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Bruxism Dentist Holland MI
Are You Battling Bruxism?
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The term “bruxism” is what your dentist refers to as grinding your teeth at night. According to The National Sleep Foundation, over…

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Dental Crown Dentist Holland, MI
Help! My Dental Crown Fell Off!
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It’s normal to be alarmed if you lose a dental crown, but in many cases it’s not an emergency. Luckily, our dental…

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Laughing Gas Dentist Holland, MI
Is Laughing Gas Safe for Children?
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If your child is having a dental procedure, our children’s dentist might recommend laughing gas as a way to manage pain and…

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Oral Cancer Screening Dentist Holland, MI
Why You Need Oral Cancer Screenings
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Oral cancer affects more than just your mouth: it can develop in the throat, sinuses, lips, tongue, or cheeks. It can be…

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Holland, MI Emergency Dentist
Is My Tooth Infected?
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Your tooth may be infected if you’ve been experiencing sudden symptoms like tooth sensitivity to heat and cold. Regardless of the actual…

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Porcelain Veneers Dentist Holland, MI
5 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
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Are your front teeth chipped, cracked, or stained? Many people are self-conscious due to an imperfect smile, but if you’re one of…

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Preventive Dentist in Holland, MI
The Best Foods for Healthy Teeth
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We’re passionate about educating our patients on how to care for their teeth, and good oral health starts with your diet. Too…

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Oral Cancer Dentist Holland, MI
How to Avoid Oral Cancer
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While oral cancer can be deadly, it’s treatable if caught early. Regular oral cancer screenings can alert your dentist to signs of…

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Holland, MI Tooth Replacement Dentist
3 Ways to Replace Missing Teeth
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Missing teeth can be a cause of discomfort and self-consciousness to many. Fortunately, there are plenty of options when it comes to…

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Emergency Dentist Holland, MI
What is a Dental Emergency?
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When it comes to dental emergencies, the sooner you act, the better your chances of repairing your smile. While many oral injuries…

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Same-Day Crowns Dentist Holland, MI
Are Same-Day Crowns More Expensive?
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We understand that our patients are concerned about the cost of dental procedures, which is why our Holland, MI same-day crown dentist…

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Dental Implants Dentist in Holland, MI
Can I Get Dental Implants for Front Teeth?
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If you’ve recently lost a front tooth, your first call should be to our Holland, MI dental implant dentist. Our dentist understands…

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Holland, MI Family Dentist
How Do I Find the Best Dentist in Holland, MI?
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Looking for a family dentist in Holland, MI? Look no further. We understand that choosing the right dentist can mean the difference…

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Holland, MI Dental Implants Dentist
How Do You Care for Dental Implants?
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We understand that dental implants are an investment in your smile, which is why we want to make sure you have all…

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Denture & Dental Implants Dentist Holland, MI
Should I Get Dentures or Dental Implants?
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If you have missing teeth, it can be difficult eating your favorite foods, meeting people for the first time, or smiling in…

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Teeth Replacement Dentist Holland, MI
Why is Replacing Missing Teeth Important?
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We’re often asked by patients whether replacing missing teeth is important. The answer is a resounding, “YES!” Missing teeth affect so much…

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Take-Home Teeth Whitening Holland MI Dentist
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
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Are you tired of seeing discolored teeth in the mirror? If you aren’t satisfied with over-the-counter whitening products, you may want to…

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Why Do You Need a Night Guard Dentist Holland MI
Why Do You Need a Night Guard?
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Do you wake up with terrible headaches and a sore jaw? Are your teeth flattened and worn down? If so, you may…

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What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning Dentist Holland MI
What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?
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When was the last time you had a teeth cleaning? We recommend you schedule a teeth cleaning with our office every 6…

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What are Different Types of Dentures Dentist Holland MI
What are the Different Types of Dentures?
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Missing teeth can cause you to feel embarrassed and insecure about your smile. Thankfully, dentures can give you back your beautiful smile…

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How to Prevent Gum Disease from Getting Worse Dentist Holland MI
How to Prevent Gum Disease from Getting Worse
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Gum disease can strike the best of us. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2% of Americans age 30…

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How to Control Sleep Apnea Symptoms Dentist Holland MI
How to Control Sleep Apnea Symptoms
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Does your partner complain of loud snoring? Do you often wake up suddenly with shortness of breath? If this sounds familiar, you…

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How Can I Overcome Dental Anxiety? Dentist Holland MI
How Can I Overcome Dental Anxiety?
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While people often joke about being afraid of the dentist, having dental anxiety or fear is nothing to laugh about. Dental anxiety…

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Create a Dynamic Smile With Teeth Bonding Dentist Holland MI
Create a Dynamic Smile with Teeth Bonding
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Are your teeth discolored, cracked, or decayed? If so, our dentist may recommend teeth bonding to improve the appearance of your smile…

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Are You in Need of a Smile Makeover Dentist Holland MI
Are You in Need of a Smile Makeover?
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No matter how beautiful you feel, dull and unattractive teeth will leave you feeling insecure about your appearance. If you’re not pleased…

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5 Medical Problems Your Teeth Can Predict Dentist Holland MI
5 Medical Problems Your Teeth Can Predict
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Did you know that our dentist may be able to detect early signs of diabetes, osteoporosis, and even heart disease? Many people…

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3 Steps to a Better Smile With Porcelain Veneers Dentist Holland MI
3 Steps to a Better Smile with Porcelain Veneers
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Do you ever wish you could improve the appearance of your smile? Ask Dr. Habecker if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers.…

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Your First 30 Days Wearing Dentures Dentist Holland, MI
Your First 30 Days Wearing Dentures
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Feeling self-conscious of missing teeth? Our dentist may recommend dentures to restore your smile. We offer quality dentures because we understand how…

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What's the Best Way to Whiten Teeth? Dentist Holland MI
What’s the Best Way to Whiten Teeth?
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Your smile says a lot about your personality, which is why many of our patients ask for professional teeth whitening. If you…

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How Dental Implants Stop Further Tooth Loss Dentist Holland
How Dental Implants Stop Further Tooth Loss
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The sooner you’re able to replace missing teeth, the sooner you’ll be able to improve your oral health. The space left by…

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5 Good Habits for Healthy Teeth Dentist Holland MI
5 Good Habits for Healthy Teeth
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Do you love drinking pop? Do you often skip brushing your teeth? If so, you could be increasing your risk for tooth…

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Dentist Holland, MI
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
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Cosmetic dentistry is a form of oral care designed to improve the appearance and overall health of your teeth. If you’ve ever…

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What are the Benefits of Teeth Bonding? Dentist Holland, MI
What are the Benefits of Teeth Bonding?
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Dental bonding is the process of applying a dental resin to your teeth, which is then hardened by using an LED light.…

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What are CEREC Same Day Crowns? Dentist Holland, MI
What are CEREC Same Day Crowns?
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Our same day dentist uses CEREC to design, make, and place your tooth crown in one appointment. In the past, dentists had…

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Howto Look Younger With Dental Implants Dentist Holland, MI
How to Look Younger with Dental Implants
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Who doesn’t want to look younger? If you’ve lost one or more teeth, our Holland dentist may recommend dental implants to restore…

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How to Get Used to Wearing Dentures Dentist Holland, MI
How to Get Used to Wearing Dentures
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If you’ve recently lost one or more teeth, our dentist may recommend dentures. We can help you with the transition into wearing…

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Are You a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry? Dentist Holland, MI
Are You a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
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If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to ask your dentist about a smile makeover. Like…

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5 Benefits of CEREC Same Day Crowns Dentists Holland, MI
5 Benefits of CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
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At Macatawa Smiles, we use CEREC® to create your tooth crown in one appointment. In the past, it would take a few…

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3 Signs You Need Dental Implants Dentist Holland, MI
3 Signs You Need Dental Implants
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If you recently lost one or more teeth, are considering dental bridges, or wear dentures, your dentist may recommend dental implants. A…

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5 Facts about Your Sports Mouth Guard Holland, MI
7 Facts about Your Sports Mouth Guard
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Playing a contact sport increases your risk of needing broken tooth repair or even tooth replacement. If you play a contact sport,…

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How Dental Implants Protect Your Oral Health Holland, MI
How Dental Implants Protect Your Oral Health
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Missing teeth affect more than just your appearance. After you lose a tooth, you may have difficulty eating, speaking, or keeping the…

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How to Remove Plaque and Tartar from Teeth Holland, MI
How to Remove Plaque and Tartar from Teeth
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Plaque is an invisible film of bacteria that sticks to teeth. Not only does dental plaque feed on sugar, but it erodes…

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How Can a Root Canal Save an Abscess Tooth Holland, MI
How Can a Root Canal Save an Abscess Tooth?
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Don’t ignore tooth pain. If you have a persistent toothache, schedule an appointment with our emergency dentist as soon as possible. If…

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5 Tips for Preventing Gum Disease Dentist Holland MI
5 Tips for Preventing Gum Disease
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have advanced gum disease. While gingivitis…

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What To Expect During Root Canal Therapy Holland MI Dentist
What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy
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Do you have a toothache and suspect you need a root canal? When a cavity is deep enough to reach the innermost…

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How are Tooth Fillings and Crowns Different Holland MI Dentist
How are Tooth Fillings and Crowns Different?
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While dental crowns and fillings are both used to restore teeth, our Holland dentists at Macatawa Smiles may decide that one is…

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What Happens During the Veneers Procedure Holland MI Dentist
What Happens During the Veneers Procedure?
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If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to ask our Holland dentist about porcelain veneers.…

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Do I Need a Mouth Guard or Night Guard Holland MI Dentist
Do I Need a Mouth Guard or Night Guard?
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It’s not uncommon for our patients to confuse mouth guards with night guards. While both oral appliances protect your teeth from injury,…

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Dental Implant FAQ’s Holland MI Dentist
Dental Implant FAQ’s
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If you have ever felt self-conscious about missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with our dental implant…

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5 Ways Restorative Dentistry Can Save Your Smile Holland MI Dentist
5 Ways Restorative Dentistry Can Save Your Smile
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The goal of restorative dentistry is to protect your oral health by replacing missing teeth and helping you keep the natural teeth…

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COVID-19 UPDATE FROM DR. HABECKER AND HIS TEAM

Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team