Daniel J Derksen DDS PLLC
2410 Lake Lansing Rd Suite 2
Lansing, MI 48912
Email: drderksen@gmail.com
Phone: 517-371-5342
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Tips and Tricks For Getting Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Even if your child already knows how to brush their teeth by themselves, getting into the routine of brushing twice a day can be tricky. The ADA recommends that everyone, even children, should brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. However, this can be hectic along with getting the kids to school, going to work and other kids that also require attention. Sometimes kids just simply don’t want to brush their teeth or get dental anxiety. Try out our tips and tricks for making teeth brushing fun for kids and how to integrate it into their routine. Read More »

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Everything you need to know about CEREC Crowns

Our patients may need a crown put on a tooth for a variety of reasons. Crowns are dental caps that cover a tooth that has decayed beyond the extent of repair via filling,  recently undergone root canal therapy, cracked or broken, or for esthetic improvement. A crown can be a time consuming dental procedure but ultimately helps strengthen your damaged tooth. With CEREC crown technology, you can have a crown on your damaged tooth in just one appointment. A CEREC crown can quickly help you regain your confidence and bring your smile back to its original glow.
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A Dentist’s Career Path: What to Know About Becoming a Dentist

Becoming a dentist involves a lot of hard work but gives you a rewarding career that’s unique from any other field. In fact, U.S. News & World Report has consistently listed dental industry professions as their “100 Best Jobs” with dentist ranking #2 on the list. If you’ve ever been intrigued by what a dentist does day-to-day or are fascinated every time you visit the dentist, a career in dentistry could be in your future. As a dentist, you’ll find yourself in a position that allows you to be creative and help others improve their oral health. We can help you learn more about a dentist’s career path and what it takes to become a dentist. Read More »

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How To Tell If You Have A Cavity: 5 Signs That You May Have A Cavity

While good oral health and regular dental visits can help prevent cavities, they can still happen. Some people don’t even notice cavity symptoms right away until they see their dentist and learn that they need a filling.
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Halloween Dental Tips: Best Halloween Candy For Teeth

It’s that time of year again when dentists warn kids and adults alike, about eating too much Halloween candy. While the ghosts and witches can be spooky, the cavities you can get from eating too much Halloween candy are even spookier. Here are some important Halloween dental tips to keep your teeth from looking scary once Halloween is over:

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How To Get A Great Smile

You’ve most likely heard the phrase “you’re never fully dressed without a smile.” This phrase rings true for most important things in life; work, social life, and first impressions in general. Having a great smile is more than just looking good in pictures, it’s about keeping your teeth and mouth healthy too. Here are some tips for how to have a beautiful smile:
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Dental Anxiety In Children: Advice From Professionals

It’s not uncommon for people to have issues with trips to the dentist. Even as adults many people have a hard time. For many adults these issues have been with them since childhood which makes it even more difficult trying to figure out how to assist your own children with their dental anxiety. Knowing this, we thought we’d poll a number of experienced dentists on how to help deal with dental anxiety in children.

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Everything You’ve Ever Need To Know About Getting Whiter Teeth

Trying to get whiter teeth is not easy for most people, but there are numerous ways you can prevent those disgusting yellow stains from constantly appearing. The biggest contributing factors to keeping your teeth white are your daily habits including the foods you eat and the beverages you drink. In this guide, we will explain the foods and beverages to avoid, along with some everyday tips so you can get whiter teeth. In addition, we will show you some great options if you want to see quick results in the color of your teeth. We will explain the teeth whitening solutions provided by us along with some at home remedies that may work for you as well.

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Dental Job Search Resources

Using Google For Your Dental Job Search

One of the most powerful tools for finding a job in a specific area is the world’s biggest search engine: Google. While Google does a good job of helping you find what you’re looking for, if you know how to use what’s known as “advanced search operators” you can really harness the power of Google, particularly for job searches. What are advanced search operators and how can they help in your job search? Search modifiers limit the results that Google shows you, which can be very handy whether you’re searching for a job with a specific company, in a specific area, or with a specific title. Here’s a quick rundown of some common modifiers and how you can use them:

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dentures

dentures in glassDentures are removable appliances to help replace missing teeth as a result of gum disease, tooth decay or injury. The purpose is to help restore your smile if you’ve lost any or all natural teeth. Not only can dentures restore your appearance but also your health. Dentures can help the process of eating or speaking better.

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