No one wants yellow teeth. They can dim down your appearance and add years to your face. That’s why so many people are flocking to teeth whitening products and procedures, and they might even buy into some of the crazy internet fades that are supposed to remove stains. But with all the buzz surrounding how to get a brighter smile, it might be difficult to understand some of the terms that get thrown around, particularly “whitening” and “bleaching.” Do they refer to the same thing? Your cosmetic dentist in Lansing is here to explain.
John J. Hagerty's Dental Blog
January 24, 2018
December 28, 2017
Are you embarrassed by your teeth? If your pearly whites are less than perfect, you might hold back a bit when you meet new people, or maybe you’re tempted to run and hide when your friends want to take selfies with you. You’re not alone. Countless people are unhappy with the way their smile looks. Fortunately, there are solutions from your cosmetic dentist in Lansing that can transform your teeth and give you the movie star grin that you’ve always wanted. One such solution is porcelain veneers. Let’s take a look at how they can provide you with a magnificent mouth.
November 21, 2017
Are you looking for a quick fix to your most embarrassing dental problems? You can rest assured that when you visit your cosmetic dentist in Lansing, you’ll achieve the smile you want—and we’ll make sure it lasts for years by giving you the best of the best: porcelain veneers!
Your dentist is here to explain how porcelain veneers compare to older composite dental work and why you should consider this to be your next cosmetic treatment.
October 9, 2017
There are many patients that have said, “If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me why I don’t smile, I’d be a millionaire.” Is this your reality because you feel like you have too many flaws to fix? You don’t have to be embarrassed by your teeth and gums any longer.
Modern dentistry is able to combine forms of cosmetic and restorative dentistry to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Your cosmetic dentist in Lansing is here to help you!
September 6, 2017
When you think of a beautiful smile, what do you picture? Do you see straight, white, beautiful teeth in your mind’s eye? That’s the image that comes to mind for most people; however, some people who already have this still aren’t satisfied with their smile. You can have the most beautiful teeth, but if they’re covered with gum tissue you still might feel self-conscious about your smile.
August 19, 2017
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…)
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.