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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Halloween Candy Buyback

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Halloween Candy Buyback we hosted November 5th, 6th, and 7th. With your help, we were able to send 91 pounds of candy to Operation Gratitude who will distribute the candy to the troops overseas, Veterans and first responders. We loved helping to teach kids about doing good while protecting their teeth.

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Dental Implants: Everything You Need to Know

The popularity of implants is skyrocketing with 500,000 Americans getting dental implants every year! To date, there are about 3 million people in the United States that have them. For those who have not had them or are not familiar with this incredible technological advancement, many questions may arise. Learn more here about this increasingly popular procedure and why it is being used.
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Dental Work After Car Accidents

Car accidents are traumatic. They can have detrimental effects on the health of your teeth. If you’ve suffered other serious injuries during your accident it may seem like dental injuries are the least of your worries. However, you should see a dentist as soon as possible to assess your injuries and create a plan of action. Waiting to see a dental professional can worsen your condition and slow down the healing process. The pain you’re feeling will only worsen without treatment. Whether you’re experiencing tooth damage, tooth loss, or the early signs of TMJ, a dentist can help you renew your smile and walk alongside you toward the path of healing. Read More »

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Everything You Need To Know About Root Canals

For those who haven’t had a root canal before, you might not know everything that goes into this treatment. You’ve possibly heard stories from friends about the procedure that ends with “take care of your teeth to avoid this.” If you do need a root canal, you might be wondering about how it happened and how to get it treated. A root canal is a relatively routine procedure that can be prevented by brushing and flossing regularly. Learn more about root canals and how to prevent one in the future.
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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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  • Meet Dr. Derksen

    Dr. Daniel J. Derksen, DDS, PLLC grew up in the town of Bath, Michigan where he still lives with his family.

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  • Meet Dr. Jandernoa

    Dr. Nate Jandernoa

    Dr. Nate Jandernoa, DDS, joined the Derksen Dentistry team in 2018.

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