At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township we emphasize the importance of good dental health at every stage of life. We stick to the basics: brush and floss twice a day, and see us for a checkup twice a year. When you instill good dental health habits in your kids, you start them on the road to a lifetime of good dental health.
At every checkup, we examine you for any signs of gum disease. In its mildest form, gum disease is known as gingivitis and is easily treated. Stepping up your dental care routine at home is often enough to get it under control.
In its more severe form, gum disease is called periodontal disease, and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of all Americans over the age of thirty have periodontal disease. That’s nearly sixty-five million people! It can be still be brought under control, but it takes more aggressive treatment.
When it comes to dental health, your toothbrush and dental floss are your best friends. Brush and floss at least twice a day. When you brush, you remove the plaque that builds up on your teeth and causes cavities. Flossing gets out the gunk that builds up between the teeth.
At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township we want all our patients to enjoy a lifetime of good dental health, and it begins in early childhood. We offer complete general dentistry, and patients from Washington Township, Macomb, and Lakeside also come to us for cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!