Keeping Patients Calm

If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township. Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety…. Read more »

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

Most people visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often; some go as long as five years between visits! At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, we recommend a checkup every six months…. Read more »

How Do Conventional Braces Compare to Invisalign?

Metal braces and clear braces like those from Invisalign are both used to slowly adjust the alignment of your teeth. There are important differences between them,  though. We’ll compare the two systems in this post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township. What is… Read more »

National Gum Care Month Is a Good Reminder for You To Prevent Gum Disease

September is National Gum Care Month, so let’s talk about everything related to gums. This month is a good time to reflect on your dental health and commit to taking better care of your gums. Sometimes, we forget your gums help keep your teeth in their place and functioning at top capacity. When your gums... Read more »

When It’s Better Not To Brush

This post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township is about tooth enamel. Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body. It has the essential job of protecting teeth from constant use and the continual assault of chemicals… Read more »

How Do Dental Checkups Impact Your Oral Health?

Most of us learn at a young age that brushing and flossing are vital to keeping our smiles healthy. We need to continue these daily habits in our ongoing quest to maintain healthy smiles for strong teeth and gums. Seeing us at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant… Read more »

How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adult Americans. And yet many people are surprisingly under-informed about it. In this blog post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, we share some basic facts about gum disease. In its earliest and… Read more »

We Love Our Orthodontic Assistants!

The office of Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township would be a very different place if it weren’t for the dental assistants who work here. In this blog post we would like to recognize the importance of these specialists, who are too often overlooked…. Read more »

Dental Implants And Smile Makeovers

The gap in your smile caused by a missing tooth is not only embarrassing, it can have an impact on your dental health. That’s why dental implants from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township make so much sense. When you’re missing one or more… Read more »

Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

Tooth replacement is a highly requested dental procedure at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township. When our patients ask about about it, we usually tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and state-of-the-art implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth. The false… Read more »