How Do Dental Checkups Impact Your Oral Health?

We learn at a young age that brushing and flossing are vital to keeping your smile healthy. We need to continue these daily habits in our ongoing quest to maintain healthy smiles for strong teeth and gums. Seeing your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups at least twice a year is another habit you... Read more »

Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in American adults. At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township we take gum disease very seriously, and your should, too. What do your gums do? The soft tissue in your mouth, like skin,… Read more »

What Is General Dentistry?

If you explored our website before landing on this blog, you have may noticed the term “general dentistry” on the menu, along with other services. “General dentistry” may sound bland, but it isn’t. At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, it’s your assurance that… Read more »

A Dental Crown Can Beautifully Restore Your Tooth

If you have recently learned that you have a badly broken, damaged, or infected tooth, our dentist may recommend having a dental crown placed. A crown or tooth-shaped “cap” is a fixed prosthetic cemented onto a tooth to restore its appearance, form and function as well as strengthen the tooth. Dental crowns cover a tooth’s... Read more »

Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

Our teeth work hard and are constantly under attack. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Unfortunately, enamel erosion is extremely pervasive, though largely preventable. Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are some… Read more »

Dental Confidence Or Caution

Whether you are one of the folks who goes willingly for your check-up, or are hesitant about getting dental work done, the team at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township wants you to make and keep regular appointments for cleanings and checkups. Regular dental… Read more »

Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, we use the techniques of cosmetic dentistry to improve smiles every day. We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth. In addition, our hygienists perform the most thorough deep cleanings in… Read more »

Attack Of The Gummi Bear

At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, we never like to be the bearers of bad news, but we are committed to our patients’ oral health. In this post we offer an important warning about a lesser-known danger of sticky candy. Most people probably… Read more »

What Happens When I Forget to Floss?

Our team strongly encourages everyone to floss daily, but do you ever wonder why? Well, flossing is vital for top-notch oral health and smiles. It can help you and your oral health in more ways than you might realize. This means that if you forget to floss, your smile can also suffer. Forgetting to floss... Read more »

Aesthetic Dental Transformations

More and more people are enjoying the lasting benefits of cosmetic dentistry from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township. A brilliant smile not only looks great, it makes you feel great! When you first look in the mirror in the morning while brushing those… Read more »