Dr. Brenton Habecker understands the importance of patient education. He and the staff at Macatawa Smiles know that good oral care is essential for one’s overall health, and the more knowledge our patients have about dental care, the better their oral health will tend to be.
There are a number of questions patients ask quite frequently, so we have included those below for your convenience. But if you have a question that is not included in the list, we invite you to contact us. Whether your question has to do with your oral care specifically or your oral health generally, we want educate you.
When you have knowledge, you can make more informed decisions about your treatment options, so never hesitate to ask us questions. At Macatawa Smiles, we care about the health of you and your entire family!
Frequently Asked Questions
We take your comfort very seriously, and we make sure we use the most up-to-date materials and techniques to make your visit to our office as comfortable as possible.
Although in some cases patients might need to go to a specialist, we are able to perform most implant placement procedures right here in our office with Dr. Habecker. This allows for better planning of your final restoration, whether you are getting crowns or dentures.
Yes! Dr. Habecker does not place metal fillings or crowns to ensure that every tooth he treats looks as natural as possible.
Absolutely! We understand that every mouth is different, so we take the time to match the shade of your restoration to the rest of your teeth.
We offer multiple types of sleep appliances for our patients so both they and their partner can get a good night’s sleep. Dr. Habecker will sit down with you and explain the pros and cons of each appliance so you can make an informed decision about which is right for you.
We have two excellent dental hygienists at our office who are excited to meet you! They are able to clean your teeth in a gentle and thorough manner for both normal cleanings and periodontal treatment.
We participate with Delta Dental. We are happy to bill all other insurance companies on behalf of our patients.
When you come in to our office, you can talk to Dr. Habecker about whether or not you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Generally, if you are an adult who has completed any orthodontic work and has taken care of any other needed work such as crowns, you will probably be a good candidate. The best way to find out for sure is to make an appointment to talk so we can assess the current state of your oral health.
Deep cleanings are recommended for our patients who are suffering from gum disease. For everyone else, a routine cleaning from our efficient, thorough hygienists is generally sufficient. The only real way to know for certain, however, is to come in to our office for a thorough examination and cleaning.
We recommend you visit the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. We also recommend you have x-rays done once each year. Regular visits to the dentist will enable Dr. Habecker to identify potential problems while they are still small, requiring less expensive and less invasive treatments.