and hold your catch by the tail, and after a few pictures, one of your friends says, “Smile!” The last thing you want is a bunch of pictures with your teeth going on the internet. You’ve been self-conscious about them for a long time. You came out here to relax, and now you’re anxious. Maybe it’s time to get them fixed, but what can you do? Your cosmetic dentist in Lansing, Dr. John J. Hagerty, can enhance your smile in any way that you want. (more…)