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Dr. John Douglas Hamerink, D.D.S.

Dentist

Dr. John Douglas Hamerink D.D.S. is a top Dentist in Plymouth, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. John Douglas Hamerink D.D.S. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. John Douglas Hamerink D.D.S. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. John Douglas Hamerink D.D.S. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Plymouth, MI, Dr. John Douglas Hamerink D.D.S. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
9 years Experience
Dr. John Douglas Hamerink, D.D.S.
  • Plymouth, MI
  • University Of Michigan Dental School
  • Accepting new patients

Why does a cracked tooth have to be pulled?

Simply stated, if the crack in the tooth extend down onto the root of the tooth (below the gumline and bone) the tooth has a very poor/hopeless outcome. With modern day dental READ MORE
Simply stated, if the crack in the tooth extend down onto the root of the tooth (below the gumline and bone) the tooth has a very poor/hopeless outcome. With modern day dental technology and techniques, the best choice is to remove the tooth.

How can flossing help in maintaining the health of teeth and gums?

100%. The floss removes food and bacteria from in between the teeth. This allows the gums to be clean and healthy

Is chewing gum often bad for your teeth?

No. Sugar free gum please

Is water-flossing as effective as regular flossing?

Water picks are great! Floss is great as well. Anything that mechanically removes the debris and bacteria from the teeth and gums is OK in my book! Hope this helps

How often will I have to replace my braces?

Hi! Depending on type of braces, metal fixed vs invisalign, both types need top be evaluated and adjusted by a dentist or orthodontist frequently. As the teeth move, the dentist READ MORE
Hi! Depending on type of braces, metal fixed vs invisalign, both types need top be evaluated and adjusted by a dentist or orthodontist frequently. As the teeth move, the dentist will make adjustments to the wire in order to continue the movement of the teeth to the desired location. If changes and adjustments are not performed, the teeth will remain where they currently are, and further movement will not happen. Hope this helps!

I am a diabetic and my gums have been bleeding. Is there something to be concerned about?

Yes! If diabetes is uncontrolled, it can show in the mouth (bleeding, sores, lack of healing). I recommend talking to your MD and Dentist. Diabetics really should have 3 cleanings READ MORE
Yes! If diabetes is uncontrolled, it can show in the mouth (bleeding, sores, lack of healing). I recommend talking to your MD and Dentist. Diabetics really should have 3 cleanings per year, as the whole body risks are more prevalent.