Teen Teeth: Adolescent Oral Health

If you are a teenager or the parent of one, this post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township is for you. Dental risks for teens include both developmental and lifestyle-related factors. We see decay and gum disease far too often in teens. Possible… Read more »

Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

This message from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township is about tooth decay. Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria. There are from 200-300 types, but relatively few cause tooth decay. Bacteria that cause tooth decay mix with sugar to form a powerful… Read more »

Health Habits To Keep You Smiling

In this post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, we focus on critical behaviors that influence dental health. Of course, effective brushing and flossing are two important habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to keep a… Read more »

Creating Beautiful Smiles

At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, a smile makeover is all about using cosmetic dentistry to make positive changes to your teeth. It combines two or more of these procedures to upgrade your smile. The effects of a smile makeover may be subtle,… Read more »

Aging and Dental Health: Don’t Let Time Rob You of the Healthy, Beautiful Smile You Deserve!

More and more people are keeping their natural teeth healthy for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. At any age, a healthy mouth is a valuable asset when it comes to looking and feeling your best. Getting older means taking care of yourself to continue feeling great. Like your body, your dental health requires daily attention... Read more »

What Can Veneers Do For Your Smile?

In this blog post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have: What exactly are porcelain veneers, and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry? Porcelain veneers are thin shells… Read more »

Ignoring It Won’t Make It Go Away

Are you suffering with a toothache, but ignoring the pain? It won’t get better until you have one of our dentists take a look, at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township. Toothache pain is like an unpaid speeding ticket. Ignoring it won’t make it… Read more »

Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to autopilot morning and night and get it over with. But Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township has a question: are you doing it right? We ask this in all seriousness. There is always… Read more »

National Gum Disease Awareness Month: How You Can Keep Your Gums Vibrant and Healthy!

In honor of February’s Gum Disease Awareness Month – a global public awareness campaign for preventing gum disease – our practice wants to help spread the word about this insidious disease. That’s because it can destroy your smile if it is left untreated. Fortunately, you can take action to help prevent this from happening! Gum... Read more »

The Wow Factor

At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, we continue to achieve fantastic results with our cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers. If the term “cosmetic dentistry” is unfamiliar to you, it’s a type of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth and… Read more »