Billings Dentist Dr. Cody Haslam

At Haslam Family Dental, our team is determined to provide you and your family with the best dental care possible. How do we do it? By combining the best technology and quality services with the friendly, one-on-one attention you should expect from your dentist.

Dr. Haslam grew up here in Montana, and as a Billings dentist, he understands the importance of developing great relationships with his patients. He takes the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and help you understand the options available to you. Recognizing you may have some fears about dental treatment, he and our team members also explain all of the procedures before they start and while they are happening. This ensures your greatest level of comfort before, during and after your appointment

With Haslam Family Dental, you’ll have the advantage of:

  • Online appointment scheduling
  • Conveniently located office in Billings, Montana
  • One doctor for the whole family
  • All of the dental services you want and need most
  • Complimentary billing to all private insurance carriers

For outstanding dental care with a small-town feel, call Haslam Family Dental today. New patients are now being accepted.

What is the difference between an amalgam filling and a composite filling? Learn more now

The Difference Between Amalgam and Composite Dental Fillings

If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between amalgam (silver-colored) fillings and composite (white) fillings, you’re not alone. That’s why Dr. Haslam sat down to explain what each one is all about and how he determines what’s right for each patient. Learn More »

Botox for TMJ and migraines

Can BOTOX Help With TMJ and Migraines?

Can Botox(R) help with TMJ and migraines? For many people, the answer is “yes.” Chronic pain–including migraines and jaw pain triggered by clenching or grinding teeth can often be reduced by injecting Botox into key muscle groups in the face and neck.

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Mouth and oral cancer can be prevented. Early diagnosis is key to treatment. Cody Haslam, Billings, Montana Family Dentist

Facts You Should Know About Oral Cancer

Every year, more than 640,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed around the globe–and it is deadly. Those with mouth cancer are more likely to die of the disease than those diagnosed with melanoma or cervical cancer. However, thousands of deaths could be prevented each year with early detection and treatment. Learn More »

Bleachorexia is being obsessed with whitening teeth. Learn about tooth whitening the healthy way. Cody Haslam, DDS, Billings, MT dentist

Tooth Whitening Gone Wild: Bleachorexia

Have you ever kicked back to watch your favorite TV show and suddenly seeing a commercial about tooth whitening extolling “the tissue test?” Odds are, yes. There continue to be more and more tooth whitening ads on television, popping up online and, of course, in your favorite magazines.

We’re constantly bombarded by advertising messages that tell us there are a long list of things wrong with us. THIS (fill-in-the-blank) is the answer to whatever the problem we have with how we look that day. With all of this negative feedback and focus on body image, it shouldn’t be surprising that approximately 1% of the U.S. population suffers from Body Dysmorphic Disorder or (BDD)–including “Bleachorexia.” Learn More »

Using dental floss to make your mouth healthy. Billings dentist Cody Haslam shares why.

Don’t Toss the Floss

“Only floss the teeth you want to keep!” That’s something you’ll hear a lot at Haslam Family Dental when someone asks us if flossing is really necessary. Learn More »

Your tooth pain may be caused from a variety of things

What’s Causing My Tooth Pain?

As a dentist, one of the questions I’m asked frequently is “What’s causing my tooth pain?”  The answer is one that isn’t always easy for patients to hear: “it depends.”

Generally speaking, any tooth pain you might be feeling is associated with the nerves inside your tooth or, more specifically, within the tooth’s pulp.  But the type of tooth pain differs in type and severity, from general sensitivity to something far more intense—at times even debilitating. Learn More »

inherit bad teeth,

Can You Inherit Bad Teeth?

Your mom had tooth problems. Your grandpa had to wear dentures from the time he was only about 30 years old.  Your dad is always having to go to the dentist.  In short, it seems your entire family tree is riddled with cavities, every root apparently needs a canal and braces are as common as potato salad at your family reunion.

But can you really inherit “bad teeth?”

Yes…and no.

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root canal myths and facts

Getting to the Root (Canal) of the Problem

We’re all familiar with urban legends – stories that are frightening to the point of being (almost) unbelievable. They’ve been around for years, spreading from person to person and group to group at the speed of sound. The invention of the internet made the spread of information possible at a rate faster than ever before, often with little or no regard in terms of accuracy.   One of those legends happens to be about getting a root canal which, naturally, gets our attention every time it makes the rounds. Most recently, we saw the story shared on social media.  It’s been around for a while, and goes something like this: root canals are dangerous to your health.

So with all due respect to the well-intended folks out there, we thought it was about time to get the root of it all and dispel the myths surrounding this story.  Learn More »

3 Tips for Your Child’s Dental Checkup

A common question we hear at Haslam Family Dental is, “When should I take my child in for his/her first dental checkup?”

When your kiddo’s first tooth peeks through the gums, it’s time to visit the dentist. In the alternative, make sure that your child visits the dentist right around the first birthday. Starting professional cleanings early helps your child develop good oral hygiene habits, keeps new teeth healthy and prevents cavities. Learn More »

going to the dentist if you're pregnant

Dental Care and Pregnancy

Are you expecting?  Congratulations!  We know you want your baby to have the healthiest possible start in life, so here are some things to know about getting great dental care during your pregnancy.  Here are some things to know about caring for your oral health during pregnancy: Learn More »